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

St. Anne's-Belfield School
2132 Ivy Rd., Charlottesville, VA; 434-296-5106; preschool-12th grade; $3,320-$11,600 (preschool and half-day junior kindergarten), $19,500 (full-day kindergarten), $19,500-$23,775 (grades 1-12), $15,350 additional for five-day boarding, $25,975 additional for seven-day boarding; 888 students.

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Mission
We at St. Anne's-Belfield School believe that the transmission of knowledge, the encouragement of curiosity, the development of rational thought, and the cultivation of responsible, honorable behavior are the great ends of education.

Recent Developments
Built a new dining hall facility and a new student commons area.

Colleges Where the Greatest Number of 2013 Graduates Enrolled
University of Virginia, William & Mary, University of Chicago, Cornell University, Elon University

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Saint Clement Episcopal Day School
1701 N. Quaker La., Alexandria, VA; 703-998-8795; ages 2½-5; $625 a month (half day), $1,000 (until 3 PM), $1,225 (until 6); 10-percent discount for St. Clement parishioners, 10-percent discount for siblings; 67 students.

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Mission
Saint Clement Episcopal School seeks to offer an educational environment, within a Christian community, that promotes the development of children's spiritual, intellectual, social, emotional, physical and artistic potential.The school strives to help children know God's love and to seek God within themselves and others.The school is dedicated to encouraging children's curiosity and to maintaining an atmosphere of love, joy and tolerance.

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Saint Leo the Great Catholic School
3704 Old Lee Hwy., Fairfax, VA; 703-273-1211; preschool-8th grade; $222-$773 a month (preschool), $5,270 (parishioners), $7,090 (non-parishioners), $8,110 (non-Catholics); Saint John Vianney Center for children with special needs; 500 students.

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Mission
Saint Leo the Great Catholic School provides a faith-filled learning environment where we strive to teach as Jesus did — by example, with respect and compassion for all. Recognizing that each person has unique God-given gifts, we employ a variety of techniques to assist students in achieving their spiritual, intellectual and social potential. In collaboration with parents, the child's primary educators, our community provides a safe, nurturing atmosphere, infused with faith, morals and Catholic principles. Together, we prepare children to be faithful Catholics and productive citizens in a global and ever-changing society.

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Saint Luke School
7005 Georgetown Pike, McLean, VA; 703-356-1508; K-8th grade; $6,815 (parishioners), $8,650 (non-parishioners), $10,380 (non-Catholics); 234 students.

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Mission
The mission of Saint Luke School is to prepare students to become academically sound citizens instilled with a sense of Catholic values and knowledge of Catholic faith, committed to the pursuit of learning and dedicated to serving mankind.

Recent Developments
Selected as 2014 National Blue Ribbon School.

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St. Mark's Montessori School
5800 Backlick Rd., Springfield, VA; 703-451-4470; age 3-K; $510-$588 a month; 55 students.

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Mission
Our mission is to offer a student the opportunity to benefit from our Montessori program, which strives to develop independence, leadership qualities and self discipline in each child, in an environment where he or she will build a solid foundation for all future learning.

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Saint Rita School
3801 Russell Rd., Alexandria, VA; 703-548-1888; preschool-8th grade; $2,812 (preschool); $5,449 (K-8, parishioners), $6,705 (K-8, non-parishioners), $8,111 (K-8, non-Catholics); 254 students.

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Mission
Saint Rita School embraces the idea that "the soul of education is the education of the soul" (Pope Pius XI). We are a small Catholic school dedicated to forming children intellectually and spiritually using the teachings and patrimony of the Catholic Church and the traditions of Western Civilization.

Recent Developments
Added preschool in 2012.

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St. Stephen's & St. Agnes School
Lower school: 400 Fontaine St., Alexandria, VA; 703-751-2700; JK-5th grade; $24,910-$28,160; 395 students. Middle school: 4401 W. Braddock Rd., Alexandria; 703-751-2700; 6th-8th grades; $30,900; 307 students; sssas.org. Upper school: 1000 St. Stephen's Rd., Alexandria; 703-751-2700; 9th-12th grades; 33,520; 450 students.

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Mission
To help our students succeed in a complex and changing world, we seek to inspire a passion for learning, an enthusiasm for athletic and artistic endeavor, a striving for excellence, a celebration of diversity, and a commitment to service. Our mission is to pursue goodness as well as knowledge and to honor the unique value of each of our members as a child of God in a caring community.

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St. Thomas More Cathedral School
105 N. Thomas St., Arlington, VA; 703-528-6781; pre-K through 8th grade; $5,564 (pre-K), $5,927 (Catholic), $7,597 (non-Catholic); 415 students.

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Mission
Our mission is to nurture and develop the spiritual, academic, social and emotional promise of each child in accordance with the teaching of the Catholic Church, rooted in Gospel values and led by the examples of the Master Teacher, Jesus Christ.

