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Annual Private School Directory

Parents in the D.C. area consistently rank education as one of their top family priorities. Fortunately, there are many quality programs to choose from in this region. Washington FAMILY Magazine's Private School Directory offers information about average class size, tuition range, foreign language options, transportation, and much more.

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District of Columbia

 

Aidan Montessori School
aidanschool.org; aidan@aidanschool.org
202-387-2700
2700 27th St., NW, Washington, D.C.
Grades: 18 months-Grade 6 • Year Founded: 1961 • Coed • Enrollment: 200 • % of Minorities: 38% • Montessori Progress Reports •  Foreign Languages:  Chinese (Mandarin), Spanish beginning at age 3 • Tuition Range: $20,150-$27,745 • Enrichment Activities • Sports • Extended Day • Summer Program • Programs for Families
Everything at Aidan revolves around how children learn best.  Here, students have the ideal opportunities, environment, and community to realize their potential so they can grow into independent thinkers, confident learners, and responsible citizens.
Open House:
2017: Oct. 13, Nov. 3, Dec. 1
2018: Jan. 5

 

Beauvoir, The National Cathedral Elementary School
beauvoirschool.org; margaret.hartigan@cathedral.org
202-537-6493
3500 Woodley Rd., NW, Washington, D.C.
Grades: PreK-3rd • Year Founded: 1933 • Religious: Cathedral School • Coed • Enrollment: 390 • % of Minorities: 41% • Average Class Size: 21 • Student-Teacher Ratio: 6:1 • Foreign Language: Spanish beginning in PK • Tuition Range: $35,975 • Enrichment Activities • Extended Day • Summer Program
At Beauvoir, the National Cathedral Elementary School, we provide an extraordinary early childhood education in a diverse community that values every individual.  Beauvoir's program encourages creative, courageous learners and builds an enduring foundation for a lifelong spirit of inquiry and joy in learning.
Open House:
2017: Oct. 19, Nov. 12

 

Milton Gottesman Jewish Day School of the Nation’s Capital
jpds.org; sindy.udell@jpds.org
202-291-5737 ext. 2207; 6045 16th St., NW (North Campus)
4715 16th St., NW (South Campus), Washington, D.C.
Ages: 4-12 (Middle School opening Fall 2018)
Hours of Operation: 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Milton Gottesman Jewish Day School of the Nation’s Capital is a Pre-K through 6th grade, pluralistic Jewish Day School located in Washington, D.C. The school provides collaborative and experiential learning with an enriched Hebrew, Judaic, and General Studies curriculum. Middle School opening in 2018.
Open House:
2017: Oct. 19, 9 a.m.; Nov. 15, 7 p.m.; Dec. 8, 9 a.m.
2018: Jan. 5, 9 a.m.

 

St. Columba's Nursery School
columba.org; school@columba.org
202-742-1980
4201 Albemarle St., NW, Washington, D.C.
Grades: Nursery-PreK • Year Founded: 1959 • Religious: Episcopalian • Coed • Enrollment: 104 • % of Minorities: 11% • Average Class Size: 14: 3’s, 17: 4’s • Tuition Range: $9,986 • Special Needs Program • Extended Day: Until 6 p.m.• Summer Program
Open House:
Call to schedule a tour.

 

Maryland


Acorn Hill: A Waldorf Kindergarten and Nursery
acornhill.org; 301-565-2282
9504 Brunett Ave., Silver Spring, MD
Open House:
Call to schedule a tour.

  

The Auburn School
theauburnschool.org; info@theauburnschool.org
410-321-4799
1710 Dulaney Valley Rd., Lutherville, MD
703-793-9353
3800 Concorde Parkway, Chantilly, VA
301-588-8048
9545 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring, MD
Grades K-8th • Year Founded: 2010 (Silver Spring), 2011 (Lutherville) • Coed • Average Class Size: 8 • Student-Teacher Ratio: 8:2 • Grading System: A-F • Foreign Languages (Silver Spring): Spanish, Mandarin • Internet Access • Learning Disabled Program • Enrichment Activities • Summer Program
The Auburn School grows the social and academic potential of bright students with social and communication challenges, supporting the development of academic skills, social competency and pragmatic language in an engaging educational environment. 
Open House:
Call to schedule a tour.

