“A partnership among parents, children and faculty fosters each child's self-esteem, independence, responsibility and sense of belonging to a larger, diverse community...”

Welcome to the website for The Londonderry School — a wonderful alternative educational opportunity for more than 200 preschool through eighth-grade students from the greater Harrisburg area. We've been an innovator in education since 1971 when a group of parents initiated the school as an alternative to traditional education. For more than forty years, the school has thrived as the result of the unique partnership among faculty and parents that has created a learning enviroment to encourage students to follow their curiosity, creating a pathway for lifelong achievement.

“A school where ordinary kids do extraordinary things!”

The Londonderry elementary program is licensed by the Pennsylvania State Board of Private Academic Schools, and the preschool and kindergarten program is the longest National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) accredited early childhood program in central Pennsylvania. In addition, our before and after school care program has received the highest rating available from the Pennsylvania Department of Welfare Keystone STARS.




  • An all school event throughout the morning, older students set up stations to help the younger students learn about an Hispanic Country and Culture.




  • Grades 1-8 will now have a regular school day. They will have regular bus service. All 1st-8th graders must be picked up by 2:30. NO AFTERSCHOOL. Preschool and kindergarten will still have a Noon dismissal and should be picked up by noon. There will be no busing for kindergarteners going home. Preschool and Kindergarten teacher in-service in the afternoon.



Annual Open House

  • Are you wondering what your child's options are for next year? Come to our Open House to meet with teachers, visit classrooms, and get all your questions answered. We hope to see you there!



Tech Rehearsal at Whitaker Center

  • Tech Rehearsal in am at Whitaker Center - Select students only



All School Dress Rehearsal at Whitaker Center

  • Dress rehearsal starts at 9:30am. Drivers will be needed to transport students to Whitaker Center. Please look for information from your classroom teacher.