2007 Washingtonian Guide to Private Schools: Coed Schools

Coed Private Schools in DC, Maryland, & Virginia

DISTRICT
Academy for Ideal Education, 1501 Gallatin St., NW 20011; 202-726-0313 (K–5) and 202-399-0707 (6th–12th grades); $7,500; 115 students.

Aidan Montessori School, 2700 27th St., NW 20008; 202-387-2700; ages 1½–12; $11,497-$17,796; 200 students; www.aidanschool.org.

Amazing Life Games Preschool, 4300 16th St., NW 20011; 202-265-0114; ages 2½–5; $329-$1,481 a month; 30 students; www.amazinglifegames.org.

Archbishop Carroll High School, 4300 Harewood Rd., NE 20017; 202-529-0900; 9th–12th grades; $8,700; 650 students; www.archbishopcarroll.org.

Beauvoir, the National Cathedral Elementary School, 3500 Woodley Rd., NW 20016; 202-537-6493; pre-K–3rd grade; $24,440; 380 students; www.beauvoirschool.org.

Blessed Sacrament School, 5841 Chevy Chase Pkwy., NW 20015; 202-966-6682; K–8th grades; $6,950 (parishioners), $10,310 (nonparishioners); 486 students; www.bsstoday.org.

British School of Washington, 4715 16th St., NW 20011; 202-829-3700; ages 3–18; $9,575 (morning nursery school), $17,405–$20,905; 284 students; www.britishschool.org.

Capitol Hill Day School, 210 South Carolina Ave., SE 20003; 202-547-2244; pre-K–8th grades; $18,540 (partial-day pre-K, K), $20,960 (full-day pre-K–5th grade), $22,020 (6th–8th grades); 227 students; www.chds.org.
School head Catherine Peterson, recently retired after 22 years of service. Martha Shepardson-Killam, who’s led schools in California and Massachusetts, took her place.

Children’s House of Washington, 3133 Dumbarton St., NW 20007; 202-342-2551; ages 3–5; $7,000-$8,000; 27 students; www.thechildrenshouseofwashington.com.

Coeus International School, 4401 Connecticut Ave., NW 20008; 202-237-0040; K-12th grades; $23,975; 114 students; www.coeusis.org.
Recently expanded to include grades K-5 and 11-12. Also offering Greek courses.

Dupont Park Adventist School, 3942 Alabama Ave., SE 20020; 202-583-8500; pre-K–10th grade; $4,895-$5,006; 300 students; www.dupontparkschool.org.

Edmund Burke School, 4101 Connecticut Ave., NW 20008; 202-362-8882; 6th–12th grades; $26,645 including books; 300 students; www.eburke.org.

Emerson Preparatory School, 1324 18th St., NW 20036; 202-785-2877; 9th–12th grades; $10,000 a semester; 65 students; www.emersonprep.net.

Field School, 2301 Foxhall Rd., NW 20007; 202-295-5800; 7th–12th grades; $28,450; 315 students; www.fieldschool.org.
New turf athletic field opened this year.

Georgetown Day School, lower/middle-school campus, 4530 MacArthur Blvd., NW 20007; 202-295-6200; pre-K–8th grade; $24,175-$26,870; 573 students; www.gds.org.
Now offering Arabic classes.

Georgetown Day School, high-school campus, 4200 Davenport St., NW 20016; 202-274-3200; 9th–12th grades; $27,665; 465 students; www.gds.org.
Now offering Mandarin Chinese classes. The school last year opened a $25-million expansion of its facility.

Georgetown Montessori School, 1041 Wisconsin Ave., NW 20007; 202-337-8058; ages 2–6; $6,000-$9,900; 50 students; georgetownmontessori.com.

Holy Trinity School, 1325 36th St., NW 20007; 202-337-2339; nursery–8th grade; $12,305 (parishioners nursery–K), $14,835 (nonparishioners nursery–K), $9,680 (parishioners 1st–8th), $13,095 (nonparishioners 1st–8th); 330 students; www.htsdc.org.

Jewish Primary Day School of the Nation’s Capital, 6045 16th St., NW 20011; 202-291-5737; pre-K–6th grade; $16,540; 226 students; www.jpds.org.

KinderHaus of Chevy Chase, 5307 Connecticut Ave., NW 20015; 202-244-0719; ages 2 months–5 years; $1,050–$1,450 a month; 25 students; www.kinderhaus.org.

*KinderHaus of Cleveland Park, 3400 Lowell St., NW 20016; 202-686-3570; ages 2 months–5 years; $975-$1,450 a month; 48 students; www.kinderhaus.org.

*Little Flower Montessori School, 3029 16th St., NW 20009; 202-667-6803; ages 2-6; $800-$1,000 a month; 20 students; www.littleflowermontessori.com.

Lowell School, 1640 Kalmia Rd., NW 20012; 202-577-2000; pre-K–6th grade; $13,710-$22,850; 315 students; www.lowellschool.org.

Maret School, 3000 Cathedral Ave., NW 20008; 202-939-8800; K–12th grade; $23,295-$26,820; 600 students; www.maret.org.

Montessori School of Chevy Chase, 5312 Connecticut Ave., NW 20015; 202-362-6212; ages 2–6; $10,450-$14,950; 60 students; www.chevychasemontessori.com.
Now offering French classes.

Montessori School of Washington, 4380 MacArthur Blvd., NW 20007; 202-338-1557; ages 2-6; $7,000-$10,000; 35 students; www.montessoriwashington.org.
The school moved in 2007 to accommodate an expansion and add a toddler class.

Nannie Helen Burroughs School, 601 50th St., NE 20019; 202-398-5266; pre-K–6th grade; $4,820-$5,105; 170 students; www.nhburroughs.org.

National Child Research Center, 3209 Highland Pl., NW 20008; 202-363-8777; ages 2½–5; $4,750-$20,295; 171 students; www.ncrcpreschool.org.

National Presbyterian School, 4121 Nebraska Ave., NW 20016; 202-537-7500; nursery–6th grade; $12,000-$19,470; 240 students; www.nps-dc.org.
Recently opened a daytime childcare center  for newborns through age 2½.

Nativity Catholic Academy, 6008 Georgia Ave., NW 20011; 202-723-3322; pre-K–8th grade; $4,500; 185 students; www.faithinthecity.net/nca.

Naylor Road School (preschool), 3200 S St., SE 20020; 202-584-1407; ages 3 and 4; $5,350; 45 students; www.naylorroadschool.com.

Naylor Road School, 2403 Naylor Rd., SE 20020; 202-584-5114; pre-K–8th grade; $600 a month (pre-K); $5,350-$6,500; 250 students; www.naylorroadschool.com.

Our Lady of Victory School, 4755 Whitehaven Pkwy., NW 20007; 202-337-1421; age 3–8th grade; $6,400 (parishioners), $7,825 (nonparishioners); 180 students; www.olvschooldc.org.
Recently honored as a Blue Ribbon School by the Department of Education.

Parkmont School, 4842 16th St., NW 20011; 202-726-0740; 6th–12th grades; $23,390; 65 students; www.parkmont.org.

Randall Hyland Private School, 4339 Bowen Rd., SE 20019; 202-582-2966; age 2½–K; $9,840; 50 students.

