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The Malvern School of Upper Gwynedd

Contact Info

294 Wissahickon Ave
North Wales, Pennsylvania 19454


School Hours

Monday-Friday: 7:00am-6:00pm
Saturday-Sunday: Closed

About The Malvern School of Upper Gwynedd

The Malvern School’s preschool in Upper Gwynedd is conveniently located across from Station Square Apartments, just down the street from the Pennbrook train station. Our qualified teachers and assistants have been part of the Malvern family for many years. Our innovative programs for children aged 6 weeks through 8 years old offer much more than traditional Upper Gwynedd daycare options. Our focus is to create an environment that allows children to learn and experience the world using all of their senses. We look forward to helping your child prepare for the future, and we encourage you to schedule a tour of our Upper Gwynedd preschool!

Who We Are

The Malvern School was founded in 1998 with a philosophy to deliver a high quality educational program. By developing a high quality program that focuses on the physical, emotional, and cognitive growth of all children, our individualized curriculum allows children to meet their highest potential and make their biggest dreams come true.

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The Malvern Way

We pride ourselves on implementing a curriculum that is designed to meet your child’s individual needs as well as meeting both NAEYC best practices and Pennsylvania Early Learning Standards. At the Malvern School, your child will learn and feel loved.

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Health & Safety

Our health and safety standards exceed early childhood education requirements and are some of the most robust in the industry.

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Interested in seeing our Upper Gwynedd school up close? Schedule a tour to learn more about our learning environment and the benefits of attending The Malvern School:

Programs available in Upper Gwynedd, PA

Our early childhood education programs for children ages 6 weeks through 8 years old offer much more than traditional Upper Gwynedd daycare and childcare options.

Meet Our Directors

Wendy Politi, Executive Director

Wendy Politi is the Executive Director at The Malvern School of Upper Gwynedd. While Wendy joined The Malvern School of Upper Gwynedd team in 2023 with more than 35 years of experience working in early childhood education, she was no stranger to The Malvern School. In fact, she was an Executive Director at our schools for seven years! She missed us so much and had to return. She has an associate degree in Early Childhood Education and a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education.

Of the many years of teaching and directing, getting the opportunity to open news schools was very rewarding to Wendy. She really thrives in the collaborative work environment at The Malvern School. Working alongside the Director of Education and the Curriculum and Health &Safety Coordinators contributes to the success of the school and provides a positive learning environment for all children.

During her free time, Wendy enjoys camping and visiting wineries. Fun Fact about Wendy! She met her future husband in Middle School! As a young child Wendy always wanted to be a teacher and her favorite children’s book is “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day” by Judith Viorst.

Joanna Dermer, Director of Education

Joanna Dermer is the Director of Education at The Malvern School of Upper Gwynedd. Joanna joined The Malvern School team in 2023 with almost a decade of experience working in early childhood education. She has a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Gwynedd Mercy University and started her career in the classroom as a Pre-K and Kindergarten teacher.

One of Joanna’s proudest moment of her career was being named the Director of Education at The Malvern School. She is proud to work for an educational program that is diverse and well-rounded and she’s grateful to support teachers as they learn and grow. Her favorite aspect of The Malvern School is the Specialty Rooms – they provide an interactive location for hands-on learning for the children.

During her free time, Joanna enjoys spending time with husband and daughter, Eva. She is an avid reader – open for book recommendations! - and enjoys spending time at the beach. Fun Fact about Joanna! She loves to travel and once visited five different European countries in one day! As a young child Joanna always wanted to be a teacher and her favorite children’s book is “Press Here” by Herve Tullet.

What Upper Gwynedd Parents Are Saying

North Wales, PA
It was an wholesome experience and all the teachers are amazing!!

North Wales, PA
It's been good so far. We are sad to see Ms. Rahisha leave. She is the reason we joined. Ms. Kaitlyn in first step is amazing. Kaitlyn is THE BEST! Ms. Tracey, Ms. Hanna, Ms. Heater, Ms. Jessica M. and Mr. TJ have been wonderful too.

This is an excellent school. The current Director is phenomenal and the teachers work really hard to offer a wonderful experience for the students.

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Awards & Recognition

  • 2019 Assistant Teacher of the Year, Rachel Siegfried

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