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2010 Washingtonian Guide to Private Schools: Girls Schools
Comments () | Published October 26, 2010

Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School
1524 35th St., NW; 202-337-3350; girls 9th-12th grades; $21,500; 483 students.

National Cathedral School
Mount St. Alban, Massachusetts and Wisconsin Aves., NW; 202-537-6300; girls 4th-12th grades; $33,130; 582 students.

Academy of the Holy Cross
4920 Strathmore Ave., Kensington, MD; 301-942-2100; girls 9th-12th grades; $16,800; 600

Connelly School of the Holy Child
9029 Bradley Blvd., Potomac, MD; 301-365-0955; girls 6th-12th grades; $21,350 -$22,850 ; 300

Elizabeth Seton High School
5715 Emerson St., Bladensburg, MD; 301-864-4532; girls 9th-12th grades; $10,000; 650 students.

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Mission
We educate young women in the Spirit of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton and St. Vincent de Paul stressing Catholic values, academic excellence and service to those in need.

Recent Accomplishments
In the 2010 class, 139 girls collectively earned more than $8.4 million in scholarships.

Colleges Where the Greatest Number of 2010 Graduates Enrolled
University of Maryland at College Park, UMBC, Towson, Salisbury University and Temple University

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+ Garrison Forest School
300 Garrison Forest Rd., Owings Mills, MD; 410-363-1500; coed preschool and K, girls pre-1st-12th grades; $20,495-$22,560 (day), $31,830 (regional boarding), $39,660 (boarding); 683 students; gfs.org.

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What's New
Garrison Forest School was named as Maryland's first Confucius Classroom among independent schools and at the elementary and secondary school level, one of only a handful of such programs in the United States. Garrison Forest's Confucius Classroom is sponsored by the Confucius Institute at the University of Maryland, an organization with which GFS has established strong ties.

Recent Accomplishments
Garrison Forest is celebrating our Centennial. Five Upper School students participated in international community service projects in India, China, Jamaica, and Peru this summer.

Colleges where the greatest number of 2010 Graduates enrolled
University of Virginia and University of Maryland

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Holton-Arms School
7303 River Rd., Bethesda, MD; 301-365-5300; girls 3rd-12th grades; $28,150-$29,450; 640 students.

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Mission
The mission of the Holton-Arms School is to cultivate the unique potential of young women through the "education not only of the mind, but of the soul and spirit.

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+ Oldfields School
1500 Glencoe Rd., Glencoe, MD; 410-472-4800; girls 6th grade to postgraduate; $28,800 (day), $40,100 (five-day boarding), $42,100 (seven-day boarding); 150 students.

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Mission
Oldfields School is committed to the intellectual and moral development of young women. In a culture of kindness and mutual respect, we encourage each student to make the most of her academic and personal potential. We seek to guide each student to grow in character, confidence, and knowledge by encouraging her to embrace the values of personal honesty, intellectual curiosity, and social responsibility.

What's New?
New indoor riding ring opened October 2010

Colleges where the greatest number of 2010 Graduates enrolled
George Washington University, Wheaton College, New York University, Virginia Tech

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+ St. Timothy's School
8400 Greenspring Ave., Stevenson, MD; 410-486-7400; girls 9th-12th grade; $25,750 (day), $44,300 (boarding); 150

Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart
9101 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD; 301-657-4322; coed pre-K-K, girls 1st-12th grades; $11,305 (pre-K-K half day), $18,025 (pre-K-4th grades), $19,035 (5th-6th grades), $20,280 (7th-8th grades), $22,420 (9th-12th grades); 650 students.

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Mission
Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart inspires young women to lead and serve, through lives of purpose that integrate faith, intellect, community, social action, and personal growth in an atmosphere of wise freedom.

What's New?
Head of School Catherine Ronan Karrels '86 introduced several key hires for 2010-11 to fill positions within the School's new administrative model; the Upper School expanded its curriculum by adding AP Chemistry and several English electives; the newly added Lower School technology lab opened with 19 brand new Mac computers.

Recent Accomplishments
Stone Ridge hosted a Sacred Heart Spirituality and Global Education Conference in July 2010 with over 200 lay and religious educators from around the globe in attendance.

Colleges Where the Greatest Number of 2010 Graduates Enrolled
Georgetown University, University of Virginia, Princeton University, University of Southern California, Miami University-Ohio, Barnard College, Colby College

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+ Yeshiva of Greater Washington
2010 Linden La., Silver Spring, MD; 301-962-5111; Orthodox; 7th-12th grades; $15,545 (7th and 8th grades), $17,865 (9th-12th); $22,115-$22,865 (9th-12th with boarding); 190 students.

+ Chatham Hall
800 Chatham Hall Cir., Chatham, VA; 434-432-2941; girls 9th-12th grades; $16,500 (day), $39,000 (boarding); 123 students.

+ Foxcroft School
22407 Foxhound La., Middleburg, VA; 540-687-5555; girls 9th-12th grade; $31,480 (day), $41,974 (boarding); 185 students.

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Mission
Foxcroft provides a residential learning experience for girls in which academic excellence, leadership, responsibility, and integrity are our highest values. What does this mean? Everything we do is curriculum -- curriculum is not only math and sciences and humanities but it's what it means to be a person. How do we live morally? How do we make the world a better place? Those are really the essential questions. ... And everything we do at Foxcroft is, in some way, a response to those basic questions.

What's New
State-of-the-art Athletic/Student Center; an exciting science/math/engineering curriculum initiative with innovative computer hardware and softeware support; exchange program with schools in France and England; Riding program now competiting in the Interscholastic Equestrian Association.

Recent Accomplishments
23 students, including one-third of the 2010 graduating class, earned Advanced Placement Scholar recognition from the College Board. 51 members of Class of 2010 received 191 college acceptances from 129 colleges, including Barnard, Dartmouth, Duke, Emory, UCLA, Vanderbilt, and Virginia. 2009 Delaney Athletic Conference field hockey champions.

Colleges with the Greatest 2010 Graduate Enrollment
William & Mary, Furman, Eckerd, Parsons The New School for Design (NYC)

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+ Madeira School
8328 Georgetown Pike, McLean, VA; 703-556-8200; girls 9th-12th grade; $35,050 (day), $46,160 (boarding); 313 students; madeira.org.

Oakcrest School
850 Balls Hill Rd., McLean, VA; 703-790-5450; girls 6th-12th grades; $15,310-$16,323; 180 students; oakcrest.org.

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Mission
Oakcrest School in partnership with parents challenges girls in grades 6-12 to develop thier intellect, character, faith and leadership potential to succeed in college and throughout their lives.

What's New?
Oakcrest began an international student program this year, welcoming four students from Spain.

Recent Accomplishments
20 of our students in Classes of 2010 and 2011 earned AP Scholar Awards in recognition of their exceptional achievement on Advanced Placement Exams. The Potomac Valley Athletic Conference has awarded Oakcrest School the Director's Cup, Girl's Champion. This is an award for the top scoring school during the 2009-2010 year.

Colleges with the Greatest 2010 Graduate Enrollment
100% of Oakcrest graduates are accepted into four year colleges. The Class of 2010 went to colleges including Cornell University, College of William and Mary, Northwestern University, Savannah College of Art and Design, Washington University in St. Louis

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+ St. Margaret's School
444 Water La., Tappahannock, VA; 804-443-3357; girls 8th-12th grades; $16,800 (day), $41,800 (boarding); 130

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