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ANNUAL Education Guide

Google, Yahoo, and Bing might be how some people search for private schools. But, local moms know that FAMILY Magazine is the best way to find a private school in Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, DC.

 




Education Guide 2013
 
Private Schools & Preschool


District of Columbia

 
Beauvoir, The National Cathedral Elementary School

www.beauvoirschool.org
202-537-6493
3500 Woodley Rd, NW

Washington, DC

Beauvoir provides an educational environment fostering a lifetime of enthusiasm for learning and growth while nurturing the spiritual, ethical, intellectual, emotional, physical and social development.
 
CommuniKids Preschool
www.communikids.com
dc@communikids.com
202-363-0144
4719 Wisconsin Avenue, NW

Washington, DC

Ages Served: 2 1/2 to 5
CommuniKid’s Preschool’s language-immersion, play-based programs prepare young children to become the global citizens of tomorrow. Our DC location offers a NAEYC-accredited Spanish-immersion preschool for ages 2 1/2 to 5. Extended Care available.
 
Edmund Burke School

www.burkeschool.org
admissions@burkeschool.org
4101 Connecticut Ave.nue, NW
Washington, DC
Burke is a progressive, urban, inclusive, vibrant college-prep school for 300 students in grades 6 -12. Located in Washington DC, we offer challenging academics, world-class arts and championship sports with an emphasis on leadership and service.
Open House Dates:
October 26: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
December 14: 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
 
Franklin Montessori School - Forest Hills Campus
www..franklinmontessori.com
fm.schools@verizon.net
202-966-7747
4473 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC
Ages Served: 2 - 6
The Franklin Montessori School provides creative and stimulating intellectual, artistic, and developmental experiences for the 2 year old, preschool and kindergarten child in Washington, DC. We offer a 10-month, 11- month or 12-month program option.
 
Jewish Primary Day School of the Nation’s Capital
www.jpds.org

jpds.admission@jpds.org
202-291-jpds (5737)
6045 Sixteenth Street, NW

Washington, DC

Ages Served: PreK-Grade 6

Challenging and creative secular, Hebrew and Judaic curriculum, low student/teacher ratios. Fostering a love of learning, a sense of community and a solid moral foundation.
Open House Dates:
October 22; 9:30 am
November 20; 7:00 pm
December 18; 9:30 am
January 7, 9:30 am

St. Ann’s Aca
demy
www.stannsacademy.net
schooloffice@stanndc.org
202-363-4460
4404 Wisconsin Ave., NW
Washington, DC
Ages: PreK - 8th grade
Saint Ann’s Acadmy, a Roman Catholic school steeped in tradition provides a culturally diverse and challenging, academic program. We prepare our students to be independent thinkers, instilled with a global perspective, guided by Roman Catholic values.
 
Saint Columba’s
Nursery School

www.columba.org
school@columba.org
202-742-1980
4201 Albemarle St., NW
Washington, DC
5 day program. Ages 2 1/2 to 5. Extensive playground. Financial aid available. Accepts children with special needs.
Open House Dates:
October 29: 9:30 am
November 15: 9:30 am
December 11: 9:30 am

Maryland
 
Acorn Hill Waldorf Kindergarten & Nursery

www.acornhill.org
info@acornhill.org
301-565-2282
9504 Brunett Ave.
Silver Spring, MD
Ages: 3 - 6
Play-oriented Waldorf curriculum with singing, crafts, gardening, puppetry, storytelling. Beautiful woodland site - lots of outdoor play.  Wholesome, natural snack menu for children. Certified Waldorf teachers. Half day program. 40 years+ experience.
 
Barrie School
www.barrie.org

admissions@barrie.org
301-576-2800
13500 Layhill Road
Silver Spring, MD
Ages: 18 months - Grade 12

Offering a premier Montessori program age 2 though grade 5, a dynamic Middle, and college focused Upper School. 


Butler Montessori

www.butlerschool.org
admin@butlerschool.org
301-977-6600
15951 Germantown Road
Darnestown, MD
Private/Independent School
Grades: 3 yrs. - 8th grade
Preschool/Kindergarten:
Ages: 3 - 6
Butler Montessori is a private AMI Montessori school, camp and equestrian program for ages 3 - 8th grade. Butler Montessori is a community of parents, educators who come together to raise children that have the skills and confidence to navigate complex relationships, embrace diversity, and respond to challenges with creativity and optimism.
 
The Children in the Shoe
www.thechildrenintheshoe.com
Rockville@thechildrenintheshoe.com
301-841-7708
1375 Piccard Drive
Rockville, MD
Locations in Bethesda, Olney and Rockville
The Children in the Shoe provides high quality child care and education for young children. The key to successful learning experiences is to figure out what interests your child.  We help develop a love of learning.
 
Evergreen
Montessori School

www.evergreenschool.com
info@evergreenschool.com
301-942-5979
10700 Georgia Ave
Silver Spring, MD
Grades: 2 years old - 3rd Grade

Enrichment Activites: Martial Arts, cooking, sports, art, music, nature.
Open House Dates: 
November 15
 January 17


Feynman School
www.feynmanschool.org
info@fenmanschool.org
301-365-1212
7730 Bradley Boulevard 

Bethesda, MD
Private/Independent School
Grades: Preschool - 2nd grade

Preschool/Kindergarten:
Ages: 3 -5
Feynman School’s young gifted-and-talented students ask plenty of  “why?” questions, develop critical and creative thinking skills, and pursue topics of interest in depth within a vibrant learning community.
 
Friends Community School
www.friendscommunityschool.org
connie@friendscommunityschool.org
301-441-2100
5901 Westchester Park Drive
College Park, MD
Grades: Kindergarten - 8th Grade
The Joy of an Extraordinary Education! That is what students experience at this 
K - 8 progressive Quaker school. We nuture life-long learners, courageous risk-takers, and joyous peacemakers. Students move on to leading high schools area-wide. 