 

Barrie
barrie.org; admission@barrie.org
301-576-2800
13500 Layhill Rd. , Silver Spring, MD
Grades: 18 months - Grade 12 • Year Founded: 1932 • Coed • Enrollment: 300 • % of Minorities: 60% • Average Class Size: 11 • Student-Teacher Ratio: 10:1 • Grading System: Montessori: NA, Prep:  A – F • Foreign Languages: Spanish, French, Mandarin beginning at 3 yrs. • Tuition Range: $17,500 - $32,100 • Montessori through Grade 5 • Project-Based Learning Grades 6-12 • AP Classes • Off Campus Learning • Athletics including Equestrian • Transportation and Extended Day Available • Summer Camp • Community Service • Extended Study Week
Located minutes from the ICC and Glenmont Metro, Barrie's close proximity to downtown Washington, D.C. enables students to take full advantage of the cultural and educational resources available in the area. Students from 18 months old through Grade 5 are taught using the Montessori Method, a child-centered educational approach. Students in Grades 6-12 engage in Project Based Learning, a teaching method in which students gain knowledge and skills by working for an extended period of time to investigate and respond to an authentic, engaging and complex question, problem, or challenge. All students enjoy small class sizes, and make use of our 45 acre wooded campus on a daily basis.
Open House:
2017: Oct. 14, 11 a.m.; Fall Festival follows from 1:00-4:00pm.
Drop-In Tour Nov. 10, 10 a.m.

 

Bethesda Montessori School
bethesdamontessori.com; admissions@bethesdamontessori.com
301-986-1260
7611 Clarendon Rd., Bethesda, MD
Ages: 3-6 • Extended Day
Established in 1983, Bethesda Montessori School cooperates with the Washington Montessori Institute and is staffed by AMI trained teachers.  Approved by the MD State Department of Education, and Montessori Schools of Maryland, and is a member of the Northern American Montessori Teachers Association and other educational organizations. It leases its facility from the Bethesda Presbyterian Church, but it has no religious affiliation with the church. It is centrally located in the heart of Bethesda business district on Wilson Lane near the intersection of Old Georgetown and Arlington Roads, three blocks from the Bethesda Metro station.
Open House:
Call to schedule a tour.

 

 

Feynman School
feynmanschool.org; admissions@feynmanschool.org
301-770-4370
6300 Tilden Ln., N. Bethesda, MD
Grades: PS-4th • Year Founded: 2010 • Coed • Enrollment: 72 • Average Class Size: 14 • Student-Teacher Ratio: 7:1 • Entrance Exam • Foreign Language: Spanish beginning in PS • Tuition Range: $13,950-$22,850 • Number of Computers: 15 • Internet Access • Gifted/Talented Program • Enrichment Activities • Extended Day • Additional Programs: Music, Art, P.E., Drama, Robotics, Chess, Basketball, Chinese
The area’s leader in educating academically gifted children, Feynman School features extraordinary programs in science, math, language arts, theater and music designed to maximize your child’s potential while also providing time for unstructured play. Half- and full-day preschool programs.
Open House:
2017: Oct. 18, 9:30-10:30 a.m.; Nov. 15, 7-8:30 p.m.; Dec. 10 3-5 p.m.

 

Friends Community School
friendscommunityschool.org; connie@friendscommunityschool.org
301-441-2100
5901 Westchester Park Dr., College Park, MD
Grades: K-8 • Year Founded: 1986 • Religious • Coed • Enrollment: 140 • % of minorities 48% • Average Class Size: 14 • Student-Teacher Ratio: 8:1 • Grading System: Progress Reports Only • Foreign Languages: Spanish beginning in K • Tuition Range: $18,700-$20,740 • Computers • Internet Access • Gifted/Talented Program • Enrichment Activities • Sports • Carpools • Extended Day •  Summer Program • Outstanding Instrumental Enrichment Program
Experience the joy of an extraordinary Quaker education!  For life-long learners, courageous risk-takers, and joyous peacemakers.  We welcome all backgrounds, educate the whole child, and offer exciting curricula.  Grads enter leading high schools.
Open House:
2017: Oct. 17, Nov. 4, Nov. 14, Dec. 1
2018: Jan. 6, Jan. 11

 

Ivymount Outreach Programs
ivymountoutreach.org; 301-469-0223; Ages: 6-30
11614 Seven Locks Rd., Rockville, MD
Provides recreational opportunities, programs and therapies to children and young adults with special needs and their families.
Open House:
Call to schedule a tour.

