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Education Directory

MULTIPLE LOCATIONS (DC, MD & VA) | MARYLAND (See Also Multiple Locations) | VIRGINIA (See Also Multiple Locations)


The Auburn School
Grades K-12. Offering a dynamic and integrated educational program for intellectually-curious students with challenges in organization, socialization, communication and language. Locations: Fairfax Campus (K-12), 3800 Concorde Pkwy,Suite 500, Chantilly, VA, 703-793-9353; Silver Spring Campus (K-8), 9545 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring, MD, 301-588-8048; Baltimore Campus (K-8), 7401 Park Heights Ave., Pikesville, MD, 410-617-0418. ,,

Montessori Schools in MD, VA and DC
Montessori education emphasizes independence, freedom within limits and respect for a child's natural development. Find Montessori schools in Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C. See full-page ad in each issue of "Washington Parent."

MARYLAND (See Also Multiple Locations)

All Saints Preschool
Ages 1-5 years. An Episcopal preschool where your child can experience the joy of learning in a nurturing environment that reflects God's love. Applications available online. Celebrate our 10th Anniversary during our Fall Festival on October 12, 2019; 11 a.m.-2 p.m. , 3 Chevy Chase Cir., Chevy Chase, MD, 301-654-2488.

Annapolis Area Christian School (AACS)
K-Grade 12. AACS has been serving Maryland families for nearly 50 years, providing an excellent, distinctively Christian education. Four locations in Anne Arundel County. ,, 410-519-5300.

Barrie School
12 months-Grade 12; Coed. Montessori Lower School, Project-Based Middle and Upper Schools. Instilling our values of Academic Excellence; Respect for Self, Each Other, and the Environment; Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; and Student Voice and Responsibility on a daily basis. Convenient to Glenmont Metro and the ICC. Bus Transportation and Extended Day program available. ,, 13500 Layhill Rd., Silver Spring, MD, 301-576-2800.

Camp Olympia Country Day School
A well-rounded nursery school for children ages 2-5. Accredited by the Maryland State Department of Education. Unique setting for outdoor exploration. , 5511 Muncaster Mill Rd., Rockville, MD, 301-926-9281.

Concord Hill School
Age 3-Grade 3. A private, co-educational school, Concord Hill nurtures and inspires children to embrace and enjoy learning during the early childhood years. ,, 6050 Wisconsin Ave., Chevy Chase, MD, 301-654-2626.

Crestview Montessori School
Ages 2 1/2-Kindergarten. We offer an authentic Montessori education for preschool and kindergarten children within a mixed age classroom. 2019-20 Open House dates are available on our website. ,, 4728 Western Ave., Bethesda, MD, 301-910-4728.

Crossway Montessori School
Ages 3 months-6 years. Montessori infant, toddler and primary programs. Extended day available. Spacious indoor/outdoor classroom/recreational area. Language enrichment. Science and environmental education program. Parent education. ,, 3015 Upton Dr., Kensington, MD, 301-929-2505.

Feynman School
Preschool-Grade 8. The area's leader in educating academically-gifted children, Feynman School features extraordinary programs in science, math, language arts, theater & music designed to maximize your child's potential. Before- and after-care available. ,, 11810 Falls Rd., Potomac, MD, 301-770-4211.

Glenbrook Cooperative Nursery School
Ages 2-5. We learn and grow together! Our parent-participation, play-based programs offer the perfect opportunity to play a part in a child's first school experience. , 10010 Fernwood Rd., Bethesda, MD, 301-365-3190.

Holy Trinity Episcopal Day School
Preschool-Grade 8. Holy Trinity's program of study is intended to provide a well-rounded experience that will help children grow intellectually, emotionally, socially, physically and spiritually. We reach out to "The Best You" in our students. Two MD locations: 11902 Daisy Ln., Glenn Dale & 13106 Annapolis Rd., Bowie. , 301-262-5355.