Open House Dates: 

October 17: 9:00 am- 11:00 am
November 2: 9:00 am - 11:00 am
November 12: 9:00 am - 11:00 am

December 6: 9:00 am - 11:00 am

January 11: 9:00 am - 11:00 am
January 16: 9:00 am - 11:00 am
 
Friends Meeting School
www.friendsmeetingschool.org
Mdalton@friendsmeetingschool.org
301-798-0288
3232 Green Valley Rd
Ijamsville, MD
Grades: Age 3 - 12th grade

Enrichment Activites: Saddle, Lego, Spelling, Yearbook Clubs, Orchestra, Athletics, Community Play
Serves students who thrive in interactive, nurturing, challenging small classes. Provides experiential learning, and community service. Emphasizes intergrity, equality, creativity, peace and simplicity. Celebrates cutlural, economic, academic, social and religious diversity.
 
German School Washington D.C.

www.dswashington.org
mail@dswash.org
301-365-4400
8617 Chateau Drive
Potomac, MD
Ages Served: PreK - 12th Grade

Enrichment Activites: Dance, team sports, cooking, track & field, swimming, computer science, among others.
Field Trip Destination: Smithsonians, Capitol Hill, Botanical Garden, among others.
German School Washington, located in Potomac, MD, coeducational.
Teaching a challenging curriculum in a truly international environment. Strong focus on science and languages. Degree enables entrance to universities in Europe and US. Extended care until 5pm. Swiming Pool.  

Open House Dates: 

November 9: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
 
Green Acres School
www.greenacres.org
admission@greenacres.org
301-881-4100 x 189
11701 Danville Drive
North Bethesda, MD
Area Served: DC, MD, VA

Ages Served: PK - 8th grade

Academic challenge, nurturing environment. Progressive: engaging curriculum & small classes focus on hands-on learning, problem solving, decision making. Extensive arts, PE, outdoors, 15 wooded acres. Superb high school/college placement.
 
Maryland Association of Nonpuplic Special Education Facilites (MANSEF)
www.mansef.org
mansef@aol.com
410-938-4413
Baltimore, MD
Area Served: MD
Ages Served: 3 - 21
95 nonpublic state-approved special education schools offer specialized services to students with disabilities. Contact MANSEF for more information and a directory of these publicly funded schools.
 
The Maddux School
www.madduxschool.org

amullins@madduxschool.org
301-469-0223
11614 Seven Locks Rd.

Rockville, MD
Ages Served: 3 - 8 

Small, structured nurturing preschool to second grade classes offering developmentally-based, academically enriching activities with an emphasis on social language.
 
Paint Branch 
Montessori School

www.pbmontessori.com
info@pbmontessori.com
301-434-0373
10309 New Hampshire Avenue
Silver Spring, MD
Ages Served: 2 - 12

Founded 1975. Full Montessori curriculum. Nurturing*, dedicated, trained teachers. Diverse student population.  Low student to teacher ratio. Extended day care. Summer program. Active parent community.
 
Sandy Spring Friends School
www.ssfs.org
admission@ssfs.org
301-774-7455
16923 Norwood Road
Sandy Spring, MD
Grades: PK - 12
Sandy Spring Friends School is a progressive, coed, college preparatory Quaker school serving students from Pre-K through 12th Grade, with an optional boarding program in the Uppesr School. Founded in 1961, SSFS offers a deep and rigorous academic curriculum focused on a global education and 21st-century skills, character education rooted in universal Quaker principles, and a diverse and international student body that reflects today’s global community.
Open House Dates:
October 26: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Novmeber 15: 8:15 am - 11:00 am

December 13: 8:15 am - 11:00 am

January 10: 8:15 am - 11:00 am
 
The Siena School

www.thesienaschool.org
info@thesienaschool.org
301-244-3600
1300 Forest Glen Road

Silver Spring, MD

Grades: 4 - 12

Serving bright college bound students with language-based learning differences in grades 4-12.
Open House every Wednesday at 9:30 am.
 
Spring Bilingual 
Montessori School

www.springbma.org
sbma_office@yahoo.com
301-962-7262
3514 Plyers Mill Road
Kensington, MD
Ages Served: 2 1/2 - 6 years

Founded in 1967, Spring Bilingual Montessori Academy has innovated and refined the concept of integrating a Montessori education with the acquistion of proficiency in a second language. Spring Academy has an academic program along with a summer camp.
 
Top Hat Montessori
www.tophatmontessori.com
info@tophatmontessori.com
240-813-0713
18243-A Flower Hill Way
Gaithersburg, MD
Ages: 2 months - 6 years
Top Hat Montessori provides a stimulating, nurturing environment where your child will grow with confidence, curiosity,  and a love of learning. We focus on providing high quality care in a safe diverse, and caring community.
 
Washington
Waldorf School

www.washingtonwaldorf.org
llawson@washingtonwaldorf.org
301-229-6107
4800 Sangamore Rd.

Bethesda, MD
Ages: Infant - 12th grade
Our integrative curriculum & innovative instructional methods provide a unique, developmentally appropriate education. Encouraging clear thinking, balanced feeling & initiative, our acdemic, artistic and practical program offers  A Better Way to Learn.
 
Virginia

 
Alexandria Country 
Day School
www.acdsnet.org
admissions@acdsnet.org
703-837-1303
2400 Russell Road
Alexandria, VA
Grades: K - 8
Alexandria Country Day School graduates students who are independent learners, effective communicators, community minded, and balanced. To learn more, please visit our website or call to schedule a tour.

Open House Dates: 
October 19 • November 11
Decemeber 17 • January 10

The Auburn School

www.theauburnschool.org
info@theauburnschool.org
703-793-9353
Locations in Herndon, VA, Silver Spring, MD, and Baltimore, MD.
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.
 
BeanTree Learning
Ashburn Campus --
www.beantreelearning.com
ashburninfo@beantreelearning.com
571-223-3110
43629 Greenway Corporate Dr.
Ashburn, VA
Westfields/Chantilly Campus --
www.beantreelearning.com
westfieldsinfo@beantreelearning.com
703-961-8222
5003 Westone Plaza
Chantilly, VA
BeanTree Learning is considered Northern Virginia’s premiere school for early childhood education. BeenTree’s Creative Campus for Children provides unparalleled educational offerings with small class sizes and low student-teacher ratio. Year-round enrollment for children six weeks to 12 years with full and part-time programs for infants, toddlers, and preschool. School age children enrollment available for full-day private kindergarten, before/after school programs, and summer/holiday camp.