 

Jamon Montessori Day School
jamonmontessori.com; jamon.montessori@gmail.com
301-384-3131
52 Randolph Rd., Silver Spring, MD
Ages: 2-Grade 2 • Year Founded: 1995 • Coed • Enrollment: 54 • Diverse • Student-Teacher Ratio: 10:1 • Foreign Languages: Spanish starting at age 3 • Tuition Range: $9,000-$12,000 • Enrichment Activities • Sports • Extended Day • Summer Program
An international Montessori school. Our students are enriched in afternoon Spanish immersion. STEM and art classes. Soccer, percussion, and dance too!
Open House:
Call to schedule a tour.

 

The Maddux School
madduxschool.org; amullins@madduxschool.org
301-469-0223; 11614 Seven Locks Rd., Rockville, MD; Ages: 3 - 8
Small, structured nurturing preschool to second grade classes offering developmentally-based, academically enriching activities with an emphasis on social language.
Open House:
Call to schedule a tour.

 

Northstar Academy
northstaracademy-metrodc.com; info@northstaracademy-metrodc.com
240-669-9094
12300 Twinbrook Pkwy., Ste. 250, Rockville, MD
Ages: 13-18
NorthStar Academy is a clinically based program that offers educational support. We offer after-school and day-treatment programs to teens (13-18) struggling with mental health, drug use and social anxiety issues including school resistance.
Open House:
Call to schedule a tour.

 

Oneness-Family School
onenessfamilymontessorischool.org
301-652-7751 ; 6701 Wisconsin Ave., Chevy Chase, MD
Oneness-Family School serves students ages 2- Grade 8, providing the very best in Montessori education since 1988. Our unique program focuses on both character and curriculum, offering a diverse international community founded on values within an academically rich environment. This enables us to prepare our students to be the global leaders of tomorrow who can think in creative and dynamic ways for an ever-changing world. In 2017 we will expand our successful program into the first Montessori high school in the Mid-Atlantic!
Open House:
2017: Sept. 28, 6:30 p.m.; Oct. 12, 6:30 p.m.; Nov. 10, 9:30 a.m.

 

The Siena School
thesienaschool.org; info@thesienaschool.org
301-244-3600
1300 Forest Glen Rd. , Silver Spring, MD
Grades 4-12 • Year Founded: 2006 • Coed • Enrollment: 114 • % of Minorities: 42% • Average Class Size: 10 • Student-Teacher Ratio: 10:1 • Grading System: A - F • Foreign Language: Spanish beginning in 9th Grade • Tuition Range: $36,000 - $38,000 • Number of Computers: 160+ • Internet Access • Gifted/Talented Program • Learning Disabled Program • Special Needs Program • Enrichment Activities • Sports • Extended Day • Summer Program
The Siena School provides highly  individualized, research-based, multisensory instruction and curriculum-related field trips. Our students develop critical thinking skills and acquire the tools and strategies needed to become successful and independent learners, prepared for college.
Open House:
Call to schedule a tour.

 

Spring Bilingual
spring-bilingual.org; info@spring-bilingual.org
301-962-7262
3514 Plyers Mill Rd., Kensington, MD
Grades: Pre-K • Year Founded: 1967 • Coed • Enrollment: 72 • Average Class Size: 30 • Student-Teacher Ratio: 6:1 • Foreign Languages: Spanish, French, Italian beginning age 2 • Tuition Range: $13,000-$18,000 • Enrichment Activities • Extended Day • Summer Program
Montessori preschool integrating education with the acquisition of a second language.
Open House:
2017: Nov. 11, 10 a.m.-Noon
2018: Jan. 6, 10 a.m.-Noon

