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

Dominion Christian School
10922 Vale Rd., Oakton, VA; 703-758-1055 (lower school), 571-267-7844 (upper school); K-12th grade; 198 students

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Mission

The mission of Dominion Christian School is to kindle the love of learning in our children so that they desire and achieve a thorough knowledge of God and His creation in all its forms.

Recent Developments
Opened a new space for the high school in Reston in October 2014.

Colleges Where the Greatest Number of 2013 Graduates Enrolled
University of Virginia, George Washington University, Grove City College

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Edlin School
10742 Sunset Hills Rd., Reston, VA; 703-438-3990; K-8th grade; $17,430; 250 students.

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Mission

Edlin strives to create an environment that fosters academic and personal growth. The students have the opportunity to join in a diverse and advanced academic curriculum based on the classic core subjects of language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies, but also including athletics, performing and visual arts, foreign languages, and computer access and instruction. The program is an intellectually demanding one that prepares students for the increasingly competitive and rigorous further education awaiting them. The faculty encourages students to express themselves with confidence, clarity, and critical acumen. An ideal student-to-faculty ratio enables teachers to employ a variety of teaching methods and styles designed to help each child reach his or her potential.

Recent Developments
String program

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Emmanuel Christian School
8302 Spruce St., Manassas, VA; 703-369-3950; pre-kindergarten-5th grade; $7,324 (1st-5th grades).

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Mission

The mission of Emmanuel Christian School is to provide a well-rounded educational program, through which a young person will come to know about Christ, develop a personal relationship with Him, and be encouraged to follow God's plan and perfect will for his/her life. Students need to know what they believe, why they believe it, be able to defend it, and be able to engage their culture.

Recent Developments
No longer offers 6-12 grades.

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Episcopal High School
1200 N. Quaker La., Alexandria, VA; 703-933-3000; 9th-12th grades boarding; $49,700; 435 students.

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Mission

Founded on a tradition of honor and the pursuit of self-discovery, Episcopal High School engages students in a challenging college preparatory education. The School fosters empathy and responsibility for self and others through a commitment to spiritual inquiry and growth in a fully residential community. Students are encouraged to think creatively, work collaboratively, develop individual passions, and celebrate the talents of others. Sharing diverse life experiences, ideas, and values, students learn humility, resilience, and mutual respect. Through access to the educational and cultural resources of the nation's capital, students are inspired to understand and embrace a changing world. Together, faculty and students take initiative as informed citizens and environmental stewards. Episcopal strives to prepare young people to become discerning individuals with the intellectual and moral courage to lead principled lives of leadership and service to others.

Recent Developments
New Academic Building: Townsend Hall.

Colleges Where the Greatest Number of 2013 Graduates Enrolled
University of Virginia, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Washington & Lee University, Sewanee: University of the South, University of South Carolina

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Fairfax Academy
820 S. Carlin Springs Rd., Arlington, VA; 2 to 5 years; 703-671-5555; $230 per week; 250;

Flint Hill School
3320 Jermantown Rd. and 10409 Academic Dr., Oakton, VA; 703-584-2300; transitional kindergarten-12th grade; $31,105 (K-4th grade, includes iPad), $34,250 (grades 5-8, includes MacBook Air), $35,590 (grades 9-12, including lunch and MacBook Air); 1,034 students.

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Mission

Our commitment is to develop in a caring community an individual who seeks excellence and embraces the "Driving Spirit" of Flint Hill School.

Recent Developments
Became an Apple Distinguished School for 2013-2015.


Colleges Where the Greatest Number of 2013 Graduates Enrolled
College of William and Mary, Virginia Tech, Duke University, James Madison University

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Gesher Jewish Day School

4800 Mattie Moore Court, Fairfax, VA; 703-978-9789; K-8th grade; $18,600; 150 students.

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Mission

Gesher is dedicated to educational excellence, an individualized approach to learning, and to providing a nurturing and exciting educational environment. Our students are challenged to think critically and creatively and to acquire the skills they will need for tomorrow. Our integrated curriculum of general and Jewish studies prepares students to be knowledgeable and committed Jews, dedicated to the State of Israel, and informed and responsible American citizens. Gesher is a welcoming, pluralistic community where children of varied practices and approaches to Judaism come together to learn and where responsibility for self, caring for others, and stewardship of the environment are common values. Gesher is a ready partner and educational resource for the wider Northern Virginia community.

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Grace Episcopal School
3601 Russell Rd., Alexandria, VA; 703-549-5067; preschool-5th grade; $9,020-$18,040; 118 students.

