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


The Auburn School
Grades K-8. For students with challenges in communication, socialization, language and organization. Expertise in Asperger's and ASD. 13525 Dulles Technology Dr., Ste. 101, Herndon, VA, 703-793-9353 & 9545 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring, MD, 443-552-7553. ,,

CommuniKids Preschool
Ages 2 1/2-5. CommuniKids Preschool in D.C. and Falls Church provides a full-immersion approach to language learning. ,

Georgetown Hill Early School
Ages 2-K. Features a whole-child nurturing program with an emphasis on in-depth learning through projects. Campuses located in Potomac, Rockville, Darnestown & Washington, DC. 301-299-7360, option 3. ,

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.

MARYLAND (See Also Multiple Locations)

The Academy of the Holy Cross
Grades 9-12; all girls. A college preparatory school committed to educating women of courage, compassion and scholarship. An IB World School. A 1:1 iPad School. , 4920 Strathmore Ave., Kensington, MD, 301-942-2100.

Acorn Hill Waldorf Kindergarten and Nursery
Play-oriented Waldorf curriculum with singing, crafts, gardening, puppetry, storytelling. Parent-Infant, Parent-Toddler, Parent-Child, half- and full-day programs. Certified nursery and kindergarten. 40+ years experience. ,, 9504 Brunett Ave., Silver Spring, MD, 301-565-2282.

All Saints Preschool
Ages 1-5. An Episcopal Preschool where your child can experience the joy of learning in a nurturing environment that reflects God's love. Applications available online. , 3 Chevy Chase Cir., Chevy Chase, MD, 301-654-2488.

Barrie School
Ages 2-Grade 12. Founded in 1932, Barrie School is a coeducational independent school just north of Glenmont Station in Silver Spring. The 45-acre campus supports a Montessori Lower School and hands-on, project-based Middle and Upper Schools. ,, 13500 Layhill Rd., Silver Spring, MD, 301-576-2800.

Beth El Preschool
Ages 20 months-5 years. A Jewish, parent-cooperative preschool where parents are actively involved in all aspects of our program. We are a developmentally appropriate, "play-based" program, utilizing an integrated Jewish and secular curriculum. 301-652-8569, ext. 307. , 8215 Old Georgetown Rd., Bethesda, MD,

Bradley Hills Presbyterian Church Nursery School
Ages 2-4. Open to children of all races, faiths, ethnic backgrounds and nationalities. Tuition assistance available. , 6601 Bradley Blvd., Bethesda, MD, 301-365-2909.

Bullis School
Grades 2-12. Combining superior academics, arts and athletics with signature programs in STEM and entrepreneurship, Bullis leads the way in 21st-century learning. , 10601 Falls Rd., Potomac, MD, 301-299-8500.

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.

Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School
Grades K-12. We emphasize academic success and nurture a strong Jewish identity. Connections to Judaism, community, history and ideas are a part of the complete educational experience. 301-881-1400, ext. 4870. , 1901 E. Jefferson St., Rockville, MD,

Chelsea School
Grades 5-12. College preparatory school for students with language-based learning disabilities. Our teach staff embeds literacy remediation & technology into a highly structured, individualized 7 supportive program. Classes have a max of 8 students. ,, 2970 Belcrest Ctr. Dr., Hyattsville, MD, 240-467-2100.

The Children in the Shoe
Child Care Centers & Preschools
The best in Early Childhood Education is coming to the Rockville Shady Grove area! Family owned for 35 years. Locations in Bethesda, Olney and soon in Rockville! Special preregistration discounts! ,, 1375 Piccard Dr., Rockville, MD, 301-841-7708.

Children's Learning Center (CLC)
Nursery-Elementary School. A diverse educational community. Individual attention with low teacher-pupil ratios. Extended day with before- and after-school care, 7 a.m.-6 p.m. CLC is a peanut-free and vegetarian school. ,, 4511 Bestor Dr., Rockville, MD, 301-871-6600.