Sheridan School, 4400 36th St., NW 20008; 202-362-7900; K–8th grade; $21,738-$24,137; 220 students; www.sheridanschool.org.
Recently introduced student-parent-teacher conferences.

Sidwell Friends School (lower school), 5100 Edgemoor La., Bethesda 20814; middle/upper school, 3825 Wisconsin Ave., NW 20016; 202-537-8100; pre-K–12th grade; $26,790-$27,790; 1,097 students; www.sidwell.edu.

St. Ann’s Academy, 4404 Wisconsin Ave., NW 20016; 202-363-4460; pre-K–8th grade; $3,150-$5,800 (parishioners), $4,050-$7,000 (nonparishioners), 240 students; www.stannsacademy.org. New windows, paint, heating and A/C system.

St. John’s College High School, 2607 Military Rd., NW 20015; 202-363-2316; 9th–12th grades; $12,600; 1,099 students; www.stjohns-chs.org.

St. John’s Episcopal Preschool, 3240 O St., NW 20007; 202-338-2574; ages 2½–5½; $4,875-$10,300; 45 students; www.stjohnsgeorgetown.org.

St. Patrick’s Episcopal Day School, 4700 Whitehaven Pkwy., NW 20007; 202-342-2805; nursery–8th grade; $12,984-$24,884; 490 students; www.stpatsdc.org.

St. Peter’s Interparish School, 422 Third St., SE 20003; 202-544-1618; pre-K–8th grade; $7,160 (parishioners), $8,940 (nonparishioners); 323 students; www.stpetersinterparish.org.

Washington Hebrew Congregation Edlavitch-Tyser Early Childhood Center, 3935 Macomb St., NW 20016; 202-895-6334; ages 1½–5 years; $2,900-$8,600 (temple members), $3,400-$10,000 (nonmembers); 118 students; www.whctemple.org.
Now offering art, yoga and Spanish for 4-year-olds as well as science, drama, cooking, and art for 3-year-olds.

Washington International School (primary), 1690 36th St., NW 20007; 202-243-1815; age 3½–5th grade; $12,675-$22,765; 447 students; www.wis.edu.

Washington International School (middle and upper), 3100 Macomb St., NW 20008; 202-243-1815; 6th–12th grades; $25,030; 448 students; www.wis.edu.
New library, media center, theater, and ten new classrooms scheduled to open in the fall of 2007.

MARYLAND
*Abingdon Montessori School, 5144 Massachusetts Ave., Bethesda 20816; 301-320-3646; ages 2½–6; $7,500 (half day), $9,500; 50 students; www.abingdonschool.org.

Aleph Bet Jewish Day School, 1125 Spa Rd., Annapolis 21403; 410-263-9044; K–5th grade; $9,180; 50 students; www.alephbet.org.
Annapolis Area Christian School (lower school), 710 Ridgely Ave., Annapolis 21401; 410-266-8251; pre-K–5th grade; $3,179-$8,338; 255 students; www.aacsonline.org.

Annapolis Area Christian School (middle school), 716 Bestgate Rd., Annapolis 21401; 410-266-8251; 6th–8th grades; $9,306; 234 students; www.aacsonline.org.
New after-school chess club and co-ed cross country team.

Annapolis Area Christian School (upper school), 109 Burns Crossing Rd., Severn 21144; 410-266-8251; 9th–12th grades; $10,945; 495 students; www.aacsonline.org.
New athletic center with three gyms and a swimming pool.

Apple Montessori School, 7210 Hidden Creek Rd., Bethesda 20817; 301-320-8832; ages 2–6; $5,974-$11,768; 60 students; www.applems.com.
The school moved to its Bethesda location in 2007.

Archbishop Spalding High School, 8080 New Cut Rd., Severn 21144; 410-969-9105; 9th–12th grades; $ 10,050; 1,150 students; www.archbishopspalding.org.
Planning to build a new stadium with an artificial-turf field.

Ascension Lutheran School, 7415 Buchanan St., Landover Hills 20784; 301-577-0500; K–8th grade; $6,200; 175 students; www.ascensionschool.org.
Now offering Spanish beginning in kindergarten.

Barnesville School, 21830 Peach Tree Rd., PO Box 404, Barnesville 20838; 301-972-0341; pre-K–8th grade; $7,525-$13,950; 235 students; www.barnesville-school.com.
New equestrian club and cross country team.

Barrie School, 13500 Layhill Rd., Silver Spring 20906; 301-576-2800; age 2–12th grade; $10,750-$22,040; 392 students; www.barrie.org.

Beddow Jr./Sr. High School, 501 Bryan Point Rd., Accokeek 20607; 301-292-1968; 7th–12th grades; $10,005 (2008-09); 40 students; www.thebeddowschool.org.
Scheduled to break ground this spring on a new gym with additional classrooms.

Beddow Montessori School, 6008 Hampshire Cir., Waldorf 20603; 301-870-8660; ages 2½–12; $5,600-$8,000; 60 students; www.thebeddowschool.org.

Beddow Montessori School, 8600 Loughran Rd., Fort Washington 20744; 301-567-0330; ages 2½–12; $5,630-$8,035; 100 students; www.thebeddowschool.org.

Berwyn Baptist School, 4720 Cherokee St., College Park 20740; 301-474-1561; age 3–8th grade; $1,434–$4,906; 150 students; www.berwynbaptistschool.com.

Bethesda Community School, 7500 Honeywell La., Bethesda 20814; 301-652-0117; age 2½–K; $600-$1,340 a month; 132 students; www.bethesdacommunityschool.com.

Bethesda Country Day School, 5615 Beech Ave., Bethesda 20814; 301-530-6999; age 2–preschool; $441–$975 a month; 250 students; www.bethesdacountrydayschool.com.

Bethesda Montessori School, 7611 Clarendon Rd., Bethesda 20814; 301-986-1260; ages 3–6; $6,900–$11,450; 80 students; www.bethesdamontessori.com.

Bishop McNamara High School, 6800 Marlboro Pike, Forestville 20747; 301-735-8401; 9th–12th grades; $8,750; 840 students; www.bmhs.org.
New artificial-turf athletic field. Undergoing $8 million expansion to be completed by August 2008.

Bowie Montessori Children’s House, 5004 Randonstone La., Bowie 20715; 301-262-3566; age 2½–8th grade; $8,800; 290 students; www.bmch.net.

Bullis School, 10601 Falls Rd., Potomac 20854; 301-299-8500; 3rd–12th grades; $24,160-$27,070; 639 students; www.bullis.org.

Butler School, 15951 Germantown Rd., Darnestown 20874; 301-977-6600; preschool–8th grade; $7,300–$11,800; 170 students; www.butlerschool.org.

Calvary Lutheran School, 9545 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring 20910; 301-589-4001; K–8th grade; $7,600–$8,850; 60 students; www.celcs.org.

*Calverton School, 300 Calverton School Rd., Huntingtown 20639; 888-678-0216; pre-K–12th grade; $6,732–$14,076; 400 students; www.calvertonschool.org.

Capitol Christian Academy, 610 Largo Rd., Upper Marlboro 20774; 301-336-2200; pre-K–12th grade; $7,500–$8,000; 310 students; www.ccacad.org.

Casa de Montessori, 14015 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring 20904; 301-384-8404; age 3–K; $4,700–$7,100; 50 students.

Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School (lower school), 1901 E. Jefferson St., Rockville 20852; 301-881-1400; K–6th grade; $16,660; 758 students; www.cesjds.org.

Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School (upper school), 11710 Hunters La., Rockville 20852; 301-881-1400; 7th–12th grades; $10,920 (12th grade)-$21,380; 688 students; www.cesjds.org.

Chesapeake Academy, 1185 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd., Arnold 21012; 410-647-9612; pre-K–5th grade; $5,950-$12,150; 321 students; www.chesapeakeacademy.com.

Chesapeake Montessori School, 30 Old Mill Bottom Rd. N., Annapolis 21409; 410-757-4740; age 18 months–6th grade; $7,900–$10,300; 143 students; www.chesapeake-montessori.com.

Children’s Learning Center, 4511 Bestor Dr., Rockville 20853; 301-871-6600; age 2–5th grade; $385 a month-$12,250 a year; 150 students; www.clcmd.org.

Christ Episcopal School, 109 S. Washington St., Rockville 20850; 301-424-6550; preschool–8th grade; $6,900-$11,800; 255 students; www.ces-rockville.org.
Expanding to create additional classrooms.

Christian Family Montessori School, 3628 Rhode Island Ave., Mount Rainier 20712; 301-927-7122; age 2½–6th grade; $4,500–$6,000; 90 students; www.cfmschool.org.

Clinton Christian School, 6707 Woodyard Rd., Upper Marlboro 20772; 301-599-9600; age 4–12th grade; $6,515 (2008–09); 566 students; www.clintonchristian.org.
Students can now take AP classes for college credit. Also offering new enrichment classes, including drama and band.

Concord Hill School, 6050 Wisconsin Ave., Chevy Chase 20815; 301-654-2626; age 3–3rd grade; $12,050-$18,125; 100 students; www.concordhill.org.
New drama club for 4-year-olds. Also, newly renovated art room and computer lab.

Concordia Lutheran School, 3799 East-West Hwy., Hyattsville 20782; 301-927-0266; preschool–8th grade; $5,830; 205 students; www.clsmd.org.

Country School, 716 Goldsborough St., Easton 21601; 410-822-1935; K–8th grade; $9,350–$11,650; 301 students; www.countryschool.org.

Early Childhood Center, 100 Welsh Park Dr., Rockville 20850; 301-424-8065; ages 2–4; $257-$546 a month; 70 students. www.eccpreschool.com (under construction).

Evergreen School, 10700 Georgia Ave., Wheaton 20902; 301-942-5979; age 2½–6th grade; $8,250-$12,750; 100 students; www.evergreenschool.com.

Fairhaven School, 17900 Queen Anne Rd., Upper Marlboro 20774; 301-249-8060; ages 5–19 (ungraded); $7,280; 66 students; www.fairhavenschool.com.

*Fourth Presbyterian School, 10701 S. Glen Rd., Potomac 20854; 301-765-8133; pre-K–5th grade; $4,890–$10,780; 94 students; www.fourthschool.org.

Free State Montessori School, 12536 Harford Rd., Fork 21051; 410-592-3324; ages 2½–14; $3,600-$8,500; 43 students; www.freestatemontessori.org.

French International School (Lycée Rochambeau), 9600 Forest Rd., Bethesda 20814; 301-530-8260; nursery–12th grade (French baccalaureate and American high-school diploma); $10,233-$13,266; 1,150 students; www.rochambeau.org.

Friends Community School, 5901 Westchester Park Dr., College Park 20740; 301-699-6086; K–8th grade; $11,260-$13,445; 165 students; www.friendscommunityschool.org.
Recently moved to a new eco-friendly building built using straw bales for natural insulation.
 
Geneva Day School, 11931 Seven Locks Rd., Potomac 20854; 301-340-7704; age 2–K; $1,971-$9,981; 250 students; www.genevadayschool.org.
Recently introduced new handwriting and alphabet programs.

German School (Deutsche Schule) Washington, DC, 8617 Chateau Dr., Potomac 20854; 301-365-4400; pre-K–postgraduate (German Abitur and American high-school diploma); $5,690-$10,810; classes taught in German; 600 students; www.dswashington.org.
Recently introduced new preschool program.

Gibson Island Country School, 5191 Mountain Rd., Pasadena 21122; 410-255-5370; pre-K–5th grade; $7,500-$11,300; 81 students; www.gics.org.

Glenelg Country School, 12793 Folly Quarter Rd., Ellicott City 21042; 410-531-8600; pre-K–12th grade; $9,920-$19,860; 808 students; www.glenelg.org.
New headmaster Greg Ventre has worked in independent schools for 30 years and headed schools in Massachusetts and Florida.

Grace Brethren Christian School, 6501 Surratts Rd., Clinton 20735; 301-868-1600; age 4–12th grade; $6,595-$7,095; 770 students; www.gbcseagles.org.
 
Grace Episcopal Day School, 9115 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring 20910; 301-585-3513; nursery–K; $5,894-$16,382; 70 students; www.geds.org.

Grace Episcopal Day School, 9411 Connecticut Ave., Kensington 20895; 301-949-5860; 1st–6th grades; $16,382-$16,591; 169 students; www.geds.org.
Expanding to include seventh grade in September 2008 and eighth grade in 2009.

Green Acres School, 11701 Danville Dr., Rockville 20852; 301-881-4100; pre-K–8th grade; $23,500; 312 students; www.greenacres.org.
Louis Silvano, former upper school head at the Langley School in McLean, recently took over as school head.

Gunston Day School, 911 Gunston Rd., Centreville 21617; 410-758-0620; 9th–12th grades; $19,995; 140 students; www.gunstondayschool.org.

Harbor School, 7701 Bradley Blvd., Bethesda 20817; 301-365-1100; preschool–2nd grade; $8,515-$15,748; 110 students; www.theharborschool.org.

Hebrew Day Institute, 1840 University Blvd. W., Silver Spring 20902; 301-649-7870; K–6th grade; $10,900-$14,900; 60 students; www.hebrewdayinstitute.org.

Hebrew Day School, 1401 Arcola Ave., Silver Spring 20902; 301-649-5400; K–6th grade; $9,400–$10,995; 85 students; www.hdsmc.org.
Recently expanded Hebrew language program to include K–5th grade.

Henson Valley Montessori School, 13400 Edgemeade Rd., Upper Marlboro 20772; 301-449-4442; ages 2½–15; $10,000-$12,000 (2008-09); 250 students; www.hvms.org.
New campus; now offering bus service.

Holy Cross Elementary School, 4900 Strathmore Ave., Garrett Park 20896; 301-949-1699; pre-K $4,650-$7,450 (parishioners) or $5,100-$8,020 (nonparishioners); K–8th grade $5,800 (parishioners) or $6,570 (nonparishioners); 240 students; www.hcross.org.

Holy Redeemer School, 9715 Summit Ave., Kensington 20895; 301-942-3701; K–8th grade; $5,606; 440 students; www.hrs-ken.org.

Holy Trinity Episcopal Day School, pre-K–K and 5th–8th grades at 11902 Daisey La., Glenn Dale 20769; 301-464-3215; 1st–4th grades at 13106 Annapolis Rd., Bowie 20720; 301-262-5355; $7,570–$9,175; 611 students; www.htrinity.org.

