Waterfront Academy is a dual immersion (Spanish and English) faith-based Montessori school with emphasis on charity and stewardship in the Catholic tradition. We serve children between 18 months to 8th grade through several of our programs: Pre-Primary, Primary, Elementary, and Middle School.
Lowell School honors the individuality of each child. We give children time and space to grow and nurture the strengths of each individual. A fundamental understanding of the developmental stages of cognitive, social, emotional, and physical growth informs all that we do with children. We foster intellectual and emotional self-reliance, with a guiding value of respect for each other. This approach provides the foundation for children to be highly motivated learners with a strong sense of self-worth and efficacy.
St. Andrew’s Episcopal School (Age 2- Grade 2) Campus
St. Andrew’s Episcopal School is an independent, coeducational college preparatory school for students in Preschool through Grade Twelve.
Christ Episcopal School
Christ Episcopal School (CES) is a diverse community celebrating over 50 years of academic excellence in historic downtown Rockville. A ministry of Christ Episcopal Church Prince George’s Parish, founded in 1726, CES honors its history while also embracing families of all faiths. We provide a rigorous and rich private school education at an affordable price. And, in addition to the resources provided by Rockville and the metropolitan Washington, DC area, our instruction reaches beyond our location in Rockville Town Square. We have now partnered with YMM Art Space, an international art education organization with worldwide locations, to provide our students with a superb visual arts program that is enriched with YMM Art’s global expertise. We have also launched an international student program, allowing us to assist students in obtaining an F1 Student Visa.
Our strong, collaborative curriculum provides a healthy challenge for students, giving them room to grow as individuals. The academic program also includes an emphasis on teamwork. CES students become experienced members of teams that research, collaborate and problem solve together, acquiring skills and values that support acceptance, appreciation and support of one another in both academic and social situations.
Students leave CES well prepared for the rapidly changing world in which they live and are welcomed into top independent schools and public school honors and magnet programs.
At Christ Episcopal School, every student and parent is a priority, and academic excellence, respect, and a passion to serve are the inspiration for our community. Every interaction is rooted in our CES promise: to nurture students to become kind, confident, well-rounded individuals prepared to contribute to their community and thrive personally, spiritually and academically.
Browne Academy is a diverse independent day school committed to developing the whole child through extraordinary teaching, exceptional academic programs, and a nurturing community. We empower students to be critical thinkers, inspired innovators, engaged peers, and ethical leaders prepared with the confidence to thrive in a dynamic world.
Browne Academy began as one of the first integrated schools in Virginia. Today that spirit of inclusion endures, as our core values – excellence, diversity, character, and community – are an integral part of our school’s tapestry. By encouraging all members of our community to exemplify these values every day, we are building a foundation of empathy and respect that will serve our students throughout their lives.
We believe in providing our students with experiential learning opportunities that encourage thoughtful questioning, personal engagement, use of the greater community, and a deeper understanding of the world. Through our inquiry-based approach, we strive to foster our students’ natural curiosity and develop their lifelong love of learning.
We intentionally keep our class sizes small to nurture each child’s academic, social, and emotional growth. Students feel safe and cared for in such an environment, and as a result, we see them thrive. Our graduates are equipped both academically and personally to navigate life after Browne Academy with confidence.
Browne Academy’s Core Values
Excellence. We value and encourage the pursuit of one’s personal best in every endeavor within the Browne Academy community.
Diversity. We value and advocate for the richness of a multicultural community, composed of members with various perspectives and backgrounds, that fosters global awareness through mutual respect and understanding.
Character. We value and honor each individual and seek to cultivate integrity, moral responsibility, service, and citizenship.
Community. We value and support the common interests and shared goals of our entire Browne Academy family within a nurturing and safe environment.
Washington Episcopal School
Washington Episcopal School challenges Early Childhood, Elementary, and Middle School students to embrace academic rigor in an appropriately balanced and supportive environment. We are a diverse, inclusive community that respects individual differences, develops every child’s unique talents, and fosters learning inside and outside the classroom. Here, children stand out without burning out. WES graduates are kind, confident, and prepared.
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.
The Woods Academy
The Woods Academy is an inclusive Catholic community preparing boys and girls to lead lives of significance. Our academic program begins with Primary Montessori for students ages 3 – 6. It is a balanced and integrated curriculum in a classroom whose materials are beautiful, precise, and developmentally appropriate. Lessons are given individually. After Montessori we transition to a more “traditional” environment for our students in Grades 1 -8 that is filled with innovative and hands on opportunities; ways for children to truly understand what we are teaching. We prepare all students for the intellectual and social challenges at public, independent, and Catholic high schools. Our comprehensive high school placement program places nearly 100% of our students into their first choice high school. Outside of our strong academic program our children are exposed to a fine arts program, music classes that teach everything from drums of the world to classical guitar, technology that includes robotics as well as programming and coding, physical education classes twice a week in our state of the art gym or on our playing fields, and a library that encourages everyone to pick up a book and read. We seek to provide our students with an atmosphere that develops a lifelong love of learning by exposing them to a well-rounded curriculum that will develop their critical thinking and problem solving skills, not only for school but for life. The Woods Academy is where children come to discover their talents, grow in their faith, challenge themselves, and foster a strong desire to lead lives of significance.
Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart
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.
Grace Episcopal Day School
Grace 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.