Brooksfield School
www.brooksfieldschool.org
brksfield@aol.com
703-356-KIDS
1830 Kirby Rd
McLean, VA
Ages served: 3 - 9
Grade Levels: Pre-K - 5th
A unique Pre-K - 5th Eco-Friendly, Montessori School idyllically situated on 5 secluded acres in McLean, Virginia.
 
Browne Academy
www.browneacademy.org
admission@browneacademy.org
703-960-3000
5917 Telegraph Rd.
Alexandria, VA
Ages: 3 yrs. - 8th grade
Browne Academy is a pre-kindergarten through eighth grade independent school that nurtures academic excellence and gives children the confidence to thrive. Browne prepares girls and boys in the metropolitan Washington, DC area for competitive secondary schools as well as being dedicated to the development of the individual child as an indepedent, lifelong learner who embraces the core values of excellence, diversity, character and community. Open House Dates:
October 4: 9:00 am
November 11: 9:00 am
December 4: 9:00 am
January 10: 9:00 am
 
Burgundy Farm 
Country Day School
www.burgundyfarm.org
info@burgundyfarm.org
703-960-3431
3700 Burgundy Road
Alexandria, VA
Grades: JK - 8th Grade
Enrichment activities: Interscholastic sports, after school clubs and extended day opportunities (fencing, dance, drumming, chess, destination imagination, arts, and others).
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 Dates: 

October 6: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

November 11: 9:00 am - 11:00 am
December 7: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
January 12: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
 
The Catholic Diocese
of Arlington

www.arlingtondiocese.org/catholicschools/index.php
catholicschools
     @arlingtondiocese.org
703-841-2519
Ages: PreK - High School 
The Catholic Schools of the Diocese of Arlington serve over 17,000 students throughout Nothern Virginia. Our 38 elementary and 4 high schools are committed to providing an excellent academic education rooted in the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
 
CommuniKids Preschool
www.communikids.com
fc@communikids.com
703-534-2221
510 N. Washington Street, Suite 400

Falls Church, VA

Ages Served: 2 1/2 to 5
CommuniKids Preschool’s language-immersion, play-based programs prepare young children to become the global citizens of tomorrow. Our VA location offers a NAEYC-accredited Spanish and French-immersion preschool for ages 2 1/2 to 5. Extended Care available.
 
The Congressional Schools of Virginia
www.congressionalschools.org
admissions@csov.org
703-533-9711
3229 Sleepy Hollow Road

Falls Church, VA
Ages: Infant - Grade 8

A co-ed independent day school on 40 acres. Infant - Grade 8. The school’s mission is to prepare children, through an innovative and accelerated curriculum to embrace the opportunities and responsibitites they will face as global citizens. Visit 
www.congressionalschools.org
 
F.A.Z. Creative
Education Center

www.fazeducation.com
703-848-8822 or
703-300-4788
1776 Old Meadow Rd.

McLean, VA

Ages Served: Birth - 7 
F.A.Z.
Creative Education Center (child care) offers programs for infants and children up to age 7. For over 10 years FAZ has utilzed foreign languages, sports & fitness, technology and arts & crafts a unique educational community. Open House Quaterly.
 
Good Shepherd 
Lutheran School
www.gslcva.org
Preschool@gslcva.org
703-437-4511
1133 Reston Avenue
Herndon, VA
Ages: 2 1/2 - 5

Now Enrolling: Ages: 2 1/2 - 5. Welcoming all children! Nurturing, Christian Environment. We celebrate each child individually, focusing on the development of the whole child. Experienced, well-trained staff. Personal tours. by appointment.
 
Grace Episcopal School
www.graceschoolalex.org
admissions@graceschoolalex.org
703-549-5067
3601 Russell Road

Alexandria, VA
Grades: Preschool - Grade 5

Preschool: 
3 years PS by 6/30
4 years JK by 6/30
5 years K by 9/30
Founded in 1959, Grace Episcopal School provides an academically challenging and developmentally appropriate education for children in Preschool through Grade 5. Our strong academic program emphasizes the basic tools of learning: reading, writing, and mathematics. The curriculum is varied - rich in music, literature, drama, art, history, science, computers, physical education, and spiritual development - all taught in an enriching and nurturing environment. Our students receive personal attention in small classes and learn to be critical thinkers and successful problem solvers.
Open House Dates:

November 11

January 15
 
Green Hedges School

www.greenhedges.org
sfabian@greenhedges.org
703-938-8323
415 Windover Ave., NW
Vienna, VA
Ages: Preschool - Grade 8
Green Hedges School is small by design with big opportunities that promote confidence and leadership. The result: children who think for themselves and become well-rounded young adults. Join us for a campus tour hosted every Wednesday morning at 9 AM.
Open House Dates:
November 10; 3:00 - 5:00 pm
January 25; 9:00 - 11:00 am
April 27; 3:00 - 5:00 pm
 
Herndon United Methodist Church Preschool & Kindergarten
www.herndonmcpreschool.shutterfly.com
herndonmcpreschool@gmail.com
703-435-5688
701 Bennett St
Herndon, VA
Ages: 2 1/2 - 6
At HUMC Preschool & Kindergarten children will feel success through achievement in an atmosphere of faith, hope, and love. Accepting children ages 2 1/2 - 6, we are a non-profit school established in 1993 as an outreach of Herndon United Methodist.
 
Hopkins House
www.hopkinshouse.org
skeith@hopkinshouse.org
571-480-4081/4261
Locations:
Helen Day Preschool Academy
1224 Princess St

Alexandria, VA

McNeil Preschool Academy
8543 Forest Place

Alexandria, VA
Ages: 6 weeks - 5 years
A full-week, full day, year-round NAEYC accredited program. Hours of operation are weekdays, 7am to 6pm, for children aged 6 weeks to 5 years. All families are welcome. Child care free subsidy programs such as City of Alexandria, County of Fairfax, Stafford County and military are encouraged to enroll.  