Indian Creek School, 680 Evergreen Rd., Crownsville 21032; 410-923-9112; pre-K–12th grade; $13,385–$24,875; 600 students; www.indiancreekschool.com.

*Jefferson Montessori School, 8507 Emory Grove Rd., Gaithersburg 20877; 301-840-8448; ages 2–6; $6,325-$12,900; 235 students; www.thejeffersonschool.com.
Now offering an 11-month calendar as well as the traditional 10-month program.

John Nevins Andrews School, 117 Elm Ave., Takoma Park 20912; 301-270-1400; pre-K–8th grade; $395 a month (Seventh-day Adventist, constituent), $610 a month (Seventh-day Adventist, nonconstituent), $740 a month (other); 220 students; www.jna.org.

Key School, 534 Hillsmere Dr., Annapolis 21403; 301-261-1315; pre-K–12th grade; $10,525-$20,500; 720 students; www.keyschool.org.

Little Flower School, 5601 Massachusetts Ave., Bethesda 20816; 301-320-3273; pre-K–8th grade; $5,400-$6,000 (parishioners), $6,700-$7,300 (nonparishioners); 266 students; www.littleflowerschool.org.

Lone Oak Montessori School, 10201 Democracy Blvd., Potomac 20854; 301-469-4888; ages 2–12; $3,810-$10,652; 80 students; www.loneoakmontessori.com.
Lone Oak Montessori School, 10100 Old Georgetown Rd., Bethesda 20814; 301-469-4888; ages 3–5; $8,309-$10,472; 80 students; www.loneoakmontessori.com.

Manor Montessori School, 11200 Old Georgetown Rd., Rockville 20852; 301-299-7400; ages 3–6; $8,000-$13,000; 60 students; www.manormontessori.com.

Manor Montessori School, 10500 Oaklyn Dr., Potomac 20854; 301-299-7400; ages 3–8; $8,000-$13,000; 160 students; www.manormontessori.com.

Manor Montessori School, 5450 Massachusetts Ave., Bethesda 20816; ages 2–6; $7,600-$11,000; 60 students; www.manormontessori.com.

Mater Amoris Montessori School, PO Box 97, 18501 Mink Hollow Rd., Ashton 20861; 301-774-7468; ages 2½–12; $6,600-$9,000; 110 students; www.materamoris.com.
 
 McDonogh School, 8600 McDonogh Rd., Owings Mills 21117; 410-363-0600; K–12th grade; $18,550-$20,640 (day), $27,770 (optional five-day boarding, 9th-12th grades); 1,283 students; www.mcdonogh.org.

McLean School of Maryland, 8224 Lochinver La., Potomac 20854; 301-299-8277; K–12th grade; $22,350-$27,250; 495 students; www.mcleanschool.org.

Mitchellville School, 3501 Moylan Dr., Bowie 20715; 301-249-0203; pre-K–8th grade; $9,500; 40 students; themitchellvilleschool.org.

Montessori International Children’s House, 1641 Winchester Rd., Annapolis 21409; 410-757-7789; age 1½–6th grade; $6,563-$8,975; 158 students; www.montessoriinternational.org.

Montrose Christian School, 5100 Randolph Rd., Rockville, 20852; 301-770-5335; birth–12th grade; $7,500-$8,300; 350 students; www.montrosechristian.org.

Mother of God School, 20501 Goshen Rd., Gaithersburg 20879; 301-990-2088; K–8th grade; $5,900; 221 students; www.mogschool.com.

New Hope Academy and Preschool, 7009 Varnum St., Landover Hills 20784; 301-459-7311; age 3-12th grade; $7,050-$8,300; 220 students; www.newhopeacademy.org.

Newport School, 12101 Tech Rd., Silver Spring 20904; 240-645-0145; age 3–12th grade; $16,600-$22,300; 125 students; www.newportschool.org.

Nora School, 955 Sligo Ave., Silver Spring 20910; 301-495-6672; 9th–12th grades; $19,950; rolling admissions; 60 students; www.nora-school.org.
The school recently opened a wireless math and science lab.

Norwood School, 8821 River Rd., Bethesda 20817; 301-365-2595; K–8th grade; $22,370-$23,190; 533 students; www.norwoodschool.org.

Oneness-Family School, 6701 Wisconsin Ave., Chevy Chase 20815; 301-652-7751; age 2–8th grade; $14,550–$18,250 (2008-09); 122 students; www.onenessfamilyschool.org.

Our Lady of Good Counsel High School, 17301 Old Vic Blvd., Olney 20832; 240-283-3235; 9th–12th grades, plus Ryken Program for mild learning disabilities; $13,700; 1,200 students; www.olgchs.org.

Patuxent Montessori School, 14210 Old Stage Rd., Bowie 20720; 301-464-4506; ages 18 months–12 years; $6,500–$8,000; 74 students; www.patuxent-montessori.org.

Potomac Glen Day School, 9908 S. Glen Rd., Potomac 20854; 301-299-9193; age 2–K; $3,550–$6,650 (half-day), $4,600-$9,300 (full day); 130 students; www.potomacglendayschool.com.

Primary Day School, 7300 River Rd., Bethesda 20817; 301-365-4355; pre-K–2nd grade; $14,300–$16,200 (2008–09); 148 students; www.theprimarydayschool.org.

Queen Anne School, 14111 Oak Grove Rd., Upper Marlboro 20774; 301-249-5000; 6th–12th grades; $17,200-$18,850; 210 students; www.queenanne.org.
The school is starting a program to bring in students from other countries.

Sandy Spring Friends School, 16923 Norwood Rd., Sandy Spring 20860; 301-774-7455; pre-K–12th grade; $16,900-$22,900 (day), $32,580 (five-day boarding), $39,750 (seven-day boarding); 561 students; www.ssfs.org.

Seneca Academy/Circle School, 15601 Germantown Rd., Darnestown 20874; 301-869-3728; age 3–8th grade; $1,910-$8,500; 279 students; www.senecaacademy.org.

Severn School, 201 Water St., Severna Park 21146; 410-647-7700; 6th–12th grades; $19,500; 585 students; www.severnschool.com.
The school opens a new gym and wellness center in January 2008.

The Siena School, 9727 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring 20910; 301-592-0567; 4th–10th grades; serves students with mild to moderate language-based learning differences; $23,500-$26,500; 45 students; www.thesienaschool.org. The school plans on adding 11th and 12th grades over the next couple of years.

Silver Spring Learning Center, 1401 Arcola Ave., Silver Spring 20902; 301-649-1373; age 2–preschool; $960-$11,880; 150 students.

Sligo Adventist School, 8300 Carroll Ave., Takoma Park 20912; 301-434-1417; pre-K–8th grade; $395-$740 a month; 150 students; www.sligoadventistschool.org.

Spring Bilingual Montessori Academy, 3514 Plyers Mill Rd., Kensington 20895; 301-962-7262; ages 3–6; Italian, French, and Spanish programs; 60 students; www.spring-bilingual.org.

Saint Ambrose Catholic School, 6310 Jason St., Cheverly 20785; 301-773-0223; pre-K–8th grade; $4,600 (parishioners), $5,375 (nonparishioners); 300 students.

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School, 8804 Postoak Rd., Potomac 20854; 301-983-5200; 6th-12th grades; $27,240 (6th–8th grades), $28,265 (9th–12th grades); 455 students; www.saes.org.