Church of the Redeemer Christian School
At Church of the Redeemer Christian School, it is a distinct privilege to serve our Lord Jesus Christ. Our mission, though simply stated, is challenging to fulfill. Forming Christ-like character and pursuing academic excellence in order to grow faithful and fruitful followers of Jesus Christ are lofty goals. Yet, we can do no less to honor and glorify our Lord. I invite you, whatever your relationship to CORCS may be, to cover this mission with daily prayer. Help us help young people to be “in the world” but not “of the world”.
Church of the Redeemer Preschool runs 5 classes for ages 3 & 4 at either a morning or afternoon session. For 3′s; M/W/F (morning/afternooon) , T/Th (morning). For 4′s; M/T/W/Th. morning or afternoon. Session last three hours; 8:10am to 11:10am and 12:10pm to 3:10pm. Class sizes do not exceed 18 for 3′s or 20 for 4′s; a teacher and full time aide in class at all times.
Church of the Redeemer Elementary School provides kindergarten through 5th grade. Class size does not exceed 24 students. We provide a safe, organized, high tech (1:1 ipad use), Christian environment that supports academic, social, and spiritual growth. Special classes include art, physical education, music, band/orchestra, and Spanish.
Church of the Redeemer Middle School is a rigorous 6th though 8th grade learning environment. We provide an excellent 21st century learning experience for young teens. Core subjects supported by 1:1 ipad technology include Bible, Grammar, Literature, Social Studies, Science, accelerated Math curriculum, Spanish, and Physical Education. Electives focus in media arts, drama, and technology. Our students consistently matriculate to the best public high school programs or other equally rigorous private schools in the area.
Church of the Redeemer Before and Aftercare provides an organized before & after school program for kindergarten through 8th grade students. Activities include arts and crafts, team projects, free time, outdoor activities, snack, and homework with tutoring available. The program runs every school day from 6:30am to 8:10am; and 3:45pm to 6:00pm (noon to 6pm on school half days).
Church of the Redeemer Summer Camp is an extension of the school before/aftercare program. We hold a continuing letter of compliance with the state of Maryland. Weekly camps provide a full day of experience ranging from outdoor play, embracing the glory of God in prayer, healthy group competition, to organized learning activities as well as field trips and swimming every week.
The River School
The River School is dedicated to children 18 months through third grade. The school’s innovative educational model pairs a master’s level educator and a speech language pathologist in each classroom, and focuses on language, literacy and social development. Classroom practice emphasizes experiential and collaborative learning, using thematic curriculum to seamlessly integrate literacy, math, science, drama, music, art, physical education and yoga.
The River School’s unique inclusion program is internationally acclaimed. Most students (85% or more) are children with normal hearing; each classroom includes a few children with hearing loss who use cochlear implants or hearing aids. The teaching team supports all of the children in the classroom, with every student greatly benefiting from the rich educational experience.
The River School is located in northwest Washington DC, west of Georgetown and convenient to the Maryland and Virginia suburbs. It offers the advantages of a neighborhood setting with a public library, shopping and parks nearby.
Brooksfield School is a unique pre k-4th Montessori school idyllically situated on 5 beautiful acres in McLean, Va. Experience the adventure!
At Brooksfield, children become friends for life. Starting with pre-K and continuing through the fourth grade, Brooksfield makes learning an adventure. In a world in which manners, civility and love of knowledge are quickly disappearing, Brooksfield offers families an alternative that combines the best of today with the best of yesterday.
The Brooksfield Difference
Although our activities vary in subject matter, our approach to the child is consistent. A positive tone, reassuring words and constructive feedback have all become a Brooksfield trademark. Through training that guides our teachers to encourage grace and courtesy toward others, peaceful negotiations and resolutions, respect of oneself and the environment and compassion for all, we lead children toward developing responses that are thoughtful, considerate, appreciative, honest and polite. We find that this approach forms deep-rooted bonds among our students that last beyond the years they spend on our campus.
Primary Day School
The Primary Day School in Bethesda, Maryland, is a school for boys and girls from Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 2. We are the only school in the area that focuses exclusively on children in this unique age group, and we do so for a very important reason. These are the most crucial learning years in children’s lives, a time when they are bursting with potential, ready for quantum leaps of development. At Primary Day, everything we do focuses on helping young children flourish—as learners and as people—during this vitally important time of life.
The Julia Brown Montessori School | Olney
At The Julia Brown Montessori Schools, we work with nature, not against it, in helping your child achieve his or her goal. Our program accepts the endless energies, the creative impulses, and insatiable curiosities of the children and gradually directs their efforts into rewarding channels.
Children have a strong natural desire to learn. This desire can best be nurtured by allowing the child to choose his or her own activities and to work at his or her own pace. No one can produce a better lesson schedule than the one produced by the child’s own interests. When they are ready for each step in their development, their enthusiasm for this part of the program is obvious. As an observer of one of our classes you find the children choosing their own work colorboxand busily pursuing their goals. Our quiet, calm classrooms are due to the students preoccupation with their work.
Each of our buildings were built for the purpose they now serve – to facilitate the learning process, but not appear as institutions. It is our belief that a school should be small and friendly, not cold or impersonal. Our buildings are the culmination of twenty years of experience in the care and education of young children.
If you feel that your child should begin their formal education in a quiet, calm and busy atmosphere, using a method of education that took sixty years to perfect, we invite your child to join us.