TLC's - The Katherine Thomas School
Preschool-Grade 12. The Katherine Thomas School offers an exceptional educational experience and nurturing environment to students with special needs. Multi-sensory, developmental, language-intensive curriculum; diploma and certificate-based H.S. program. ,, 9975 Medical Center Dr., Rockville, MD, 301-738-9691.

The Maddux School
PK, K-2. Our mission is to promote strong academic, communication and social foundations in a warm, nurturing setting. We provide small, structured classes with integrated speech and occupational therapy, a unique social learning curriculum, and individualized teaching strategies. , 11614 Seven Locks Rd., Rockville, MD, 301-469-0223.

The River School
Ages 18 months-Grade 3. Our one-of-a-kind inclusion model pairs master's level educators and speech-language pathologists in every classroom. A play-based, thematic curriculum seamlessly integrates literacy, math and arts & sciences classes. ,, 4880 MacArthur Blvd., NW, Washington, DC, 202-337-3554.

Saint Luke Christian Day School
Ages 2-PreK. A part-time pre-school helping each child to feel secure and loved, learn through play, prepare for kindergarten, appreciate art, music, nature and the world around them. , Silver Spring, MD, 301-588-3866.

The Siena School
Grades 4-12. Offering a rich education program for bright, college-bound students who are challenged by language-based learning differences, such as dyslexia. Tours are every Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. ,, 1300 Forest Glen Rd., Silver Spring, MD, 301-244-3600.

Spring Bilingual Montessori Academy
Offering outstanding Montessori education for children ages 2-6 since 1967. Our academic program and parallel language instruction (French or Spanish) prepare our students to be independent thinkers and life-long learners. ,, 3514 Plyers Mill Rd., Kensington, MD, 301-962-7262.

St. Andrew's Episcopal School
St. Andrew's Episcopal School is dedicated to exceptional teaching, learning and service by translating Mind, Brain and Educational Science research into classroom practice. ,, 884 Postoak Rd., 301-982-5200.

St. Vincent Pallotti High School
Grades 9-12. Dedicated to promoting academic excellence and bulding character in a welcoming community, Pallotti offers Honors & AP Classes, Pre-professional Arts Academy and Accelerated Science Programs. ,, 113 St. Mary's Pl., Laurel, MD, 301-725-2338.

Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart
As part of a 200-year tradition of Sacred Heart education, Stone Ridge makes a consistent commitment to educating the mind and the heart of our students. , 9101 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD,

Suburban Nursery School
Ages 2, 3 & 4-year old classes. SNS is a play-based cooperative preschool focusing on intellectual, physical, emotional and social development, allowing parents an active role in their child's first school experience. ,, 7210 Hidden Creek Rd., Bethesda, MD, 301-229-1465.

The Winchester School
PreK-Grade 2. Challenging Core Knowledge/Singapore Math academics; creative art & music; daily Spanish; college-degreed, experienced teachers; warm, encouraging environment where children thrive; 1970 established. , 3223 Bel Pre Rd., Silver Spring, MD, 301-598-9266.

VIRGINIA (See Also Multiple Locations)

A Child's Place
We help your children reach full understanding of the world around them in a safe and secure environment. Experienced tenured staff. Music and P.E. Park-like setting. , 3100 Prosperity Ave., Fairfax, VA, 703-698-8050.

BASIS Independent McLean
At BASIS Independent McLean, an age 2-grade 12 private school, students gain the knowledge, confidence and autonomy to be successful in their education and beyond. ,, 8000 Jones Branch Dr., McLean, VA, 703-854-1253.

BeanTree Ashburn Campus
BeanTree Learning in Ashburn provides unparalleled care and nurturing for infants through PreK. Led by a team of experienced and caring educators, BeanTree provides children with a safe and stimulating environment for academic success. Year-round enrollment available for fully accredited full-day and part-time programs. , 43629 Greenway Corporate, Ashburn, VA, 571-223-3110.

