Ambleside School

Ambleside School

Ambleside School is a Christ-centered school committed to providing a Charlotte Mason “living education.” In partnership with the family, we guide and empower each student to think with the mind of Christ and to author a life rich in relationship to God, self, others, ideas, and all of creation.

St. Bartholomew Catholic School

St. Bartholomew Catholic School

St. Bartholomew Catholic School is among the top PK-8 coeducational schools in the Archdiocese of Washington.

Our commitment to academic excellence, religious education, spiritual and personal development, and extracurricular activities promotes a balanced approach to support and develop well-rounded, exemplary students positioned to succeed and to inspire.

Why Choose St. Bart’s? Our teaching lasts a lifetime! At St. Bart’s we focus on faith, family, and the future. We strive to deepen the Catholic formation of our students while respecting individuality and nurturing self-confidence. We offer an integrated curriculum which motivates students to understand the connection between classroom lessons and their personal call to faith and service.

We recognize the partnership between school, Church, and home as essential to a child’s total development. We encourage all of our parents and families, regardless of religious affiliation, to become involved with school activities and associations, allowing you to become a part of your child’s education, to form friendships, and to further cultivate the caring community for which St. Bart’s is so well known.

We invite you to discover the St. Bart’s difference and to take a walk with us on campus. Admissions group tours are held on the first Thursday of each month, November through May from 9:30am-11am. Connect with us at @StBarts_School and explore our community project @StBartsRocks.

For more information visit us at school.stbartholomew.org or e-mail admissions@stbartholomew.org

Echelon Academy

Echelon Academy

Each student at Echelon Academy has a student Blueprint that specifies key learning goals and levels of achievement. Plans are designed by our director, teachers, and parents. Learning plans are reviewed and modified as necessary. Regularly, the school faculty meets to discuss and actively manage individual student progress.

Echelon Academy employs the very best research-based curriculum and instructional methodologies. Our curriculum content is carefully aligned to the learning standards outlined in the Maryland Common Core State Curriculum. Where necessary, appropriate modifications and adaptations are made to ensure all students can access academic material at personally challenging levels.

Echelon Academy offers a journey of engaged learning through the teaching of arts. A positive and encouraging learning community where achievement happens more efficiently and with ease as teachers and students work cooperatively, heading the same direction, traveling on the thrust of one another, standing by one another, and honking in encouragement.

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German International School Washington D.C.

German International School Washington D.C.

The German International School Washington D.C. is a private, co-educational institution with more than 500 students in preschool through 12th grade, set on a quiet campus in Potomac, Md. Representing more than 20 different nationalities, our student body is truly international, united by a shared interest in German language and culture. The only full-time German day school in Washington, we offer rigorous academics in a warm, multicultural setting.

The school has a challenging German curriculum mixed with some American elements. Graduates receive the globally recognized German International Abitur (DIA) as well as a high-school diploma from the state of Maryland. We have two academic focus areas: foreign languages and science. Students gain fluency in at least two languages and achieve mastery of biology, chemistry, and physics. Our teachers prize critical inquiry, teaching students how—not what—to think. On graduation, they are prepared to enter any prestigious university worldwide.

The German International School is accredited by the German Ministry of Education and Maryland Department of Education. Our German curriculum is based on that used in the state of Thuringia, known for its high academic standards.

Barrie School

Barrie School

Barrie School is a co-educational, college preparatory, independent day school, serving approximately 350 students from age 18 months through grade 12. Mission: Empower individuals to expand their intellectual abilities, develop their creative talents, and discover their passions to make a positive impact in a rapidly changing world.

Congressional School

Congressional School

Founded in 1939, Congressional School is a co-ed independent day school in the heart of Falls Church, VA. Dedicated to young learners—infants through eighth graders—Congressional School serves more than 335 students and 2,000 campers annually through its academic and summer programs. The school develops great thinkers and leaders by encouraging students to explore, embrace challenge, and grow through an innovative academic program —all in a diverse and inclusive community. Well-prepared for excellent secondary schools, Congressional School graduates have confidence, a sense of ethics, and the desire to continually and respectfully question, collaborate, create, and lead.