 

Virginia

 

Academy of Christian Education
myschoolace.com; info@myschoolace.com
10800 Parkridge Blvd., Suite 150, Reston, VA
Grades: Toddler-Grade 6 • Year Founded: 1996 • Religious • Coed• Enrollment: 200 • Average Class Size: 12 • Student-Teacher Ratio: 7:1 • Elementary Assessment • Grading System A-F • Uniform • Foreign Languages: Spanish beginning in Sr. Kindergarten • Tuition Range: $18,500/yr • Number of Computers: 40 • Internet Access • Enrichment Activities • Extended Day • Summer Program • Science Club • Chess Club • LEGO Leagues • After/Before Care
Academically advanced, high-quality education.
Open House:
2017: Oct. 17, Nov. 14
2018: Jan. 16, Feb. 20, Mar. 20, Apr. 17

 

Ambleside School
ambleside.org; admin@ambleside.org
703-430-4034
1089 Liberty Meeting Ct., Herndon, VA
Grades: K-8 • Year Founded: 1999 • Religious • Coed • Enrollment: 116 • Average Class Size: 13 • Student-Teacher Ratio: 13:1 • Entrance Exam • Uniforms • Foreign Languages: Spanish beginning in K • Tuition Range: $7,600-$11,00 • Gifted/Talented Program • Enrichment Activities • Field Study • Nature Study • Picture Study • Shakespeare Festival • Art • Grammar • Handwork • Citizenship
We use Charlotte Mason’s philosophy to teach sixteen subjects:  science, math, English, art, Spanish, and more.  Daily outdoor recess alternates with focused reading and narration.  Since classes are capped at sixteen students, every child participates.
Open House:
2017: Oct. 22, 3 p.m.
2018: Jan. 21, 3 p.m.

 

BASIS Independent McLean
mclean.basisindependent.com
703-854-1253
8000 Jones Branch Dr., McLean, VA
Grades: Preschool-Grade 12
A program inspired by global best practices. An array of challenging, foundational courses in math, science, and humanities, plus coursework like Mandarin, logic, engineering, and the performing arts. Passionate teachers with expertise in their subject matter. And students who are inspired daily to perform at the highest international levels.
Open House:
Call to schedule a tour.

 

BeanTree Ashburn Campus
beantreelearning.com
571-223-3110
43629 Greenway Corporate Dr., Ashburn, VA
Grades: Infant-K • Year Founded: 2007 • Coed • Average Class Size: 14 • Student-Teacher Ratio: 14:1 • Uniforms • Foreign Language: Spanish beginning in PS • Internet Access • Enrichment Activities • Extended Day • Summer Program
BeanTree Learning in Ashburn provides unparalleled care and nurturing for infants through PreK. Led by a team of experienced and caring educators, BeanTree provides children with a safe and stimulating environment for academic success and provides parents with peace of mind. Year- round enrollment for full and part-time academic and specialty programs.
Open House:
Call to schedule a tour.

 

BeanTree Westfields Campus
beantreelearning.com
703-961-8222
5003 Westfields Blvd., Chantilly, VA
Grades: Infant-K • Year Founded: 2007 • Coed • Average Class Size: 14 • Student-Teacher Ratio: 14:1 • Uniforms • Foreign Language: Spanish beginning in PS • Internet Access • Enrichment Activities • Extended Day • Summer Program
Fully accredited, discover the BeanTree Difference at our Westfields/Chantilly Campus! Offering unprecedented educational offerings for your child in every stage of academic development, BeanTree offers Infant care through Full Day Private Kindergarten, Before/After School, and Summer Camp. Year-round enrollment for full- and part-time academic and specialty programs.
Open House:
Call to schedule a tour.