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Sunset Hills Montessori School
11180 Ridge Heights Rd., Reston, VA; 703-476-7477; age 18 months-6th grade; $7,800-$14,250; 190 students.

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Mission
At Sunset Hills Montessori School we are committed to recognizing and cultivating the uniqueness of each individual child.

Recent Developments
Added 4th, 5th, and 6th grades.

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Sydenstricker School
7001 Sydenstricker Rd., Springfield, VA; 703-451-4141; age 3-1st grade; $345-$925 a month; 66 students.

Trinity School at Meadow View
2849 Meadow View Rd., Falls Church, VA; 703-876-1920; grades 7-12; $15,300 (grades 7-8) $16,675 (grades 9-12), $17,940-$19,750 (international students); 161 students.

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Mission
The mission of Trinity Schools is to impart basic ordered knowledge about the world and to train students in basic intellectual skills and qualities of mind so that they might be of use to God in the wise care and governance of his creation and in the building of his kingdom. We accomplish this by establishing a culture marked by the discovery of truth, the practice of goodness, the creation of beauty, and the development of intellectual and aesthetic habits of mind. Trinity School is a community of learners characterized by the rigorous exploration of reality, the free and disciplined exchange of ideas, and active participation in the fine arts.

Colleges Where the Greatest Number of 2013 Graduates Enrolled
University of Virginia, William & Mary, George Mason University

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Vienna Adventist Academy
340 Courthouse Rd., Vienna, VA; 703-938-6200; pre-K through 8th grade; $4,100 (constituent), $5,200 (non-constituent Seventh-day Adventist), $6,700 (non-Seventh-day Adventist); 84 students.

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Mission
The mission of the Vienna Adventist Academy is to provide a Christ-centered quality education, promote balanced character development, and prepare students for citizenship in today's world and God's kingdom.

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Village Green Day School at Lowes Island
47722 Saulty Dr., Potomac Falls, VA; 703-404-4200; age 2-6 years; $6,310-$14,610; 150 students.

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Mission
Village Green's Mission is to provide our children and families with a loving home away from home by intertwining a compassionate, nurturing environment with a challenging curriculum that meets the needs of the whole child, thus creating a school community.

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Village Green Day School at Great Falls
790 Walker Rd., Great Falls, VA; 703-759-4049; age 2 1/2-6 years; $202-$1,500 a month; 165 students.

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Mission
Village Green's Mission is to provide our children and families with a loving home away from home by intertwining a compassionate, nurturing environment with a challenging curriculum that meets the needs of the whole child, thus creating a school community.

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Wakefield Country Day School
1059 Zachary Taylor Hwy., Huntly, VA; 540-635-8555; preschool-12th grade; $6,400-$14,990; 191 students.

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Mission
The mission of WCDS is to develop each student's character and intellect through active involvement in a structured curriculum founded on classical principles and in an environment that encourages scholarship, diligence, self-discipline, and respect for and service to others.

Recent Developments
New head of school, Jessica Lindstrom.

Colleges Where the Greatest Number of 2013 Graduates Enrolled
American University, Brown University, College of William & Mary, Corcoran School of Art and Design, Cornell University, Dartmouth College

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Wakefield School
4439 Old Tavern Rd., The Plains, VA; 540-253-7500; pre-K through 12th grade; $2,890-$24,450; 361 students.

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Mission
The mission of Wakefield School is to provide a rigorous liberal arts education through a challenging, content-rich curriculum and extra-curricular activities that are delivered by skilled, supportive, and creative teachers, coaches, and advisers. We believe in broad knowledge, the equal importance of character and intellect, the benefits of hard work, and the unique potential of our students. We foster self-discipline, independence, creativity, and curiosity. We provide students with the fundamental knowledge and the critical thinking skills to distinguish that which is true from that which is not, and the strength of character to use that wisdom. We welcome families who will embrace our ambitious vision: to develop capable, ethical, and articulate citizens who will seek the challenge, make a difference, and live extraordinary lives.

Mission
George Mason University, James Madison University, Radford University, University of Mary Washington, University of Virginia, Virginia Tech

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Westminster School
3819 Gallows Rd., Annandale, VA; 703-256-3620; pre-K through 8th grade; $15,254-$20,3; 275 students.

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Mission
Westminster School is dedicated to providing a superior elementary and middle-school education whose fundamental goals for each child are a disciplined and well-informed mind, strength of character, dedication to learning, generosity of spirit, and joy in the possibilities of life. The Westminster program is founded on a traditional curriculum, rigorous academic standards, and an atmosphere that promotes respect, integrity, kindness, and a sense of excellence. Westminster's academic program provides thorough training in basic subjects within a broad humanities curriculum. The Classical tradition, great books, and exposure to the arts are emphasized and integrated throughout an accelerated, thoroughly rounded program.

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