BeanTree Westfields Campus
Fully accredited, discover the BeanTree difference at our Westfields/Chantilly Campus! Offering unprecedented educational offerings for your child in every stage of academic development, BeanTree offers infant care through full day private kindergarten, before/after school and summer camp. Year-round enrollment for full- and part-time academic and specialty programs. , 5003 Westone Plaza, Chantilly, VA, 703-961-8222.

Brooksfield School
Ages 2-6 years. An eco-friendly Montessori school with an advanced academic curriculum, incorporating Spanish, art, yoga, music, organic gardening, mindfulness, community outreach, outdoor adventure program, as well as a summer camp program. , 1830 Kirby Rd., McLean, VA, 703-356-5437.

Burgundy Farm Country Day School
Junior K-Grade 8. Burgundy offers an inclusive, nurturing environment that engages the whole child. Our innovative, hands-on approach cultivates independent thinking, academic excellence, respect for diversity and responsibility for self, for others and for the natural world. ,, 3700 Burgundy Rd., Alexandria, VA, 703-960-3431.

Common Ground Childcare
Common Ground is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) company dedicated to providing a whole-child personalized care and education to a culturally and socio-economically diverse group of children. We empower our community of parents to give back by volunteering. , 1700 Wainwright Dr., Reston, VA, 703-437-8226.

Congressional School
A co-ed, independent day school for infants to eighth graders in Falls Church, VA. We prepare young learners for future success, inspiring them to question, collaborate, create and lead. ,, 3229 Sleepy Hollow Rd., Falls Church, VA, 703-533-1064.

The Gardner School
An academically-focused learning environment for children ages 6 weeks to Pre-K that will stimulate your child's physical, social, emotional and intellectual growth. , 2655 West Ox Rd., Herndon, VA, 703-657-6939.

Grasshopper Green School
Ages 2-5 years. Started in 1939! Comforting home-like setting. Children excel at their own pace. Classes in computer, Spanish and music. Indoor gym. Manners and strong social skills are developed. , 4955 Sunset Ln., Annandale, VA, 703-256-4711.

Green Hedges School
Montessori Preschool, Traditional Grades 1-8. We are small by design with big opportunities that foster confidence and leadership. The result: Children who think for themselves and become well-rounded young adults. , 415 Windover Ave., NW, Vienna, VA, 703-938-8323.

The Griffin Academy of Westminster School
Ages 3 & 4 years. Focus on the FUNdamentals. 7:1 student-teacher ratio. Enrichment classes, field trips, flexible schedules. , 6800 Columbia Pk., Annandale, VA, 703-256-2035.

Guidepost Montessori
Guidepost Montessori in Loudoun and Fairfax counties is among a growing, worldwide network of schools that offer language immersion for ages infant through elementary. 24328 Marrwood Dr., Aldie; 42945 Waxpool Rd., Ashburn; 4550 Walney Rd., Chantilly, 13251 Woodland Park Rd., Herndon. , 866-202-8593.

Holly Brook Montessori School
At Holly Brook Montessori School, children learn in an intimate and unpretentious atmosphere, where they respect themselves and others, and care for the environment around them.
2455 Gallows Rd., Dunn Loring, VA, 703-573-7800.

The Howard Gardner School
Grades 6-12. Based in environmental science and the arts, The Howard Gardner School is a small, independent, educationally-progressive school serving bright, creative, non-traditional learners. ,, 4913 Franconia Rd., Alexandria, VA, 703-822-9300.

Hunter Mill Montessori School
Ages 2-1/2-6 years. Providing an intimate and nurturing environment where children 2-1/2- 6 develop their independence through the Montessori experience. , 2709 Hunter Mill Rd., Oakton, VA, 703-938-7755.

Immanuel Lutheran School
JK-Grade 8. Training the next generation of classical thinkers, Imanuel offers a classical Christian education nurturing the hearts, minds and bodies of students. ,, 1801 Russell Rd., Alexandria, VA, 703-549-0155.