Saint Andrew’s United Methodist Day School, 4 Wallace Manor Rd., Edgewater 21037; 410-266-0952; age 3–8th grade; $4,420-$8,800; 315 students; www.standrewsum.org.

St. Anne’s School of Annapolis, 3112 Arundel on the Bay Rd., Annapolis 21403; 410-263-8650; preschool–8th grade; $6,500-$15,700; 330 students; www.saintannes.org.

St. Catherine Laboure School, 11811 Claridge Rd., Wheaton 20902; 301-946-1717; preschool–8th grade; $2,431-$6,443 (preschool), $4,500 (parishioners K–8th), $7,053 (nonparishioners K–8th); 258 students.

St. Elizabeth School, 917 Montrose Rd., Rockville 20852; 301-881-1824; K–8th grade; $5,995 (parishioners), $7,495 (nonparishioners); 500 students; www.stelizabethschoolmd.org/index.htm.

St. Francis Episcopal Day School, 10033 River Rd., Potomac 20854; 301-365-2642; preschool–3rd grade; $5,250-$17,500; 134 students; www.sfeds.org.

Saint James School, 17641 College Rd., St. James 21781; 301-733-9330; 8th–12th grades; $21,000 (day), $32,000 (boarding); 235 students; www.stjames.edu.
Recently opened a $5-million addition.

St. John’s Episcopal School, 3427 Olney-Laytonsville Rd., Olney 20832; 301-774-6804; K–8th grade; $13,520-$13,843; 314 students; www.stjes.com.

St. Mark the Evangelist School, 7501 Adelphi Rd., Hyattsville 20783; 301-422-7440; preschool–8th grade; $4,600 (parishioners), $6,000 (nonparishioners); 315 students; www.stmarkhyattsville.org.

St. Mary’s Elementary School, 111 Duke of Gloucester St., Annapolis 21401; 410-263-2869; K–8th grade; $5,910 (parishioners) and $6,970 (nonparishioners) for 1st–8th grades; $6,775 (parishioners) and $7,830 (nonparishioners) for half- and full-day kindergarten; 891 students; www.stmaryschurch.org.

St. Mary’s High School, 109 Duke of Gloucester St., Annapolis 21401; 410-990-4100; 9th–12th grades; $9,805 (parishioners), $11,075 (nonparishioners); 556 students; www.stmaryschurch.org.

Saint Peter’s School, 2900 Olney-Sandy Spring Rd., Olney 20832; 301-774-9112; K–8th grade; $5,500 (parishioners), $7,100 (nonparishioners); 450 students; stpetersolney.org/day_school.jsp.

Takoma Academy, 8120 Carroll Ave., Takoma Park 20912; 301-434-4700; 9th–12th grades; $8,590 (Potomac Conference Seventh-day Adventists), $10,730 (nonconference Seventh-day Adventists), $12,600 (non-Seventh-day Adventists); 245 students; www.ta.edu.

Thornton Friends Middle School Campus, 11612 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring 20904; 301-622-9033; 6th–8th grades; $19,750; program for bright underachievers; 14 students; www.thorntonfriends.org.

Thornton Friends Upper School, 13925 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring 20904; 301-384-0320; 9th–12th grades; $20,750; program for bright underachievers; 54 students; www.thorntonfriends.org.
A new program looks at peace studies and political studies with a historic perspective.

Trinity School, 4985 Ilchester Rd., PO Box 299, Ellicott City 21041; 410-744-1524; K–8th grade; $9,200 (kindergarten), $10,310 (1st–8th grades); 300 students; www.trinityschoolmd.org.

Washington Christian Academy. Lower school at 13100 Andrew Dr., Silver Spring 20904; 301-388-1070; $4,897 (half-day kindergarten), $9,794 (K–5th grade). Middle and upper school at 13421 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring 20906; 301-460-4448; $10,928 (6th–8th), $12,083 (9th–12th). 300 students; www.washingtonchristian.org.
All three schools are scheduled to move to a new facility in Olney next fall.

Washington Episcopal School, 5600 Little Falls Pkwy., Bethesda 20816; 301-652-7878; age 3–8th grade; $11,435-$22,810; 310 students; www.w-e-s.org.

Washington Hebrew Congregation Rabbi Joseph Weinberg Early Childhood Center and Primary School, 11810 Falls Rd., Potomac 20854; 301-279-7505; age 2–2nd grade; $1,918-$11,233 (temple members), $2,228-$12,765 (nonmembers); 321 students; www.whctemple.org/education.htm.

Washington Waldorf School, 4800 Sangamore Rd., Bethesda 20816; 301-229-6107; preschool–12th grade; $3,830-$18,950; 295 students; www.washingtonwaldorf.org.

West Nottingham Academy, 1079 Firetower Rd., Colora 21917; 410-658-5556; 9th–12th grades plus postgraduate; $18,100 (day), $34,900 (boarding); Chesapeake Learning Center for learning differences ($21,800-25,400 day, $40,100-43,900 boarding); 160 students; www.wna.org.

Winchester School, 3223 Bel Pre Rd., Silver Spring 20906; 301-598-2266; age 3–2nd grade; $925 a month; 80 students.

Woods Academy, 6801 Greentree Rd., Bethesda 20817; 301-365-3080; preschool Montessori-8th grade; $10,605-$16,180; 301 students; www.woodsacademy.org.

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Academy of Christian Education, 1808-A Michael Faraday Ct., Reston 20190; 703-471-2132; preschool–6th grade; $12,500-$13,000; 187 students; www.ace-academy.com.

Accotink Academy Preschool, 6215 Rolling Rd., Springfield 22152; 703-451-5797; age 3–K; $1,730-$3,540 (preschool), $3,800 (half-day K), $7,500 (full-day K); 250 students; www.accotinkacademy.com.

Ad Fontes Academy, 15450 Lee Hwy., Centreville 20120; 703-815-6022; classical Christian; K–12th grade; $5,600-$6,450 (half-day kindergarten), $6,750 (1st–6th grades), $7,400 (7th–8th grades); $8,250 (9th–12th grades); 140 students; www.adfontes.com.

Alexandria Country Day School, 2400 Russell Rd., Alexandria 22301; 703-548-4804; K–8th grade; $17,950 (K–3rd grade) $19,400 (4th–8th grades); 236 students; www.acdsnet.org.

Ambleside School, 1089 Liberty Meeting Ct., Herndon 20170; 703-430-4034; K–8th grade; $5,600-$6,800; 75 students; www.ambleside.org.

The Aquinas Montessori School, 8334 Mount Vernon Hwy., Alexandria 22309; 703-780-8484; ages 3–12; $7,600-$9,700; 150 students; www.aquinasmontessorischool.com.
Arlington Montessori House, 3809 N. Washington Blvd., Arlington 22201; 703-524-2511; ages 3–5; $6,800; 56 students; www.arlingtonmontessori.com.

Bishop Denis J. O’Connell High School, 6600 Little Falls Rd., Arlington 22213; 703-237-1400; 9th–12th grades; $8,390 (Arlington diocesan Catholics), $9,885 (nondiocesan Catholics), $12,320 (non-Catholics); Muller Center for children with learning disabilities; 1,430 students; www.bishopoconnell.org.

