Get back to school ready with our comprehensive 2023 Back to School Guide. Summer is winding down, and the first day of school is quickly nearing. We’ve gathered all of the information you need to get back to school ready, including important first-day-of-school dates, tutoring services, where to get the best school outfits, fresh haircuts, and so much more. Scroll through our guide to make the transition back to school easy and enjoyable. Happy first day of school!

Click the buttons below to find everything you need to be prepared for back to school this year.

FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL
BACK TO SCHOOL PREP
TUTORING SERVICES
BACK TO SCHOOL SHOPPING & EVENTS

FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL

Abington School District

Sept. 5 (k-6, 9), Sept. 6 all grades

Hatboro-Horsham School District

Tuesday, September 5th

Lower Moreland School District

Tuesday, September 5th

North Penn School District

August 29th

Pottstown School District

August 21st

Springfield Township School District

Tuesday, September 5th

Upper Moreland School District

Aug. 28th (1-12), Aug. 29 (K)

Cheltenham School District

Monday, August 28th

Jenkintown School District

Tuesday, September 5th

Methacton School District

August 29th

Perkiomen Valley School District

August 28th

Souderton Area School District

August 29th

Upper Dublin School District

Tuesday, September 5th

Upper Perkiomen School District

August 28th

Colonial School District

Tuesday, September 5th

Lower Merion School District

Tuesday, September 5th

Norristown School District

August 28th

Pottsgrove School District

August 23rd

Spring-Ford Area School District

August 28th

Upper Merion School District

August 28th

Wissahickon School District

August 28th

BACK TO SCHOOL PREP

Get a Fresh Cut at Sal’s Barbershop

1011 Germantown Pike, Plymouth Meeting, PA
2023 Happening List Winner!

Sal’s Barbershop has over 10 years of experience in all styles of hair. Prices start as low as $15 and services offered include special designs. Sal’s was the 2023 winner for Children’s Haircut.

Haircut at Bowties Kids Salon

1011 Germantown Pike, Plymouth Meeting, PA
2023 Happening List Finalist!

Sal’s Barbershop has over 10 years of experience in all styles of hair. Prices start as low as $15 and services offered include special designs. Sal’s was the 2023 winner for Children’s Haircut.

ROG Orthodontics

Make sure you are heading into the school year with a great smile.

Contact them today for your complimentary visit.

1830 East High Street

Pottstown, Pa

610. 374. 4097

FantasticSmiles.com

Schedule a Teeth Cleaning

Children’s Dental Health of Limerick
W. Ridge Pike, Building B, Suite A, Limerick, PA

Children’s Dental Health, 2023 Happening List Winner for Pediatric Dentistry specializes in pediatric dentistry. The team focuses on educating patients and parents about preventative care to help children avoid complications such as decay, infection, speech problems, and cosmetic issues. Schedule your teeth cleaning today.

Get Your Eyes Checked

Visual Eyes, 1924 County Line Road, Huntingdon Valley, PA
2023 Happening List Winner for Eyewear

Visual Eyes has been a leading provider of optometry services and vision care products in the Huntingdon Valley community since 1998. Schedule an eye appointment before school begins.

TUTORING SERVICES

Key Knowledge

50 2nd Ave Suite 1, Collegeville, PA
2023 Happening List Winner!

Key Knowledge has created a learning environment with tutors that have diverse teaching backgrounds. They are able to match students with a tutor based on specific needs. Learn more about how they can help during the upcoming school year.

Expansion Speech Therapy

(445)236-0134
2023 Happening List Finalist!

Expansion Speech Therapy is a pediatric speech therapy practice that offers personalized treatment to both the child and their family. Services are provided throughout the Greater Philadelphia region, including portions of Bucks, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia counties, depending on the service.

BACK TO SCHOOL SHOPPING & EVENTS

Little Light of Mine

343 Main Street, Pennsburg, PA
2023 Happening List Winner!

Little Light of Mine sells baby and children’s clothes both online and in person. Stock up on back to school outfits!

