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Where to Find Private Schools

July 19, 2002

Academy of Christian Education

11480 Sunset Hills Rd., Suite 100W

Reston, Va.

703-471-2123

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

Springfield, Va.

703-451-5797

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

Centreville, Va.

703-266-8300m

www.adfontes.com

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

Alexandria, Va.

703-548-4804

http://acdsnet.org

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.

Alexandria, Va.

703-780-8484

www.aquinas-montessori.com

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

Fairfax, Va.

703-631-1467

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

Alexandria, Va.

703-998-4170

http://main.ireton.org

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

Alexandria, Va.

703-998-4170

Blessed Sacrament is a private Catholic school instructing prekindergarten through eighth grade. The principal is Valerie Garcia.

The Boyd School

www.theboydschool.com

11579 Cedar Chase Rd.

Reston

703-404-9733

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.,

Centreville,

703-631-8476

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

Fairfax

703-934-0920

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.

Herndon

571-203-8686

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.

Brooksfield School

1830 Kirby Road

McLean, Va.

703-356-5437

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.

Browne Academy

5917 Telegraph Road

Alexandria, Va.

703-960-3000

www.browneacademy.org

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

Alexandria, Va.

703-960-3431

Burgundy Farm Country Day School instructs children prekindergarten through eighth grade. The principal is Jerry Marshalldon.

Burke Country Day School

6215 Roberts Pkwy.

Burke, Va.

703-239-0875

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

Alexandria, Va.

703-971-8004

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.

703-573-7599

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.

703-533-9711

www.congressionalschools.org

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.

703-820-7450

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.

703-573-4570

The Corpus Christi Preschool and Kindergarten teaches preschool and kindergarten. The principal is George E. Chiplock, Jr.

Different Drum

4451 Brookfield Corporate Dr.

Chantilly, Va.

703-802-2866

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.

Edlin School

10742 Sunset Hills Rd.

Reston, Va.

703-438-3990

The Edlin School features education geared towards gifted students grades kindergarten through eighth. The directors of the school are Elaine Mellmah and Linda Schreibstein.

Embassy School

3013 West Ox Road

Herndon, Va.

703-476-8667

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

Alexandria, Va.

703-933-3000

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.

703-323-8100

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.

Annandale, Va.

703-256-9380

www.fairfaxcollegiate.org

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

East Campus:

10409 Academic Dr.

Oakton, Va.

West Campus:

3320 Jermantown Road

Oakton, Va.

703-584-2300

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

Fairfax, Va.

703-978-9789

www.gesher-jds.org

e-mail: drlenorek@aol.com

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

Alexandria, Va.

703-549-5067

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.

703-759-4049

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.

Vienna, Va.

703-938-8323

www.greenhedgesschool.org

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

Springfield, Va.

703-978-7208

www.gwcommunityschool.com

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.

Alexandria, Va.

703-922-6600

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

Alexandria, Va.

703-971-2793

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

Oakton, Va.

703-938-7755

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

Springfield, Va.

703-941-1220

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

Alexandria, Va.

703-549-7323

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.

Alexandria, Va.

703-780-0606

11121 Popes Head Rd.

Fairfax, Va.

www.saudiacademy.net

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.

Langley School

1411 Balls Hill Rd.

McLean, Va.

703-356-1920

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.

Leary School

6349 Lincolnia Rd.

Alexandria, Va.

703-941-8150

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

McLean, Va.

703-556-8200

The Maderia School educates students grade nine through 12. The headmistress is Dr. Elisabeth Griffith.

Merritt Academy

9211 Arlington Blvd.

Fairfax, Va.

703-273-8000

www.MerrittAcademy.org

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.

703-237-0266

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.

Herndon, Va.

703-437-8285

www.montessoricountry.com

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

Alexandria, Va.

703-960-3498

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

Fairfax, Va.

703-560-4379

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

McLean, Va.

703-790-1049

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.

Fairfax, Va.

703-691-3040

www.nsnva.pvt.k12.va.us

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

Herndon, Va.

703-713-3332

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

Alexandria, Va.

703-684-7323

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.

Fairfax, Va.

703-352-0925

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

McLean, Va.

703-356-4101

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

Springfield, Va.

703-451-6177

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.

Alexandria, Va.

703-354-0714

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, Va.

703-481-2922

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.

McLean, Va.

703-356-1970

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

Alexandria, Va.

703-998-8795

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.

Fairfax, Va.

703-273-1211

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.

McLean, Va.

703-356-1508

www.stlukeschool.com

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

Alexandria, Va.

703-549-1646

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

Springfield, Va.

703-451-4470

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

Alexandria, Va.

703-548-1888

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

Alexandria, Va.

Junior kindergarten through fifth grade

400 Fontaine St

Alexandria, Va.

Sixth through eighth grade

4401 West Braddock Road

Alexandria, Va.

703-751-2700

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.

Fairfax, Va.

703-273-8000

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

Alexandria, Va.

703-461-8880

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.

Vienna, Va.

703-759-3000

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.

Fairfax, Va.

703-273-8787

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, Va.

703-938-6200

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

Fairfax, Va.

703-573-7221

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

Springfield, Va.

703-354-4222

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.