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2009 Washingtonian Guide to Private Schools: Coed Schools
Comments () | Published October 21, 2009
The + symbol means that the school offers boarding.

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Academy for Ideal Education, elementary/middle school campus, 1501 Gallatin St., NW; 202-726-0313; age 3–7th grade; $7,500; 40 students. High-school campus, 2600 12th St., NE 20018; 202-399-0707; 9th–12th grade, $7,500; 44 students.

What’s new: The Thinkwave computer system allows parents to log in and see how their child is doing.

Aidan Montessori School, 2700 27th St., NW; 202-387-2700; ages 1½–12; $14,320–$19,817; 190.

Amazing Life Games Preschool, 4300 16th St., NW; 202-265-0114; ages 2½–5; tuition depends on whether the child attends full-time or part-time and whether the parent participates in the co-op, but the average monthly tuition from 9 AM to 3 PM five days a week is $1188; 30 students.

Recent accomplishment: Children at Amazing Life Games use play as the primary way to inspire learning. They go on many field trips, explore nature, and have a lot of special teachers come in to facilitate holistic development.

Archbishop Carroll High School, 4300 Harewood Rd., NE; 202-529-0900; 9th–12th grades; $9,575; 600 students.

What’s new: In February 2009, it became an International Baccalaureate school.

Recent accomplishment: The 2009 valedictorian is attending Harvard.
Beauvoir, the National Cathedral Elementary School, 3500 Woodley Rd., NW; 202-537-6493; pre-K through 3rd grade; $27,320; 380 students; beauvoirschool.org.

Blessed Sacrament School, 5841 Chevy Chase Pkwy., NW; 202-966-6682; K–8th grade; $7,650 (parishioners), $11,400 (non-parishioners); 511 students.

British School of Washington, 2001 Wisconsin Ave., NW; 202-829-3700; ages 3–18; $11,100 (nursery part-time) $20,300 (nursery full-time through year 6), $22,150 (years 7–11), $24,250 (years 12–13); 400 students.

Capitol Hill Day School, 210 South Carolina Ave., SE; 202-547-2244; pre-K through 8th grades; $20,450 (pre-K and K part-time), $23,110 (pre-K and K full-time), $23,110 (grades 1–5), $24,290 (grades 6–8); 215 students; chds.org.

Children’s House of Washington, 3133 Dumbarton St., NW; 202-342-2551; ages 2¾–6; $8,000 (ages 3–4), $9,000 (age 5), 27 students.

What’s new: New dance and music teachers and a new arts class.

Dupont Park Adventist School, 3942 Alabama Ave., SE; 202-583-8500; pre-K through 10th grade; $4,085-$5,800; 260 students.

What’s new: Completely renovated office and classrooms.

Edmund Burke School, 4101 Connecticut Ave., NW; 202-362-8882; 6th–12th grade; $29,590; 305 students.

Emerson Preparatory School, 1324 18th St., NW; 202-785-2877; 9th–12th grade; $20,000; 50 students.

Field School, 2301 Foxhall Rd., NW; 202-295-5800; 7th–12th grade; $32,100; 320 students.

Colleges where the greatest number of 2009 graduates enrolled: Dickinson College, Guilford College, and Kenyon College.
Georgetown Day School lower/middle-school campus, 4530 MacArthur Blvd., NW; 202-295-6200; pre-K-8th grade; $26,713–$29,692; 570 students.

High-school campus, 4200 Davenport St., NW; 202-274-3200; 9th-12th grade; $30,571; 480 students.

Georgetown Montessori School, 1041 Wisconsin Ave., NW; 202-337-8058; ages 2–6; $7,200–$11,500; 50 students.

What’s new: A symphony music class.

Holy Trinity School, 1325 36th St., NW; 202-337-2339; age 3–8th grade; $13,630 (parishioners pre-K through K), $16,850 (non-parishioners pre-K through K), 10,720 (parishioners grades 1–8), $14,880 (non-parishioners grades 1–8); 335 students.

Jewish Primary Day School of the Nation’s Capital, 6045 16th St., NW; 202-291-5737; pre-K thorough 6th grade; $18,390; 262 students.

What’s new: It acquired the property next to the school, razed the house that was on the land, and has begun landscaping the property to make a playing field.

Recent accomplishment: In the last six years, JPDS has gone from 156 to 262 students; put in new playground equipment; expanded the math enrichment program; gone from deficit spending to a balanced budget; and had Yuvall Rabin, Elie Wiesel, and Condoleezza Rice speak at its annual lecture series.

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