Kenwood School
K-Grade 6. Small classes allow for one-on-one instruction with the teacher. Extracurricular classes in computers, music, gym and Spanish. Daily interaction with your child's teacher. ,, 4955 Sunset Ln., Annandale, VA, 703-256-4711.

Lango Northern Virginia
Immersion Preschool
Ages 3-5 years; 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. At Lango Northern Virginia, we combine learning experiences and structured play in a fun and safe environment. Languages include Spanish, Mandarin and Arabic. , 6213 Old Keene Mill Ct., Springfield, VA, 703-451-3954.

Montessori School at Goose Creek Preserve
Ages 16 months-6 years. The Montessori school at Goose Creek is a brand new Montessori school in Ashburn. Providing an intimate and nurturing environment where children develop their independence through the Montessori experience. , 42470 Rosalind St., Ashburn, VA, 571-417-3999.

Montessori School of Cedar Lane
Ages 3-6 years. Providing more than 45 years of Montessori tradition in Northern Virginia. Helping children develop a lifelong love of learning. , 3035 Cedar La., Fairfax, VA, 703-560-4379.

The Montessori School of McLean
Ages 2-12 years. Accredited by AMS and AdvancED. Offering Spanish, music, drama, art, PE, science and computer instruction to enrich the preschool and elementary classes. Extended day and aftercare programs. , 1711 Kirby Rd., McLean, VA, 703-790-1049.

Nysmith School for the Gifted
Ages 3 years-Grade 8. Nysmith offers a specialized program for inquisitive children in a loving, stress-free environment. Daily French, computer, science. Top 10 in the world per Johns Hopkins CTY. , 13625 EDS Dr., Herndon, VA, 703-713-3332.

Oakland School
Ages 6-13. A coed boarding school enabling bright children to reach their academic and personal potential despite learning challenges through small class sizes and individualized programs. ,, 128 Oakland Farm Way, Troy, VA, 434-293-9059.

The Pavilion at BeanTree
The Pavilion at BeanTree in Ashburn offers a rigorous academic curriculum that exceeeds the Virginia Standards of Learning. The Pavilion at BeanTree offers an advanced accredited curriculum, STEAM coursework and small classes for individualized instruction. The Pavilion at BeanTree provides an unparalleled environment for academic excellence. , 43635 Greenway Corp. Dr., Ashburn, VA, 571-223-3113.

Reston Montessori
Ages 3 months-Grade 6. School day, extended day, part day. Challenging academic curriculum. Music, art, STEM, PE, French. Summer camp. AMS and AMI certified teachers. , 1928 Isaac Newton Sq., W., Reston, VA, 703-481-2922.

Sunset Hills Montessori School
Ages 18 months-10 years. Nestled on the shores of Lake Audubon, Sunset Hills Montessori School offers a peaceful Montessori environment. , 11180 Ridge Heights Rd., Reston, VA, 703-476-7477.

Westminster School
PreK-Grade 8. Westminster School, founded in 1962, presents a challenging, structured program of academics, arts, athletics and personal development in an atmosphere of courtesy and kindness. 703-256-3620, ext. 17. ,, 3819 Gallows Rd., Annandale, VA,

WASHINGTON, DC (See Also Multiple Loc)

Aidan Montessori School
Elementary, preschool and toddler programs with a challenging Montessori curriculum and enrichment in the arts, Chinese, Spanish & PE. AMI and AIMS accredited. , 2700 27th St., NW, DC, 202-387-2700.

Broadcasters' Child Development Center
Ages 3 months-5 years. Broadcasters' CDC has been operating in NW, D.C. for 40 years. We provide a play-based program for infants-preschool in our brand new facility. , 4200 Wisconsin Ave., NW, Ste. LL-01, Washington, DC, 202-364-8799.