 

Brooksfield
brooksfieldschool.org; brksfield@aol.com
703-356-KIDS
1830 Kirby Rd., McLean, VA
Ages: 2-6 • Year Founded: 1987 • Coed • Enrollment: 90 • Average Class Size: 20 • Student-Teacher Ratio: 10:1 • Foreign Languages: Spanish beginning in Pre-K • Tuition Range: $13,335 - $24,993 • Number of Computers: 10 • Internet Access • Enrichment Activities • Sports • Transportation • Extended Day • Summer Program • Additional Programs: Junior Achievement, Robotics, Organic Gardening Outdoor Adventure Program
A unique Pre-4 through 5th Eco-Friendly, Montessori School idyllically situated on 5 secluded acres in McLean, VA.
Open House:
Call to schedule a tour.

 

 

Burgundy Farm Country Day School
burgundyfarm.org; info@burgundyfarm.org
703-960-3431
3700 Burgundy Rd., Alexandria, VA
Grades: JK-8th • Year Founded: 1946 • Coed • Enrollment: 286 • % of Minorities: 35% • Average Class Size: 15 • Student-Teacher Ratio: 7:1 • Entrance Exam • Foreign Languages: French, Spanish beginning in JK • Tuition Range: $23,592-$26,998 • Number of Computers: 150 • Internet Access • Enrichment Activities • Sports • Transportation • Extended Day • Summer Program
Burgundy provides an inclusive, creative, nurturing environment that engages the whole child. Our innovative, hands-on approach cultivates independent thinking, promotes academic excellence, instills respect for diversity, and teaches responsibility.
Open House:
Call to schedule a tour.

 

 

Congressional School
congressionalschool.org; gherbst@congressionalschool.org
703-533-1064
3229 Sleepy Hollow Rd., Falls Church, VA
Grades: Infants-Grade 8 • Year Founded: 1939 • Coed• Enrollment: 330 • Average Class Size: 13 • Student-Teacher Ratio: 6:1 • Grading System A-F • Uniform • Foreign Languages: French, Spanish, Latin beginning in Preschool • Tuition Range: $24,150-$28,000 • Number of Computers: 1:1 • Internet Access • Enrichment Activities • Sports • Transportation • Extended Day • Summer Program • Equestrian Program • Robotics Program
A co-ed independent day school for infants to eighth graders in Falls Church, VA.  Congressional School prepares young learners for future success, inspiring them to question, collaborate, create, and lead.
Open House:
2017: Oct. 11, 9 a.m.; Nov. 14, 9 a.m.
2018: Jan. 11

 

Fairfax Christian School
fairfaxchristianschool.com; khs@studyfcs.com
703-759-5100
1624 Hunter Mill Rd., Vienna, VA
Grades: K-12 • Year Founded: 1961 • Religious • Coed • Enrollment: 250 • % of Minorities: 50 • Average Class Size: 10 • Student-Teacher Ratio: 7:1 • Grading System: A-F • Foreign Language: French, Spanish, Chinese beginning in K • Tuition Range: $24,850 - $36,600 • Number of Computers: 100 + • Internet Access • AP Classes • Gifted/Talented Program • Enrichment Activities • Sports • Transportation • Extended Day • Summer Program • ESL Program
The Fairfax Christian School is an award-winning, independent, university-preparatory school serving Kindergarten through 12th grade.
Open House:
Tuesday Tours.

 

Grace Episcopal School
graceschoolalex.org, admissions@graceschoolalex.org
703-549-5067
3601 Russell Rd., Alexandria, VA
Grades: Preschool-Grade 5 • Year Founded: 1959 • Religious • Coed • Enrollment: 110 • % of Minorities: 27% • Student-Teacher Ratio: 1:6 • Entrance Exam • Grading System: A-F • Uniforms • Foreign Language: Spanish beginning in Jr. K. • Tuition Range: $9,290 - $19,230 • Number of Computer: 1:1 • Internet Access • Enrichment Activities • Extended Day • Summer Program
Grace Episcopal School fosters an enthusiasm for learning through academic excellence in a nurturing environment. Students receive individual attention in small classes, and are inspired to learn and develop intellectually, physically and spiritually.
Open House:
2017: Nov. 10, 9:30-11:30 a.m.
2018: Jan. 17, 9:30-11:30 a.m.

