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The Malvern School of Lionville

The Malvern School’s preschool in Lionville is conveniently located on Ruark Road off of Eagleview Boulevard in Exton. We have been a member of the Lionville/Exton community since 2001 and a NAEYC Accredited school since 2010. Our dedicated staff is enthusiastic and friendly, many with a long tenure. They work to build a strong foundation of learning for each child as well as give the utmost care to all of our families. With high teaching standards and innovative programming, our programs for children ages 6 weeks through 8 years old offer much more than traditional Lionville daycare and childcare options. Our location is also a consistent award winner for The Malvern School. We look forward to helping your child prepare for the future, and we encourage you to schedule a tour of our Lionville preschool!

What Parents are saying:

My son has been attending the Malvern School since he was three months old starting in the infant room and is currently transitioning to the one year/two year old room… I could not be any happier with how smooth the transition went and how great all the teachers are at the Malvern school. My son is very happy there and I can tell he is very well cared for.

—Kristen Q., Lionville


  • 2018 Assistant Teacher of the Year, Mona Tehrani
  • 2016 Families First - Best Customer Service
  • 2016 Teacher of the Year
  • 2015 Families First Award
  • 2014 100% Club
  • 2013 The Big “Q” Award
  • 2013 Executive Director of the Year
  • 2013 Platinum Performance
  • 2012 Platinum Performance
  • Curriculum Coordinator of the Year
  • 2011 NAEYC Mentor of the Year
  • 2010 Director of Education of the Year
  • 2010 Staff Retention Award
  • 2010 Curriculum Coordinator of the Year
  • 2009 Presidents’ Choice
  • 2009 Executive Director of the Year
  • 2009 The Rising Star Award
  • 2007 The Big “Q”


101 Ruark Road
Ph: 1-877-MALVERN

School Hours

Monday-Friday: 7:00am-6:00pm
Saturday-Sunday: Closed
*Hours may differ due to COVID-19

Accredited Since 2010

NAEYC Accredited Early Learning Program and Preschool in New Jersey and Pennsylvania

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Meet Our Directors

Shannon Battista, Director of Education

Shannon Battista has been Director of Education at The Malvern School of Lionville since 2013. She began her career in Early Childhood Education as a teenager, working after school at a local preschool. She received her degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education from Neumann College in 2002. During and following her college years, Shannon worked her way up in another preschool from assistant teacher to assistant director. The dedication to providing the best experience for young children is one of the things Shannon enjoys most about working for The Malvern School. The amazing team of teachers with whom she works makes her job fun! Having three children of her own, Shannon spends much of her time with children and is thankful for every moment. She enjoys live music, trivia and the outdoors in her downtime.

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