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Hopwood preschoolers working hard
  Preschool children playing outside at Hopwood Preschool and Kindergarten programs at Hopwood School

Hopwood Kids Learn Outside And inside

The Hopwood School and the High/Scope curriculum stress outdoor play as an important element in learning how to build relationships and to problem solve. Learning how to share a sled in the winter, rolling down a hill with friends or raking leaves together to make a leaf pile sound simple enough, but this unstructured play builds social skills and self-confidence.

Video Links (require Flash):

• School Video / Winter

• Camp Video / Summer


Hopwood School Overview

The Hopwood School is licensed by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Education and Department of Public Welfare. The school operates from September through mid June providing quality education and care for children ages 2 to 5. School enrollment and tours for the upcoming school year start the first week of January.

Programs for the school year

2 year old programs -
2, 3, or 5 day - 1/2 day, full day or extended day schedules

3 year old programs -
Tuesday & Thursday 2 day – A.M. only
Monday to Friday 5 day – 1/2 day or full day schedules

4 year old programs -
Monday / Wednesday / Friday 3 day – A.M. or P.M.
Monday through Friday 5 day – 1/2 day or full day schedules

Kindergarten program
5 day - 1/2 day or full day schedules

Summer Camp programs (ages 3 through 12) -
See age specific camps for details.

Group Times
A.M. Groups: Meet 9:00 A.M. to 11:30 A.M.
P.M. Groups: Meet 12:30 P.M. to 3:00 P.M.
All Day Groups: Meet 9:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.

Tuition Fees -
Please contact us at 215-368-1135 or email us at heidi@hopwoodschool.com

Registration fees
• $100 for new children - includes tote and tee shirt*
• Registration fees are non-refundable

(*2 year olds do not receive tee shirts)

Important Notes -
• The Hopwood School is open from 6:30 A.M. to 5:30 P.M. Monday through Friday
• Childcare is available as long as it is arranged in advance. Childcare may be arranged for “Before & After” school hours (for both Hopwood students and elementary school students from General Nash and Walton Farm) at $5 / hr. for one child and $7 / hr. for two.
• A 30 day written notice is required if you wish to withdraw your child from the Hopwood School.
• A letter will be sent to all parents at the beginning of August with details relating to the coming school year. Your teacher will schedule 2 school visit / conferences (no visits for 2 year olds).
• After you register your child, feel free to bring him / her as often as you wish to see the Hopwood School in action. It is important that your child see that other children are happy to be here.

children playing outdoors at Hopwood School and Summer Camp

• Overview
• Philosophy
• Curriculum
• School Crest

  • Overview
• 2 year olds
• 3 year olds
• 4 year olds
• Kindergarten
  • Overview
• Lower Camp ages 3 to 5
• Middle Camp ages 6 to 8
• Upper Camp ages 9 to 12
• Camp Registration
  • Parents
• Contact Form
• Employment
• Directions

• Summer Camp video
• Fall School video
• Winter School video
• Spring School video