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

Academy of Christian Education
1808-A Michael Faraday Ct., Reston, VA; 703-471-2132; 3 years-3rd grade; $16,000-$16,500; 170 students.

Accotink Academy Preschool
6215 Rolling Rd., Springfield, VA; 703-451-5797; age 3-K; $2,100-$4,310 (preschool), $4,490 (junior kindergarten), $4,650-$7,650 (kindergarten); 180 students.

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Mission
Accotink Academy was designed to teach those developmentally appropriate skills that are necessary for the child to succeed at a higher level of learning through a structured / non-structured environment. Our philosophy is to make learning so exciting that it will be enjoyed to the fullest. Our goal is to give the child a good self image and confidence in his/her ability to succeed at new experiences and challenges.

Recent Developments
The school recently added breakfast club in the mornings, as well as after-school lunch bunch and enrichment classes. It is celebrating its 50th year as a school.

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Ad Fontes Academy
15450 Lee Hwy., Centreville, VA (upper school), 5649 Mount Gilead Rd., Centreville, VA (lower school); 703-673-1145; K-12th grade; $8,500 (full-day kindergarten-6th grades), $9,050 (7th-8th grades); $9,750 (9th-12th grades); 197 students.

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Mission
The Ad Fontes mission is to glorify God by assisting Christian parents in equipping their children to be servant leaders through a superior classical education based on eternal biblical truth.

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Alexandria Country Day School
2400 Russell Rd., Alexandria, VA; 703-548-4804; K-8th grade; $25,400 (K-3rd grade) $27,500 (4th-8th grades); 207 students.

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Mission
Alexandria Country Day School is a dynamic, K-8 independent school community that values academic excellence, character, independent thinking, citizenship, and respect for others. We inspire in our students creativity, enthusiasm for learning, and confidence through a stimulating academic program, athletics, the arts, and community service.

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Ambleside School
1089 Liberty Meeting Ct., Herndon, VA; 703-430-4034; K-8th grade; $6,990 (kindergarten), $8,750 (1st-5th grades); 109 students.

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Mission
Ambleside School is a Christ-centered school committed to providing a Charlotte Mason "living education." In partnership with the family, we guide and empower each student to think with the mind of Christ and to author a life rich in relationship to God, self, others, ideas, and all of creation.

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Aquinas & Old Town Montessori Schools

8334 Mount Vernon Hwy., Alexandria (Aquinas), VA; 703-780-8484; ages 3-12; $10,188-$13,986; 105 students; and 115 S. Washington St., Alexandria (Old Town); 703-684-7323; ages 3-6; 50 students.

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Recent Developments
The Mount Vernon campus is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.

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Arlington Montessori House
3809 Washington Blvd., Arlington, VA; 703-524-2511; ages 3-5; $6,900-$8,700; 55 students.

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Mission
We are a community committed to helping each of our children and families realize the full benefit of a complete Montessori experience that meets the needs of the whole child. We recognize that a partnership between school and home is a critical part of the successful development of our children.

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Bishop O'Connell High School
6600 Little Falls Rd., Arlington,VA; 703-237-1400; 9th-12th grades; $13,390 (Catholics), $15,495 (non-Catholics), $17,475 (international students); Muller Center for children with special needs $2,800 additional; 1,110 students.

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Mission
Our mission is to provide students an education rooted in the life of Christ and to foster the pursuit of excellence in the whole person.

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Bishop Ireton High School
201 Cambridge Rd., Alexandria, VA; 703-751-7606; 9th-12th grades; $13,545 (Arlington diocesan Catholics), $15,370 (non-diocesan Catholics), $18,600 (non-Catholics); 800 students.

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Mission
In the Catholic tradition and in the spirit of St. Francis De Sales, Bishop Ireton High School is a college preparatory school that promotes spiritual, intellectual, creative, social, and physical development. As a Salesian community of learning and service, Bishop Ireton challenges students to Advance Always in the love of God and man in order to meet and surpass present and future challenges in the 21st century.

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Blessed Sacrament Grade School and Early Childhood Center
1417 W. Braddock Rd., Alexandria, VA; 703-998-4170; age 3-8th grade; $3,200-$7,945; 320 students.

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Mission
Blessed Sacrament School is a Catholic, faith-based community dedicated to instilling a love of God and inspiring a commitment to lifelong learning. In an atmosphere of Christian concern and service, our dedicated teachers educate the whole child, leading each student to grow spiritually, intellectually, socially, physically, and emotionally. Our dynamic curriculum develops independent thinking, curiosity and social awareness both locally and globally. We are an integral part of the Blessed Sacrament Parish. Together we strive to build the city of God on a foundation of faith and knowledge.

