Main Line School Night - Learning for Life since 1938

Main Line School Night programs are funded in part by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, whose mission is to foster the excellence, diversity and vitality of the arts in Pennsylvania and to broaden the availability and appreciation of those arts throughout the state.

About Main Line School Night

General Information

Administrative Office:
Creutzburg Center
260 Gulph Creek Road
Radnor PA, 19087-4519
Phone: 610-687-0460

Hours:
Monday-Thursday, 9 am - 4 pm; Friday, 9 am - 2 pm

School Closing:

In case of weather emergency listen to KYW 1060 am

  • Creutzburg Center - Delaware County, 1212
  • Lower Merion High School - Montgomery County, 2261

Emergency Phone Numbers:

Only when School Night classes are in session.

  • Creutzburg Center 610-687-0460
  • Lower Merion High School 610-306-1909
  • Surrey Services 610-647-6404

Mission:

Main Line School Night is committed to enhancing community life by providing adults with opportunities to pursue lifelong learning through a wide selection of affordable, stimulating classes and programs that contribute to personal growth and enrichment.

General Information

Main Line School Night is committed to providing equal opportunities to all without discrimination regardless of race, color, gender, religion, creed, national origin or disability.

Main Line School Night is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization supported by tuition income, grants and contributions.

Liability: Students take courses at their own risk and agree to waive and release Main Line School Night administrators and staff from any and all claims.

The opinions and recommendations expressed by instructors are personal. Main Line School Night is not responsible for faculty views.

Access: Access for students with disabilities varies by location. Contact the Main Line School Night office at 610-687-0460 for information.

Financial Assistance: Financial assistance is available for some courses. Assistance does not cover fees for books or supplies. Contact the Main Line School Night Office at 610-687-0460 for an application form.

School Night at a Glance

  • Main Line School Night, the area's largest adult education program, attracts thousands each term with a choice of over 500 weekday, weeknight and weekend non-credit courses.
  • Timely, trendy and familiar courses keep the mind and body fit in the creative arts, computers, cooking, dance, fitness, hobbies & crafts, home & garden, investing & money management, language, music, sports & games, writing and travel.
  • To meet the changing interests and desires of the community nearly one-third of School Night classes are new each term.
  • Our inspiring instructors, many from nearby colleges, keep classes lively and congenial.
  • Courses, ranging from 1-day seminars to 10- or 12-week study programs, are planned to fit into busy schedules.

A Brief History

Founded in 1938 with just 11 classes at Radnor High School, School Night now offers over 500 courses each term spanning 25 subject areas. Our extensive educational network includes a variety of locations, easily accessible from the Main Line and neighboring communities.

Through a wide range of non-credit programs, courses and activities, School Night provides exciting new perspectives for the edification and enjoyment of people seeking affordable lifelong learning opportunities. Our not-for-profit organization is governed by a Board of Directors and is supported by course fees, grants and contributions.

It all started with an active Radnor parent and local businessman, Harry Creutzburg. His inspiration was to offer evening classes at Radnor High School to increase community support for its activities. Lower Merion, Harriton and Conestoga High Schools followed and were more recently supplemented by additional community locations. Leadership fell to David Kreitler, who in his 50 years of service made Main Line School Night a national model of adult education.

The "heart" of School Night is the Creutzburg Center, located in Radnor's Harford Park. Designed by the architectural firm of Furness and Evans, it was the Victorian estate of Judge John Innes Clark Hare. Leased from Radnor Township since 1970, the Creutzburg Center is our administrative office and the location of most daytime and Saturday classes.