Bishop Ireton High School, 201 Cambridge Rd., Alexandria 22314; 703-751-7606; 9th–12th grades; $9,800 (Arlington diocesan Catholics), $11,100 (nondiocesan Catholics), $14,350 (non-Catholics); 800 students; www.bishopireton.org.

Blessed Sacrament Grade School and Early Childhood Center, 1417 W. Braddock Rd., Alexandria 22302; 703-998-4170; age 3–8th grade; $3,594–$5,982; 334 students; www.blessedsacramentcc.org/school.

Boyd School (Reston campus), 11579 Cedar Chase Rd., Herndon 20170; 703-404-9733; ages 18 months–6 years; $8,500-$10,800; 140 students; www.theboydschool.com.

Boyd School (Herndon campus), 13251 Woodland Park Rd., Herndon 20171; 571-203-8686; ages 18 months–6 years; $8,500-$13,500; 140 students; www.theboydschool.com.

Boyd School (Broadlands campus), 42945 Waxpool Rd., Ashburn 20148; 703-723-3364; 18 month–3rd grade; $8,884-$15,952; 175 students; www.theboydschool.com.

Boyd School (Westfields campus), 4550 Walney Rd. Chantilly 20151; 571-321-0364; ages 18 months-15 years; $8,884-$12,680; 297students; www.theboydschool.com.

Boyd School (Fairfax campus), 3909 Oak St., Fairfax 22030; 703-934-0920; ages 3–6; $8,500-$10,700; 51 students; www.theboydschool.com.

Brooksfield School, 1830 Kirby Rd., McLean 22101; 703-356-5437; Montessori preschool–3rd grade; $9,637-$17,343 (pre-K and K), $14,405-$17,832 (1st–3rd grades); 87 students; www.brooksfieldschool.org.

Browne Academy, 5917 Telegraph Rd., Alexandria 22310; 703-960-3000; age 3-8th grade; $7,925-$19,050; 287 students; www.browneacademy.org.
Center for Athletics and the Performing Arts opened in 2006.

Burgundy Farm Country Day School, 3700 Burgundy Rd., Alexandria 22303; 703-960-3431; pre-K–8th grade; $18,660-$20,570; 282 students; www.burgundyfarm.org.

Calvary Road Christian School, 6811 Beulah St., Alexandria 22310; 703-971-8004; age 3–8th grade; $8,070 (all-day preschool), $4,910 (K–8th grade); 10-percent tuition discount for members of Calvary Road Baptist Church; 270 students; www.crcs.org.

Chesterbrook Montessori School, 3455 N. Glebe Rd., Arlington 22207; 703-241-8271; ages 3–6; $5,600-$5,800; 60 students; www.chesterbrookmontessorischool.com.

Children’s House Montessori School, 2425-A N. Glebe Rd., Arlington 22207; 703-276-1360; ages 2 1/2–6; $900-$1,300 a month; 84 students; www.childrenshousemontessori.org.

Christchurch School, 49 Seahorse La., Christchurch 23031; 804-758-2306; 8th-12th grades, postgraduate; boys boarding school, coed day school; $15,500 (day), $36,600 (boarding); 220 students; www.christchurchschool.org.

Commonwealth Academy, 1321 Leslie Ave., Alexandria 22301; 703-548-6912; 89 students; www.commonwealthacademy.org; $26,482. Grades 6-12 for students who benefit from class sizes of ten or fewer and instruction geared to different learning styles.

Congressional Schools of Virginia, 3229 Sleepy Hollow Rd., Falls Church 22042; 703-533-9711; preschool–8th grade; $15,200-$19,400; 375 students; www.congressionalschools.org.

Corpus Christi Early Childhood Center, 7506 St. Philip’s Ct., Falls Church 22042; 703-573-4570; age 3-K; $130-$285 a month preschool; $4,510 (parishioners for K), $4,730 (nonparishioners for K), $6,875 (non-Catholics for kindergarten); 165 students; www.corpuschristischool.org.
A new afternoon class for prekindergarten students meets from 12:15-3:10.

Corpus Christi Elementary School, 3301 Glen Carlyn Rd., Falls Church 22041; 703-820-7450; K-8th grades; $4,510 (parishioners), $4,730 (nonparishioners), $6,875 (non-Catholics); 375 students; www.corpuschristischool.org.

Country Woodland School, 7152 Woodland Dr., Springfield 22151; 703-256-9400; ages 8 weeks–5 years; $200-$250 a week (full time); 70 students; www.countrywoodland.com.

Dominion Christian School, 10922 Vale Rd., PO Box 3068, Oakton 22124; 703-758-1055; K–8th grade; $6,600 (K–6th grade), $7,240 (7th–8th grades); 117 students; www.dominionschool.com.

Edlin School, 10742 Sunset Hills Rd., Reston 20190; 703-438-3990; pre-K–8th grade; $15,000; 182 students; www.edlinschool.com.

Emmanuel Christian School, 8302 Spruce St., Manassas 20111; 703-369-3950; age 3–12th grade; $2,380-$6,850; 240 students; www.ecsflames.org.

Episcopal High School, 1200 N. Quaker La., Alexandria 22302; 703-933-3000; 9th–12th grades boarding; $38,200; 435 students; www.episcopalhighschool.org.

Fairfax Academy of Early Learning, 820 S. Carlin Springs Rd., Arlington 22204; 703-671-5555; age 2–1st grade; $198 a week; 200 students; www.thefael.com.

Flint Hill School, 3320 Jermantown Rd. and 10409 Academic Dr., Oakton 22124; 703-584-2300; junior kindergarten–12th grade; $19,000-$24,550; 1,090 students; www.flinthill.org.

Gesher Jewish Day School of Northern Virginia, 8900 Little River Tpk., Fairfax 22031; 703-978-9789; K–8th grade; $13,000; 178 students; www.gesher-jds.org.

Grace Episcopal School, 3601 Russell Rd., Alexandria 22305; 703-549-5067; preschool–5th grade; $6,825-$13,650 ( 15-percent tuition discount for members of Grace Episcopal Church, 10-percent sibling discount); 114 students; www.graceschoolalex.org.
Spanish classes beginning at the junior-kindergarten level.

Grasshopper Green/Kenwood Schools, 4955 Sunset La., Annandale 22003; 703-256-4711; age 2–6th grade; $200 a week (preschool), $775-$960 (elementary); 150 students; www.grasshoppergreen.com.

Great Falls Village Green Day School, 790 Walker Rd., Great Falls 22066; 703-759-4049; pre-K and kindergarten; $4,900-$14,080; 258 students; www.villagegreendayschool.com.

Green Hedges School, 415 Windover Ave., NW, Vienna 22180; 703-938-8323; age 3–8th grade; $10,900-$19,350; 190 students; www.greenhedges.org.

GW Community School, 9001 Braddock Rd., Suite 111 Springfield 22151; 703-978-7208; 9th–12th grades; $19,900; 60 students; www.gwcommunityschool.com.

Heritage Academy and Childcare Center, 7136 Telegraph Rd., Alexandria 22315; 703-971-2793; ages 16 months–5 years; $225-$250 a week; 85 students; www.knowledgelearning.com.

Heritage Academy at Greendale, 6318 May Blvd., Alexandria 22310; 703-922-6600; age 3–K; $135-$205 a week; 67 students; www.knowledgelearning.com.