Laurel’s Loft

1801 N. Broad Street, Landsdale, PA
2023 Happening List Winner for Thrift Shop!

Laurel’s Loft is a thrift shop that is owned and operated by Laurel House and serves as a means of funding for Laurel House’s domestic violence programs. It’s a great place to shop for back-to-school clothing.

Once Upon a Child

2124 County Line Rd, Huntingdon Valley, PA
2023 Happening List Finalist!

Once Upon a Child sells gently used kids’ clothing, shoes, toys, and baby gear. Stock up on new clothing while saving up to 70% off retail!

Grab a Teacher Gift at Cranberry Street Boutique

324 B Main Street, Royersford, PA
2023 Happening List Winner for Gift Shop!

It’s back-to-school time and that means Fall is almost here! Whether you’re a teacher heading back to the classroom, a college student heading back to campus, a mom, or a student of any age, we’ve got you covered. Stop in to find the perfect fall accessories & jewelry for work, fall decor to decorate your classroom or dorm room or a little treat for working so hard! Cranberry Street Boutique has something for everyone! From unique, locally handmade items to popular brands, we can help you find the perfect gift. Shop local with us for every occasion ~ we carry accessories, decor, bath and body items, baby and kids’ gifts, specialty foods, and boutique clothing! Follow us on Facebook for upcoming event announcements, such as our Sip & Shops and Make & Take Workshops: www.facebook.com/cranberrystreetboutique. Shop online: www.cranberrystreetboutique.com

Back to School Burn 2023

Normandy Farm Hotel, 1401 Morris Road, Blue Bell, PA
Sunday, September 3rd, 8:45 am – 9:30 am

Treat your body to a transformational Back to School with Burn Boot Camp, followed by optional brunch. Brunch is not required, but if you choose to stay for brunch, a reservation is required. Call to make a reservation.

Back to School Bash | Black Reserve Bookstore

319 W. Main Street #8, Landsdale, PA
Sunday, August 20, 12-5 pm

Celebrate at the biggest Back to School Bash in the area. There will be book bags filled with school supplies for free. Anointed Expressions & Hair Lounge XP will be providing hairstyling for girls and haircuts for boys. Come get ready for the upcoming school year while enjoying family fun.

Back to School Twilight Swim Party

Hillside Aquatic Swim Club, 134 W. Moyer Road, Pottstown, PA
Saturday, August 19th, 6-10 pm

Attend the Back to School Party at Hillside Aquatic Swim Club with karaoke, swimming under the stars, and a local family selling bracelets with a portion of the proceeds being donated to Hillside. Kona Ice will be there too. This event is open to the public – $3 per person or $10 per family.

Back to School Event at Philadelphia Premium Outlets

18 Lightcap Road, Pottstown, PA
Saturday, August 26th, 1-4 pm

Enjoy a family-friendly afternoon celebrating going back to school with all your favorite brands. Get ready to kick off the school year at this exciting event featuring music, balloons, food trucks, giveaways, and of course, amazing deals. Located in Center Court outside of the Food Court from 1-4 pm.

Back to School at Dogtopia

33 W. Ridge Pike #387, Royersford, PA
August 28-31

Summer is coming to an end, which means school is back in session. Dogtopia is hosting Dogtopia Rush Week, where they will provide complimentary Meet & Greets. Mention and refer the complimentary Meet & Greets to your fellow pet parents and get a free spa service for your pup to use in the month of September. Have your referral mention your name to receive either a free day or bath service.

Race Back to School! Methacton 5K

Norristown, PA
Sunday, September 17th

Participate in the Methacton 5k walk or run. All proceeds from the race benefit the Methacton Backpack Program.

Race Back to School 5k and Fun Run

1 Parkside Place, North Wales, PA
Saturday, August 26th, 9 am – 3 pm

Race back to school by participating in a 5k or fun run to support Ambler Olympic Club. After the race, there will be food, raffles and prizes for the whole family.

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