Welcome to Pennsylvania and welcome to Collegeville!
Here is a basic overview that I wrote a while back of the Collegeville area which breaks down townships, boros, and school districts: http://www.subphillyhomes.com/About_Collegeville_Area/page_1999224.html
Here are several "school report sites" that I provide my clients with when they have questions about the school systems here:
As far as your commute by car, it depends on where in Philly. I just transferred a family from the mid-west to Collegeville and the husband drives to/from Collegeville to Philly every day. I recall him stating that it takes him about 45 min to an hour, give or take. There are two challenges, 422 and and 76 (assuming that's the route you'll take).
As far as by train, you can catch either the R6 from the Norristown Transportation Center or the R5 from one of the Main Line stops. You're going to have to most likely drive to the train station from home. I don't know that it will be any less time when you add it up compared to driving, however you may save on gas if that's an objective.
Best Wishes to you in your move!