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2007 Washingtonian Guide to Private Schools: Boys’ Schools

+ offers boarding

Gonzaga College High School, 19 I St., NW 20001; 202-336-7100; boys 9th–12th grades; $13,850; 938 students;

+ St. Albans School, 
Mount St. Alban, Massachusetts and Wisconsin aves., NW 20016; 202-537-6435; boys 4th–12th grades; $28,860 (day), $40,824 (boarding, 9th–12th grades); 565 students;
The school celebrates its centennial anniversary next fall.

St. Anselm’s Abbey School, 4501 South Dakota Ave., NE 20017; 202-269-2350; boys 6th–12th grades; $18,600-$18,850; 242 students;
Renovations on the main academic building will provide more classroom space by the end of the 2007-08 academic year.

The Avalon School, 7000 Radnor Road, Bethesda 20817; 301-320-0668; boys 3rd–12th grades; $10,100-$12,700; 212 students;;
School is relocating to Clarksburg in September 2009, with an initial capacity of 550 students.

DeMatha Catholic High School,
4313 Madison St., Hyattsville 20781; 240-764-2200; boys 9th–12th grades; $9,800; 1,024 students;
Construction on a new Convocation Center, which will include new classrooms and athletic facilities, began in 2007.

+ Georgetown Preparatory School,
10900 Rockville Pike, N. Bethesda 20852; 301-493-5000; boys 9th–12th grades; $22,650 (day), $39,650 (boarding); 450 students;
The school has one of the area’s largest athletic centers, with 154,000 square feet.

The Heights School, 10400 Seven Locks Rd., Potomac 20854; 301-365-4300; boys 3rd–12th grades; $12,775–$16,535; 460 students;

Landon School, 6101 Wilson La., Bethesda 20817; 301-320-3200; boys 3rd–12th grades; $25,300–$27,100; 678 students;
Installed new synthetic turf athletic field in 2007.

Mater Dei School, 9600 Seven Locks Rd., Bethesda 20817; 301-365-2700; boys 1st–8th grades; $11,850; 225 students;

Yeshiva of Greater Washington, 1216 Arcola Ave., Silver Spring 20902; 301-962-5111; Orthodox; 7th grade–postgraduate; $13,500 (7th and 8th grades), $15,670 (9th–12th), $16,000 (postgraduate); 84 students;

+ Blue Ridge School, 273 Mayo Dr., St. George 22935; 434-985-2811; boarding only; boys 9th–12th grades; $32,000; 195 students;
Volleyball team recently added to fall sports program.

+ Fishburne Military School, 225 S. Wayne Ave., Waynesboro 22980; 800-946-7773; boys 8th–12th grades; $10,300 (day), $22,200 (boarding); 120 students;
The school recently added five new fine-arts classes—music appreciation, vocal music, elementary art, advanced art, and art appreciation.

+ Fork Union Military Academy, 4744 James Madison Highway, Fork Union 23055; 800-462-3862; Christian; boys 6th–12th grade, postgraduate; $24,700 (uniforms $3,270); 500 students;
The school’s first capital fundraising campaign helped pay for a new aquatics center and the expansion of the school's library.

Hargrave Military Academy, 200 Military Dr., Chatham 24531; 434-432-2481; boys 7th–12th grade, postgraduate; $11,500 (day), $26,500 (boarding only); 364 students;
+ Woodberry Forest School, 898 Woodberry Forest Rd., Woodberry Forest, 22989; 540-672-3900; boys 9th–12th grades; $36,200; 388 students;
A new football stadium with seating for 1,300 was dedicated in September 2007. Construction on a new track is almost complete.

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