Bala Cynwyd was originally settled in 1682 by Welsh colonists. The pioneers settled west of the Schuylkill River at the very early development of Pennsylvania. These pioneers were home loving and civic minded. These individuals were Quakers, and came here to freely practice their faith and live in peace with their neighbours. Landmarks, such as the Merion Friends Meetinghouse and the Lower Merion Academy are evidence of these goals. Bala Cynwyd was established in 1906 and has worked to preserve the residential characteristics of the neighbourhood, and continue to promote civic welfare and community spirit.
Bala Cynwyd Education Information
There are many private institutions located on the Main Line for PK-12 education, such as the Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy for students in grades 6-12 located in Bryn Mawr; the Torah Academy, a private Jewish educational institution located in Ardmore, serving students from Pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade. The French International School, a nonsectarian PK-8 school; the Main Line Academy for grades 5-8, and Friends Central in Wynnewood.
If you are looking for a nationally recognized college or university, the Main Line is home to many institutions that are renowned for their academic excellence. The Main Line offers thousands of students close proximity to Philadelphia, with easy access to public transportation, while still living within the comfort and safety of an affluent residential area. Bryn Mawr College, is a small all women’s only liberal arts college; Cabrini College, a coed Roman Catholic; Eastern University, a private, co-education Christian university. Harcum College is a two-year, private college with academic programs in health-sciences, liberal arts, business and professional studies. Haverford College is one of America’s most outstanding liberal arts colleges founded on Quaker values. Immaculata University is a Catholic coeducational institution sponsored by the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Rosemont College is Catholic independent liberal arts institution. Saint Joseph’s University, located on City Avenue bordering Philadelphia and the Main Line, is a Catholic university seeped in Jesuit tradition. Saint Joseph University’s alumni network of 50,000 plus are eager to help students find meaningful employment after graduation. Also located on the Main Line is Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary in Wynnewood, which prepares men to be ordained into the Roman Catholic Priesthood. Valley Forge Military Academy and College, is two-year college prep school, for both young women and men. Villanova University is the oldest and largest Catholic university in Pennsylvania and is located in the heart of the Main Line.
Bala Cynwyd Community Information
The Main Line is home to many exciting things to do, there is something for everyone to enjoy from art, music or dance, to fitness and golf activities. For those who are new and relocating to the Main Line, the Main Line Newcomers Organization offers many activities and social events for all. If you are looking for art, music or dance opportunities, Sweet Mabel Folk Art, Pennsylvania Academy of Ballet, Dance Sport Academy, or Harcum Medley Music School all offer lessons for students, young and old. The Main Line is home to a plethora of fitness-related facilities, including the Main Line YMCA, Focus Fitness of the Main Line, The Yoga Garden and Dhyana Yoga. There is something for everyone along the Main Line, from golfing at Aronimink Golf Club to playing tennis at the Narberth Tennis Club and Julian Krinsky School of Tennis. Whatever you are looking for, you will find all of your needs met in the Main Line communities.
For all other Bala Cynwyd questions contact me at Kevin.Toll@LongandFoster.com or 610-609-1096.