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2010 Washingtonian Guide to Private Schools: Coed Schools
Comments () | Published October 21, 2010

Spring Valley Montessori Academy
5144 Massachusetts Ave., Bethesda, MD; 301-320-3646; ages 2-5; $4,500-$10,600; 60 students.

Aleph Bet Jewish Day School
1125 Spa Rd., Annapolis, MD; 410-263-9044; K-5th grade; $12,800; 36 students.

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Mission
To nurture and challenge the growing minds and spirits of our children and to be the school of choice and a unifying force in our Jewish community.

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Annapolis Area Christian School
Lower school: 710 Ridgely Ave., Annapolis, MD; 410-519-5300; pre-K through 5th grade; $2,976 to $10,995; 189 students. Middle school: 716 Bestgate Rd., Annapolis; 410-519-5300; 6th-8th grade; $12,997; 218 students. Upper school: 109 Burns Crossing Rd., Severn; 410-519-5300; 9th-12th grade; $15,995; 475 students.

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Mission
We engage students in an education of excellence enabling them to impact the world through a growing relationship with Jesus Christ.

What's New
In August of 2015, the school will open a second Lower School campus near Severn. (The current Lower School will remain in Annapolis.) This is a new campus that will have one grade at each level from kindergarten through 5th grade.

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Apple Montessori School
7210 Hidden Creek, Bethesda, MD; 301-320-8832; 2 to 6 years; $9,105 to $17,493; 72 students.

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Mission
We strive to create an environment that will foster a child's interest in learning and have them wake-up each morning excited at the prospect of going to school that day.

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Archbishop Spalding High School
8080 New Cut Rd., Severn, MD; 410-969-9105; 9th-12th grades; $11,295; 1,205 students.

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Mission
As a Catholic college-preparatory secondary school, Archbishop Spalding High School is committed to challenging students to grow spiritually, academically, physically, and socially. The school community provides a caring environment that affirms the dignity of the individual and promotes learning.

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Barnesville School
21830 Peach Tree Rd., Barnesville, MD; 301-972-0341; age 3-8th grade; $5,400 (early childhood three-day program), $6,210-$8,990 (pre-K and early-childhood five-day program), $15,200 (kindergarten), $18,130 (lower school), $19,440 (middle school); 179 students.

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Mission
Dedicated to providing a joyful and supportive learning environment for the development of excellence in each of us.

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Barrie School
13500 Layhill Rd., Silver Spring, MD; 301-576-2800; age 18 months to 12th grade; $14,500 to $27,810; 350 students.

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Mission
Empower individuals to expand their intellectual abilities, develop their creative talents, and discover their passions to make a positive impact in a rapidly changing world.

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Beddow College Prepatory
501 Bryan Point Rd., Accokeek, MD; 301-292-1968; 7th-12th grade; $13,100; 14 students.

Beddow School
6008 Hampshire Cir., Waldorf, MD; 301-870-8660; pre-K-6th grade; $6,260 to $8,933; 40 students.

Beddow School
8600 Loughran Rd., Fort Washington, MD; 301-567-0330; pre-K-6th grade; primary half-day $7,660; 5 year old's full day $10,000; 1st - 6th $10,540; 60 students.

Berwyn Christian School
4720 Cherokee St., College Park, MD; 301-474-1561; preschool-8th grade; $1,872 (preschool, age 3), $2,807 (preschool, age 4), $4,600 (pre-K), $5,624 (K), $6,360 (1st-8th grade); 120 students.

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Mission
"Train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old, he will not depart from it." Proverbs 22:6

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Bethesda Community School
7500 Honeywell La., Bethesda, MD; 301-652-0117; ages 2-kindergarten; $165/month (half-day) to $1,510/month (8:30 AM to 2:30 PM); 70 students.

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Mission
Our main objective is to encourage self-confidence in the children to help them feel secure when approaching developmentally age-appropriate new areas of learning and experience.

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Bethesda Country Day School
5615 Beech Ave., Bethesda, MD; 301-530-6999; age 2 to kindergarten; $5,900-$9,500 (half-day) to $7,000-$12,400 (full-day); 230 students.

Bethesda Montessori School
7611 Clarendon Rd., Bethesda, MD; 301-986-1260; ages 3 to 6; $4,550-$7,000; 80 students.

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Mission
Learning, growth and self confidence.

What's New
Next year they will be celebrating their 32nd year as a school.

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Bishop McNamara High School
6800 Marlboro Pike, Forestville, MD; 301-735-8401; 9th-12th grade; $13,250; 870 students.

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Mission
Bishop McNamara High School, a college preparatory school in the Holy Cross tradition, exists to educate and to form young men and women in and through the Catholic faith. The school challenges its students to think with Christ: a thought animated by the gospel, manifested in service, and informed by academic excellence.

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Bowie Montessori Children's House
5004 Randonstone La., Bowie, MD; 301-262-3566; age 2 1/2 to 6th grade; $10,500.

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Mission
Our mission is to provide a prepared environment where you will find mutual respect, cooperation, order, choice within limits, and the opportunity for your children to build themselves to their full potential.

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Bullis School
10601 Falls Rd., Potomac, MD; 301-299-8500; 2nd-12th grade; $32,970 (2nd-5th grade), $35,170 (6th-8th grade), $36,610 (9-12th grade); 765 students.

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Mission
Bullis School provides a student-centered balanced experience in academics, arts, athletics and community service. Bullis uniquely prepares all students to become caring citizens and creative, critical thinkers who will thrive in tomorrow's world.

Recent Developments
A STEM class combines computing and music. In this interdisciplinary project-based class, Sound Design students learn the fundamentals of music theory and computer programming. They created instruments using found objects through the technology of MaKey MaKeys, and will diagram music and compose their own work, while developing and connecting musical ideas to the fundamentals of programming.

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