Kenwood School

www.kenwoodschool.com
admissions@kenwoodschool.com
703-256-4711
4955 Sunset Lane
Annandale, VA
Grades: Kindergarten - 6th grade
Enrichment activities: Physical Education, Spanish, Music, Computers, Martial Arts, Gymnastics, and Soccer
Kenwood provides a full-day Kindergarten for children who turn 5 before November 30th, a later cutoff than Fairfax County. Our curriculum surpasses Virginia’s SOL guidelines for each grade and focuses on each child’s individual development.
Open House Dates: 
April 26
 
Loudoun Country
Day School

www.LCDS.org
info@lcds.org
703-777-3841
20600 Red Cedar Dr
Leesburg, VA
Grades: Pre-K - 8th
LCDS is an accredited, independent, co-educational school educating students in Pre-K - 8th grade. We pride ourselves on our rigorous curriculum, nurturing environment & extensive programs in foreign languages, arts, technology, and athletics.
 
Metropolitan School 
of the Arts

www.metropolitanarts.org
studio@metropolitanarts.org
703-339-0444
9524 Workhouse Way

Lorton, VA

5775 Barclay Drive, Suite 4

Kingstowne, VA
Ages: Private arts secondary scohool grades 7 - 12; dance, music and theater for all ages.

Hours of operation: Mon - Sat. during regular business hours and  evenings

Metropolitan School of the Arts strives toward enlightening and uplifting our global community through extraordinary arts education, performance and cultural experiences, with the goal of empowering positive movement in self and society through the arts.

Open House Dates: 

Sept. 8: Open House and Ribbon Cutting at Kingstowne studio location

Oct. 27: Fall Festival at Lorton studio location


Montessori School
of McLean

www.mcleanmontessori.org
office@mcleanmontessori.org
703-790-1049
1711 Kirby Road
McLean, VA
Ages: 2 1/2 - 12
Preschool and Elementary classes. Spanish, French, Science, drama, music, P.E., computer, art, summer school, transportation available.
 
Nysmith School
for the Gifted

www.nysmith.com
mwhite@nysmith.com
703-713-3332
12625 EDS Dr.
Herndon, VA
Ages Served: 3 – 8th grade
Family owned and operated since 1983, 620+ children 3 years through 8th Grade, 1:9 Teacher Student Ratio, Award Winning. Daily Individualized reading and math, science, computers, logic, foreign language. Loving atmosphere with exciting curriculum.
 
Pinecrest School
www.pinecrestschool.org
admissions@pinecrestschool.org
703-354-3446
7209 Quiet Cove
Annandale, VA
Preschool Age 3 - Grade 6
Nurturing curiosity, confidence & a love of learning since 1957. Small classes. Challenging academics. Individualized approach allows children to grow academically, socially & emotionally at their own pace. After-care & summer camp.
Open House Dates: 

November 11: 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

December 7: 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
January 12: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

February 8: 10:30 am -1:30 pm
May 7: 6:30 pm - 8:00 p.m
 
Potomac Crescent Waldorf School
www.potomaccrescentschool.org
information@potomaccrescentschool.org
703-486-1309
923 South 23rd Street
Arlington, VA
Ages: Infant to 3rd Grade
Potomac Crescent Waldorf School offers a developmentally appropriate, experiential approach to education.  We integrate the arts and academics and offer programs from preschool through third grade. We seek to inspire a life-long love of learning.
Open House Dates:
November 16: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
January 25: 10:00 am - 123:00 pm
 
Providence Academy
www.providenceacademyva.org
info@providenceacademyva.org
571-252-9259
835 Lee Avenue, SW Suite 604
Leesburg, VA
Grades: K - 8
We are a private, independent Christian school in Leesburg, VA. The mission of Providence Academy is to nurture and educate children, in partnership with their parents and church, to become mature spiritually, academically, socially, and physically to the glory of God. We provide an education steeped in the classical tradition yet responsive to current research on best teaching practices. We strive to foster excellence in all respects in a loving, Christian environment.
Open House Dates: 

October 8

February 4
March 18
 
Randolph-Macon Academy
www.rma.edu
admission@rma.edu
800-272-1172
200 Academy Drive
Front Royal, VA
Area Served: DC, MD, VA
Ages Served: Grades 6 - 12
Co-ed boarding school with Air Force JROTC for grades 9 - 12. Graduating classes average over $5.5 million in college scholarships. Summer programs available.
 
Reston Montessori School

www.restonmontessori.com
office@restonmontessori.com
703-481-2922
1928 Isaac Newton Sq. W
Reston, VA

Ages Served: 3 mths. - 9 yrs.
Half day/full day programs. French language and Music classes. Academic Therapy Services. Summer/Vacation camp.
 
St. George’s UMC Preschool
www.stgpreschool.com

information@stgpreschool.com
703-385-4422
4910 Ox Road
Fairfax, VA 

St. George’s UMC Preschool is dedicated to developing the whole child. We provide fun age-appropriate learning experiences that meet the individual needs of each child. Come grow with us and set the stage to learn for a lifetime!
 
Sunset Hills Montessori School
www.sunsethillsmontessori.com
office@sunsethillsmontessori.com
703-476-7477
11180 Ridge Heights Rd.
Reston, VA
Ages: 18 months – Grade 3
Nestled on the shores of Lake Audubon, Sunset Hills Montessori School offers a peaceful Montessori environment for children ages 18 months to 9 years. As a full AMS member school, we’ve been educating, nurturing, and inspiring young minds since 1994.
 
Westminster School
www.westminsterschool.com

admissions@westminsterschool.com
703-256-3620
3819 Gallows Rd. 

Annandale, VA
Ages Served:  Preschool (age 3) - Grade 8 

Since 1962...providing an accelerated curriculum steeped in the classics with an emphasis on the arts. French, Latin, Music, Art, Drama, Orchestra, Daily PE, & Multiple Field Trips, Bus Service & Extended Care Available. 


