Founded in 1901, Holton-Arms School is a college-preparatory school for girls grades 3-12 dedicated to the “education not only of the mind, but of the soul and spirit.*”
The School provides rigorous and dynamic programs in the traditional academic areas, the fine and performing arts, and athletics. Here, young women of diverse backgrounds can take risks, learn from mistakes, pursue opportunities for leadership, and build lifelong friendships. Holton-Arms is a vibrant community that values consistency and order as well as creativity and freedom.
We seek to develop personal integrity and the sense of responsibility that help young women to make wise and ethical choices. We work to build the values of respect, compassion, and service to others, within the School and in local, national, and global communities.
We believe that with intellectual curiosity, self-reliance, tenacity of purpose, and commitment to others, Holton women will make a difference in a complex and changing world.
At Brookewood School, we believe that our school should help parents form their daughters into young women who are educated, cultured, pious, cheerful, adventurous, and generous.
Because our goal is to help parents raise thriving young women, parent involvement is an important part of the Brookewood lifestyle. We have a supportive Parent Association, but we also have families who organize non-school, community events that students want to attend. We cultivate the spirit of community on campus through our house system. We assign every student to one of our four houses, all of which have individual characters. Each house includes students from every grade level. Middle and high schoolers take on the responsibility of helping younger students fit in and thrive, while elementary school students find a whole family of compassionate “older sisters” who look after their needs.
Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart is a Catholic, independent, college preparatory school for girls, Grades 1-12, with a coeducational Early Childhood Program serving infants through Kindergarten located in Bethesda, MD. Bus transportation is available for DC, MD, and VA.
The Madeira School is an independent, college preparatory boarding and day school for girls in grades 9-12, located on a scenic 376-acre campus just miles from Washington, DC. Our award-winning Co-Curriculum experiential learning program provides internships similar to those offered by colleges. For five weeks each year, girls learn from experience in settings beyond the classroom. Sophomores engage in service, juniors serve on Capitol Hill, and seniors pursue a career interest or passion. Over their four years, Madeira graduates build confidence, leadership skills, and an impressive resume.
Oakcrest School, an independent school, educates the whole person. Inspired by the teachings of the Catholic Church and the spirituality of Opus Dei, we weave together a rich liberal arts curriculum, character development, one-on-one advising and service to create a vibrant environment that graduates confident young women—young women who will make a difference in all they choose to do.
Connelly School of the Holy Child is a Catholic, independent, college preparatory school for young women grades 6 through 12.
Individuality: The Holy Child mission is furthered when each teacher educates each student as an individual, recognizing and developing her unique talents, skills, personality and learning strengths.
Community: All the individuals at Holy Child constitute a collective whole, dedicated to teamwork and the common good.
Diversity: We continually strive to provide the opportunity for a Holy Child education to a diverse group of young women while creating curricula and programs that embrace the multicultural and economic reality of our community, society and world.
Environment: Learning occurs best in a safe, secure and stimulating environment.
National Cathedral School is an educational community which inspires each student to become her best self. NCS students are confident, creative, independent, and resilient. Our program is designed to capture students’ intellectual curiosity and fuel their academic
, and personal growth
. NCS’ identity as an Episcopal school and historic affiliation with the Washington National Cathedral provide a remarkable opportunity to learn and grow in the embrace of a spiritual community
that honors people of all faiths, nurtures each community member, and values service to others.
We take pride in our warm and inclusive community and hope you will take the next step in discovering it for yourself. Please come visit our campus, take a tour, and see NCS in action.
High Road Primary & Middle School of Washington, DC, which is nestled in the southwest quadrant of the city, just miles from the waterfront area and a stone’s throw away from the Washington Nationals Baseball Stadium.
Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School, founded in 1799, is a college preparatory school rooted in the Roman Catholic faith and Salesian tradition, committed to educating young women from diverse backgrounds. We are a faith-centered community dedicated to educational excellence, enriched by co-curricular and service programs and beloved traditions.
Our mission is to empower our students to meet the demands and challenges of today’s rapidly changing and morally complex world. We guide our students to become self-reliant, intellectually mature, and morally responsible women of faith, vision, and purpose.
Along this journey, students are challenged and nurtured and learn to – in the words our religious founder, St. Francis de Sales – “Be who they are and be that well.” They also build confidence, whether in the classroom, taking part in our award-winning performing arts and athletics programs, embarking on a life-changing service or immersion trip, or participating in School Government or one of our more-than-50 clubs.