 

Green Hedges School
greenhedges.org; kvazquez@greenhedges.org
703-938-8323
415 Windover Ave., N.W., Vienna, VA
Ages: 3-Grade 8 • Year Founded: 1942 • Coed • Enrollment: 160 • % of Minorities: 61% • Average Class Size: 16 • Student-Teacher Ratio 1:8 • Entrance Exam • Grading System: A-F • Uniforms • Foreign Languages: French, Spanish, Latin beginning at age 3 • Tuition Rate: $17,280-$30,260 • Internet Access • Enrichment Activities • Sports • Extended Day • Summer Program
At Green Hedges, we raise children who raise their hands-curious, engaged students who enjoy learning from our challenging, complete liberal arts program.  Our small size lets us understand each student, partner with each family, and provide opportunities that lead to big, lasting benefits.
Open House:
2017: Oct. 12, Nov. 8, Dec. 12 starting at 9 a.m.

 

Kenwood School
kenwoodschool.com; alison@kenwoodschool.com
703-256-4711
4955 Sunset Ln., Annandale, VA
Grades: K-6th • Year Founded: 1957 • Coed • Enrollment: 75 • % of Minorities: 50% • Average Class Size: 8 • Student-Teacher Ratio: 8:1 • Grading System: A-F • Foreign Language: Spanish beginning in K • Tuition Range: $775 per month • Number of Computers: 20 • Internet Access • Enrichment Activities • Extended Day • Summer Program • Additional Programs: Gymnastics, Taekwondo, Soccer
Kenwood is a charming environment to learn in. The classes are small (average of 10, maximum of 15), which offers more one-on-one time with the teacher than your average school. The students receive an individualized experience, which helps them grow and learn more than is possible in a large classroom setting. We pride ourselves on our home-like atmosphere and loving faculty.
Open House:
Call to schedule a tour.

 

Leport Montessori Aldie
leport.com/nova; aldie@leportschools.com
703-810-7160
24328 Marrwood Dr., Aldie, VA
Grades: Infant-Elementary • Coed • Student-Teacher Ratio: 1:3, 1:6, 1:12 • Foreign Languages: Mandarin Immersion Option beginning in Preschool • Tuition: Please call school • Extended Day • Summer Program
Please see Open House dates on website at leport.com/nova.

 

Leport Montessori Broadlands
leport.com/nova; broadlands@leportschools.com
703-810-7808
42945 Waxpool Rd., Ashburn, VA
Grades: Toddler- 6th Grade • Coed • Student-Teacher Ratio: 1:6, 1:12 • Tuition: Please call school • Extended Day • Summer Program
Please see Open House dates on website at leport.com/nova.

 

Leport Montessori Chantilly
leport.com/nova; chantilly@leportschools.com
571-222-4728
4550 Walney Rd., Chantilly, VA
Grades: Toddler-6th Grade • Coed • Student-Teacher Ratio: 1:6, 1:12 • Tuition: Please call school • Extended Day • Summer Program
Please see Open House dates on website at leport.com/nova.

 

Leport Montessori Fairfax
leport.com/nova; fairfax@leportschools.com
703-810-7247
3909 Oak St., Fairfax, VA
Grades: Preschool-Kindergarten • Coed • Student-Teacher Ratio: 1:6, 1:12 • Tuition: Please call school • Extended Day • Summer Program
Please see Open House dates on website at leport.com/nova.

 

Leport Montessori Herndon
leport.com/nova; herndon@leportschools.com
571-222-4931
13251 Woodland Park Rd., Herndon, VA
Grades: Toddler-Kindergarten • Coed • Student-Teacher Ratio: 1:6, 1:12 • Tuition: Please call school • Extended Day • Summer Program
Please see Open House dates on website at leport.com/nova.

 

Leport Montessori Reston
leport.com/nova; reston@leportschools.com
703-810-7811
11579 Cedar Chase Rd., Herndon, VA
Grades: Toddler-Kindergarten • Coed • Student-Teacher Ratio: 1:6, 1:12 • Tuition: Please call school • Extended Day • Summer Program
Please see Open House dates on website at leport.com/nova.