Enrichment Activities

District of Columbia


Blue Box Sports
www.BlueBoxSports.com
info@BlueBoxSports.com
703-953-1667
Herndon, VA
Classes Held In DC, & VA
Ages Served: 18 mths. - 6 yrs.
Blue Box Sports offers SoccerTots and Lil Sluggers Baseball development classes centered around fun games that kids like to play. Classes are skills based and are designed to help develop motor skills, promote fitness, and create self confidence.
 
Gymboree
Play & Music

www.gymboreeclasses.com
Locations:
Alexandria: • 703-836-2277
alexva@gymboreeclasses.com
Burke • 703-836-2277
burkeva@gymboreeclasses.com
Chantilly • 703-836-2277
chantillyva@gymboreeclasses.com
Bethesda • 301-654-8988
bethesdamd@gymboreeclasses.com
Silver Spring • 301-589-0064
ssmd@gymboreeclasses.com
DC • 202-627-2450
wdc@gymboreeclasses.com
Area Served: VA, DC, MD
Join our Level 1 classes for Parents and Babies newborn to 6 months, Level 2 for 6-10 months, and our Music Classes beginning at 6 months. Play, Music and Art classes for children up to 5 years.
 
Levine School of Music
www.levineschool.org
2801 Upton Street, NW
Washington, DC
Ages Served: All Ages
Enrichment Activities:  Music lessons & classes, ensembles, camps, music therapy.

Inspiring the love of music for over 35 years, Levine offers music instruction and music therapy for children and adults of all abilities and interests.  Year-round offerings, including summer camps and specialty summer programs.
 
Mad Science
www.madscience.org/dc
ali@madscienceofdc.com
301-593-4777
Locations in MD, VA, DC
Ages Served: 4-12
We bring the spectacular science to you! Each 45-60 minute long party may include indoor fireworks, color changing reactions, electrical madness and much more! Kids ages 6 and up even get to make their own project to take home!
 
Top Kick Martial Arts Center
www.topkickonline.com
Belmont Greene • 703-724-9306
Broadlands • 703-723-5425
Kings Park • 703-503-0101
Potomac Falls • 571-434-3334
Purcellville • 540-338-2888
South Riding • 703-327-8030
Area Served: DC, MD, VA
Ages Served: All
A constructive after school alternative. Traditional martial art benefits. Daily Taekwondo, games, and exercise. Transportation provided from select schools.
 
Maryland


Flying Kick
Fitness Center

www.flyingkicktkd.com
flyingkicktkd@verizon.net
301-951-0543
4711 Chase Ave.
Bethesda, MD
Area Served: DC, MD, VA
Ages Served: All
Build focus, discipline and confidence. Taekwondo classes in Bethesda for 15 years, and 6+ local schools. Children, adults and families welcome. We strive to build strength and confidence in body and mind.

International School 
of Music
www.ismw.org
info@ismw.org
301-365-5888
10450 Auto Park Avenue
Bethesda, MD

301-657-0763
5
110 Ridgefield Road
Bethesda, MD
Music lessions for all ages offered in all instruments and voice by nurturing faculty. Preschool, adult programs and recitals available. 


Jordan Kitt’s
Music School

www.keyboardcenter.com
lessons@jordankitts.com
800-968-4807
Locations:
Rockville, MD
Beltsville, MD 

Fairfax, VA

Sterling, VA
Jordan Kitt’s Yamaha Music School helps children develop their musical abilities and creative expression naturally. For over 50 years, Yamaha schools around the world have taught over 6 million children to play, appreciate and create great music.
 
Language Fundamentals
www.languagefundamentals.com
marian@languagefundamentals.com
301-312-8847
4823 Fairmont Avenue
Bethesda, MD
Area served: DC, MD,  VA
Ages Served: All
Serving individuals, schools and companies by offering English, French and Spanish language programs for adults, children and babies. Adult Group Classes, Children Group Classes, Mommy and Me Classes, Corporate Programs, Before & After School Programs.
 
Language Stars
www.languagestars.com
info@languagestars.com
866-55-STARS
Location: Visit our Website for a locaton close to you.
Area Served: DC, MD, VA

Ages Served: 1 - 10
Language Stars teaches foreign language to kids the same way they learn their first language. Using games, songs, art projects and more native speaking teachers immerse children ages 1-10 in Spanish, French, Mandarin or German.
 
Mad Science
www.madscience.org/dc
ali@madscienceofdc.com
301-593-4777
Locations in MD, VA, DC
Ages Served: 4-12
We bring the spectacular science to you! Each 45-60 minute long party may include indoor fireworks, color changing reactions, electrical madness and much more! Kids ages 6 and up even get to make their own project to take home!
 
Minilinguists
www.minilinguists..com
Minilinguists@verizon.net
301-770-2937
11815 Seven Locks Road

Potomac, MD

Ages Served: five to high school
Enroll your children in French or Spanish classes that use the arts and activities that children love to teach them to march towards fluency. Saturday morning classes starting in the fall for ages three to five and six to nine. Other ages coming.
 
My Gym
www.mygym.com
Bethesda, MD: 301-652-2820
Potomac, MD: 301-983-5300
Alexandria, VA: 703-971-5437
Burke, VA: 703-425-5327
Chantilly, VA: 703-378-3100
Ages Served: 3 - 9
Enroll for Fall Classes! 1/2 day camps for active kids! Gymnastics, sports, games, arts & crafts and more in our cool and clean air-conditioned facilities. Camps can be reserved by the week. Each day is a different set of activities so your child can attend multiple days.
 
Potomac
Horse Center

www.potomachorse.com
301-208-0200
14211 Quince Orchard Road
North Potomac, MD
Ages Served: 5 - adult
Potomac Horse Center offers English Riding Lessons starting with children age 5 to adults, Birthday Pony Parties, an accredited Summer Horse Day Camp program, Horse Shows, Therapeutic Riding, Trail Riding Classes, and much more.
 