Highland School, 597 Broadview Ave., Warrenton 20186; 540-878-2700; pre-K–12th grade; $8,750-$17,900; 553 students; www.highlandschool.org.

Hill School, 130 S. Madison St., Middleburg 20117; 540-687-5897; K–8th grade; $13,650-$18,000; 238 students; www.thehillschool.org.

Hope Montessori School, 4614 Ravensworth Rd., Annandale 22003; 703-941-6836; ages 3–6; $525 a month; 72 students; www.hopemontessori.org.

Hunter Mill Country Day School, 2021 Hunter Mill Rd., Vienna 22181; 703-281-4422; ages 2–12; $886-$957 a month; 100 students; www.hmcds.com.

Hunter Mill Montessori School, 2709 Hunter Mill Rd., Oakton 22124; 703-938-7755; ages 2½–6; $8,390 (half day), $10,330 (extended day); 40 students; www.preschoolmontessori.com.

Immanuel Lutheran School, 109 Belleaire Rd., Alexandria 22301; 703-549-7323; K–8th grade; $3,909 (congregants), $6,640 (noncongregants); 49 students; www.immanuelalexandria.org.
In 2007, the school hired as interim principal Jackqueline Veith, a 22-year veteran of the Messmer Catholic Schools in Milwaukee.
 
Kiddie Country I Developmental Learning Center, 6000 Schoolhouse Woods Rd., Burke 22015; 703-250-6550; ages 2–12; $95-$307 a week; 160 students; www.kiddiecountry.com.

Kiddie Country II Developmental Learning Center, 9601 Old Keene Mill Rd., Burke 22015; 703-644-0066; age 2–K; $95-307 a week; 240 students; www.kiddiecountry.com.

Lake Anne Nursery Kindergarten, 12021 N. Shore Dr., Reston 20190; 703-437-0035; preschool–K; $125-$740 a month; 240 students; www.lankschool.com.

Langley School, 1411 Balls Hill Rd., McLean 22101; 703-356-1920; preschool–8th grade; $11,950-$24,200; 470 students; www.langleyschool.org.
The Jeffrey J. Sherman Art Center, which includes a 350-seat auditorium, is scheduled to open in spring 2008.

Leesburg Christian School, 21336 Evergreen Mills Rd., Leesburg 20175; 703-777-4220; preschool–12th grade; $4,900-$5,850 (discounts available); 200 students; www.leesburgchristianschool.org.

Linton Hall School, 9535 Linton Hall Rd., Bristow 20136-1200; 703-368-3157; preschool–8th grade; $3,810-$7,860; 202 students; www.lintonhall.edu.

Loudoun Country Day School, 237 Fairview St., NW, Leesburg 20176; 703-777-3841; preschool–8th grade; $9,500-$14,500; 266 students; www.lcds.org.
In 2009, the school will move to a new 69-acre campus on Evergreen Road in Leesburg.

Lowes Island Village Green Day School,  47722 Saulty Dr., Potomac Falls 20165; 703-404-4200; ages 2½-K; $3,450-$12,430; 170 students; www.villagegreendayschool.com.

Massanutten Military Academy, 614 S. Main St., Woodstock 22664; 540-459-2167; 7th–12th grades, postgraduate;  $23,489 (boarding); 200 students; www.militaryschool.com.

Merritt Academy, 9211 Arlington Blvd., Fairfax 22031; 703-273-8000; age 6 weeks–8th grade; $1,049-$1,488 a month; 370 students; www.merrittacademy.org.

Miller School of Albemarle, 1000 Samuel Miller Loop, Charlottesville 22903; 434-823-4805; 8th–12th grades plus postgraduate; $31,450 (boarding), $13,650 (day); 155 students; www.millerschool.org.

Montessori Country School, 621 Alabama Dr., Herndon 20170; 703-437-8285; ages 2½–6; $5,900-$7,700; 114 students; www.montessoricountry.com.

Montessori School of Alexandria, 6300 Florence La., Alexandria 22310; 703-960-3498; ages 3–14; $7,150-$9,250; 99 students; www.montschoolalex.com.

Montessori School of Cedar Lane, 3035 Cedar La., Fairfax 22031; 703-560-4379; ages 3–6; $6,170 (half day), $9,880 (full day); 100 students; www.preschoolmontessori.com.
The school now offers ballet and Spanish as part of the full-day curriculum.

Montessori School of Holmes Run, 3527 Gallows Rd., Falls Church 22042; 703-573-4652; age 3–7th grade; $6,064-$10,041; 100 students; www.vamontessori.com.

Montessori School of Holmes Run and Children’s House, 3335 Annandale Rd., Falls Church 22042; 703-573-7599; ages 3–6; $637 a month (half day), $955 a month (full day); 44 students. www.vamontessori.com.

Montessori School of Northern Virginia, 6820 Pacific La., Annandale 22003; 703-256-9577; ages 2–9; $7,195-$9,613; 135 students; www.msnv.org.

Montessori School of Oakton, 12113 Vale Rd., Oakton 22124; 703-715-0611; age 3–6th grade; $6,325-$8,800; 100 students.

New School of Northern Virginia, 9431 Silver King Ct., Fairfax 22031; 703-691-3040; 4th–12th grades; $15,980-$20,690; 140 students; www.nsnva.pvt.k12.va.us.
The school has a new gymnasium and black-box theater.

Northern Virginia Academy of Early Learning Burke Campus, 6215 Roberts Pkwy., Burke 22015; 703-239-0875; ages 3 weeks–12 years; $165-$270 a week; 130 students; www.novaearlylearning.com.

Notre Dame Academy, 35321 Notre Dame La., Middleburg 20117; 540-687-5581; 9th–12th grades; $16,085; 270 students; www.notredameva.org.

Nysmith School for the Gifted, 13625 EDS Dr., Herndon 20171; 703-713-3332; age 3–8th grade; $16,050-$23,940; 722 students; www.nysmith.com.
An additional first-grade classroom and a film class were added in 2007.

Old Town Montessori School, 115 S. Washington St., Alexandria 22314; 703-684-7323; ages 3–6; $7,200-$8,552; 60 students; www.aquinasmontessorischool.com.

Our Savior Lutheran School, 825 S. Taylor St., Arlington 22204; 703-892-4846; K–8th grade; $4,295; 117 students; www.osva.org.
In 2006, the school began a band program during school hours and a Spanish program after school.

Parkwood School, 601 Marshall Rd., SW, Vienna 22180; 703-281-3707; age 3–K; $135-$300 a month; 150 students.

Paul VI Catholic High School, 10675 Fairfax Blvd., Fairfax 22030; 703-352-0925; 9th–12th grades; $8,730 (diocesan Catholics), $11,420 (others); 1,200 students; www.paulvi.net.

Pinecrest School, 7209 Quiet Cove, Annandale 22003; 703-354-3446; age 3–5th grade; $5,200-$11,200; 81 students; www.pinecrestschool.org.
The school will add a sixth grade starting in the 2008-2009 school year.

Potomac School, 1301 Potomac School Rd., McLean 22101; 703-356-4101; K–12th grade; $22,535-$25,890; 931 students; www.potomacschool.org.
A new lower-school building will be ready for the 2008–2009 school year.