Christ Episcopal School
Coed. Preschool 2's-Grade 8. CES features LIFE: Learning Integration For Tomorrow(tm), exclusive to CES and the ideal delivery model for a 3R's + STEM education. ,, 22 West Jefferson St., Rockville, MD, 301-424-6550.

Clara Barton Center for Children
Ages 2-5. Preschool and child care programs with developmental philosophy and emphasis on hands-on activities. Low child-to-teacher ratios. Large, well-equipped playgrounds and spacious classrooms. ,, 7425 MacArthur Blvd., Cabin John, MD, 301-320-4565.

Concord Hill School
Age 3-Grade 3. Provides a nurturing environment emphasizing the academic, social and developmental growth of young children. Small classes, with two teachers each, allow for individualized learning. ,, 6050 Wisconsin Ave., Chevy Chase, MD, 301-654-2626.

Creative Explorations Early Learning
Ages 6 weeks-10 years. Warm and loving learning environment. Music, movement and literacy every day! Meals provided. ,, West Laurel, MD, 240-988-1031.

Crestview Montessori School
Our traditional Montessori school in Bethesda, MD, offers a strong academic curriculum within a multicultural classroom. Inviting children ages 2 1/2 through kindergarten. Call for tour dates. , 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.

The Diener School
Grades K-6. Providing individualized attention in a therapeutic and challenging multisensory learning environment for students with learning disabilities, language and sensory processing delays, attentional issues and social skill challenges. ,, 11510 Falls Rd., Potomac, MD, 301-299-4602.

Evergreen Montessori School
Ages 2-9. Renowned Montessori curriculum and experienced teachers create a loving atmosphere where children thrive. Summer programs, before- and after-care, environmental education. , 10700 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring, MD, 301-942-5979.

Feynman School
Preschool-grade 4. Families come from far and wide to Feynman, the D.C. area's leading school for academically gifted children. Accelerated, in-depth curriculum; highly credentialed, talented faculty. Thursday tours. ,, 7730 Bradley Blvd., Bethesda, MD, 301-365-1212.

Friends Community School
K-grade 8. Experience the joy of an extraordinary education! We nurture life-long learners, courageous risk-takers, and joyous peacemakers. Graduates attend leading high schools area-wide. , 5901 Westchester Park Dr., College Park, MD, 301-441-2100.

Friends Meeting School
Ages 3-grade 12. Friends Meeting School, an independent Quaker School, nurtures mind, body and spirit of every student through the Multiple Intelligences approach to education and differentiated instruction. ,, 3232 Green Valley Rd., Ijamsville, MD, 301-798-0288.

Geneva Day School
Ages 2-K. Voted Best Preschool 2012 by readers of Bethesda Magazine. Engaging full- and half-day programs, 2-, 3- and 5-day options. Lunch, enrichment and summer camp. Call for a personal tour. ,, 11931 Seven Locks Rd., Potomac, MD, 301-340-7704.

The German School Washington D.C.
Preschool-grade 12. Coed. Serving a multicultural community for over 50 years. Combining a challenging German academic curriculum with American honors and advanced placement classes. School bus service and after-care available. ,, 8617 Chateau Dr., Potomac, MD, 301-767-3807.

Grace Episcopal Day School
Ages 3-Grade 5. At Grace, students receive a unique education that promotes an appreciation of diversity, in addition to an exceptional early childhood and elementary curriculum. , 9411 Connecticut Ave., Kensington, MD, 301-949-5860.

Green Acres School, North Bethesda
PreK-Grade 8. Coed. Experienced/caring faculty. Rigorous academics and creative hands-on projects that matter to kids. Small classes. Extensive fine arts/sports. 15 acres. Accomplished alumni. Progressive. , 11701 Danville Dr., Rockville, MD, 301-881-4100.

Holy Trinity Episcopal Day School
PreK-Grade 8. A school for students who are willing to be academically challenged. Our talented faculty ensures that all students learn to the best of their ability. Two MD locations: 11902 Daisy La., Glenn Dale & 13106 Annapolis Rd., Bowie. , 301-262-5355.

