2010 Washingtonian Guide to Private Schools: Boys Schools

Gonzaga College High School
19 I St., NW; 202-336-7100; boys 9th-12th grades; $16,850; 940 students.

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What's New?
In 2009, the school appointed a new headmaster, Reverend Vincent G. Conti.

Recent Accomplishments
In 2008, Gonzaga received the Seimens AP School Award for performance in math, science, and computer-science AP exams. Sports Illustrated ranked Gonzaga as the top athletic program in DC in 2009.

Colleges Where the Greatest Number of 2010 Graduates Enrolled
University of Virginia, University of Maryland, Fordham University, Georgetown University, Virginia Tech, Boston College, and James Madison University.

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+St. Albans School
Mount St. Alban, Massachusetts and Wisconsin aves., NW; 202-537-6435; boys 4th-12th grades; $32,990 (day), $46,667 (boarding, 9th-12th grades); 570 students.

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What's New?
The school recently completed construction of additional upper-school classroom space.

Colleges Where the Greatest Number of 2010 Graduates Enrolled
Yale University, University of Virginia, Princeton University, and Georgetown University.

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St. Anselm's Abbey School
4501 South Dakota Ave., NE; 202-269-2379; boys 6th-12th grades; $21,250-$22,300; 232 students.

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What's New?
The school's Arabic program is in its third year.

Recent Accomplishments
St. Anselm's completed a major renovation/addition to its academic building in 2008.

Colleges Where the Greatest Number of 2010 Graduates Enrolled
Georgetown University, University of Maryland, and University of Virginia.

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The Avalon School
200 W. Diamond Ave., Gaithersburg, MD; 301-963-8022; boys 2nd-12th grades; $10,450-$13,000; 158 students.

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What's New?
Avalon added 2nd grade in 2009. The Avalon School is now recognized as a Catholic school.

Recent Accomplishments
The school's baseball team won the 2010 Maryland Division B state tournament.

Colleges Where the Greatest Number of 2010 Graduates Enrolled
University of Maryland Honors Program

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DeMatha Catholic High School
4313 Madison St., Hyattsville, MD; 240-764-2200; boys 9th-12th grades; $12,250; 960 students.

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What's New?
DeMatha opened a new music center that can hold more than 400 students. A new 72,000-square-foot Convocation Center was dedicated, with additional classrooms, a bookstore, and physical-education facilities.

Recent Accomplishments
Twelve all-state musicians in 2010.

Colleges Where the Greatest Number of 2010 Graduates Enrolled
University of Maryland-College Park, University of Maryland-Baltimore, Towson University, Howard University, Salisbury University, and Catholic University.

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+Georgetown Preparatory School
10900 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda, MD; 301-493-5000; boys 9th-12th grades; $25,650 (day), $44,000 (boarding); 475 students; gprep.org.

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Mission
To form men of competence, conscience, courage, and compassion. Men of Faith, Men for Others.

What's New?
The William L. George Academic Center opened in 2010. It houses a state of the art library, 8 new classrooms, a student commons and cafe, and a recording studio.

Colleges Where the Greatest Number of 2010 Graduates Enrolled
Georgetown University, UVA, University of Maryland, Boston College.

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The Heights School
10400 Seven Locks Rd., Potomac, MD; 301-365-4300; boys 3rd-12th grades; $14,885-$19,800; about 450 students.

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Recent Accomplishments
The school has one National Merit finalist and eight commended students in the class of 2009. It also recently completed a 40,000-square-foot upper-school building with state-of-the-art science and computer labs and 15 new classrooms.

Colleges Where the Greatest Number of 2010 Graduates Enrolled
Catholic University, University of Notre Dame, and University of Maryland.

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Landon School
6101 Wilson La., Bethesda, MD; 301-320-3200; boys 3rd-12th grades; $29,063-$30,123; 685 students.

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Colleges Where the Greatest Number of 2010 Graduates Enrolled
University of Virginia, Dickinson College, and Wake Forest University.

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Mater Dei School
9600 Seven Locks Rd., Bethesda, MD; 301-365-2700; boys 1st-8th grades; $14,200; 225 students.