 

 

Montessori School of Cedar Lane
preschoolmontessori.com; info@cedarlanemontessori.com
703-560-4379
3035 Cedar Ln., Fairfax, VA
Grades: PreK-K • Year Founded: 1971 • Coed • Enrollment: 100 • Average Class Size: 25 • Student-Teacher Ratio: 12:1 • Foreign Language: Spanish • Tuition Range: $8,510-$15,810 • Internet Access • Sports • Half and Full-Day Program • Summer Program • Additional Programs: Yoga
Montessori School of Cedar Lane has been providing over 40 years of Montessori tradition to Northern Virginia. We offer a complete educational and social environment and utilize the discoveries and methods of Dr. Montessori to help the child develop more fully the potential within him.
Open House:
Call to schedule a tour.

 

Montessori School of Mclean
mcleanmontessori.org
703-790-1049
1711 Kirby Rd., Mclean, VA
Ages: 2 ½-12 • Preschool and Elementary classes • Spanish, French, Science, Drama, Music, P.E., Computer, Art • Summer School • Transportation Available
Open House:
Call to schedule a tour.

 

Montessori School of Northern Virginia
msnv.org; info@msnv.org
703-256-9577 or 703-992-0255
The Montessori School of Northern Virginia (MSNV) is a leading independent school in the Washington Metropolitan area providing authentic Montessori education for children ages 2 through 12 with locations in Falls Church and Annandale.
Open House:
Private tours from October through January.

 

Nysmith School for the Gifted
nysmith.com; ebalberde@nysmith.com
703-713-3332
13625 Eds Dr., Herndon, VA
Grades: 3-years-old -Grade 8 • Year Founded: 1983 • Coed • Enrollment: 551 • Average Class Size: 18 • Student-Teacher Ratio: 9:1 • Entrance Exam • Grading System: O/S lower, A-F upper • Foreign Language: French, Spanish, Latin beginning at age 3 • Tuition Range: $23,000-33,880 • Number of Computers: 501 • Internet Access • Gifted/Talented Program • Special Needs Program • Enrichment Activities • Sports • Transportation • Extended Day • Summer Program
The Nysmith School is committed to nurturing your student’s love of learning and provides rich opportunities so students develop their potential.
Open House:
2017: Oct. 19, Nov. 16, Dec. 14
2018: Jan. 18, Feb. 15, Mar. 15, April 19

 

Oakcrest School
oakcrest.org; admissions@oakcrest.org
703-790-5450
1619 Crowell Rd., Vienna, VA
Grades 6-12 • Year Founded: 1976 • Girls Only • Enrollment: 223 • % of Minorities 32% • Student-Teacher Ratio: 7:1 • Entrance Exam • Grading System: A-F • Uniforms • Foreign Languages: Spanish, Latin beginning in grade 6 • Tuition Range: $24,350-$25,540 • AP Classes • Enrichment Activities • Sports • Transportation
Oakcrest, an independent school, educates the whole person. Inspired by the teachings of the Catholic Church and the spirituality of Opus Dei, we weave together a rich liberal arts curriculum, character development, one-on-one mentoring and service to create a vibrant environment that graduates confident young women–young women who will make a difference in all they choose to do.
Open House:
2017: Oct. 21, 2-5 p.m.

 

The Pavilion at BeanTree
beantreelearning.com
571-223-3113
43635 Greenway Corporate Dr., Ashburn, VA
The Pavilion at BeanTree in Ashburn caters to ages 5 to 14 offering an advanced accredited curriculum. Offering full day private Kindergarten, half day Kindergarten enrichment, Before/After School Programs in addition to multiple summer camp offerings for school age children, The Pavilion at BeanTree provides an unparalleled environment for academic excellence.
Open House:
Call to schedule a tour.