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Boyd School
Reston campus: 11579 Cedar Chase Rd., Herndon; 703-404-9733; ages 18 months-K; $1,080-$1,992 a month (toddler), $982-$1,783 a month (primary), $1,447-$1,870 a month (K); 65 students. Herndon campus: 13251 Woodland Park Rd., Herndon; 571-203-8686; ages 16 months-K; $1,100-$2,030 a month (toddler), $999-$1,817 a month (primary), $1,474-$1,906 a month (K); 65 students. Broadlands campus: 42945 Waxpool Rd., Ashburn; 703-723-3364; 18 months-4th grade; $1,100-$2,030 a month (toddler), $999-$1,817 a month (primary), $1,474-$1,906 a month (K), $1,568-$2,060 a month (elementary); 210 students. Westfield campus: 4550 Walney Rd., Chantilly; 571-321-0364; ages 18 months-8th grade; $1,100-$2,030 a month (toddler), $999-$1,817 a month (primary), $1,474-$1,906 (K), $1,568-$2,060 a month (elementary), $1,703 a month (middle); 170 students. Fairfax campus: 3909 Oak St., Fairfax; 703-934-0920; ages 3K; $999-$1,817 a month (primary), $1,474-$1,906 a month (K); 50 students. Aldie campus: 24328 Marriwood Dr., Aldie; 703-542-5522; ages 18 months-K; $1,100-$2,030 a month (toddler), $999-$1,817 a month (primary), $1,474-$1,906 (K); 70 students. Cascades campus: 20685 Fernbank Ct., Sterling; 571-434-7555; ages 8 weeks-K; $1,576-$2,050 a month (infant), $1,100-$2,030 a month (toddler), $999-$1,817 a month (primary), $1,475-$1,906 a month (K).

Brooksfield School
1830 Kirby Rd., McLean, VA; 703-356-5437; Montessori preschool-4th grade; $13,513-$21,010 (pre-K and K), $18,527-$23,803 (1st-3rd grades); 78 students.

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Mission
The Brooksfield School was founded in 1987 as a Montessori school dedicated to providing a loving, stimulating and creative environment with a focus on the arts. We strive to nurture the social, physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual development of our students.

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Browne Academy
5917 Telegraph Rd., Alexandria, VA; 703-960-3000; preschool through 8th grade; $19,960-$27,110; 210 students.

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Mission
Browne Academy is a preschool through grade eight independent school preparing girls and boys in the metropolitan Washington, DC area for competitive secondary schools. We are dedicated to the development of the individual child as an independent, lifelong learner who embraces the core values of excellence, diversity, character and community.

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Burgundy Farm Country Day School
3700 Burgundy Rd., Alexandria, VA; 703-960-3431; pre-K through 8th grade; $24,724-$28,294; 285 students.

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Mission
Burgundy Farm Country Day School believes that children learn best in an inclusive, creative, and nurturing environment that engages the whole child. Burgundy's innovative, hands-on approach to education cultivates independent thinking, promotes academic excellence, instills respect for diversity, and teaches responsibility for self, for others, and for the natural world.

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Calvary Road Christian School
6811 Beulah St., Alexandria, VA; 703-971-8004; age 3-6th grade; $8,500-$10,720 (all-day preschool), $6,570 (K-6th grade); 10-percent tuition discount for members of Calvary Road Baptist Church; 288 students.

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Mission
The purpose of Calvary Road Christian School is to complement the ministry of Calvary Road Baptist Church through providing students a distinctly Christian education that encourages a commitment to Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, the development of Christian character, excellence in academics, and service to others.

Recent Developments
The school added a creative arts course this year.

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Chesterbrook Academy in Vienna
9525 Leesburg Pike, Vienna, VA; 703-759-3000; age 2-K; $1,049 (five half days or three full days), $1,344 (full day); 60 students.

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Mission
Chesterbrook Academy provides a nurturing and caring environment which allows our students to thrive emotionally and socially, while implementing our sound curriculum to create lifelong learners.

Recent Developments
Chesterbrook Academy in Vienna has recently revamped some of its classrooms, such as a special classroom for STEM.

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Chesterbrook Montessori School
3455 N. Glebe Rd., Arlington, VA; 703-241-8271; ages 3-6; 4701 Arlington Blvd., Arlington, 703-243-3914; ages 18 months-6 years; $9,300-$9,500; 85 students.

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Recent Developments
Chesterbrook Montessori School added a toddler program, now accepting children as young as 18 months.

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Children's House Montessori School
2425-A N. Glebe Rd., Arlington, VA; 703-276-1360; ages 2 1/2-kindergarten; $10,500 (11:45 AM dismissal), $12,500 (2:45 PM dismissal), $14,800 (5:45 dismissal); 85 preschool students, 12 toddlers.

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Mission
Create a prepared environment, nurture and cultivate a love of learning, respect each child's individual development, and encourage our students to undertake with confidence that which inspires him/her.

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Christchurch School
49 Seahorse La., Christchurch, VA; 804-758-2306; 9th-12th grades; coed boarding and day school; $19,500 (day), $45,600 (boarding); 235 students.

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Mission
"Great journeys begin at the river." Knowing that each student comes to us with unique and infinite value, Christchurch, as an Episcopal school, inspires and guides each student's journey toward self-confidence, purpose, and identity. To help students succeed in that journey, we provide a sound college preparatory education in a caring, structured community. Part of that education includes stewardship of our river and awareness of the broader natural environment so that our students learn to look beyond themselves to their place in the world around them.

Recent Developments:
Offered boarding to girls starting in 2012. New locker room facility was added in 2013. Renovated the dormitory buildings in 2013.

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