Ivymount School
A nonpublic, special education school offering educational and therapeutic programs for students ages 4-21 with learning, language, motor, health and pervasive developmental disabilities, including autism and Asperger syndrome. , 11614 Seven Locks Rd., Rockville, MD, 301-469-0223.

TLC's - The Katherine Thomas School
An outstanding special education school for students preschool-grade 12 with language and learning disabilities and/or high-functioning autism. Multisensory, language-intensive curriculum uses integrated team approach; diploma-based H.S. program. , 9975 Medical Center Dr., Rockville, MD, 301-738-9691.

The Maddux School
Preschool-Grade 2. Developmentally based programming, small classes, hands-on learning, emphasis on social skills and building self-confidence, diagnostic individualized teaching, integrated speech and occupational therapy. ,, 11614 Seven Locks Rd., Rockville, MD, 301-469-0223.

Manor Montessori School
Preschool-Grade 3. AMI Montessori program. Strong academic curriculum with time for art, music, Spanish, PE and free play. Extended day. Summer camp. Weekly open houses. Three locations; Bethesda, Potomac & Rockville. , 301-299-7400.

McLean School of Maryland
K-grade 12. College-preparatory school supporting bright students' individual learning styles. For academics, for the arts, for athletics. For college and beyond. , 8224 Lochinver La., Potomac, MD, 240-395-0698.

Mill Creek Parish Preschool
Ages 2, 3 & PreK programs. MCPP offers nonsectarian preschool programs with half-day and extended-day options. We are committed to fostering healthy self-esteem in all children. , 7101 Horizon Ter., Derwood, MD, 301-926-3592.

Norwood School
K-grade 8. Norwood uses the proven power of a K-8 education in an inclusive and connected community to inspire joy in learning and engage the whole child in a challenging and dynamic academic program. , 8821 River Road, Bethesda, MD, 301-841-2130.

Oneness-Family School
Ages 2-Grade 8. Founded in 1988, Oneness-Family School is an independent Montessori school focused on child-centered learning with a global perspective. ,, 6701 Wisconsin Ave., Chevy Chase, MD, 301-652-7751.

Sandy Spring Friends School
PreK-grade 12. Sandy Spring Friends School is a progressive, coed, college preparatory Quaker school. ,, 16923 Norwood Rd., Sandy Spring, MD, 301-774-7455.

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. ,, 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 instruction of a foreign language (Italian, French, Spanish) prepare our students to be independent thinkers and lifetime learners. ,, 3514 Plyers Mill Rd., Kensington, MD, 301-962-7262.

St. John's Episcopal School
PreK-Grade 8. Academics, character & faith. Small class size. Award-winning programs. Accelerated academics. Global experience. Arts and athletics. Tuition assistance is available. , 3427 Olney-Laytonsville R, Olney, MD, 301-774-6804.

St. Martin of Tours
PreK-grade 8. Founded in 1925, St. Martin of Tours Catholic School offers a nurturing environment and a 21st century academic program with an excellent faith-centered education program. , 115 South Frederick Ave., Gaithersburg, MD, 301-990-2441.

Top Hat Montessori
Preschool and Day Care
Ages 2 months-6 years. Top Hat Montessori provides a quality program that meets the needs of today's busy families. ,, 18243-A Flower Hill Way, Gaithersburg, MD, 240-813-0713.

Washington Episcopal School
Ages 3-Grade 8. Coeducational day school; strong academics; focus on instilling a strong moral compass. Arts, languages from Pre-K, foreign study trips included with tuition. Excellent graduate outplacement. ,, 5600 Little Falls Pkwy., Bethesda, MD, 301-652-7878.

Washington Hebrew Congregation - Rabbi Joseph Weinberg Early Childhood Center
Toddlers thru kindergarten. Fostering children's Jewish identity in a warm, positive, creative and challenging environment. Enrichment, lunch, after-school programming, summer camp. Small student/teacher ratio. Full-time registered nurse. ,, 11810 Falls Rd., Potomac, MD, 301-279-7505.