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Mission

The mission of Grace Episcopal School is to nurture a learning community that promotes academic excellence in the Episcopal tradition, and encourages spiritual growth, moral responsibility, and service to others. We educate the whole child intellectually, spiritually, physically, and socially, and build a solid foundation and enthusiasm for lifelong learning.

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Grasshopper Green and Kenwood Schools
4955 Sunset La., Annandale, VA; 703-256-4711; age 2-6th grade; $232 a week (preschool), $775 a month (elementary); 140 students.

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Mission

Kenwood School is dedicated to educational excellence, individual achievement, and social development of each student. With small classes, a fine faculty of dedicated teachers, and an exciting curriculum, Kenwood School offers a favorable climate for learning. Each student's intellectual growth, personal self-discipline, social values, and emotional maturity are the result of a school philosophy that emphasizes a joy and love of learning. All school experiences at Kenwood are challenging and exciting. Small classes provide opportunities for students to work to their highest potential. Individual progress is carefully guided to stimulate curiosity and creativity. Our strong academic environment fosters a solid foundation of skills and study habits necessary for future success.

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Green Hedges School
415 Windover Ave., NW, Vienna, VA; 703-938-8323; age 3-8th grade; $14,870-$26,580; 190 students.

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Mission

We inspire young people of talent and promise to develop clear values, a desire for wisdom, and an appreciation for all endeavors which broaden the mind and enlighten the spirit.

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GW Community School
9001 Braddock Rd., Suite 111, Springfield, VA; 703-978-7208; 9th-12th grades; $21,681; 55 students.

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Mission

The GW Community School embodies a vision shared by teachers, parents, and students: a school committed to developing and optimizing the giftedness and intelligence of each student; allowing each student to connect with their school, their world, and themselves.

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Highland School
597 Broadview Ave., Warrenton, VA; 540-878-2700; age 3 through 12th grade; $2,380-$4,245 (pre-K), $9,110-$12,835 (K), $17,390 (grades 1-2), $19,045 (grades 3-4), $19,770 (grades 508), $22,670 (grades 9-12); 487 students.

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Mission

To provide a demanding academic and co-curricular program that develops the skills and character essential for students to meet the challenges of college and leadership in the twenty-first century.

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Hill School
130 S. Madison St., Middleburg, VA; 540-687-5897; junior kindergarten-8th grade; $9,500-$21,800; 243 students.

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Mission

The goal of a Hill School education is to build character, self-confidence, and scholarship through academic and co-curricular excellence, individualized attention, and a strong sense of community.

Recent Developments
Now have junior kindergarten as of 2013.

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Hope Montessori School
4614 Ravensworth Rd., Annandale, VA; 703-941-6836; ages 2½-6; $3,800-$7,500; 75 students.

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Mission

At Hope Montessori, our fundamental philosophy is to create a respectful, positive and stimulating environment where children can come and choose the activities that will enhance their growth and development.

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Hunter Mill Country Day School
2021 Hunter Mill Rd., Vienna, VA; 703-281-4422; ages 2-12,before and after-school program for K-age to 6; $393-$1,390; 100 students.

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Mission

Hunter Mill Country Day School is a special place where your child can interact, learn, and grow in a unique, loving environment; where children are constantly learning and fostering long-term friendships and creativity—a home away from home. As a parent-directed organization, we remain sensitive to the needs and interests of HMCDS families.

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Hunter Mill Montessori School
2709 Hunter Mill Rd., Oakton, VA; 703-938-7755; ages 2 years, 9 months to 5 years; $11,940 (half day), $14,780 (full day); 40 students.

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Mission

At Montessori School of Cedar Lane, Holly Brook Montessori and Hunter Mill Montessori, learning is based on the principles of education discovered and promoted by Dr. Maria Montessori. Dr. Montessori was the first to discover and acknowledge the need for early education. Her discoveries have been verified by current educational research as well as over 100 years of successful implementation in schools around the world. Our three schools provide the "prepared environment" utilizing the discoveries and methods of Dr. Montessori to help the child develop more fully the potential within him. Each school provides a program especially suited to the needs of the child and offers additional individual attention to the whole development of the child.

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Immanuel Evangelical-Lutheran School
1801 Russell Road, Alexandria, VA; 703-549-0155; pre-K through 8th grade; $5,900-$10,143; 130 students.

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Mission

To cultivate the minds, hearts, and bodies of students through classical education and Lutheran catechesis.

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