SportsPlex
Locations:
Rockville, MD
www.rockvillesports.com
info@rockvillesports.com
301-838-4455
Dulles, VA
www.dullessportsplex.com
info@dullessportsplex.com
703-430-9966
Ages Served: 18 mths. - Snrs.
Keeping your kids healthy by keeping them active. Check us out for indoor sports, summer camps, school day-off camp, awesome parties, bar/bat mitzvahs, youth & adult leagues, enrichment sports classes.
 
TK Gym & Martial Arts
www.tkmainc.com
tkmainc@yahoo.com
301-657-7782
6831 Wisconsin Ave., #P102
Chevy Chase, MD
Ages Served: Tiny tot (3.5 - 5), children, adults, family
Martial Arts offers the best work-out method to get in shape and the discipline you need to be motivated, learn Self-Defense and stay in shape.


Virginia


Abrakadoodle
www.abrakadoodle.com/VA01
swalia@abrakadoodle.com
703-538-4278
6909 Custis Parkway
Falls Church, VA
Abrakadoodle, a popular creativity program, provides remarkable art classes, art camps and art parties and special events for children 20 mths to 12 years old at schools, community centers & other convenient locations.
 
Black Lab Music Studio
www.blacklabmusicstudio.com
blacklabpiano@gmail.com
703-807-0580
Sleepy Hollow Estates
Falls Church, VA
Ages Served: 4 - adult
Private piano lessons in a home studio setting centered around core musical skills, ear training, creative thinking, and the love of making music. Workshops and recitals throughout the year. Registration is ongoing. Accepting any level pupil.
 
Blue Box Sports
www.BlueBoxSports.com
info@BlueBoxSports.com
703-953-1667
Herndon, VA
Classes Held In DC, & VA
Ages Served: 18 mths. - 6 yrs.
Blue Box Sports offers SoccerTots and Lil Sluggers Baseball development classes centered around fun games that kids like to play. Classes are skills based and are designed to help develop motor skills, promote fitness, and create self confidence.
 
Classic
Tales ‘n Tunes

www.classictnt.com
info@classictnt.com
703-848-9808
Location: Classes held at community centers - Alexandria, Arlington, Falls Church and Vienna.
Programs privately through preschools, day care centers and private homes.
Area Served: DC, MD, VA
Ages Served: birth to adult.
Four program choices, which may include English, ASL, Spanish, stories, puppets, music, & movement. Private in-home lessons in voice, piano, flute & Spanish. Educator training at your site. Fairfax County Human Rights award winner.
 
Dictyon Languages
www.dictyon.net
703-875-7630
1010 North Glebe Road
Arlington, VA
Ages Served: K to Adult.
Classes for children in kindergarten through adults of all ages with over 100 languages. Language proficiency testing as well as translation and interpretation services.  Mommy and Me classes and Ladies Night Out.
 
Drama Kids of Stafford and Prince William County

www.dramakids.com/va3
dramakidsnova@comcast.net
540-658-1190
Enrichment Activites: Drama Education
Creative drama & literacy enrichment program where kids ages 4-17 act up with a purpose! We work with your child’s imagination and creativity to develop literacy skills, public speaking, leadership/teamwork, acting abilites, self-confidence and other essential life skills. Classes are taught by experienced educators in a fast paced and fun environment! Enrollment is ongoing, as space permits. Discounts, flexible payment options, and pro-rated tuition rates are available. 


Harmonia School
of Music & Art

www.harmoniaschool.org
harmonia@harmoniaschool.org
703-938-7301
204 F Mill Street, NE
Vienna, VA
Enrichment Activities: Music lessons, theater, drama classes
Harmonia School offers outstanding performing arts programs. It includes instrumental and Voice lessons, early childhood classes. Our Theater department offers one of the finest Musical Theater and Acting programs culminate in productions. The classes are offered to all ages & all level. Taught by highly educated and experienced teachers.
 
Hola Baby
www.holababy.net
maria@holababy.net
N. Arlington & Alexandria locations
A Spanish Immersion program for babies and toddlers (ages 10 months - 5 years). The goal is to have fun in Spanish at an early age and among friends! Hola Baby helps parents introduce Spanish to their Child and/or reinforce the language with their child in a social setting.
 
Jane Franklin Dance

www.janefranklin.com
janefranklindance@gmail.com
703-933-1111
3700 South Four Mile Run Drive
Arlington VA

Enrichment Activities: Dance/ camps & intensives/performances for children.
Hours of Operation: Saturday & Sunday matinee performances
Celebrate movement and spark imagination through dance education and performances for children.
Open House Dates:
The Big Meow at Old Town Theatre, Alexandria Sept 21, Oct 19, Nov 16. Check online for upcoming performances, camps and intensives.

Jordan Kitt’s Music School
www.keyboardcenter.com
lessons@jordankitts.com
800-968-4807
Locations:
Rockville, MD
Beltsville, MD
Fairfax, VA
Sterling, VA
Jordan Kitt’s Yamaha Music School helps children develop their musical abilities and creative expression naturally. For over 50 years, Yamaha schools around the world have taught over 6 million children to play, appreciate and create great music. 


Kate McClain 
Social Skills
www.katemcclainsocialskills.com

katemcclaisocialskills@gmail.com
202-550-7785
3910 Lorcom Lane
Arlington, VA
Ages Served: 3 - 18
For kids who need help with communication & friendship skills; staffed by teachers & therapists; 1:3 ratio. Kids work on social & conversation skills through guided play, games, arts & crafts. plyaground time, & more. Groups meet weekdays and Saturdays. 


Language Stars
www.languagestars.com
info@languagestars.com
866-55-STARS
Locations: Visit our Website for a location near you.
Ages Served: 1 - 10

Language Stars teaches foreign language to kids the same way they learn their first language. Using games, songs, art projects and more native speaking teachers immerse children ages 1-10 in Spanish, French, Mandarin or German.
 
Leesburg Animal Park
www.leesburganimalpark.com
Leesburganimalpark@gmail.com
703-433-0002
19270 James Monroe Highway
Leesburg, VA
Hours of Operation:
Tuesday - Sunday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Field Trip Destination: 
Pumpkinville Sept. 21 - Nov 5:9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Visit a variety of domestic and exotic animals on 21 acres of fun! Live Animal Petting & Feeding, Pony Rides, Wagon Rides & Hands-on  Animal Encounters. Perfect for educational field trips, birthday parties and family fun. Pumpkinville Fall Festival features giant hill slides, kid’s maze, spider web crawl, moon bounces, pedal carts, free pumpkins & cider & much more.
 
