July 19, 2002
Academy of Christian Education
11480 Sunset Hills Rd., Suite 100W
Academy of Christian Education educates children in junior kindergarten to sixth grade. The junior kindergarten program is designed for children who will be four by the first day of classes. The school seeks to provide an accelerated, high quality Christian-based education. The directors are Mrs. Strater and Mrs. Russell.
Accotink Academy Preschool
6215 Rolling Road
Accotink Academy Preschool teaches children age 3 through kindergarten. The administrative director is Susan Arens and the educational director is Lexie Winsten.
Ad Fontes Academy
14640 Soucy Place
Ad Fontes Academy instructs kindergarten and grades seven through 12. A private classical Christian school, Ad Fontes is an accredited school featuring small classes and a college preparatory program. Ad Fontes also has clubs and activities, sports and a dress code for their students. The principal is Richard Chenette.
Alexandria Country Day School
2400 Russell Road
The Alexandria Country Day School educates children in the kindergarten through eighth grade. The principal is Exie Harvey.
Aquinas Montessori School
8334 Mount Vernon Hwy.
The Aquinas Montessori School teaches children from the age of 2 1/2 to 12 years. The school specializes in the Montessori teaching method. The director is Kathleen Futrell.
Bethlehem Baptist Christian Academy
4601 West Ox Road
The Bethlehem Baptist Christian Academy is a Christian academy teaching children grades prekindergarten through 12. The academy administrator is Janice Iddins.
Bishop Ireton High School
201 Cambridge Road
Bishop Ireton High School is a Roman-Catholic High School teaching students grades nine through 12. Ireton offers honors and AP level classes. The principal is Reverend Kevin Nadolski.
Blessed Sacrament Grade School and Early Childhood Center
1417 West Braddock Road
Blessed Sacrament is a private Catholic school instructing prekindergarten through eighth grade. The principal is Valerie Garcia.
The Boyd School
11579 Cedar Chase Rd.
The Boyd School is a private school educating children from the age of 18 months to kindergarten using the Montessori method of teaching. The admissions director is Tamara Benotti.
The Boyd School
6001 Centreville Crest Ln.,
The Boyd School is a private school educating children from the age of 2 to sixth grade using the Montessori method of teaching. The director is Nancy Studds.
The Boyd School
3909 Oak Street
The Boyd School is a private school educating children from the age of 3 to kindergarten using the Montessori method of teaching. The director is Gail Moore.
The Boyd School
13251 Woodland Park Rd.
The Boyd School is a private school educating children from the age of 18 months to kindergarten using the Montessori method of teaching. The director is Michael Murray.
1830 Kirby Road
The Brooksfield School offers a range of specialty programs for children age 2 1/2 years to third grade. The Outdoors Adventures program teaches students outdoor skills in camping, rock climbing, skiing, canoeing, and many other outdoor activities. Students engage in this activities both during the week and on the weekend and utilize the skills they gain within the classroom. The school also heavily emphasizes the arts. The director is Anita Labetti.
5917 Telegraph Road
The Browne academy instructs students age 3 to grade eight. The school offers a unique Thinking Skills program. Children enrolled in preschool through fourth grade engage in problem solving and critical thinking in order to develop these skills. The head of the school is Mort Dukehart.
Burgundy Farm Country Day School
3700 Burgundy Road
Burgundy Farm Country Day School instructs children prekindergarten through eighth grade. The principal is Jerry Marshalldon.
Burke Country Day School
6215 Roberts Pkwy.
The Burke Country Day School educates children from the age of 3 weeks through kindergarten. Before and after school care is available. The school provides Spanish and computer lessons as well as Music In Motion. The principal is Ghezal Zekrya.
Calvery Road Christian School and Preschool
6811 Beulah Street
The Calvery Road Christian School and Preschool teaches children age 3 to eighth grade. The administrator is L. Harold Jones.
Falls Church Children's House of Montessori
3335 Annandale Road
Falls Church, Va.
The Falls Church Children's House of Montessori is a Montessori program for ages 2 1/2 years to 6 years. The head of the school is Judy Clarke.
Congressional Schools of Virginia
3229 Sleepy Hollow Rd.
Falls Church, Va.
The Congressional School provides a challenging and comprehensive educational program for families seeking an alternative to public school. The early childhood program teaches ages 6 weeks to 5 years. The lower school instructs grades one through four and the middle school educates students in grades five through eight. The Congressional Schools summer program is for ages 3 to 14.
