Charter/private schools

June 3, 2012 


State College Area School District has four charter schools, which are public schools with specially defined educational missions:

• Centre Learning Community Charter School, 2643 W. College Ave., State College. 861-7980. Serves grades five to eight with an emphasis on technology and project-based learning.

• Nittany Valley Charter School, 1612 Norma Ave., State College. 867-3842. Serving grades one to eight, the school aims to provide a flexible learning environment with small classes and individualized instruction programs.

• Wonderland Charter School, 2112 Sandy Drive, State College. 234-5886. Providing full-day kindergarten through third grade, the school’s goal is to meet each child’s individual educational, emotional and social needs.

• Young Scholars of Central Pennsylvania Charter School, 1530 Westerly Parkway, State College. 237-9727. Serving grades K-8, the school focuses on teaching students to be lifelong learners and prepares them for a global economy.


• State College Area School District Virtual Academy. It began serving students in grades 9-12 in 2011-12. Students enrolled in the academy will not take classes at State High but will be eligible for extracurricular activities at State High. There is no cost for students enrolled in the Virtual Academy. 231-1002 or

• Bellefonte Area School District eLearning Academy,

• Bald Eagle Area Cyber Academy. Students are enrolled based on individual needs and staff recommendations. A program of study is custom designed for each student to facilitate their success. 380-1393 or

• Philipsburg-Osceola Academy of Learning. Geared toward students in grades 5-12. When students complete the program, they receive a P-O high school diploma. The district plans to add courses for 2012-13 and beyond. 342-4860.


Several private schools serve the area:

Several private schools serve the area:

• Bellefonte Playschool, 512 Hughes St., Bellefonte. 357-9086. Preschool.

• Centre County Christian Academy, 100 Hertzler Drive, Bellefonte. 355-7805. Preschool through high school.

• Children’s House Montessori, 632 W. Beaver Ave., State College, 235-5437. Preschool, kindergarten, first and second grade.

• Our Children’s Center, 411 S. Burrowes St., State College, 237-1585. Preschool, kindergarten.

• Grace Lutheran Church Preschool and Kindergarten, 205 S. Garner St., State College. 238-8110. Preschool, kindergarten.

• Goddard School, 1545 Westerly Parkway, State College, 237-1160. Preschool.

• Grace Prep, 3006 Research Drive, Suite D-1, State College. 867-1177. Grades nine to 12.

• KinderCare, 228 Farmstead Lane, State College. 238-3955. Six weeks through fifth grade.

• Learning Station, 3035 Enterprise Drive, State College. 237-5652. Six weeks through kindergarten.

• Montessori School of the Nittany Valley, 138 Limerock Terrace, State College. 861-3988. Preschool, kindergarten.

• Nittany Christian School, 1221 W. Whitehall Road, State College. 234-5652. Six weeks through eighth grade.

• Our Lady of Victory Catholic School, 800 Westerly Parkway, State College. 238-1592. Kindergarten through eighth grade.

• Park Forest Montessori School, 1833 Park Forest Ave., State College, 237-9274. Preschool, kindergarten.

• St. John the Evangelist Catholic School, 116 E. Bishop St., Bellefonte, 355-7859. Preschool through fifth grade.

• St. John’s Childhood Center, 101 Mill St., Millheim, 349-5611. Preschool.

• St. Joseph’s Catholic Academy, 901 Boalsburg Pike, State College, 206-0259. Opened in 2011 with ninth and 10th grades; plans to add 11th grade in 2012-13.

• State College Friends School, 1900 University Drive, State College. 237-8386. Kindergarten through eighth grade.

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