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

Butler School
15951 Germantown Rd., Darnestown, MD; 301-977-6600; pre-K-8th grade; $8,500 (half-day), $12, 800 (K-6th grade), $13,335 (7th-8th grade); 131 students.

Calverton School
300 Calverton School Rd., Huntingtown, MD; 410-535-0216; pre-K-12th grade; $13,381 (part-time pre-K-K); $17, 358 (1st-12th grade); 400 students.

Capitol Christian Academy
610 Largo Rd., Upper Marlboro, MD; 301-372-0053; pre-K-12th grade; $7,900; 76 students.

Casa de Montessori
14015 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring, MD; 301-384-8404; ages 2 1/2 to 6; $5,500 (pre-K), $8,100 (K); 30 students.

Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School
Lower school: 1901 E. Jefferson St., Rockville, MD; 301-881-1400; K-6th grade; $19,510; 566 students. Upper school: 11710 Hunters La., Rockville; 301-881-1400; $25,040 (7th-11th grade); 12,790 (12th grade, graduates in Feb.); 622 students.

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Colleges Where the Greatest Number of 2010 Graduates Enrolled
University of Maryland, Cornell University, and Tufts University.

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Chesapeake Academy
1185 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd., Arnold, MD; 410-647-9612; pre-K-5th grade; $4,000 to $14,045; 263 students.

Chesapeake Montessori School
30 Old Mill Bottom Rd. N., Annapolis, MD; 410-757-4740; 15 months-5th grade; $8,600 to $11,150; 135 students.

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Mission
Chesapeake Montessori School helps children become confident, respectful, independent individuals with well-developed powers of reasoning and with enthusiasm for learning. Using the Montessori Method, we are committed to providing a strong, individualized academic experience that lasts a lifetime.

What's New?
CMS just dedicated a new Elementary School building and is adding an extensive organic gardening program to the expanded campus.

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Children's Learning Center
4511 Bestor Dr., Rockville, MD; 301-871-6600; nursery-5th grade;$640/month (toddler/infant three-day); $840/month (toddler/infant five-day); $1,540/month (toddler/infant extended day); $15,500 (elementary); 100 students.

Christ Episcopal School
109 S. Washington St., Rockville, MD; 301-424-6550; pre-K-8th grade; $3,274 to $13,700; 166 students.

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What's New?
New Head of School: Dr. Caroline Chapin

Recent Accomplishments
New motor room in preschool; increased technology access in every classroom; established cross-grade middle school advisory groups; enhanced the PE program

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Christian Family Montessori School
3628 Rhode Island Ave., Mount Rainier, MD; 301-927-7122; pre-K-6th grade; $5,300 (pre-K half-day); $7,000 (K-6th); 97 students.

Clinton Christian School
6707 Woodyard Rd., Upper Marlboro, MD; 301-599-9600; age 4-12th grade; $7,210; 550 students.

Concord Hill School
6050 Wisconsin Ave., Chevy Chase, MD; 301-654-2626; age 3-3rd grade; $13,592 to $20,414; 100 students.

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What's New?
We now offer after school care - called Late Bird Club on Friday from 12:15-4:00.

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Concordia Lutheran School
3799 East-West Hwy., Hyattsville, MD; 301-927-0266; pre-K-8th grade; $6,985; 103 students.

Early Childhood Center
100 Welsh Park Dr., Rockville, MD; 301-424-8065; ages 2 to 5; $278 (two half-days); $590 (five half-days); 60 students.

Evergreen School
10700 Georgia Ave., Wheaton, MD; 301-942-5979; 18 months-3rd grade; $19,200 (toddler full-day, full year); $12,500 (toddler half-day. full year); $14,600 (primary full-day, school year);$9,840 (primary half-day, school year); $15,170 (elementary, school year); 76 students.

Fairhaven School
17900 Queen Anne Rd., Upper Marlboro, MD; 301-249-8060; K-12th grade; $4,795 (additional students per family) to $7,995 (first student per family); 70 students.

Fourth Presbyterian School
10701 S. Glen Rd., Potomac, MD; 301-765-8133; pre-K-8th grade; $14,900 ($7,200 half-day Pre-K); 101 students (rolling admissions).

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Mission
The Fourth School exists to glorify God in all that we do by partnering with Christian parents and the Church to equip young men and women in the vital areas of faith, virtue, and knowledge to impact the greater Washington D.C. area for Jesus Christ.

What's New?
Brand new gymnasium, Middle School facility with state-of-the-art science lab and new athletic fields.

Recent Accomplishments
Middle School student honored during The Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth Global Talent Search Summer 2010 Program and Middle School Theater class chosen to perform at the Folger Theatre during the 31st Annual Emily Jordan Folger Children's Shakespeare Festival. The school also hosted the Scripps National Spelling Bee for Montgomery County and private schools.

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Free State Montessori School
12536 Harford Rd., Fork, MD; 410-592-3324; age 2½ to 8th grade; $3,000 to $8,500; 45 students.

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Mission
At FSMS we are committed to the educational process, and the discovery of self within the context of community. We seek to teach a more peaceable way by creating a whole school community. In partnership with parents, we seek to assist children in the process of becoming the next generation of leaders who are well-educated, self-actualized individuals committed and capable of contributing to the betterment of the world. As co-learners in this process, we honor the inestimable worth and universal right of every child to discover their own personal excellence in every facet of their lives, among loving and mutually respectful relationships. We recognize the natural tendencies of children and believe that every child is gifted with an innate love of learning, which can be nurtured and sustained for a lifetime through positive, challenging expectations, self-reflection, and purposeful engagement in the world. Our mission is to create the conditions, which allow for such a process to unfold.

What's New?
We offer toddler classes with a three or five day option that includes half and full day schedules.

Recent Accomplishments
Free State Montessori School just celebrated 30 years of excellence.

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French International School
(Lycée Rochambeau), 9600 Forest Rd., Bethesda, MD; 301-530-8260; nursery-12th grade (French baccalaureate and American high-school diploma); $13,540 - $17,797; 1,055 students.

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Mission
Provide the highly respected French curiculum to students from over 50 countries

What's New?
Foreign languages learned from 6th grade to 12th including latin. Sport and cultural activities in after school programs.

Recent Accomplishments
100 percent pass rate on Baccalaureat, 82 percent with honors

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Friends Community School
5901 Westchester Park Dr., College Park, MD; 301-441-2100; K-8th grade; $14,330 to $16,450; 197 students.

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