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Bryn Mawr

Bryn Mawr is located toward the center of what is known as the Main Line, a group of affluent Philadelphia suburban villages stretching from the city limits to Malvern. As of the 2010 census, it had a population of 3,779. Bryn Mawr is home to Bryn Mawr College.

Bryn Mawr is named after an estate near Dolgellau in North Wales that belonged to Rowland Ellis. He was a Quaker who emigrated in 1686 to Pennsylvania from Dolgellau to escape religious persecution.

Until 1869 and the coming of the Pennsylvania Railroad, the town was known as Humphreysville. The town was renamed by railroad agent William H. Wilson after he acquired on behalf of the railroad the 283 acres (1.15 km2) that now comprise Bryn Mawr.

In 1893, the first hospital, Bryn Mawr Hospital, was built on the Main Line by Dr. George Gerhard. Glenays, an historic home dating to 1859, was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1977.

Bryn Mawr residents of Lower Merion Township attend schools in the Lower Merion School District; all residents of the Bryn Mawr CDP are in Lower Merion Township and therefore attend LMSD schools. Bryn Mawr address residents of Radnor Township attend schools in the Radnor Township School District; Radnor High School is the district’s sole high school. Bryn Mawr address residents of Haverford Township attend schools in the School District of Haverford Township; Haverford High School is the district’s sole high school. The Shipley School and the Baldwin School are both in Bryn Mawr. The French International School of Philadelphia, which opened in 1991, previously held its classes at Baldwin and then at Shipley.

Coopertown Elementary School

800 Coopertown Road
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
Grades K – 5

Country Day School of the Sacred Heart

480 S. Bryn Mawr Avenue
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
Grades Pre-K – 12

Harriton High School

600 N. Ithan Avenue
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
Grades 9 – 12

Ithan Elementary School

695 Clyde Road
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
Grades K – 5

Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy

272 S. Bryn Mawr Avenue
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
Grades 6 – 12

St. Aloysius Academy for boys

401 S. Bryn Mawr Avenue
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
Grades K – 8

The Shipley School

814 Yarrow Street
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
Grades Pre-K – 12

The Baldwin School

701 Montgomery Avenue
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
Grades Pre-K – 12


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