Corpus Christi Elementary School
3301 Glen Carlyn Road
Falls Church, Va.
Corpus Christi Elementary School instructs first through eighth grades. The principal is George E. Chiplock, Jr.
Corpus Christi Preschool and Kindergarten
7506 Saint Philip's Court
Falls Church, Va.
The Corpus Christi Preschool and Kindergarten teaches preschool and kindergarten. The principal is George E. Chiplock, Jr.
4451 Brookfield Corporate Dr.
Different Drum specializes in special needs education for children aged 14 to 19. The principal of the school is Steven Brown.
Photos 0, 1 and 2: The Edlin School is a private school for gifted children located on a grass-covered campus in Reston.
10742 Sunset Hills Rd.
The Edlin School features education geared towards gifted students grades kindergarten through eighth. The directors of the school are Elaine Mellmah and Linda Schreibstein.
3013 West Ox Road
The Embassy school provides education in Spanish, dance, music, computers and science to children age 3 to first grade. The director of the school is Sepi Aghili.
Episcopal High School
1200 North Quaker Lane
Episcopal High School provides education for students grades nine through 12. The principal of Episcopal is Rob Hershey.
Fairfax Baptist Temple Academy
6401 Missionary Lane
Fairfax Station, Va.
The Fairfax Baptist Temple Academy educates children grades 6 to 10. The principal of the school is Eigil Hansen.
Fairfax Collegiate School
4300 Evergreen Ln.
The Fairfax Collegiate School instructs grades four through nine. Fairfax Collegiate School seeks to provide an academically challenging study in a nurturing environment. Fairfax Collegiate also offers a summer program and a tutoring program. The principal is Paul Petzrick.
Flint Hill School
10409 Academic Dr.
3320 Jermantown Road
The Flint Hill School instructs prekindergarten through eighth grade at its east campus. Grades nine through 12 are taught at the west campus. The headmaster is Thomas C. Whitworth.
Gesher Jewish Day School of Northern Virginia
8900 Little River Turnpike
The Gesher Jewish Day School teaches children in kindergarten through eighth grade. Gesher is a VAIS accredited community Jewish day school. Gesher provides an academic program in a personalized setting. The principal is Dr. Lenore Kopelovich.
Grace Episcopal School
3601 Russell Road
Grace Episcopal School instructs prekindergarten through fifth grade. The prekindergarten program is for children ages 3 and 4. Grace Episcopal School also offers before and after school care and features small class sizes. The head of school is Nancy Rowe.
Great Falls Village Green Day School
790 Walker Road
Great Falls, Va.
The Great Falls Village Green Day School teaches children age 2 to kindergarten. The school also provides after school daycare for school age children through the SAC program. The head of school is Diane Standiford.
Green Hedges School
415 Windover Avenue N.W.
The Green Hedges School offers a classical education to students from the age of 3 to eighth grade. The classical education centers around languages, with the students learning French, Latin and Spanish beginning in kindergarten. The program also emphasizes the arts, music and theatre as well as traditional subjects. Green Hedges School is now celebrating its sixtieth year. The head of school is Scott Votey.
GW Community School for Divergent Learners
9001 Braddock Road
GW Community School for Divergent Learners is a college-preparatory school for bright, non-traditional learners, grades nine through 12. The GW Community School is committed to developing and optimizing the giftedness and intelligence of each student and fostering a sense of social awareness and civic responsibility.
Heritage Academy at Greendale
6318 May Blvd.
The Heritage Academy at Greendale provides daycare for children age 3 to kindergarten. The academy also provides after school care for children age 3 to 12. The director is Silke Duke.
Heritage Academy at Proctor Hall
7136 Telegraph Road
The Heritage Academy at Protor Hall instructs children aged 16 months to 7 years. The academy offers computer and gymnastics classes. The director is Kathy Owens.
Hunter Mill Montessori
2709 Hunter Mill Road
Hunter Mill Montessori teaches students age 2 1/2 to 6 years. Hunter Mill provides Montessori style instruction. The school director is Paula McAuliffe.
Immanuel Christian School
6915 Braddock Road
The Immanuel Christian School offers a Christ-centered education to children grades kindergarten through eighth. Immanuel Christian School offers French, computer lab, physical education, art and music courses. The principal is Cindy Claxton.
