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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. By Washingtonian Staff
Comments () | Published October 10, 2011

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Special Needs

Co-Ed Schools

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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