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Washington-Area Private High Schools (The Complete 2011 List)

While some of these schools include lower grades, the tuition and enrollment numbers are for high school only.

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Ad Fontes Academy, 15450 Lee Hwy., Centreville; 703-673-1145; $8,950; 54 students; also K through eighth grade.

Alexandria Friends School
, 3830 Seminary Rd., Alexandria; 703-461-7222; $19,395; four students.

Archbishop Carroll High School
, 4300 Harewood Rd., NE; 202-529-0900 ext. 134; $10,535; 450 students.

Archbishop Spalding High School
, 8080 New Cut Rd., Severn; 410-969-9105 ext. 232; $12,695; 1,220 students.

Barrie School, 13500 Layhill Rd., Silver Spring; 301-576-2800; $25,793; 61 students; also pre-K through eighth grade.

Beddow School, 501 Bryan Point Rd., Accokeek; 301-292-1968; $12,080; 26 students; also seventh and eighth grades.

Bishop Ireton High School, 201 Cambridge Rd., Alexandria; 703-751-7606; $11,928 (Arlington diocesan Catholics), $13,535 (non-diocesan Catholics), $16,065 (non-Catholics); 826 students.

Bishop McNamara High School, 6800 Marlboro Pike, Forestville; 301-735-8401; $11,250; 875 students.

Bishop O’Connell High School, 6600 Little Falls Rd., Arlington; 703-237-1433; $10,745 (Arlington diocesan Catholics), $11,775 (non-diocesan Catholics), $15,350 (non-Catholics); 1,208 students.

British School of Washington
, 2001 Wisconsin Ave., NW; 202-829-3700; $24,190 to $25,740; 206 students; also pre-K through eighth grade.

Bullis School, 10601 Falls Rd., Potomac; 301-299-8500; $31,925 to $32,025; 390 students; also third through eighth grade.

Calverton School, 300 Calverton School Rd., Huntingtown, Md.; 410-535-0216; calvertonschool.org; $18,308; 157 students; also preschool through eighth grade.

Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School
, 11710 Hunters La., Rockville; 301-692-4870; $26,290 (9th through 11th grade); $13,430 (12th grade, graduates in February); 400 students; also K through eighth grade.

Christchurch School, 49 Seahorse La., Christchurch, Va.; 804-758-2306; coed day school, coed boarding school starting fall 2012 (currently boys’ boarding); $18,000 (day), $42,500 (boarding); 230 students.

Clinton Christian School
, 6707 Woodyard Rd., Upper Marlboro; 301-599-9600; $7,800; 105 students; also pre-K through eighth grade.

Edmund Burke School, 4101 Connecticut Ave., NW; 202-375-7610; $31,820; 204 students; also sixth through eighth grade.

Emerson Preparatory School
, 1324 18th St., NW; 202-785-2877; $25,000; 40 students.

Emmanuel Christian School, 8302 Spruce St., Manassas; 703-369-3950; $7,900; 45 students; also pre-K through eighth grade.

Episcopal High School, 1200 N. Quaker La., Alexandria; 703-933-4062; $45,300 (boarding); 435 students.

Fairhaven School
, 17900 Queen Anne Rd., Upper Marlboro; 301-249-8060; $8,620; 24 students; also K through eighth grade.

Field School, 2301 Foxhall Rd., NW; 202-295-5800; $35,300; 270 students; also seventh and eighth grades (sixth through eighth starting fall 2012).

Flint Hill School, 3320 Jermantown Rd., Oakton; 703-584-2300; $29,185; 501 students; also pre-K through eighth grade.

French International School
(Lycée Rochambeau), 9600 Forest Rd., Bethesda; 301-530-8260; rochambeau.org; $16,062 to $18,820; 270 students; also pre-K through eighth grade.

Georgetown Day School, 4200 Davenport St., NW; 202-274-3210; gds.org; $33,390 to $33,615; 500 students; also pre-K through eighth grade.

German School (Deutsche Schule) Washington, DC, 8617 Chateau Dr., Potomac; 301-365-4400; dswashington.org; $12,770 to $13,250; 90 students; also preschool through eighth grade.