Powhatan School, 49 Powhatan La., Boyce 22620; 540-837-1009; K–8th grade; $11,975-$14,175; 252 students; www.powhatanschool.org.
Last year, the school completed an expansion to the garden program, giving each classroom its own garden to enhance the learning experience.

Queen of Apostles Catholic School, 4409 Sano St., Alexandria 22312; 703-354-0714; K–8th grade; $3,950 (parishioners), $4,990 (Catholic nonparishioners), $6,060 (non-Catholics); 240 students; www.queenofapostlesschool.org.

Randolph-Macon Academy, 200 Academy Dr., Front Royal 22630; 540-636-5200; 6th–12th grades, postgraduate; $8,438-$10,607 (day), $20,870-$22,368 (boarding), $25,687 (international); 10-percent discount for Methodists; 396 students; www.rma.edu.

Reston Montessori School, 1928 Isaac Newton Sq. W., Reston 20190; 703-481-2922; age 3 months–6th grade; $850-$1,450 a month; 220 students; www.restonmontessori.com.

Ridgemont Montessori School, 6519 Georgetown Pike, McLean 22101; 703-356-1970; age 1½–K; $6,650 (toddlers), $8,700 (half day), $10,850 (kindergarten); 60 students. www.ridgemontmontessori.com.

Sacred Heart Academy, 110 Keating Dr., Winchester 22601; 540-662-7177; pre-K–8th grade; $3,190 (parishioners), $4,700 (nonparishioners), $6,208 (non-Catholics); 222 students; www.sacredheartva.org.
Celebrating 50 years, the school is adding a new wing to its elementary building.

Springfield Academy, 5236 Backlick Rd., Springfield 22151; 703-256-3773; age 6 weeks–3rd grade; $258-$197 a week; 135 students; www.springfieldacademy.com.

Springs Montessori School, 5407 Backlick Rd., Springfield 22151; 703-941-1411; ages 2½–6; $4,500 (half day), $8,600 (full day); 100 students; www.springsmontessori.com.

St. Ann Elementary School, 980 N. Frederick St., Arlington 22205; 703-525-7599; pre-K–8th grade; $4,100-$8,600 (Catholics), $7,000-$16,500 (non-Catholics); 203 students; www.stann.org.

St. Anne’s-Belfield School, 2132 Ivy Rd., Charlottesville 22903; 434-296-5106; preschool–12th grade; $12,750-$21,750 (five- or seven-day boarding for 9th–12th grades); $8,550 (preschool and half-day K), $12,550 (full-day K), $14,450–$18,150 (grades 1 through 12); $12,750 additional for five-day boarding, $21,750 additional for seven-day; 838 students; www.stab.org.

St. Clement Episcopal School, 1701 N. Quaker La., Alexandria 22302; 703-998-8795; ages 2½-5; $500 a month (half day), $850 (to 3 PM), $1,065 (to 6 PM); 20 percent discount for St. Clement Episcopal Church parishioners, 10 percent discount for siblings; 64 students; www.saintclement.org.

St. Leo the Great Catholic School, 3704 Old Lee Hwy., Fairfax 22030; 703-273-1211; preschool–8th grade; $178-$325 a month (preschool), $330 (kindergarten), $4,392-$10,332 (parishioners), $5,843-$12,642 (nonparishioners), $6,683-$18,438 (non-Catholics); St. John Vianney Center for children with special needs; 450 students; www.saintleothegreatschool.org.
School won National Blue Ribbon honors from the federal government in 2006.

St. Luke School, 7005 Georgetown Pike, McLean 22101; 703-356-1508; K–8th grade; $4,916 (parishioners), $6,366 (nonparishioners), $8,000 (non-Catholics); enrichment center for students with special needs; 216 students; www.stlukeschool.com.

St. Mark’s Montessori School, 5800 Backlick Rd., Springfield 22150; 703-451-4470; age 3–K; $440–$585 a month; 75 students. www.stmarks-ecla.org/montessori.asp.

St. Rita Catholic School, 3801 Russell Rd., Alexandria 22305; 703-548-1888; K–8th grade; $4,025 (parishioners), $4,953 (nonparishioners), $5,992 (non-Catholics); 161 students; www.saintrita-school.org.
New to the music program this year is an all-strings, all-school band.

St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes School (lower school), 400 Fontaine St., Alexandria 22302; 703-751-2700; pre-K–5th grade; $19,430–$21,750; 398 students; www.sssas.org.
 
St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes School (middle school), 4401 W. Braddock Rd., Alexandria 22304; 703-751-2700; 6th–8th grades; $23,310; 296 students; www.sssas.org.

St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes School (upper school), 1000 St. Stephen’s Rd., Alexandria 22304; 703-751-2700; 9th–12th grades; $24,810; 450 students; www.sssas.org.
Boys’ and girls’ lacrosse teams won state titles in 2007.

St. Thomas More Cathedral School, 105 N. Thomas St., Arlington 22203; 703-528-6781; pre-K–8th grade; $4,095 (pre-K), $5,472 (extended pre-K), $4,422-$11,220 (parishioners 1st–8th), $5,302-$15,906 (nonparishioners 1st–8th); 325 students; www.stmschool.org.

Sunset Hills Montessori School, 11180 Ridge Heights Rd., Reston 20191; 703-476-7477; age 2-8th grade; $6,700–$12,153; 200 students; www.sunsethillsmontessori.com.
Next year, the school will accept children as young as 18 months and enroll toddlers for full-day care.

Sydenstricker School, 7001 Sydenstricker Rd., Springfield 22152; 703-451-4141; age 3-1st grade; $399-$895 a month; 100 students; www.sydenstrickerschool.com.

Trinity School at Meadow View,  2849 Meadow View Rd., Falls Church 22042; 703-876-1920; grades 7–12; 146 students; $14,000; www.trinityschools.org.
The school is celebrating its tenth anniversary this year.

Town & Country School of Vienna, 9525 Leesburg Pike, Vienna 22182; 703-759-3000; preschool–2nd grade; $8,500 (half-day preschool and pre-K), $11,100-$11,750 (full-day preschool through 2nd grade); 110 students; www.viennatownandcountryschool.com.

Vienna Adventist Academy, 340 Courthouse Rd., Vienna 22180; 703-938-6200; K–8th grade; $3,870 (constituent), $4,470 (non-constituent Seventh-day Adventist), 5,680 (non-Seventh-day Adventist); 84 students; www.viennaadventistacademy.org.

Village Green Day School at Lowes Island, 47722 Saulty Dr., Potomac Falls 20165; 703-404-4200; age 1½-K; $500-$12,430; 170 students; www.villagegreendayschool.com.

Virginia Episcopal School, 400 VES Rd., Lynchburg 24505; 434-385-3600; 9th–12th grades; $16,950 (day), $33,500 (boarding); 268 students; www.ves.org.

Wakefield Country Day School at Huntly, 1059 Zachary Taylor Hwy., Huntly 22627; 540-635-8555; preschool–12th grade; $5,350-$10,620; 242 students; www.wakefieldcds.org.

Wakefield School, 4439 Old Tavern Rd., The Plains 20198; 540-253-7500; pre-K–12th grade; $12,890–$17,720; 500 students; www.wakefieldschool.org.

Westminster School, 3819 Gallows Rd., Annandale 22003; 703-256-3620; K–8th grade; $15,500; 265 students; www.westminsterschool.com.

*2006-07 information

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