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What's New?
The school recently installed a new turf surface on its athletic field.

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Yeshiva of Greater Washington
1216 Arcola Ave., Silver Spring, MD; 301-649-7077, ext. 2; Orthodox; 7th-12th grade; $15,545 (7th and 8th grades), $17,865 (9th-12th); about 90 students.

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What's New?
The school recently appointed a new principal, Etan Savir.

Colleges Where the Greatest Number of 2010 Graduates Enrolled
Yeshiva University and University of Maryland.

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+Blue Ridge School
273 Mayo Dr., St. George,VA; 434-985-2811; boarding only; boys 9th-12th grades; $36,000; 195 students.

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Mission
We specifically focus on helping boys reach their potential through personalized, structured, innovative learning practices in a college preparatory, all-boarding community.

What's New
100% college acceptance in 2010 - upgrade your son's options; not only get him into better school, but prepare him for success while there: study skills, self-discipline, independence, self-esteem and confidence.

Recent Accomplishments
Blue Ridge reached the State Finals in football and basketball, the State Semi-Finals in lacrosse and baseball, and had six conference titles in 2009-2010.

Colleges Where the Greatest Number of 2010 Graduates Enrolled
Georgia Institute of Technology-2 Hampden-Sydney University- 2 Johns Hopkins University- 1 University of California Berkley-1 Emory University-1 Kenyon College- 1 University of Maryland- 1 Virginia Tech- 1

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+Fishburne Military School
225 S. Wayne Ave., Waynesboro, VA; 800-946-7773; boys 7th-12th grades and postgraduate basketball program; $26,500 (boarding); 170 students.

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Recent Accomplishments
The school recently renovated its swimming pool and has had a 100-percent college acceptance rate for the last seven years.

Colleges Where the Greatest Number of 2010 Graduates Enrolled
University of Virginia, Virginia Tech, Virginia Military Institute.

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+Fork Union Military Academy
4744 James Madison Hwy., Fork Union, VA; 800-462-3862; Christian; boys 6th-12th grade, postgraduate; $31,050 (boarding, including uniforms), $21,000 (day, including uniforms); 500 students.

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Mission
Fork Union Military Academy in Fork Union, Virginia, is a college preparatory, military boarding school for young men in Grades 6 through 12 and postgraduates. Affiliated with the Baptist General Association of Virginia and open to those of all religious denominations, Fork Union was founded in 1898 and has a rich tradition promoting character, leadership, and scholarship. Upper School students follow a unique "One-Subject Plan" of study, concentrating on a single major subject every seven weeks.

What's New?
New Barracks Groundbreaking, Scheduled October 22, 2010

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+Hargrave Military Academy
200 Military Dr., Chatham, VA; 434-432-2481; boarding only; boys 7th-12th grade, postgraduate; $12,000 (day), $29,500 (boarding), $31,350 (non-US boarding); 325 students.

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Mission
Refocus young men for college and the college track; teaching success in academics, athletics, character and spiritually; teaching young men who to be effective leadership in all walks of life.

What's New?
New dining facility; big push to raise the bar still higher on academics; new unique middle school program that is very popular with students nd parents alike.

Recent Accomplishments
Qualified six students for U.S. service academies for 2009/2010; Qualified five students for ROTC college scholarships; Qualified several students for athletic scholarships; 100% college acceptance for 2009/2010; 99.9% college acceptance since 2002.

Colleges Where the Greatest Number of 2010 Graduates Enrolled
East Tennessee State University (3); North Carolina State University (2); United States Military Academy at West Point (2); Virginia Military Institute (2); Liberty University (2).

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+Woodberry Forest School
898 Woodberry Forest Rd., Woodberry Forest, VA; 540-672-3900; boys 9th-12th grades; $43,000; about 400 students.

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What's New?
The school recently started an exchange program with boarding schools in South Africa and a digital-filmmaking course taught by a Sundance Film Festival director.

Recent Accomplishments
The class of 2009 received more than $500,000 in merit scholarships.

Colleges Where the Greatest Number of 2010 Graduates Enrolled
University of Virginia, Wofford College, and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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