Lowell School

Lowell School

Lowell School honors the individuality of each child. We give children, age 2 1/2 through 8th grade, time and space to grow, and we 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.

We embrace a leading-edge, research-based curriculum intentionally designed to nurture the development of creative problem solvers and compassionate leaders. Our hands-on, experiential curriculum, prepares students to make a positive difference in the world.

In addition to offering the full complement of academic courses, the arts, and PE, Lowell has several signature programs. 1) Our innovative social studies curriculum combines the NTSS standards and the Teaching Tolerance Social Justice Standards. 2) Our STEM program begins in Pre-Primary School. 3) All students K and up take swimming lessons in our pool and have the opportunity to take part in our Athletics program.

After school offerings include minicourses, instrumental lessons, pop bands, sports teams, and after care.

BASIS Independent McLean

BASIS Independent McLean

Age 2–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.

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

Kind. Confident. Prepared.
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.

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.

Nysmith School for the Gifted

Nysmith School for the Gifted

Nysmith School for the Gifted believes that a world class education is a joy-filled experience. Every day it is our mission to make this happen for our students. Visitors to our school feel the energy from the first minutes they are in the building. Students are deeply engaged in an incredible variety of activities each and every day. On an “ordinary” day, you might see preschoolers on parade in their astronaut rocket boosters, kindergarteners paddling a canoe through the halls, first graders on a bird migration, Famous American second graders in full dress, third graders playing Greek games, fourth graders working with their robots in computer class, fifth graders dissecting fetal pigs, sixth graders behind tables in the trenches of World War I, seventh graders testing for their CPR/First Aid certificates, and eighth graders putting Victor Frankenstein on trial. Does this sound unusual? Then please come and see for yourself!

Along the way, we fit in grammar, math and reading skills, formal and creative writing, computer programming, science labs, student-created newspapers and yearbooks, clubs, dramatic productions, three bands, two choral groups, Book Fairs, Bingo Night, field trips, and lots of student-centered learning designed by passionate, and inspiring teachers. It is fun!! In fact, parents tell us over and over that their children refuse to go on vacation or miss school for anything…really….parents of young students and middle schoolers. Does this sound too good to be true? Please come and see for yourself!

To schedule a tour, please call Admissions at 571-308-2001 or email admissions@nysmith.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

St. Patrick’s Episcopal Day School

St. Patrick’s Episcopal Day School

At St. Patrick’s Episcopal Day School, we encourage our students to extend their fascination with the world, to gain confidence about their roles in the world, and to understand the world more fully through others.
St. Patrick’s Episcopal Day School strives to create a diverse and inclusive learning community of students, faculty and staff, and parents who recognize the infinite value of every individual as a child of God. We are committed to developing character, advancing human understanding, and promoting academic excellence to shape engaged citizens who live with integrity, empathy, and purpose.

British International School of Washington

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.

Oneness-Family School

Oneness-Family School

For 30 years Oneness-Family School (OFS) has served families who value student-centered learning and personal growth alongside rigorous curriculum. We’re the Washington, DC area’s only innovative and diverse learning community nurturing academic excellence in the Montessori tradition for early childhood through high school. Our vision is a new generation of young leaders equipped, empowered, and energized to reach their full potential and contribute to a better world.

Metropolitan School of the Arts

Metropolitan School of the Arts

The Academy @ Metropolitan School of the Arts is a college preparatory performing arts conservatory for budding young artists who are dedicated to high caliber academics and pre-professional performing arts education.

The progressive, comprehensive, mastery-based high school curriculum is an intensive four-year program that prepares students for acceptance to some of the most selective colleges and universities. College-prep (standard, honors and AP) humanities, mathematics, social studies and sciences, and world language courses offer students the appropriate level of challenge based on their post-secondary interests. Students in grades 7-8 enjoy the opportunities to design personalized assignments and research projects as they explore the humanities, social studies, science, mathematics and world languages. Middle School students are also given the option to begin accruing high school credits in mathematics and world languages.

Daily conservatory style performing arts training in dance, music and theater motivate each student to become a highly disciplined expert learner and complex communicator across disciplines.

As a community rich in stellar performing arts, outstanding resident performers and avid arts patrons, the DC area is the perfect home to build a school that will foster the next generation of professional dancers, actors, singers and musicians. Our faculty and staff are dedicated to making Metropolitan nationally recognized as a top school of the gifted young artists along with such fine institutions as Interlochen, Idyllwild Arts Academy and Walnut Hill. The Academy @ Metropolitan builds on the rich 15-year foundation of excellent arts education developed by the faculty, staff and leadership of Metropolitan Fine Arts Center. We opened our doors in September 2013 and continue to welcome students who have inspired us to build, dream and soar!

Located in the bustling environment of the Kingstowne Community in Northern Virginia, Metropolitan School of the Arts has dedicated academic classrooms, dance studios, music studios and rehearsal space.

We welcome you to explore our rigorous, fully accredited academic curriculum alongside our conservatory style performing arts training program in the areas of dance, music theater, theater performance and music.

Please contact our admissions team at academy@metropolitanarts.org to reserve an opportunity to shadow and audition for this ground breaking opportunity

The Sycamore School

The Sycamore School

The Sycamore School is an experiential, lower-stress 5th-12th grade school in Arlington, VA serving students through personalized and self-paced instruction. No homework for 5-8th grades; field trips weekly; interdisciplinary learning. We place equal emphasis on social-emotional development, academic development and civic engagement.