 

Pinecrest School
pinecrestschool.org; admissions@pinecrestschool.org
703-354-3446
7209 Quiet Cove, Annandale, VA
Grades: Preschool-6th • Year Founded: 1957 • Coed • Enrollment: 72 • % of Minorities: 32% • Average Class Size: 9 • Student-Teacher Ratio: 9:1 • Grading System: Number • Foreign Language: Spanish beginning in Preschool • Tuition Range: $7,450-$15,300 • Number of Computers: 20 • Internet Access • Enrichment Activities • Extended Day • Summer Program • Additional Programs: Community Service Club
Small classes, hands-on curriculum emphasizes problem-solving and critical-thinking skills. Individualized approach; each child grows academically, socially and emotionally within caring and positive environment. Summer camp. Before- and after-care.
Open House:
2017: Nov. 10, 12:30-2:30 p.m.
2018: Jan. 20, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.; Feb. 11, 1-4 p.m.; Mar. 18, 1-4 p.m.; April 21, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

 

Randolph-Macon Academy
rma.edu; admission@rma.edu
540-636-5200 or 800-272-1172
200 Academy Dr., Front Royal, VA
Grades: 6-12 • Year Founded: 1892 • Religious • Coed • Enrollment: 305 •% of Minorities: 32% • Average Class Size: 13-15 • Student-Teacher Ratio: 8:1 • Entrance Exam • Grading System: A-F • Foreign Languages: German, Spanish, French beginning age 8 • Tuition Range: $15,972-$36,156 • Number of Computers: 585 • Internet Access • AP Classes • Enrichment Activities • Sports • Summer Program • Flight Program • Air Force Junior ROTC
Randolph-Macon Academy focuses on preparing students for college through rigorous academics and Air Force JROTC.  The 59 graduates of the Class of 2017 were offered nearly $6 million in college scholarship offers and 242 acceptances to 145 different colleges and universities.
Open House:
2017: Oct. 9, Nov. 5, Dec. 3

 

Reston Montessori School
restonmontessori.com; office@restonmontessori.com
703-481-2922
1928 Isaac Newton Sq. West, Reston, VA
Grades: Infant-6th • Year Founded: 1986 • Coed • Enrollment: 200+ • Average Class Size: 24 • Uniforms: K and up • Foreign Language: French beginning at Toddler • Number of Computers: 12 • Internet Access • Enrichment Activities • Sports • Extended Day • Summer Program • Additional Programs: Music, PE, Art
Open House:
Call to schedule a tour.

 

Virginia Academy
virginia-academy.com; admissions@virginia-academy.org
571-209-5500
19790 Ashburn Rd., Ashburn, VA
Grades: Pre K – 12th • Year Founded: 1997 • Religious • Coed • Enrollment: 500 • Average Class Size: 18 • Student to Teacher Ratio: 9:1 • Grading System: A-F • Foreign Languages: Spanish, French beginning in Kindergarten • Tuition Range: $9,200-$18,000 • Internet Access • AP Classes • Gifted/Talented Program • Learning Disabled Program • Special Needs Program • Enrichment Activities • Sports • Extended Day • Summer Program • International Student • Leadership Development
Virginia Academy is a dually accredited, college prep Christian school for students age 2 through 12th grade. Beginning in preschool, students are challenged to excel at their highest level while being given the attention and support needed to perform. Christian character development, a life-long love for learning, and a desire and ability to make a positive impact in the world are the desired outcomes for every student. With an advanced curriculum and a staff fully committed to each child's success, students flourish in an environment of great expectation and care.
Open House:
2017: 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of every month from 9 a.m.-Noon
2018: Jan. 20, 10 a.m.-Noon

 

Westminster School
westminsterschool.com; admissions@westminsterschool.com
703-256-3620
3819 Gallows Rd., Annandale, VA
Grades: Pre-K-8 • Year Founded: 1962 • Coed • Enrollment: 270 • Average Class Size: 14 • Student-Teacher Ratio: 7:1 to 18:1 • Entrance Exam • Uniforms • Foreign Languages: French, Latin beginning in K • Tuition Range: $10,926-$23,466 • Internet Access • Enrichment Activities • Sports • Transportation • Extended Day • Summer Program • Drama • Arts • Orchestra • Daily PE • Odyssey of the Mind •  Math Counts • Science Olympiad
Westminster School provides a unique elementary education based on a classical curriculum, accelerated academics enhanced by the arts and an emphasis on personal responsibility and good character. Students enjoy small classes taught by teachers who specialize in their field.
Open House:
2017: Preschool - Oct. 13; K-8 - Oct. 11, Nov. 12
2018: Preschool - Jan. 12, April 20; K-8 - Jan. 10

 

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