The Kingsbury Center

The Kingsbury Center

The Kingsbury Center provides a transformative educational and social experience for children and adults with learning differences. The Center uses action research to ensure best practices.
The Kingsbury Keystones are three guiding principles that shape our dynamic teaching and learning environment to support the growth and development of students who have a range of learning challenges.
Keystone I: Academics – Every Kingsbury student has a personalized learning plan that is designed to support and challenge the student with a focus on growth and development. Our learning specialists push in and pull out of the classrooms to ensure that Kingsbury students build their academic skills and achieve their learning outcomes.
Keystone II: Experiential Learning – Learning happens both inside and outside of the classroom. Kingsbury students learn to apply the concepts learned in the classroom through hands-on, practical experiences.
Keystone III: Integrated Clinical Services – A team of on-site clinicians work in partnership with teachers to support student learning and development. The clinical staff provides diagnostic and admissions testing, psychotherapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, and speech and language services.

For more information, visit us today at www.kingsbury.org, or call 202.722.5555.

Westminster School

Westminster School

Westminster’s overall program is based on the belief that children between the ages of three and fourteen are naturally dominated by curiosity and enthusiasm. To satisfy and stimulate this appetite for learning and accomplishment, Westminster presents a well-rounded, challenging curriculum steeped in the classics and enhanced by the arts. The purposeful classroom environment emphasizes thorough mastery of subject, high standards of achievement, good study habits, and personal responsibility.

Art and music classes are part of the weekly schedule for all grades and dance is included as a regular part of the PE program. A unique aspect to Westminster School is its drama program. All students participate in theater, performing in a class play every year, culminating with a Shakespeare play in the 7th grade and a Broadway musical in the 8th grade.

This rich and varied program is supported by extensive optional extracurricular clubs and activities, including Builders Club (community service), Chess, Chorus, Orchestra, French Club, Math Counts, Odyssey of the Mind, Science Olympiad, as well as team sports in basketball, soccer, softball, and track and field. Athletic competitions, art exhibitions, math contests, science fairs, and talent shows provide many opportunities for students to explore and share their talents.

Westminster parents appreciate that the daily school life is supported by an array of programs, including small-group teacher-provided academic support which is built into the school day, extended care, summer and intersession camps, frequent field trips, after-school enrichment classes, door-to-door bus service, and an optional lunch program.

River Farm Cooperative School

River Farm Cooperative School

River Farm Cooperative School is accepting students (K – 8) for next year. Located on S. King’s Highway in Alexandria, our school features small class sizes, lots of outdoor time, and mixed-age classes. Academics are rigorous and individualized for each student.

· Small classes (maximum of 13 students) taught by passionate professional teachers

· Dynamic learning with a focus on creative play, movement, nature, and being outdoors

· Field trips to the many museums, parks, and cultural centers of the DC area.

· Field studies and advocacy work for middle schoolers

· Multiple outdoor and movement periods built into the school day

· Spanish classes

· School meets Monday through Friday, 8:45AM – 3:00PM

Grace Episcopal Day School

Grace Episcopal Day School

Grace Episcopal Day School is a small school (approximately 100 students) with a big mission: to provide an excellent, well-rounded education to the diverse community of children who make up our city and our world. With over 63% of our student body composed of students of color, Grace reflects the rich diversity of the Washington, DC metro area. Like our founders in 1960, we believe that we are all better individuals when we are a part of a varied and inclusive whole.

At Grace, our focus is on the most important years of childhood: ages 3-11. We are committed to meeting children where they are and helping them to grow. Our eleven-acre campus offers easy access to the outdoors, with time each day for nature exploration, PE, and recess. Music, art, library, and weekly chapel and assembly help to cultivate creativity and develop confidence, oracy, and performance skills. From Kindergarten and up, Spanish and technology round out a suite of twenty-first century skills. Finally, as an Episcopal school, we are passionately committed to raising individuals who serve others, appreciate the wonder of our world, and feel connected to a larger whole.

Grace graduates have an impressive record of outplacement and success in middle and high school; but more importantly, they grow into nimble thinkers, confident individuals, and compassionate citizens.