Merritt Academy

Merritt Academy

An award-winning national school of character, Merritt Academy has been helping children discover passions, talents, and the joy of learning since 1963.
Merritt Academy offers early childhood education for infants – preschoolers as well as project based learning and advanced academics with a Gifted Program offered for kindergarten through middle school.

Silver Oaks Cooperative School

Silver Oaks Cooperative School

At Silver Oaks Cooperative School we are committed to spirited learning, growth, development and fun.  We empower our students to ask insightful questions, explore their world, and learn to become independent thinkers and doers.  We invite parents into the classroom, where they play a critical role in their child’s education. Come learn more about the school and discover an education built differently!

Dreamed up over play dates and late night texts, Silver Oaks Cooperative School is the creation of two moms with a deep background in education and passion for learning. Alicia and Annette collectively have 24 years of experience in public elementary education.  Our parenting and educational experiences have cemented our desire for a new type of elementary school.  We can’t find an affordable, community-driven, child-centered school in our area, so we’re building it.

Julia Brown Schools – Columbia

Julia Brown Schools – Columbia

At The Julia Brown 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 oe of our classes you find the children choosing their own work and busily pursuing their goals. Our quiet, calm classrooms are due to the students preoccupation with their work.

Julia Brown Schools – Laurel

Julia Brown Schools – Laurel

Mysa School

Mysa School

Mysa School is a modern day version of a one room schoolhouse for students in grades K-5 at our Georgetown Campus and in grades 6-12 at our Bethesda Campus. At Mysa School each student has an individualized learning plan and uniquely tailored program of study. We emphasize learning outside of the classroom and take advantage of the resources in the greater DC area to discover, participate in, and learn about our world. To find out more or attend an Open House, please visit our website at www.mysaschool.org or give us a call at (301)-915-0955 to schedule a private visit.

Our Head and Founder, Siri Fiske’s article titled, “A Better Way to Teach the Gifted–And Everyone Else”, was recently published in The Wall Street Journal for her innovative ideas on K-12 education, many of which are embodied in our school.

Rochambeau The French International Maternelle School – Bradley

Rochambeau The French International Maternelle School – Bradley

Ambleside School

Ambleside School

Ambleside is a Christ-centered K-8 school located in McLean, Virginia, that applies the philosophy of British educator Charlotte Mason.

In partnership with the family, we encourage children to discover and embrace God’s truth, to link knowing with doing and to love learning.

St. Bartholomew Catholic School

St. Bartholomew Catholic School

St. Bartholomew Catholic School is among the top PK-8 coeducational schools in the Archdiocese of Washington.

Our commitment to academic excellence, religious education, spiritual and personal development, and extracurricular activities promotes a balanced approach to support and develop well-rounded, exemplary students positioned to succeed and to inspire.

Why Choose St. Bart’s? Our teaching lasts a lifetime! At St. Bart’s we focus on faith, family, and the future. We strive to deepen the Catholic formation of our students while respecting individuality and nurturing self-confidence. We offer an integrated curriculum which motivates students to understand the connection between classroom lessons and their personal call to faith and service.

We recognize the partnership between school, Church, and home as essential to a child’s total development. We encourage all of our parents and families, regardless of religious affiliation, to become involved with school activities and associations, allowing you to become a part of your child’s education, to form friendships, and to further cultivate the caring community for which St. Bart’s is so well known.

We invite you to discover the St. Bart’s difference and to take a walk with us on campus. Admissions group tours are held on the first Thursday of each month, November through May from 9:30am-11am. Connect with us at @StBarts_School and explore our community project @StBartsRocks.

For more information visit us at school.stbartholomew.org or e-mail admissions@stbartholomew.org

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.

Echelon Academy

Echelon Academy

Each student at Echelon Academy has a student Blueprint that specifies key learning goals and levels of achievement. Plans are designed by our director, teachers, and parents. Learning plans are reviewed and modified as necessary. Regularly, the school faculty meets to discuss and actively manage individual student progress.

Echelon Academy employs the very best research-based curriculum and instructional methodologies. Our curriculum content is carefully aligned to the learning standards outlined in the Maryland Common Core State Curriculum. Where necessary, appropriate modifications and adaptations are made to ensure all students can access academic material at personally challenging levels.

Echelon Academy offers a journey of engaged learning through the teaching of arts. A positive and encouraging learning community where achievement happens more efficiently and with ease as teachers and students work cooperatively, heading the same direction, traveling on the thrust of one another, standing by one another, and honking in encouragement.

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