Educational Venues

Because Penn State’s campus sits alongside Downtown, an educated population stimulates the culture of Downtown State College. This culture is highly revered, and multiple educational venues exist Downtown, each a short, walkable distance for feet of any age.

The area has a solid educational infrastructure of both public and private schools, from preschool to high school. Downtown State College and nearby neighborhoods are home to a wide variety of educational options that span a wide spectrum of learning environments. There are innovative preschools, high performing elementary schools, middle schools with unique curriculums, several charter and private schools, and the public high school.

The schools and institutions listed below are physically located in Downtown.

Name Address Phone Website
  • Grace Lutheran Preschool & Kindergarten 205 South Garner Street (814) 238-8110
  • Schlow Centre Region Library 211 S Allen St (814) 237-6236 Visit Website
  • St. Pauls Christian Preschool 256 East College Avenue (814) 237-1245
  • State College Area School District Visit website for locations 814-231-1011 Visit Website
  • Stay & Play Pre-School 132 West Beaver Avenue (814) 237-1154