Edlavitch DCJCC Preschool
Ages 2-5 years. The Edlavitch DCJCC Preschool fosters a nurturing environment of child-centered exploration and growth in a newly renovated, state-of-the-art building. Our program provides year-round learning and fun for children, with extended day options. ,, 1529 Sixteenth St., NW, DC, 202-777-3263.

Edmund Burke School
Grades 6-12. Coed, progressive, college prep school in Washington, DC, featuring a challenging curriculum in an inclusive environment. , 4101 Connecticut Ave., NW, DC, 202-362-8882.

Friendship Children's Center
Ages 3 months-5 years. Founded upon the principles of learning through play. Creative curriculum, arts-based learning, strong literacy component, inter-generational programming; field trips & special visitors; extracurricular music, Spanish and Yoga, Two DC Locations: 5310 43rd St., NW, 202-244-1402 & 5411 Western Ave., NW, 202-244-5115. ,,

Metropolitan Nursery School
Ages 2-5 years. Our philosophy is that each child is unique and learns in his or her own way. We demonstrate these beliefs through a play-based approach to early childhood education. , 3401 Nebraska Ave., NW, DC, 202-362-8746.

Our Lady of Victory School
PK3-Grade 8. A dynamic, diverse Catholic School with 220 students. Twice recognized as a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence by the US Department of Education. We are a learning environment that promotes excellence, moral and spiritual growth. ,, 4755 Whitehaven Pkw., NW, Washington, DC, 202-337-1421.

Rosemount Center
Birth-Age 5. A year-round dual language program is located in northwest D.C. Open 8 a.m.-6 p.m., accredited by NAEYC, multiple enrollment options. ,, 2000 Rosemount Ave., NW, DC, 202-265-9885.

School for Friends
Ages 18 months-5 years. School for Friends is a preschool that provides a loving, caring and supportive educational environment for children. We are committed to creating a diverse community of children and families. The curriculum reflects the Quaker values of cooperation, equality and nonviolence. ,, 2201 P St., NW, DC, 202-328-1789.

St. Peter School DC
St. Peter School provides its students with an education that is founded on a love of God and service to others, characterized by Catholic values and academic excellence. , 422 Third Street, SE, DC, 202-544-1618.


Oakland School
Ages 6-13. Oakland School is a small coed boarding and day school specializing in language-based learning and attention issues. Because of our size, we are able to tailor an academic program unique to the strengths and challenges of each child. , 128 Oakland Farm Way, Troy, VA, 434-293-9059.

West Nottingham Academy
Founded in 1744, West Nottingham is a diverse, student-centered, co-ed boarding and day school for students in the 9th through 12th grade and post-graduate. , 1079 Firetower Rd., Colora, MD,


Montgomery Montessori Institute
Teacher education at the infant & toddler level (birth to 3 years) and at the early childhood level ( 2 1/2 through 6 years). Approved by MD Higher Education Commission, affiliated with American Montessori Society and accredited by MACTE. ,, 10500 Darnestown Rd., Rockville, MD, 301-279-2799.


Lango Northern Virginia
At Lango Kids Northern Virginia, your child will sing, dance, play games and have fun while learning a new language. Languages include Spanish, Mandarin and Arabic. , 6213 Old Keene Mill Ct., Springfield, VA, 703-451-3954.


AOPS Academy
Art of Problem Solving
We offer a variety of summer classes, including: Math Beast, Contest Math and more!, 9711 Washingtonian Blvd., Gaithersburg, MD, 240-252-3430.

Boy Scouts of America
National Capital Area Council
Gain the confidence to move mountains by conquering them altogether. Open to boys and girls! , 301-530-9360.

Eric Energy
Interactive STEM assemblies, programs and/or presentations for all grades and parents. Great for wide age-ranging audiences. Enrichment workshops, presentations and interactive after-school programs available. , 410-336-8295.

