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.
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.
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 Margaret Curry, Director of Admissions, at 301-774-6804 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
Rochambeau The French International 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 of nearly 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 of! Our 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.
Barnesville School of Arts & Sciences
Pre-K to 8th Grade | Cross-Curricular Teaching
Barnesville’s mission of joy, support, and excellence frames a learning environment that is FAR FROM STANDARD. Our teaching encourages students to EXPLORE how subjects relate to one another, helping them to make CONNECTIONS that spark inquiry and deepen understanding. SMALL CLASSES enable skilled teachers to engage each child in an academically challenging environment. Our 30-acre campus is our extended classroom, and we integrate NATURE into everyday learning. Barnesville students are JOYFUL learners who IMAGINE, EXPLORE, GROW & ACHIEVE.
Variable Tuition Financial Aid Available
Bus Service From Kentlands, Clarksburg, Urbana, and Frederick
Milton Gottesman Jewish Day School of the Nation’s Capital (Formerly JPDS-NC)
Milton Gottesman Jewish Day School (formerly JPDS-NC) is the only Jewish Day School in Washington, D.C. and provides collaborative and experiential learning with an engaging and flexible dual curriculum of general and Jewish studies to children in grades PK-7. Grade 8 will open in fall 2019. Milton delivers a top-notch education in every subject area, equipping graduates to succeed wherever their next steps lead them, as well as a deep grounding in Jewish values. The environment of the school is vibrantly pluralistic — students from across the spectrum of Jewish observance (and non-observance) are welcomed enthusiastically, as are interfaith families.
British International School of Washington
British International School of Washington is a thriving international school in Georgetown, Washington, DC. With 500 students representing more than 60 nationalities, we are a premier private school for children age two through to the International Baccalaureate Diploma. Our highly-regarded program of international curricula is unique in Washington, and the enthusiasm for learning throughout the school is truly remarkable. Our students enjoy their school experience, becoming active participants in learning and growing in confidence. Our UK-trained teachers focus on developing the whole child, enabling academic learning, personal growth and global awareness. Internationally minded and ready for the future, our students achieve outstanding success and progress to prestigious universities.
British International School of Washington is part of Nord Anglia Education, the world’s leading premium school organization. Founded in 1972, the Nord Anglia Education family of 54 schools extends to 24 countries, providing opportunities for our students to collaborate with their peers around the world. We understand the importance of great teachers and work to attract and retain the world’s best education professionals to inspire our students to greatness. As a large family of schools, we are able to offer some unique collaborations through Juilliard, MIT and UNICEF to our school. At Nord Anglia Education, we are ambitious for our students and we are committed to helping others to be the best they can be.
Trinity School at Meadow View
Trinity School at Meadow View is a classically based Christian school offering a rigorous humanities curriculum, advanced STEM classes and performance based arts. All students follow one, balanced curriculum that enables them to develop the intellectual habits they need for a lifetime of discovering truth, practicing goodness and creating beauty. Our community of learners is coed, but our classes are single sex, with no more than 20 students per classroom. This maximizes the ability of the individual student to learn well and to develop good friendships. Ours is also an ecumenical Christian culture marked by daily prayer and a moral order deeply rooted in Scripture and Christian tradition. Our ecumenism is a sign of Christian unity and one vital source of our common mission to serve God and our neighbors.