The Londonderry School

at 1800 Bamberger Rd, Harrisburg, 17110 United States

A wonderful alternative educational opportunity for preschool through eighth-grade students from the greater Harrisburg, Pennsylvania area.

The Londonderry School
1800 Bamberger Rd
Harrisburg , PA 17110
United States
Contact Phone
P: (717) 540-0543


Londonderry has been an innovator in education since a group of parents initiated the school in 1971 as an alternative to traditional education. Londonderry's elementary program is licensed by the Pennsylvania Board of Private Academic Schools. The preschool and kindergarten program is the longest accredited early childhood program in central Pennsylvania by the National Academy of Early Childhood Programs (NAEYC). The After School program has received the highest rating from the Pennsylvania Department of Welfare’s Keystone STARS program.

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The Board of Directors would like to announce that the next Director of Londonderry will be Vicki Millard. Thank you to all the members of the Search Committee for their tireless efforts. Best wishes Vicki!

Published on 2015-03-20 16:59:15 GMT

Mark your calendars…..Happily Ever After will arrive at the Whitaker Center on March, 26 beginning at 6:45. See you there!

Published on 2015-03-19 16:31:00 GMT

Join our authors from Jean’s Class! They are hosting a Book Sharing Gathering, Thursday, March 19 at 1:00 pm and everyone is invited.

Published on 2015-03-18 19:27:00 GMT

We need your help to make Rhoda's party fabulous! Please contact, Marty Malina, and join in the party preparations!

Published on 2015-03-09 16:00:02 GMT

Good evening, Tomorrow, Friday, March 6, Londonderry will be operating on a delay. Doors will open at 9:30 and classes will start at 10:00. Have a nice evening.

Published on 2015-03-06 01:45:54 GMT

Good Morning, Today, Thursday, March 5, Londonderry is now closed. See you tomorrow. Reminder--No Afterschool tomorrow Friday March 6. Preschool and kindergarten closes at noon.

Published on 2015-03-05 00:47:30 GMT

Good morning, Today, Thursday, March 5, Londonderry will be operating on a delay. The doors will open at 9:30 and classes will begin at 10:00. Please be sure to check back around 8:30 to see if there is a change due to changing weather conditions. Drive safely. Rhoda

Published on 2015-03-05 11:38:43 GMT

Do you have a friend who would love Londonderry? Bring them with you to our Spring Open House, March 11, from 7:00-8:00pm

Published on 2015-03-04 20:26:00 GMT

Good morning, It is Wednesday, March 4. Due to the inclement weather Londonderry will open its doors at 9:00 and classes will begin at 9:30. Drive safely. Rhoda

Published on 2015-03-04 10:47:31 GMT

Good morning, Today, Monday, March 2, Londonderry School is operating on a delay. The doors will open at 9:00 and classes will begin at 9:30.. Please note that this is different than or usually delay start time. Drive safely. Rhoda

Published on 2015-03-02 10:40:56 GMT

Summer Fun at Londonderry School- First week of Summer Camp 2015

Published on 2015-06-23 14:41:13 GMT

Yearbooks arrived late last week and were sent home on Friday or yesterday. If you didn't get a chance to order one, there are extras available for $15. Please see Jen P. or Margaret.

Published on 2015-06-09 00:32:56 GMT

Hope to see everyone today at Brightbill Park

Published on 2015-06-09 10:21:01 GMT

A few more kids ART titles for you all to wonder about...Come & see the show! 1. Sometimes, You Wish You Ruled 2. Are you sure that’s its an Egg? It’s a little big. 3.The Fabric of Day and Night 4. Straight Snake About to Eat a Peach 5. The Shape Disaster

Published on 2015-05-18 21:36:00 GMT

We just received the all clear from Susquehanna Township Police Department that the lock down for all schools in Susquehanna Township School District has been lifted. Thank you for your patience and understanding!

Published on 2015-05-12 16:24:37 GMT

Due to early morning road conditions today, Monday, February 2, Londonderry will open its doors at 9:30. Classes will begin at 10:00. Drive safely.

Published on 2015-02-02 10:37:24 GMT

Today, January 27, Londonderry will open its doors at 8am. Central Dauphin is our only district that did not delay its opening time. Teachers, please come in when you feel it is safe to drive. Rick and I will open the doors at 8 for the early buses. See you soon. Drive safely.

