Back to School Guide

With summertime winding down, it’s time to prep the family for Back To School! Ease into your fall transitions with the 2016 Montgomery County Back to School Guide, your guide to affordable Back to School Fashion, important events happening at local schools, and after school activities.

upper merionYour Back to School Guide is sponsored by Upper Merion Parks & Recreation, who will be hosting its Community Center ribbon cutting event on Monday, September 5, from 1:00PM to 3:00PM.

The Community Center is a state-of-the-art building, equipped with kitchens, art studios, a fitness room, multiple athletic courts, free wifi, and many other great amenities. Members will receive free childcare while using the facility, as well as 15% discount on Upper Merion programs and trips, and 25% discount on pool memberships. The facility is also home to the Upper Merion Senior Service Center, providing a computer center and great room – among other amenities – to senior residents.

The official opening date of the Community Center remainsTuesday September 6, 2016. At that time individuals, organizations and groups, and businesses can schedule tours and enrollment begins.

Thrift, Consignment, & Clothing Stores:Back to School Fashion


2nd Avenue Value Store

Montgomery Commons Shopping Center, 1200 Welsh Rd, North Wales, PA 19454
Phone: 215-639-6930

Impact in Norristown

Logan Square Shopping Center, 1798 Markley St, Norristown, PA 19401
Phone: 610-239-9848

Twice as Nice

250 Haverford Ave, Narberth, PA 19072
Phone: 610-667-3005

Down to Earth Kids

418 Germantown Pike, Lafayette Hill, PA 19444
Phone: 610-941-3336

Important Dates

Elizabeth B. Barth Elementary School (Pottstown)

Open House 8/24 7:00 PM

Pottstown Middle School (Pottstown)

Open House Grades 5 & 6: 8/23 6:30 PM

Open House Grades 7 & 8: 8/25 6:30 PM

Baldwin School ( Bryn Mawr)

All School Open House: 11/3 6:30 PM

Plymouth Whitemarsh High School (Plymouth Meeting)

Open House: 9/15 7:00 PM

After School Activities


The Tutoring Center
1551 S Valley Forge Rd, Lansdale, PA 19446
Phone: 215-855-6744

A+ Test Prep and Tutoring
505 York Rd #6, Jenkintown, PA 19046
Phone: 215-886-9188

C2 Education
22 Greenfield Ave, Ardmore, PA 19003
Phone: 484-416-1110

Key Academics
600 W Germantown Pike Suite 400, Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462
Phone: 610-940-1625

Dance Classes: 

edge dance co.Edge Dance Company
325 Old York Rd, Jenkintown, PA 19046
Phone: (215) 887-3343

Premier Dance Studio
1494 North Chartlotte Street Suite #3 Pottstown PA 19464
Phone: 484.945.0550

Barn Studio of Dance
113 E Chestnut Street, Souderton, PA 18964
Phone: 215-721-8655

On Edge Movement Dance Studio
122 Mill Rd, Oaks, PA 19456
Phone: 484-831-5036

Creative Soles Dance Studio
Shoppes At Valley Forge, 280 Schuylkill Rd, Phoenixville, PA 19460
Phone: 610-933-1313

Karate & Martial Arts:

East Montgomery Martial Arts
1126 Horsham Rd, Ambler, PA 19002
Phone: 215-654-1991

Legacy Karate Academy
326 N Lewis Rd, Royersford, PA 19468
Phone: 610-792-9091

Phoenix Karate
316 Bridge St, Phoenixville, PA 19460
Phone: 610-935-3545

De Stolfo’s Premier Martial Arts & Karate
1950 Main Ave, Conshohocken, PA 19428
Phone: 610-834-8533

After School Care: 

LifeSpan School & Daycare
2460 John Fries Highway, Quakertown, PA 18951
Phone: 215-536-4417

Sports & Activities: 

Audubon YMCA
2460 Boulevard of the Generals West Norriton, PA 19403
Phone: 610-539-0900

We Are Supported By:

JolieSpaAP21 SalsBarbershopAP ROG Orthodontics- AccessPass

Gain Exposure. Support Local Media. Join the Most HAPPENING Local Business Tribe. Learn more about AccessPass