Immanuel Lutheran School
109 Belleaire Road
Immanuel Lutheran School offers a Christ-centered education to children grades kindergarten through eighth grade. Immanuel Lutheran School instructs students in French, computers, physical education, art, and music. The principal is Cindy Claxton.
Islamic Saudi Academy
8333 Richmond Hwy.
11121 Popes Head Rd.
ISA is an educational institution funded by and subject to the government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The Academy provides Saudi children and other children of the Arab and Muslim communities with the opportunity to study Islam and the Arabic language. The academy seeks to provide students with a balanced and thorough education in English and Arabic. Prekindergarten through first grade classes are held at the Fairfax campus. Second through 12 grade classes are held at the Alexandria campus. After third grade, children are split to the separate boys and girls schools. The director general is Ibrahim Al-Gosair. The principal of the girls school is Salwa Al-Khateeb and the principal of the boys school is Abdulatif Abdulrahman.
1411 Balls Hill Rd.
Langley School teaches prekindergarten through eighth grade. The pre-kindergarten program is for 3 and 4-year-olds. The Langley School provides a challenging and enriching education in a nurturing environment offering modern languages and a full program in the fine arts, along with a traditional language arts and sciences program that emphasizes collaborative learning and student initiative. The head of school is Doris Cottam.
6349 Lincolnia Rd.
The Leary School is a private, day, special education facility for students 6 to 21 with emotional, learning and behavioral problems. The director of programs is Francesca Creo.
The Maderia School
8328 Georgetown Pike
The Maderia School educates students grade nine through 12. The headmistress is Dr. Elisabeth Griffith.
9211 Arlington Blvd.
The Merritt Academy, established in 1963, educates students from pre school through grade 8. The academy has extended day care for infants through grade 8 including before and after school programs and summer programs. Director of Admissions is Elaine Grace.
Montessori Children's Center
6103 Arlington Blvd.
Falls Church, Va.
The Montessori Children's Center teaches students age 2 1/2 to 6 years. The preschool program includes instruction in French, Spanish, music, and art. After school care is also available. The director is Fiaza Haniffa.
Montessori Country School
621 Alabama Dr.
The Montessori Country School educates children from the age of 2 1/2 to kindergarten. Montessori Country offers students the Montessori curriculum as well as French, music and science enrichment. Montessori Country has a international and multi-cultural student body. The administrator is Rebecca Mondres.
Montessori School of Alexandria
6300 Florence Lane
The Montessori School of Alexandria instructs children from the age of 3 to the age of 12 using the Montessori teaching method. The director is Corinne Salahi.
Montessori School of Cedar Lane
3035 Cedar Lane
The Montessori School of Cedar Lane teaches children age 2 to 6 using the Montessori method of instruction. The director is Darlene Carey.
Montessori School of McLean
1711 Kirby Road
The Montessori School of McLean uses the Montessori method to educate students age 3 to 12. The director of the school is Joan Marie Parasine.
Photo 8: The New School of Northern Virginia offers its students a quiet, wooded campus conveniently located in Fairfax.
Photo 16: The classrooms at the New School of Northern Virginia are equipped with state-of-the-art equipment.
New School of Northern Virginia
9431 Silver King Ct.
The New School of Northern Virginia instructs children from the age of 3 to 12 grade. The headmaster is John H. Potter.
Photos 30, 31, 32 and 33: Abigail Lewit instructs student, Ariel Volpe, at the Nysmith School for the Gifted in Herndon.
Nysmith School for the Gifted/Nyscare School
13625 Eds Drive
The Nysmith School for the Gifted/Nycare School educates gifted students from the age of 3 to eighth grade. The Nysmith School has 625 + students, small classes, a one to nine teacher student ratio, individualized reading and math, daily computers, science, French, logic and much more in a loving atmosphere. The director is Carole Nysmith.
Old Town Montessori School
115 S. Washington Street
The Old Town Montessori School educates children from the age of 2 1/2 years to 6 using the Montessori method. The director is Kathleen Futrell.
Paul VI High School
10675 Lee Hwy.
Paul VI High School is a private Catholic high school for grades nine through 12. Paul VI has a tutoring program through ASP and the DeSalles Center as well as the Options program for students with learning disabilities. The principal is Philip Robey.
The Potomac School
1301 Potomac School Road
The Potomac School instructs children kindergarten through 12 grade. Potomac School is a co-ed day school with 875 students and an 83 acre campus. The school offers after school care from 3:10 p.m. to 6 p.m. A summer program is also offered. The headmaster is Geoffrey Jones.