Published on 2015-01-27 00:10:40 GMT

Today, Monday, January 26 Londonderry School will be CLOSED. Have a good day.

Published on 2015-01-26 00:34:19 GMT

Pedal Powered Productions would like to thank Karns for their donation towards supplies to make our smoothies! We will be selling them in the lobby on Friday, since science fair will be in the multi-purpose room. Flavors are Chocolate Covered Cherry and Peaches and Cream. Hot Chocolate is also available. Thank you everyone for helping make our Chesapeake Bay trip happen!

Published on 2015-01-25 20:08:09 GMT

Due to the weather today, Wednesday Jan. 21, Londonderry will close at 3pm today. There will be no Afterschool.

Published on 2015-01-21 17:44:28 GMT

You're invited to the All School Roller Skating Party on Monday Jan. 19 from 3:30pm-5:30pm at Olympic Roller Skating Rink, Enola. Reminder: No school on Tuesday, January 20th for Parent Teacher Conferences

Published on 2015-01-16 01:15:57 GMT

Please note there is a change in date for the General Membership meeting in January. It will be Thursday January 15, 2015 at 7pm not Jan. 8 as was previously printed on the calendar. All parents are trustees of the school and are invited to attend the meeting to elect the new Board of Trustees. We hope to see you there.

Published on 2014-12-22 18:24:49 GMT

Pedal Power is still going strong, and we have two new flavors this week. Please join us this Friday morning at the Londonderry Smoothie Bar to try a pineapple mango or cranberry orange smoothie. Both come topped with homemade whipped cream, if you like. Smoothies are $2.00 and the proceeds go toward the 7th/8th grade trip to the Chesapeake Bay in June.

Published on 2014-11-18 22:55:44 GMT

At 9:30 this morning we noticed smoke coming from a light fixture in the downstairs lobby. We evacuated the building and alerted the fire department. All children are safe and accounted for. No fire was found in the building. The fire department cleared us to return to the preschool wing of the building, so big and little friends are enjoying each other's company in preschool classrooms. Children do not need to be picked up, but if you are coming for preschool pick up or choose to pick up your child, the fire department is asking that you wait until 11:00. They need to clear their equipment from the road and our parking lot. We will continue to keep you posted as we receive information from the fire department.

Published on 2014-11-18 15:31:12 GMT

Please join us for what has become a Family Favorite over the past few years- Londonderry will be holding its Annual Fall Gathering on Saturday, Nov. 1 from 5:30-8:00pm. This event is Free, and is a wonderful night of meeting and socializing with other families, sitting around campfires and making s'mores, and running on the playground in the dark with glow sticks.Warm up with some mulled apple cider while sitting around the fires. Food trucks will be on site to purchase dinner if you want. We hope to see you there!

Published on 2014-11-01 17:47:57 GMT

How does this sound for a fun, family-friendly evening? Sitting around a warm fire, making s'mores, and visiting with friends, while the kids run and play in the dark of the Londonderry playground... enjoying the beautiful voice of Camela- Widad in the multipurpose room while sipping warm, mulled apple cider...enjoying dinner from one of the two food trucks and a bike-spun smoothie for dessert... Well, you can have it all this Saturday, Nov. 1 from 5:30-8:00pm at Londonderry! Admission, s'mores, and apple cider are free. Kids are also given a glow stick for free. We hope you can join us for what has become one of Londonderry families' favorite events!

Published on 2014-10-27 10:58:59 GMT

Please join us for what has become a Family Favorite over the past few years- Londonderry will be holding its Annual Fall Gathering on Saturday, Nov. 1 from 5:30-8:00pm. This event is Free, and is a wonderful night of meeting and socializing with other families, sitting around campfires and making s'mores, and running on the playground in the dark . Camela Widad will entertain us with her beautiful voice inside, while some mulled apple cider will be ready to enjoy while you listen to the music or sit around the fires. Food trucks will be on site to purchase dinner if you want. We hope to see you there!