Washington Waldorf School
Preschool-Grade 12. Our curriculum is developmentally based, integrative and innovative. Waldorf instructional methods develop clear thinking, balance, initiative and provide excellent preparation for college and for life. 301-229-6107, ext. 154. , 4800 Sangamore Rd., Bethesda, MD,

Whole Kids Academy
Language Immersion Preschool
Ages 18 months-5 years. Bethesda's newest language immersion preschool and kindergarten aims to instill a love of learning through special focus on language, music, STEAM and healthy living. ,, 10200 Old Georgetown Rd., Bethesda, MD, 240-343-4952.

The Woods Academy
An inclusive Catholic community preparing boys and girls to lead lives of significance. Montessori Preschool and High School Prep, Grades 1-8. Daily French or Spanish, robotics, arts, athletics and integrated technology. ,, 6801 Greentree Rd., Bethesda, MD, 301-365-3080.

VIRGINIA (See Also Multiple Locations)

The Academy of Christian Education
Preschool-Grade 6. The Academy of Christian Education is an academically accelerated school dedicated to helping children develop a strong academic foundation and grow in wisdom and character. ,, 1808A Michael Faraday Ct., Reston, VA, 703-471-2132.

Barn House Holistic Learning Centre
Ages 3-6. Morning preschool classes on our family farm. We are a curious hybrid of Montessori preschool, playschool, homeschool, farm school, unschool and nature camp. , 15617 Braddock Rd., Centreville, VA, 703-829-6669.

BeanTree Learning
Ages 6 weeks-12 years. Offering full-day private care, BeanTree provides a stimulating environment to promote academic success. School-age children can enjoy the weekly-themed summer and holiday camp programs. Two VA locations: Ashburn Campus: 43629 Greenway Corporate Dr., Ashburn, VA, 571-223-3110 & Westfields Campus: 5003 Westone Plaza, Chantilly, VA, 703-961-8222. ,

Brooksfield School
Ages 3-10. An eco-friendly Montessori-based academic curriculum, incorporating traditional learning, including Spanish, art, dance, music, gardening, community outreach, as well as an Outdoor Adventure Program. ,, 1830 Kirby Rd., McLean, VA, 703-356-5437.

Browne Academy
Preschool 3-grade 8. Nurturing academic excellence and the confidence to thrive. A coeducational, independent school since 1941, emphasizing excellence, diversity, character and community. Small class sizes and challenging academics. ,, 5917 Telegraph Rd., Alexandria, VA, 703-960-3000.

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. ,, 3700 Burgundy Rd., Alexandria, VA, 703-960-3431.

The Compass School
Outstanding full- and part-time early childhood programs featuring degreed teachers, unparalleled parent communication and a welcoming family environment. Discover the difference! , 9811 Godwin Dr., Manassas, VA, 703-331-1303.

Congressional Schools of Virginia
Infants-Grade 8. Accelerated academics. 40-acre campus. World languages in all grades. Strong STEM curriculum. Fine arts, speech and drama, band, choir, advanced technology, community service, sports. ,, 3229 Sleepy Hollow Rd., Falls Church, VA, 703-533-9711.

Corpus Christi School
PreK-2, 3, 4; K-grade 8. A Blue Ribbon School of Excellence. Active Boards in K-8. Computer and tablets in all preschool rooms. Spanish. Beautiful playground facilities. Algebra and Geometry offered to advanced middle school students. Extended Care. Two Campuses: Early Childhood Center: 7506 St. Philip Ct., Falls Church, 703-573-4570. Elementary/Middle School: 3301 Glen Carlyn Rd., Falls Church, VA, 703-820-7450. ,

Cortona Academy of Science, Technology and the Arts
Grades 6-12, plus 13th year (GAP year). Cortona leads innovative education. "Out-of-the-Box" students reach full potential, whether dealing with ADHD, LD, processing issues, or Giftedness. 100% College Acceptance with Scholarships! , Herndon, VA,

FAZ Creative Education
Infant/Toddler: Birth-2 1/2. Preschool: 2 1/2-5. School Age: 5-12. English, French, Spanish, Arabic. , 1776 Old Meadow Rd., McLean, VA, 703-848-8822.