Linguizz Center of Excellence
www.linguizzcenter.org
info@linguizzcenter.org
703-574-6252
14101 Sullyfield Circle
Chantilly, VA
Ages Served: 10 - Adult
Learning Skills and Language Arts. English as a First or Second Language. Personalized Small Group Interactice Sessions.
 
Loudoun
Gymnastics Center

www.loudoungymnastics.com
loudoungymnastics@msn.com
703-444-9298
21586 Atlantic Blvd., Bldg. #130
Sterling, VA
Ages Served: 3+
We are a full service, gymnastics AIR-CONDITIONED facility just a hop, skip, and a jump from the Dulles Town Center. Recreational Gymnastics, Girls & Boys Competitive Team, After Care, Birthday Parties, Mom’s Club, Open Gym, Winter Camp & More!
 
Metropolitan School 
of the Arts

www.metropolitanarts.org
studio@metropolitanarts.org
703-339-0444
9524 Workhouse Way

Lorton, VA

5775 Barclay Drive, Suite 4

Kingstowne, VA

Enrichment Activites: Dance, Music & Theater for all ages

Hours of operation: Mon - Sat. during regular business hours and  evenings.
Metropolitan School of the Arts strives toward enlightening and uplifting our global community through extraordinary arts education, performance and cultural experiences, with the goal of empowering positive movement in self and society through the arts.
Open House Dates: 
Sept. 8: Open House and Ribbon Cutting at Kingstowne studio location
Oct. 27: Fall Festival at Lorton studio location
 
Mad Science
www.madscience.org/dc
ali@madscienceofdc.com
301-593-4777
Locations in MD, VA, DC
Ages Served: 4-12
We bring the spectacular science to you! Each 45-60 minute long party may include indoor fireworks, color changing reactions, electrical madness and much more! Kids ages 6 and up even get to make their own project to take home!
 
McLean Community Center
www.mcleancenter..org
mail@mcleancenter.org
703-790-0123
1234 Ingleside Avenue 

McLean, VA
Enrichment Activities: Classes for infants through adults on a wide variety of topics.
Located in a park-like setting in central McLean, the McLean Community Center offers classes, day trips, special events, preformances for adults and youth (the Alden Theatre), after school programs (The Old Firehouse Teen Center) and summer camps.
 
Misty Brae Farm
www.mistybraefarm.com
mistybrae@gmail.com
703-403-6422
40295 New Road
Aldie, VA
Ages Served: 4 - Adult
Misty Brae Farm is a recognized United States Pony Club Riding Center offering horseback riding lessons, winter, spring & summer camp, horse boarding, horse training & horse showing & all the benefits and opportunities of the United States Pony Club.
 
My Gym
www.mygym.com
Bethesda, MD: 301-652-2820
Potomac, MD: 301-983-5300
Alexandria, VA: 703-971-5437
Burke, VA: 703-425-5327
Chantilly, VA: 703-378-3100
Ages Served: 3 - 9
Enroll for Fall Classes! 1/2 day camps for active kids! Gymnastics, sports, games, arts & crafts and more in our cool and clean air-conditioned facilities. Camps can be reserved by the week. Each day is a different set of activities so your child can attend multiple days.
 
The nZone
www.thenzone.com
info@thenzone.com
703-266-0118
14550 Lee Road
Chantilly, VA
Area Served: DC, MD, VA

Enrichment Activities: The nZone offers American Karate and Hola which is a Spanish Immersion program.
Hours of opperation:5:00 am - 12:00 am Monday - Friday
The nZone is Northern Virginia’s premiere sports, fitness and community complex conveniently located in Chantilly, Virginia. You’ll find enrichment programs such as Spanish-immersion classes and camps, karate classes, and we’re expanding our services and programs every week to offer something for everyone.  


Potomac Arts Academy - Acting For Young People
www.potomacacademy.org
cneukam@gmu.edu
703-993-9889
4260 Chain Bridge Road
Fairfax, VA
Ages Served: infant - senior citizen
Potomac Arts Academy offers a wide variety of classes in Art, Music, Computer Game Design, Theatre (in partnership with Acting for Young People), as well as Early Childhood Music & Movement Classes.
 
Rebounderz Sterling
www.rebounderzsterling.com
info@rebounderzsterling.com
703-433-5867
22400 Davis Drive
Sterling, VA

Field Trip Hours: 
Mon - Thurs: 2:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat: 10:00 am - 11pm
Sun: 10:00 am - 10 pm
We feature two arena style trampoline jumpers with rebounding floors and angled rebounding sidewalls.
 
SportsPlex
Locations:
Rockville, MD
www.rockvillesports.com
info@rockvillesports.com
301-838-4455
Dulles, VA
www.dullessportsplex.com
info@dullessportsplex.com
703-430-9966
Ages Served: 18 mths. - Snrs.
Keeping your kids healthy by keeping them active. Check us out for indoor sports, summer camps, school day-off camp, awesome parties, bar/bat mitzvahs, youth & adult leagues, enrichment sports classes.
 
Sudden Combat
www.suddencombat.com
703-433-2200
22446 Davis Drive, Suite 127
Sterling, VA
Field
Trip Hours: 
Mon -Thurs: 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm 
Fri - Sat: 11:00 am - 12 am 
Sun: 10:00 am - 10 pm
Sudden combat is the first scenario gaming experience in Northern Virginia. Gaming Arenas, Reball, and moible gaiming options.
 
Tiny Dancers
www.tinydancers.com
info@tinydancers.com
703-385-5580
Fairfax, Gainesville, Alexandria, & Middleburg locations
Programs for children ages 2 - 12, including Mom & Me for ages
2 - 3 with parent.
 
