Rochambeau The French International School – Rollingwood Elementary School

Rochambeau The French International School – Rollingwood Elementary School

Rochambeau The French International School is a non-profit school, approved by the Ministry of Education and operating within the framework of the Agency for French Teaching Abroad (AEFE)As a member of this unique network ofnearly 500 schools in 135 countries worldwide, we offer the best of an education system acclaimed for the breadth of its program and its teaching of skill, providing its students with critical thinking, discipline and rigor.

Rochambeau is the only school in Washington DC and its surroundings to provide an education based on a unique combination of the French program and a high quality English program. It welcomes students from the Toute Petite Section preschool class (2yr old) to senior year, representing over 60 different nationalities, with varied cultural, socioeconomic and linguistic backgrounds.

This extraordinary diversity is an asset that we are quite proud ofOur students understand from an earlyage that differences and otherness are the richness of the world and great sources of discovery andpersonal enrichment.

At the crossroads of French and American cultures, we further increased the value of our academic andeducational approach by integrating the best of the American approach in terms of self development,autonomy, responsibility building, self-trust and creativity.

By giving our students access to a Maryland High School Diploma, as well as a French Baccalaureatthis unique education opens for them the doors of Francophone and Anglophone colleges and universities around the world.

Lowell School

Lowell 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.

BASIS Independent McLean

BASIS Independent McLean

PreK–grade 12 students at BASIS Independent McLean are active participants in a globally benchmarked curriculum brought to life by Subject Expert Teachers across disciplines. An array of electives and extracurriculars help students develop the knowledge, grit, and confidence to excel.

Grace Episcopal School

Grace Episcopal School

Thank you for your interest in Grace Episcopal School! We are still accepting applications for our preschool class, as well as our 2nd and 3rd grade for the 2018-2019 school year. For more information, please contact the Admissions Office at 703-549-5067. www.graceschoolalex.org

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School | Age 2 – Grade 2 Campus

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School | Age 2 – Grade 2 Campus

Browne Academy

Browne Academy

Mission
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.

Philosophy
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

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 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.

The Woods Academy

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

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.

River School

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

Brooksfield School

Brooksfield School is a unique age 2 – kindergarten 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.

Julia Brown Schools – Olney

Julia Brown Schools – Olney

St. John’s Episcopal School

St. John’s Episcopal School

Why should your child’s education be anything less than transformational?

From our youngest students to our 8th graders, St. John’s believes in a purposeful education for your child by taking intentional steps to ensure they are challenged to become confident learners, to prepare them for their next steps in both education and life.

Our rigorous, research-based academic program, featuring small classes where your child is known and an accelerated curriculum, coupled with our strong belief in faith-based character education and community service, truly is the model for a balanced and transformational education.  Each day, your child will enter an environment of cross-curricular learning, with teachers who work collaboratively to inspire and challenge them.

Choosing St. John’s means your child will learn the importance of moral character and global citizenship in a safe and nurturing community environment.  Choosing St. John’s means your child will be inspired each day.

For a personal tour, please contact Doug Perkins, Director of Admissions, at 301-774-6804 or doug.perkins@stjes.org

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School (Grades 3-12) Campus

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School (Grades 3-12) Campus

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School is an independent, coeducational college preparatory school for students in Preschool through Grade Twelve. 

Our students’ growth, confidence, and achievement are driven by our faculty’s excellence and innovation. Explore how our students and the larger world benefit from St. Andrew’s partnerships with researchers from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education who lead Research Schools International, faculty from The Johns Hopkins University School of Education, and Teach for America. Every St Andrew’s student benefits from our faculty’s extraordinary expertise and professional growth.

At St. Andrew’s we believe that our curriculum should engage students’ curiosity and prepare them for the diversity, complexity, and opportunities of the global community.

During the past decade St. Andrew’s has built a flagship service learning program that teaches social awareness and responsibility to students at every grade level. Along with our commitment to intellectual inquiry and moral reasoning, our belief in service embodies our inclusive Episcopal values.

From our experience and research, we understand that students reach their full potential as learners and people in environments that are both challenging and supportive. St. Andrew’s prizes its reputation as a warm school in which students work hard and happily, knowing that teachers, administrators, and peers consistently encourage and support each other.