Glen Echo Aquarium
A Chesapeake Bay discovery center featuring live animal exhibits, as well as static displays, helps visitors to appreciate and learn about our nation's largest estuary. School groups, Scouts, summer camps and birthday parties. ,, Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo, MD, 301-634-2233.

Mad Science
Leading science enrichment provider sparks imaginative learning through unique, hands-on science experiences for children in kindergarten through Grade 6. After-school programs, birthday parties, camps and in-class field trips. , 301-593-4777.

Maryland STEM Festival
The mission of the festival is to encourage all students regardless of background and experience to take a greater inerest in STEM, with the hope they will pursue a STEM related/focused career. October 11-November 10, 2019. Held at Bowie State University, Bowie, MD. ,

Under the Sea
We bring live marine animals, such as crabs, sea stars and sharks. Traveling to schools, libraries, parties, festivals, camps and scouting events. Promoting awareness of the aquatic environment through education. , 703-464-4763.


19th Annual Autism Conference
October 24-25, 2019
The 19th Annual Autism Conference is a must-attend event for educators, clinicians, families and researchers hoping to increase their understanding of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Held at the Sheraton Baltimore North Hotel. , 443-923-7596.

6th Annual Innovators in Education Conference
October 19, 2019
Join the 6th Annual Innovators in Education Conference. Our keynote speaker is Carol Kranowitz, author of the "Out-of-Sync Child." Kathleen McClaskey, Sharon Saline, Gonzalo Laje, Melissa Brotman, Elizabeth DuPont Spencer, distinguished speakers in the fields of anxiety, mindfulness, medicine and education, will share their knowledge. Exhibits, CE and more. Held at the Universitites of Shady Grove. ,

Association of Independent Maryland Schools , 301-858-6311.

Autism Learning Partners (ALP)
For 30 years, ALP has served as a national leader in the field of developmental disabilities and specializes in the treatment of autism, offering ABA therapy. , 10411 Motor City Dr., Bethesda, MD, 855-295-3276.

Black Student Fund , 202-387-1414.

DC Public Charter School Board
DC PCSB is an independent government agency of the District of Columbia, created in 1996, led by a volunteer seven-member board. As the sole public charter school authorizer in our nation's capital, we provide oversight to 123 public charter schools which are managed by 62 independently-run nonprofit organizations called local education agencies. These schools educated 43,911 students in the school year 2018-19, nearly half of DC's public school students.
3333 14th St., NW, #210, Washington, DC, 202-328-2660.

Independent Education
The Association of Independent Schools of Greater Washington , 202-625-9223.

Independent School Options
PreK-Grade 12. We help families find the best learning environment for their child to include private day/boarding schools along with therapeutic programs and schools with learning support. , 218 N. Lee St., Alexandria, VA, 703-671-8316.

Latino Student Fund , 202-244-3438.

Middle States Association of College & Schools , 215-662-5600.

Motion Education
We provide specialized instruction for students with learning differences in an athletic setting at either Dynamite Gymnastics Center or The Agility Center in North Bethesda. We accept insurance and private pay. , 301-332-6622.

National Association of Independent Schools , 202-973-9700.

Parent Encouragement Program
The Parent Encouragement Program (PEP) offers the D.C. area's most comprehensive menu of online and in-person parenting classes for parents of toddlers through teens. , 10100 Connecticut Ave., Kensington, MD, 301-929-8824.

Shen Yun
One of humanity's greatest treasures--5,000 years of Chinese civilization--live on stage. Shows coming to Fairfax, Baltimore and DC with all-new productions every year. , 888-907-4697.

TLC - The Treatment & Learning Centers
Specializing in LD, ADHD and autism, TLC offers comprehensive early intervention services, speech-language and occupational therapies, tutoring, comprehensive psychoeducational testing, organizational coaching, counseling and social interaction groups tailored to the individual needs of each child. ,, 2092 Gaither Rd., Ste. 100, Rockville, MD, 301-424-5200.

Virginia Association of Independent Schools , 804-282-3592.