Top Kick Martial Arts Center
www.topkickonline.com
Belmont Greene • 703-724-9306
Broadlands • 703-723-5425
Kings Park • 703-503-0101
Potomac Falls • 571-434-3334
Purcellville • 540-338-2888
South Riding • 703-327-8030
Ages Served: All
A constructive after school alternative. Traditional martial art benefits. Daily Taekwondo, games, and exercise. Transportation provided from select schools.
 
Tutoring, Therapy & Special Needs



Maryland



Ivymount Outreach Programs
www.ivymountoutreach.org
301-469-0223
11614 Seven Locks Road
Rockville, MD
Area Served: DC, MD, VA

Ages Served: 0 - 21 

Ivymount Outreach Programs helps children achieve to become more competent communicators, motor preformers, and learners. We provide assessments, consultations, therapy, training, and other services to children, families, schools, and agencies.
 
Levine School of Music
www.levineschool.org
2801 Upton Street, NW
Washington, DC
Ages Served: 95 School Locations
Enrichment Activities:  Music lessons & classsses, ensembles, camps, music therapy.
Inspiring the love of music for over 35 years, Levine offers music instruction and music therapy for children and adults of all abilities and interests.  Year-round offerings, including summer camps and specialty summer programs.
 
Maryland Association of Nonpuplic Special Education Facilites (MANSEF)

www.mansef.org
mansef@aol.com
410-938-4413
Baltimore, MD
Area Served: MD
Ages Served: 3 - 21
95 nonpublic state-approved special education schools offer specialized services to students with disabilities. Contact MANSEF for more information and a directory of these publicly funded schools.
 
Virginia


Kate McClain 
Social Skills
www.katemcclainsocialskills.com

katemcclaisocialskills@gmail.com
202-550-7785
3910 Lorcom Lane

Arlington, VA

Ages Served: 3 - 18
For kids who need help with communication & friendship skills; staffed by teachers & therapists; 1:3 ratio. Kids work on social & conversation skills through guided play, games, arts & crafts. plyaground time, & more. Groups meet weekdays and Saturdays.
 
LearningRx
www.learningrx.com
Reston, VA • 703-689-0003
11260 Roger Bacon Dr, Ste 100

Vienna, VA • 703-462-9570
8321 Old Courthouse Rd, Ste 130
Chantilly,  VA • 703-657-7563
14424 Albemarle Point Pl Ste 110B
Bethesda, MD • 301-654-1205
5017 Wilson Lane

Get to the root cause of your child’s struggles--their ability to focus, think and learn. Unlike tutorinig that only re-teaches subject matter, our proven program strengthens the key parts of the brain that students need to learn and read better. The results are amazing.
 
Field Trip Destinations


George Washington’s Mount Vernon
www.MountVernon.org
703-780-2000
3200 Mount Vernon Mem. Hwy.
Alexandria, VA
Services: Field Trip Destination
April - August:
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
March, September, and October: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
November - February:
9:00 am - 4:00 pm 

Jane Franklin Dance
www.janefranklin.com
janefranklindance@gmail.com
703-933-1111
3700 South Four Mile Run Drive
Arlington VA
Destination for Saturday and Sunday performances.  See Website for details.
 
Leesburg Animal Park
www.LesburgAnimalPark.com

LeesburgAnimalPark@gmail.com
703-433-0002
19270 James Monroe Highway

Leesburg, VA
Hours of Operation:
Tuesday - Sunday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Field Trip Destination: 
Pumpkinville Sept. 21 - Nov 5:9:30 am - 6:00 pm 

Visit a variety of domestic and exotic animals on 21 acres of fun! Live Animal Petting & Feeding, Pony Rides, Wagon Rides & Hands-on  Animal Encounters. Perfect for educational field trips, birthday parties and family fun. Pumpkinville Fall Festival features giant hill slides, kid’s maze, spider web crawl, moon bounces, pedal carts, free pumpkins & cider & much more.
 
The nZone
www.theNzone.com
info@thenzone.com
703-266-0118
14550 Lee Road
Chantilly, VA
Area Served: DC, MD, VA

Enrichment Activities: The nZone offers American Karate and Hola which is a Spanish Immersion program.
Hours of opperation: 5:00 am - 12:00 am Monday - Friday
The nZone is Northern Virginia’s premiere sports, fitness and community complex conveniently located in Chantilly, Virginia. You’ll find enrichment programs such as Spanish-immersion classes and camps, karate classes, and we’re expanding our services and programs every week to offer something for everyone.  

 
Play N’ Learn’s Playground Superstores

www.playgroundsuperstores.com
customer.ser@playnlearn.com
410-992-0992
9133 Red Branch Rd
Columbia, MD
Slide & climb on the finest playsets, bounce on super safe trampolines, shoot hoops at an indoor basketball court at Howard County’s best indoor playground!
 
Rebounderz Sterling
www.RebounderzSterling.com
info@RebounderzSterling.com
703-433-5867
22400 Davis Drive
Sterling, VA

Field Trip Hours: 
Mon - Thurs: 2:00 pm - 10:00 pm 
Fri - Sat: 10:00 am - 11pm
 Sun: 10:00 am - 10 pm
We feature two arena style trampoline jumpers with rebounding floors and angled rebounding sidewalls.
 
SportsPlex
Locations:
Rockville, MD
www.rockvillesports.com
info@rockvillesports.com
301-838-4455
Dulles, VA
www.dullessportsplex.com
info@dullessportsplex.com
703-430-9966
Area Served: MD, VA
Ages Served: 18 mths. - Snrs.
Keeping your kids healthy by keeping them active. Check us out for indoor sports, summer camps, school day-off camp, awesome parties, bar/bat mitzvahs, youth & adult leagues, enrichment sports classes.
 
Sudden Combat


www.suddencombat.com

703-433-2200
22446 Davis Drive Suite 127
Sterling, VA

Field Trip Hours: 
Mon -Thurs: 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
 Fri - Sat: 11:00 am - 12 am
 Sun: 10:00 am - 10 pm
Sudden combat is the first scenario gaming experience in Northern Virginia. Gaming Arenas, Reball, and moible gaiming options.

Education Guide 2013
Private Schools & Preschool