About the Community
The T/E School District serves the townships of Tredyffrin and Easttown, encompassing 38 square miles in eastern Chester County. The area is primarily made up of single-family homes, and includes such notable communities as Paoli, Devon, Berwyn, Daylesford, Chesterbrook, Strafford, and Wayne.
Historically, T/E and the surrounding area, known as the Great Valley, were settled by Welsh Quakers who purchased the land from William Penn. Valley Forge National Park is adjacent to Tredyffrin Township and lends a richness of tradition to the area.
The cultural attractions of Philadelphia, including Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell, are within easy reach, as are the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Franklin Institute, and the sports complexes which house the city's professional teams.
Support services are available throughout the community. The Upper Main Line YMCA provides recreational activities, including year-round tennis and swimming. Residents of both townships are served by active park and recreation boards which sponsor summer day camps, sports clinics, and winter recreation programs. Local community parks offer playgrounds, basketball courts, tennis courts, and baseball fields. The Tredyffrin Library, the Easttown Library, and the smaller Paoli Library are part of the Chester County Library System, and their many services are free to residents. The Main Line School Night and the Chester County Intermediate Unit's Center for Arts and Technology offer adult training and vocational education. In addition, T&E Care, a non-profit organization devoted to helping local families in need, is comprised of community members who want to make a difference in the lives of others.
FLITE, Foundation for Learning in Tredyffrin/Easttown, works in partnership with the Tredyffrin/Easttown School District to help all district students reach their potential. FLITE recognizes that some children do not have the financial, emotional, and environmental support to succeed in school. FLITE aims to invest in helping these students, and thereby invest in the good of our entire community. FLITE also recognizes that the school district faces increasing pressures regarding adequate funding of its programs, and will consider proposals for support of programs or activities that enhance the total offerings of the school district.
ARCH, Area Residents Caring and Helping, inc., is a community group established in 1981 by parents in the Tredyffrin/Easttown School District to assist, educate and support one another in dealing with substance abuse by community young people. ARCH sponsors parent workshops, offers educational programs for children and works closely with the Tredyffrin/Easttown School District Administration to provide student services and resources in the fight against substance abuse.
Following a national trend to provide safe experiences, concerned parents and community members founded CAPCO, Conestoga After the Prom Celebration Organization, in 1998 to plan, fund and host an all-night party following the Junior Prom. With the change in driving laws in recent years, CAPCO's after-prom party has also ensured that young adults are able to spend the whole evening with their friends while complying with limited legal driving times.
DELTA, Districts Educating and Learning Through the Arts, is a non-profit organization of Cultural Arts/PTO representatives from various public, parochial and independent schools. One of DELTA's primary goals is to provide quality family entertainment shows every fall and spring, at an affordable price for the community.