Glenelg Country School, 12793 Folly Quarter Rd., Ellicott City; 410-531-7347; $23,460; 288 students; also pre-K through eighth grade.

Grace Brethren Christian School, 6501 Surratts Rd., Clinton; 301-868-1600 ext. 331; $7,995; 193 students; also pre-K through eighth grade.

Gunston School, 911 Gunston Rd., Centreville; 410-758-0620 ext. 104; $21,730; 136 students.

GW Community School, 9001 Braddock Rd., Suite 111, Springfield; 703-978-7208; $21,600; 50 students.

Highland School, 597 Broadview Ave., Warrenton; 540-878-2740; $21,150; 197 students; also pre-K through eighth grade.

Howard Gardner School, 4913 Franconia Rd., Alexandria; 703-822-9300; $20,950; 50 students; also seventh and eighth grades.

Key School, 534 Hillsmere Dr., Annapolis; 410-263-9231; $23,950; 210 students; also pre-K through eighth grade.

Leesburg Christian School
, 21336 Evergreen Mills Rd., Leesburg; 703-777-4220; $7,300; 70 students; also pre-K through eighth grade.

Maret School, 3000 Cathedral Ave., NW; 202-939-8800; $31,670; 300 students; also K through eighth grade.

Massanutten Military Academy, 614 S. Main St., Woodstock, Va.; 540-459-2167 ext. 1; $29,100 (boarding); 132 students; also seventh and eighth grades and postgraduate.

McDonogh School, 8600 McDonogh Rd., Owings Mills; 410-581-4719; $24,250 (day), $32,620 (five-day boarding); 587 students; also K through eighth grade.

McLean School of Maryland, 8224 Lochinver La., Potomac; 240-395-0698; $32,365; 135 students; also K through eighth grade.

Mercersburg Academy, 300 E. Seminary St., Mercersburg, Pa.; 717-328-6173; $35,150 (day), $46,950 (boarding); 432 students.

Middleburg Academy (formerly Notre Dame), 35321 Notre Dame La., Middleburg; 540-687-5581 ext. 3008;  $20,379; 180 students.

Miller School of Albemarle, 1000 Samuel Miller Loop, Charlottesville; 434-823-4805 ext. 240; $33,165 (five-day boarding), $36,980 (seven-day boarding), $44,940 (international), $15,865 (day); 145 students; also eighth grade and postgraduate.

Montrose Christian School, 5100 Randolph Rd., Rockville; 301-770-5335 ext. 212; $10,700; 87 students; also K through eighth grade.

New Hope Academy & Preschool, 7009 Varnum St., Landover Hills; 301-459-7311; $9,310; 61 students; also pre-K through eighth grade.

New School of Northern Virginia
, 9431 Silver King Ct., Fairfax; 703-691-3040; $24,100; 114 students; also fourth through eighth grade.

Nora School, 955 Sligo Ave., Silver Spring; 301-495-6672; $23,650; 60 students.

Our Lady of Good Counsel High School, 17301 Old Vic Blvd., Olney; 240-283-3235; $16,550; 1,200 students.

Parkmont School, 4842 16th St., NW; 202-726-0740; $27,800; 40 students; also sixth through eighth grade.

Paul VI Catholic High School, 10675 Fairfax Blvd., Fairfax; 703-352-0925 ext. 331; $10,990 (Catholics), $15,390 (others); 950 students.

Potomac School, 1301 Potomac School Rd., McLean; 703-749-6313; $32,080; 410 students; also K through eighth grade.

Randolph-Macon Academy, 200 Academy Dr., Front Royal; 540-636-5484; $13,167 (day), $26,857 (boarding), $30,823 (international); 292 students; also sixth through eighth grade and postgraduate.

Sandy Spring Friends School, 16923 Norwood Rd., Sandy Spring; 301-774-7455 ext. 1; $27,500 (day), $40,500 (five-day boarding), $50,700 (seven-day boarding); 263 students; also pre-K through eighth grade.

