Best DC Area Private Schools Under $24,000
By Brett Graham, DC school HUB Correspondent
There are a lot of great schools in the DMV under 24K per year. This is just a sampling based on research and empirical data.
20 years ago this post would have been laughed at. Just about every private day school was under 24K. In fact, tack on lunch, sports fees, and transportation and you were barely scratching $20,000. But since 1997, the cost of private education has outpaced...just about everything.
So if you are looking for value (notice I didn't say bargain), here are a few schools to check out:
Washington International Academy
is an Islamic Montessori school in Alexandria, VA that will give your wallet a rest topping out at $7,750
with a sibling discount to boot.
lets you get your move on in the classroom and the great oudoors for $18,400
or less. In fact, top price at this Darnestown, MD school gets less expensive after Pre-K.
German International School Washington DC
's highest tuition is in grade 12 at $20,685
. Some people might spend that money just learning a foreign language, nevermind getting a world class education.
St. John's College High School
is a Catholic school in NW Chevy Chase with all the bells and whistles of the most expensive schools. At $19,175
per year, it's a heck of a value.
Christ Episcopal School
tops out at $19,565
. Convenience Alert: If you work in downtown Rockville, Christ Episcopal is just a few blocks away in any direction.
Gonzaga College High School
and is a great landing spot if you want your son to know what service to others really means.
is what you get when you cross early childhood Montessori with top notch Catholic schooling. Oh and it's just $22,770
makes me wonder how a school can charge $23,466
and have a campus that looks this good? If aesthetics aren't your thing, then get to know their attention to academic detail.
The Academy of the Holy Cross
comes in just under the wire at $23,905
. Holy Cross graduates stellar girls ready to take on the world!