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church and School
8304 Old Keene Mill Road
Prince of Peace instructs children from the age of 2 1/2 years to kindergarten in a nurturing, loving environment. The school is NAEYC accredited. The school principal is Cina Arico Deaton.
Queen of Apostles School
4409 Sano St.
Queen of Apostles is a private Catholic school teaching kindergarten through eighth grade. The school offers before and after school care as well as a band program, a summer camp and a new gym facility. The principal is Mary West.
Reston Montessori School
1928 Isaac Newton Sq. West
Reston Montessori School instructs children from the age of 2 to 12 using the Montessori method. The director is Kathleen Lanfear.
Ridgemont Montessori School
6519 Georgetown Pk.
Ridgemont Montessori School educates children from the age of 18 months to 6 years using a Montessori teaching method. The director is Mary Beth Human.
St. Clement Episcopal School
1701 N. Quaker Lane
St. Clement Episcopal School offers a religious education as well as a quality preschool and daycare to children from the age of 2 1/2 years to junior kindergarten. The director is Christine Yennakis.
St. Leo the Great School
3704 Old Lee Hwy.
St. Leo the Great is a private Catholic school for students pr-kindergarten through eighth grade. The prekindergarten program instructs 3 and 4-year-olds. The principal is Diane Drews.
St. Luke Catholic School
7005 Georgetown Pk.
St. Luke is a private Catholic school for kindergarten through eighth grade. St. Luke features top-notch science and computer labs in addition to a strong Catholic education. The principal is David DiPippa.
St. Mary's Catholic School
400 Green Street
St. Mary's Catholic School instructs prekindergarten through eighth grade. The prekindergarten program is designed for four-year-olds. The principal is Kathleen Dolan.
St. Mark's Montessori School
5800 Backlick Road
St. Mark's Montessori teaches children from the age of 3 to kindergarten using the Montessori method. All teachers at St. Mark's are Montessori certified. The director is Judith Carter-Sanford.
St. Rita School
3801 Russell Road
St. Rita School instructs kindergarten through eighth grade. St. Rita School offers a music program, including band and chorus, French, physical education, computer lab and before and after school care. The principal is Mary Pat Schlickenmaier.
St. Stephen's and St. Agnes School
Ninth through 12 grade
100 St. Stephen's Rd
Junior kindergarten through fifth grade
400 Fontaine St
Sixth through eighth grade
4401 West Braddock Road
St. Stephen's and St Agne School teaches students from junior kindergarten through 12 grade at its three area campuses. The head of school is Joan Holden.
Talent House Private School
9211 Arlington Blvd.
Talent House Private School instructs children from the age of 6 weeks to eighth grade. The head of school is Lisa Turisinni.
Thorton Friends Upper School, Alexandria Campus
3830 Seminary Road
Thorton Friends Upper School instructs students from grade nine to 12. Thorton Friends is a small, community-oriented school with small classes. The principal is Gail Miller.
Town and Country School of Vienna
9525 Leesburg Pk.
Town and Country School of Vienna teaches preschool through eighth grade. The preschool program is for 3 and 4-year-olds. Town and Country School features a country-like campus with five-and-a-half acres, rolling hills and trees. Town and Country offers strong academics with individual attention, featuring music, art, physical education, Spanish and computer courses, as well as technology integration program. Town and Country School also has a summer camp with a swimming pool. The principal is Barbara Logan.
Trinity Christian School - Truro Campus
10520 Main St.
Trinity Christian School educates students grades one through 12. The academic mission of Trinity is marked by a Christian world and life view, a rigorous exercise of the mind and the shaping of character and virtue. The headmaster is Dr. Todd J. Williams.
Vienna Adventist Academy
340 Courthouse Rd.
Vienna Adventist Academy instructs kindergarten through 12 grade. Vienna Adventist offers a Christian education to its students and features a strong music program. The principal is Matthew James.
Way of Faith Christian Academy
8800 Arlington Blvd
Way of Faith Christian Academy teaches students kindergarten through 12 grade. Way of Faith also offers college courses The director is Reverend Ellen K. Blackwell.
Word of Life Christian Academy
5225 Backlick Road
Word of Life Christian Academy instructs prekindergarten through 12 grade. The prekindergarten program teaches 3 and 4-year-old children. Word of Life is an accredited school offering AP courses, National Honor Society and a college preparatory program. The administrator is Mike Burroughs.