Our Lady of Mercy School

Our Lady of Mercy School

Our Lady of Mercy School, guided by the heritage of our Catholic faith, provides each student the opportunity to reach full potential of mind, body and spirit.  Through daily exposure to individualized instructional environments, technology and innovative teaching methods, Mercy students learn to think, question, collaborate and lead in 21st century society.

Waterfront Academy

Waterfront Academy

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

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.

Thinking, creating, connecting are at the heart of what we do at Lowell. Every day, we help children to develop the critical, foundational skills needed for a lifetime of learning; we encourage them to pursue their passions and apply their skills to solve meaningful problems; and we further our work together by communicating with honesty, openness, and respect. I invite you to learn more about Lowell—peruse our website or visit the school and see our exceptional programs in action! – Debbie Gibbs, Head of School

Christ Episcopal School

Christ Episcopal School

Christ Episcopal School (CES) is an educational gem in historic Rockville, seconds from I-270 and two blocks from Rockville Town Center. CES has been known for providing a rigorous private school education at an affordable price for the last half century. CES is a diverse school committed to providing traditional curricula using 21st century technologies. Through relationships with Johns Hopkins Center for Technology in Education, NASA’s Space Telescope Science Institute and Carnegie Institution for Science, CES students are well prepared for the rapidly changing world in which they live and welcomed into top-area high schools. A ministry of Christ Episcopal Church parish, founded in 1726, CES honors its history while also embracing families of all faiths. A commitment to cultivating moral and ethical behavior is reflected in the CES mission: Academic excellence, respect, and a passion to serve are the inspiration for our community where 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

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, Primary, 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.

What Makes Our School Unique

spirit of achievement
Academic rigor is balanced with child-centered focus and support. Students are well prepared for success in high school and beyond.

spirit of community
All are welcome in our diverse, inclusive, and supportive community with small class sizes taught by talented and dedicated faculty.

spirit of adventure
Field and study trips broaden world views, foster personal growth, and create thoughtful world citizens.

spirit of creativity
Visual and performance arts are abundantly integrated into the 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.

Church of the Redeemer Christian School

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.

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 Margaret Curry, Director of Admissions, at 301-774-6804 or margaret.curry@stjes.com

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.

Rochambeau, The French International School

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 early age that differences and otherness are the richness of the world and great sources of discovery and personal enrichment.

At the crossroads of French and American cultures, we further increased the value of our academic and educational 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

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

Jewish Primary Day School of the Nation’s Capital

Jewish Primary Day School of the Nation’s Capital

JPDS-NC is a pluralistic Jewish Day School that provides collaborative and experiential learning with engaging and flexible dual curriculum of general and Jewish studies to children PK-6th grade. Middle school opening fall 2018.

Cortona Academy

Cortona Academy

Since 1992, Cortona Academy has been on the forefront of American education. Having educated nearly 2,000 students, Cortona Academy is in a class of our own.

If you or your child are dissatisfied in any way with your child’s present academic situation in another school, please call us immediately. I will be more than happy to talk to you about this and explain in detail why Cortona Academy and its students have been so successful for the past 25 years. Our greatest joy is in making a difference in lives and in seeing how students learn, grow, and become more mature individuals socially and intellectually. What inspires me most are the parents and our staff, who care so deeply about others. At Cortona Academy we support one another, and in turn support our students by providing a safe haven for them while encouraging confidence, self-esteem, and individual motivation.

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