School for Tomorrow, 4511 Bestor Dr., Rockville; 301-460-4747; $26,500; 13 students; also sixth through eighth grade.

Severn School, 201 Water St., Severna Park; 410-647-7700 ext. 2267; $22,150; 400 students; also sixth through eighth grade.

Sidwell Friends School, 3825 Wisconsin Ave., NW; 202-537-8111; sidwell.edu; $32,960; 482 students; also pre-K through eighth grade.

Siena School, 9727 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring; 301-592-0567; $31,148; 35 students; also fourth through eighth grade.

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School, 8804 Postoak Rd., Potomac; 240-477-1700; $33,590; 268 students; also preschool through eighth grade.

St. Anne’s-Belfield School
, 2132 Ivy Rd., Charlottesville; 434-296-5106; $21,000 (day), $34,650 to $44,200 (boarding); 330 students; also preschool through eighth grade.

St. John’s College High School, 2607 Military Rd., NW; 202-363-2316; stjohns-chs.org; $15,350; 1,060 students.

St. Mary’s High School, 113 Duke of Gloucester St., Annapolis; 410-263-3294; $11,810 (parishioners), $13,220 (non-parishioners); 467 students.

St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes School, 1000 St. Stephen’s Rd., Alexandria; 703-212-2706; $29,582; 445 students; also pre-K through eighth grade.

Takoma Academy, 8120 Carroll Ave., Takoma Park; 301-434-4700; $9,380 (Potomac Conference Seventh-day Adventists), $11,730 (non-conference Seventh-day Adventists), $13,760 (non-Seventh-day Adventists); 231 students.

Trinity School at Meadow View,2849 Meadow View Rd., Falls Church; 703-629-9932; $15,000; 120 students; also seventh and eighth grades.

Wakefield Country Day School, 1059 Zachary Taylor Hwy., Flint Hill, Va.; 540-635-8555 ext. 227; wakefieldcds.org; $13,625; 66 students; also preschool through eighth grade.

Wakefield School, 4439 Old Tavern Rd., The Plains; 540-253-7600; $21,520; 144 students; also preschool through eighth grade.

Washington Christian Academy, 16227 Batchellors Forest Rd., Olney; 240-390-0429 ext. 109; $16,898; 129 students; also K through eighth grade.

Washington International School, 3100 Macomb St., NW; 202-243-1815; $30,860; 261 students; also pre-K through eighth grade.

Washington Waldorf School, 4800 Sangamore Rd., Bethesda; 301-229-6107 ext. 154;  $22,300; 50 students; also preschool through eighth grade.

West Nottingham Academy, 1079 Firetower Rd., Colora, Md.; 410-658-9279; $16,050 (day), $40,750 (boarding); 117 students.

Boys’ Schools

Avalon School, 200 W. Diamond Ave., Gaithersburg; 301-963-8022; $13,500; 91 students; also second through eighth grade.

Blue Ridge School, 273 Mayo Dr., St. George, Va.; 434-985-2811; $38,500 (boarding); 193 students.

DeMatha Catholic High School, 4313 Madison St., Hyattsville; 240-764-2200; $13,200; 950 students.

Fishburne Military School, 225 S. Wayne Ave., Waynesboro, Va.; 800-946-7773; $15,240 (day), $26,400 (boarding); 120 students; also seventh and eighth grades and postgraduate.

Georgetown Preparatory School, 10900 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda; 301-214-1215; $28,215 (day), $48,160 (boarding); 483 students.

Gonzaga College High School, 19 I St., NW; 202-336-7100; $17,850; 958 students.

Hargrave Military Academy, 200 Military Dr., Chatham, Va.; 434-432-2481 ext. 2130; $12,750 (day), $28,600 (boarding), $30,600 (non-US boarding); 300 students; also seventh and eighth grades and postgraduate.

The Heights School, 10400 Seven Locks Rd., Potomac; 301-765-2093; $21,000; 200 students; also third through eighth grade.

Landon School, 6101 Wilson La., Bethesda; 301-320-1067; $31,027; 337 students; also third through eighth grade.

