Welcome to The Center on Central-Paoli PA

SPRING SESSION 5 is underway – join in-progress! (session 6 begins May 1)



5/16: In-Service Day (T-E) Creative Arts Camp

5/19: Parents Night Out/Kids Night In – Build a Clay Bunny

5/20: Pottery Wheel Workshop

6/12: Summer Creative Arts Day Camp returns

6/19: CAMP 24 Creative Arts and Social Skills Summer Day Camp returns

6/26: Summer Specialty Camps return


YES, OUR OFFERINGS FOR KIDS ARE FUN…and they are award-winning as well (Best of Philly 2012 for Best Kids’ Classes-Suburbs and 2016 Philly A-list nominee for Best Children’s Entertainment)…but did you know that we sneak in skill-building, too?!?

Check out this Washington Post article about why schools should move from STEM to STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) – it lists the Top 10 Skills Children Learn from the Arts.


MEMBERS receive 10% off the cost of every program at The Center on Central*, including camps! Ask about our “no-risk” membership terms.

*only exclusion is our after-school program, which has a built-in 20% discount on “pull outs” beyond the base fee.



“We love how there’s something for everyone in our family to participate in at The Center on Central. So many times we are running around from one activity to the next, and I find myself sitting in a waiting room, reading a magazine or working on my laptop when what I really want to do is take a Zumba class or make pottery while my children can be in an art class or a music lesson. Thank you for bringing this wonderful Center to our community!”
a parent

“My favorite thing about The Center on Central is all the cool kids and activities. There are plenty of different kinds of art and music – and so many things to do!”
Jacob, age 14


Welcome to the website of The Center on Central, LLC! (Click here to get a video virtual tour)

Located at 24 W. Central Avenue in Paoli, Pennsylvania, in northeastern Chester County on the Upper Main Line, The Center on Central provides a diverse array of personal wellness and arts enrichment services to the community, in a single venue that strives to meet the needs of individuals and families who are committed to improving and maintaining their well-being.

Recognizing that a healthy individual seeks wellness in mind, body and spirit, The Center’s mission is to provide the finest personal enrichment programs, in one-on-one and group settings, at times of the day that meet the consumer’s needs.

Nearly all of our offerings are on a “rolling” basis – so you can join in at any time. Some of our offerings even accept walk-ins, though you are advised to check ahead of time for space availability.

The Center on Central is Your Home for Creative Arts – with Young Rembrandts® drawing and cartooning classes, Studio 4 the Young Artist, music groups and individual music lessons, bead making, fashion design and a pottery studio all featured.

We welcome suggestions from the community and inquiries from qualified instructors for future potential offerings. On weekend afternoons, you can host a child’s birthday party or other private gathering at The Center on Central – and on summer weekdays, we hold Creative Arts summer day camp and Specialty camps.

The Center on Central is also home to Creative Arts Therapies – both for individuals and in social skills groups. We feature Music Therapy, Art Therapy and Dance/Movement Therapy, and in the summer, our acclaimed CAMP 24 Creative Arts and Social Skills Day Camp runs weekly, Mondays-Thursdays.

People of all ages and abilities are welcome!

Please use our website to find the offerings which appeal to you, and also feel free to call 610-710-1487 for more information. Thanks for visiting us on line – we hope to see you in-person soon at The Center on Central!

The information provided on this website is intended to complement, not replace, the advice of your own physician or other health care professional, whom you should always consult about your individual needs and any symptoms that may require diagnosis or medical attention and before starting or stopping any medication or starting any course of treatment, exercise regimen, or diet.