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2009 Washingtonian Guide to Private Schools: Coed Schools
Comments () | Published October 21, 2009
McLean School of Maryland, 8224 Lochinver La., Potomac; 301-299-8277; K–12th grade; $25,270–$30,540; 435 students.

Mitchellville School, 3501 Moylan Dr., Bowie; 301-249-0203; pre-K through 6th grade; $8,500–11,500; 30 students.

What’s new: Recently became a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) school.

Montrose Christian School, 5100 Randolph Rd., Rockville; 301-770-5335; birth–12th grade; $8,300–$9,000; 218 students.

What’s new: Four new courses have been added: Excellence in Writing, Logic & Argument, Latin, and Greek.

New Hope Academy and Preschool, 7009 Varnum St., Landover Hills; 301-459-7311; pre-K through 12th grade; $7,500–$8,750; 225 students.

What’s new: Introduced AP History in the high school this year.

Nora School, 955 Sligo Ave., Silver Spring; 301-495-6672; 9th–12th grades; $21,450; rolling admissions; 60 students.

Norwood School, 8821 River Rd., Bethesda; 301-365-2595; K–8th grade; $24,430–$25,330; 522 students.

Oneness-Family School, 6701 Wisconsin Ave., Chevy Chase; 301-652-7751; age 2–8th grade; $9,250–$18,600; 133 students.

What’s new: The first summer program launched in June and July of this year.

Our Lady of Good Counsel High School, 17301 Old Vic Blvd., Olney; 240-283-3235; 9th–12th grades, plus Ryken Program for mild learning disabilities; $15,500; 1,200 students.

What’s new: The school has a new 53-acre campus with state-of-the-art facilities.

Patuxent Montessori School, 14210 Old Stage Rd., Bowie; 301-464-4506; ages 1½–12; $7,300–$8,900; 66 students.

Potomac Glen Day School, 9908 S. Glen Rd., Potomac; 301-299-9193; age 2–K; $4,090–$7,600 (half-day), $5,095–$10,300 (full day); 127 students.

Primary Day School, 7300 River Rd., Bethesda; 301-365-4355; pre-K through 2nd grade; $15,500–$17,300; 150 students. Queen Anne School, 14111 Oak Grove Rd., Upper Marlboro; 301-249-5000; 6th–12th grades; $17,500–$18,500; 125 students.

Recent accomplishments: Chemathon teams placed in the top three at the state competition.

+ Sandy Spring Friends School, 16923 Norwood Rd., Sandy Spring; 301-774-7455; pre-K through 12th grade; $19,500–$25,600 (day), $36,600 (five-day boarding), $44,900 (seven-day boarding); 558 students.

Colleges where the greatest number of 2009 graduates enrolled: University of Maryland, Guilford College, St. Mary’s College of Maryland, and University of Vermont.

Seneca Academy/Circle School, 15601 Germantown Rd., Darnestown; 301-869-3728; age 3–8th grade; $2,060–$9,525; 205 students.

Severn School, 201 Water St., Severna Park; 410-647-7700; 6th–12th grades; $21001; 591 students.

What’s new: An expanded learning center.

The Siena School, 9727 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring; 301-592-0567; 4th–12th grades; serves students with mild to moderate language-based learning differences; $27,560–$28,860; 70 students.

Recent accomplishments: Endorsed for accreditation by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

Silver Spring Learning Center, 1401 Arcola Ave., Silver Spring; 301-649-1373; 18 months–preschool; $960–$11,940; 170 students.

Sligo Adventist School, 8300 Carroll Ave., Takoma Park; 301-434-1417; pre-K through 8th grade; $405–$760 a month; 145 students.

Recent accomplishments: All eighth-grade graduates have received academic honors or been enrolled in AP or honors classes after entering high school.

Spring Bilingual Montessori Academy, 3514 Plyers Mill Rd., Kensington; 301-962-7262; ages 2½–6; Italian, French, and Spanish programs; $10,135; 55–60 students.
Saint Ambrose Catholic School, 6310 Jason St., Cheverly; 301-773-0223; pre-K through 8th grade; $5,200 (parishioners), $6,500 (non-parishioners); 245 students.

What’s new: The school has a new resource teacher to differentiate instruction and assist in classroom learning.

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School, 8804 Postoak Rd., Potomac; 301-983-5200; preschool–12th grade; $5,750–31,130; 524 students.

Colleges where the greatest number of 2009 graduates enrolled: Bucknell University, Gettysburg College, and University of Maryland.

Saint Andrew’s United Methodist Day School, 4-B Wallace Manor Rd., Edgewater; 410-266-0952; age 3–8th grade; $4,600–$9,064; 250 students.

Recent accomplishment: The school has a garden and is raising chickens and goats and maintaining an AquaEcosystem with bay grasses and rockfish.

What’s new: The school is installing a greenhouse with running water and a classroom near the school garden.

St. Anne’s School of Annapolis, 3112 Arundel on the Bay Rd., Annapolis; 410-263-8650; age 3–8th grade; $7,090–$17,480; 265 students.

What’s new: The Annapolis Twos, a twice-weekly program for two-year-olds.

Recent accomplishment: St. Anne’s graduates have been accepted to Cornell, Georgetown University, US Naval Academy, Johns Hopkins University, Carnegie Mellon, Rice University, Northwestern University, and the College of William & Mary.

St. Catherine Labouré School, 11811 Claridge Rd., Wheaton; 301-946-1717; age 3–8th grade; $1,809–7,287 (preschool), $5,148 (parishioners K–8th), $7,958 (non-parishioners K–8th); 234 students.

What’s new: An updated computer lab opened in 2008.

Recent accomplishments: The 7th-grade class recently participated in a video conferencing class with NASA in the new computer lab.

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