St. Albans School, Massachusetts and Wisconsin aves., NW; 202-537-6435; $35,723 (day), $50,532 (boarding); 314 students; also fourth through eighth grade.

Saint Anselm’s Abbey School
, 4501 South Dakota Ave., NE; 202-269-2379; $22,800; 138 students; also sixth through eighth grade.

Woodberry Forest School, 898 Woodberry Forest Rd., Woodberry Forest, Va.; 540-672-3900; $44,800; 400 students.

Yeshiva of Greater Washington, 1216 Arcola Ave., Silver Spring; 301-649-7077; $18,425; 63 students.

Girls’ Schools

Academy of the Holy Cross, 4920 Strathmore Ave., Kensington; 301-942-2100 ext. 442; $17,650; 550 students.

Brookewood School, 10401 Armory Ave., Kensington; 301-949-7997; $11,250; 45 students; also first through eighth grade.

Chatham Hall, 800 Chatham Hall Cir., Chatham, Va.; 434-432-2941; $16,500 (day), $39,000 (boarding); 129 students.

Connelly School of the Holy Child, 9029 Bradley Blvd., Potomac; 301-365-0955; $23,995; 221 students; also sixth through eighth grade.

Elizabeth Seton High School, 5715 Emerson St., Bladensburg; 301-864-4532; $10,950; 654 students.

Foxcroft School, 22407 Foxhound La., Middleburg; 540-687-4341; $35,640 (day), $44,900 (boarding); 157 students.

Garrison Forest School, 300 Garrison Forest Rd., Owings Mills; 410-559-3111; $23,990 (day), $34,600 (regional boarding), $43,860 (boarding); 282 students; also preschool through eighth grade.

Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School, 1524 35th St., NW; 202-337-3350; $23,500; 490 students.

Holton-Arms School, 7303 River Rd., Bethesda; 301-365-5300; $32,388; 329 students; also third through eighth grade.

Madeira School, 8328 Georgetown Pike, McLean; 703-556-8273; $36,824 (day), $48,497 (boarding); 321 students.

National Cathedral School, Woodley Rd. and Wisconsin Ave., NW; 202-537-6300; $33,998; 311 students; also fourth through eighth grade.

Oakcrest School, 850 Balls Hill Rd., McLean; 703-790-5450; $17,473; 116 students; also sixth through eighth grade.

Oldfields School, 1500 Glencoe Rd., Sparks Glencoe, Md.; 410-472-4800; $27,400 (day), $42,950 (five-day boarding), $44,700 (seven-day boarding); 145 students; also sixth through eighth grade and postgraduate.

St. Margaret’s School, 444 Water La., Tappahannock, Va.; 804-443-3357; sms.org; $16,800 (day), $43,200 (boarding); 125 students.

St. Timothy’s School, 8400 Greenspring Ave., Stevenson, Md.; 410-486-7401; $25,750 (day), $44,300 (boarding); 150 students.

Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart, 9101 Rockville Pike, Bethesda; 301-657-4322; $25,200; 322 students; also pre-K through eighth grade.

Yeshiva of Greater Washington, 2010 Linden La., Silver Spring; 301-962-5111; $18,425; 133 students.

Special Needs

Chelsea School, 711 Pershing Dr., Silver Spring; 301-585-1430; $35,703; 65 students; also fifth through eighth grade.

Commonwealth Academy, 1321 Leslie Ave., Alexandria; 703-548-6912; $30,650; 70 students; also sixth through eighth grade.

Dominion School, 8000 Forbes Pl., Suite 102, Springfield; 703-321-9091; $43,020; 11 students; also seventh and eighth grades.

Frost School, 4915 Aspen Hill Rd., Rock-ville; 301-933-3451; $50,000; 78 students; also K through eighth grade.

Kingsbury Day School, 5000 14th St., NW; 202-722-5555; $38,196; 112 students; also pre-K through eighth grade.

Lab School of Washington, 4759 Reservoir Rd., NW; 202-965-6600; labschool.org; $36,380; 117 students; also first through eighth grade.

This article appears in the October 2011 issue of The Washingtonian. 

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