Published on 2014-10-12 22:10:09 GMT

Hello Everyone, Jane and I will be at school tomorrow, Tuesday from 12-3 and Wednesday 12-3 painting. If you are able and willing to help please do! It would be greatly appreciated! Jeannie

Published on 2014-08-04 23:25:16 GMT

Hello Londonderry Families and Friends, This summer we are painting the preschool wing. We are looking for volunteers to help spackle, sand and paint. We have the supplies but just need the people power. If you are interested in helping, please contact me. If you have teenagers that need service hours, they can help too. We will be starting this Tuesday and Wednesday, but we can be flexible. Thank you for your time, Jeannie Goldstein cell 329-5814

Published on 2014-08-04 18:16:15 GMT

Dear Londonderry Community, The Search Committee for a new director for Londonderry has already been at work, holding focus groups moderated by Monica Knopf of Keystone Human Services to help define the qualities we are seeking in a new director. In the past two months, there has been a session with Rhoda, with the Board- Search Committee-Long Range Planning group, 2 staff sessions, 2 parent/alumni sessions, and a student session with older students. The Search Committee would like to give our greater community one more opportunity to provide input, for those who may have been unable to thus far. Below is the list of questions posed at the sessions. Please send a response to any question(s) you choose and any comments to the search committee at The deadline for responding is June 27. Our next steps will be reviewing all data and refining the qualifications, job description, and advertisement to begin the search in early fall. Thank you! Search Committee Members: Jan Carter (Board President), Chris Healy, Tandy Herren, Amy Zimmers (Board Representatives), Rhoda Barasch, Rick Stevens, Jane Allis (administration), Susanne Stiles, Susan Kempski (Staff Representatives), Ned Allis (Alumnus), Carole Dascani (Alumni Parent and Facilitator). Questions: 1. What word or phrase comes to mind when you think of Londonderry? 2. What is it about Rhoda that makes her such an effective leader? 3. What additional competencies/expertise would you like to see in the new director? 4. What fears do you have? 5. What questions do you think are important to ask the candidate? 6. What changes do you foresee in the next five to ten years?

Published on 2014-06-18 02:57:26 GMT

Dear Parents, Alumnae/i, and Alum Parents, Please join us for an important community meeting regarding the search process for a new Director. We hope you can attend one of these important meetings. A facilitator will be helping to solicit and collate your input on the qualities we need in a new Director for Londonderry! There will be a breakfast meeting on THURSDAY, MAY 22 at 9am or an evening meeting on TUESDAY, JUNE 3 at 7pm. Both meetings will be held at the school.

Published on 2014-05-14 19:53:53 GMT

Yearbook Time! Believe it or not, we're closing in on the end of another school year. Why not commemorate by downloading a Yearbook Order Form and Ad Order Form to place your order? Ad orders are due Friday, May 2 and yearbook orders are due Friday, May 9.

Published on 2014-04-26 14:19:38 GMT

Go Team Londonderry! Rhoda officially kicked off our Fun Run with the 1st-8th graders yesterday. She challenged us as a school to do 20,000 laps around the playground to help train for the Fun Run and to help us reach our goal of $20,000. Students also received their sponsorship packets. To get started, download a Fun Run packet and Donation spreadsheet at

Published on 2014-03-11 10:55:35 GMT

The Londonderry Board of Trustees Invites you to join us in welcoming our new director Vicki Millard on Thursday, September 17 7:00-8:00 pm Artists’ Garden at The Londonderry School Punch, Wine and Appetizers will be served.

Published on 2015-09-15 16:01:31 GMT

Hot Lunch and Pizza will begin this week.(Order forms & menus were sent home last week) Taco Casserole and Salad are on the menu for tomorrow...Yummm

Published on 2015-09-15 01:30:00 GMT

We had an wonderful first week of school filled with smiles, laughter and lots of hugs! A reminder that we do not have school tomorrow. See everyone Tuesday!

Published on 2015-09-14 01:38:48 GMT

Join us for Winter Fest Favorites: Gingerbread House Making Face Painting Make Your Own soft Pretzel Toy Raffle Scholastic Book Fair and of course.....The Londonderry Cafe

Published on 2015-12-09 17:50:01 GMT

It's WINTER FEST WEEK! Winter Fest is this Saturday and we have a lot of great things planned for the entire family. Family and friends are most welcome to join in the fun! Look out for this flyer coming home this week with a free raffle ticket attached to be used towards the class basket you want to take home. Buy more tickets before/after school all this week.

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