Grace Episcopal School
Preschool-Grade 5. Strong academic program emphasizes the basic tools of learning: reading, writing, and mathematics. Rich in music, literature, drama, art, history, science, computers, physical education and spiritual development. ,, 3601 Russell Rd., Alexandria, VA, 703-549-5067.

Grasshopper Green School
Ages 2-5. 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. Developmentally oriented curriculum. 7:1 student-teacher ratio. Music, art, French, field trips, extended day available. , 6800 Columbia Pk., Annandale, VA, 703-256-3620.

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.

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

Kenwood School
K-grade 6. Dedicated to educational excellence for over 50 years! Small class sizes allows one-on-one instruction with the teacher. Extracurricular classes in computers, music, gym and Spanish. Summer/Holiday Camps. ,, 4955 Sunset Ln., Annandale, VA, 703-256-4711.

The Langley School
Founded in 1942, The Langley School is an independent coed day school for students in preschool through grade 8 that embraces the talents of every child, every day. , 1411 Balls Hill Rd., McLean, VA, 703-848-2782.

Loudoun Country Day School
Loudoun Country Day School, a PreK through 8th grade coeducational program, features strong academics, arts, technology, athletics and individual attention. , 20600 Red Cedar Dr., Leesburg, VA, 703-777-3841.

Metropolitan School of the Arts
Grades 7-12. A uniquely innovative approach to a blended academics and arts college preparatory program, and is the first private school of its kind in the D.C. area. Fostering the development of professional dancers, actors, singers and musicians. ,, 9601 Ox Rd., Lorton, VA, 703-339-0444.

Montessori School of Cedar Lane
Ages 3-6. Providing more than 35 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 1/2-12. Accredited by AMS, and offering foreign languages, music, drama, art, PE, dance and computer instruction to enrich the preschool and elementary classes. Transportation available. , 1711 Kirby Rd., McLean, VA, 703-790-1049.

The New School of Northern Virginia
Grades 4-12. Think of The New School upper grades as a small liberal arts college at the high-school level, and the lower grades as an optimal preparation. Open Houses: Sunday, October 6 & Sunday, October 27, 2013; 2-4 p.m. , 9431 Silver King Ct., Fairfax, VA, 703-691-3040.

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. , 13625 EDS Dr., Herndon, VA, 703-713-3332.

Open Door Learning Center
Paxton Campus
An inclusive preschool in Leesburg, VA serving children ages 2-6 who are typically developing or have special needs. , 601 Catoctin Cir., NE, Leesburg, VA, 703-777-1939.

Pinecrest School
Preschool-Grade 6. Nurturing curiosity, confidence and love of learning since 1957. Individualized approach to academic, social and emotional growth in a positive environment. Summer camp. ,, 7209 Quiet Cove, Annandale, VA, 703-354-3446.

Potomac Crescent Waldorf School
Preschool-grade 3. Committed to quality Waldorf Education, we educate the whole child: head, heart and hands. We provide each child with a future-oriented education. , 923 South 23rd St., Arlington, VA, 703-486-1309.

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

Robert E. Simon, Jr. Children's Center, Inc.
Ages 3months-5 years. Small classes. Developmentally appropriate curriculum. , 1800 Cameron Glen Dr., Reston, VA, 703-834-5880.

Sunset Hills Montessori School
Ages 18 months-12 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. ,, 3819 Gallows Rd., Annandale, VA, 703-256-3620.

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.

Auguste Montessori
Ages 2 1/2-6. Auguste provides a joyful and challenging Montessori primary education. Staff AMI certified. ,, 3600 Ellicott St., NW, DC, 202-237-1788.

Beauvoir The National Cathedral Elementary School
PreK-Grade 3. Beauvoir provides an educational environment fostering a lifetime of enthusiasm for learning and growth, while nurturing children's spiritual, ethical, intellectual, emotional, physical and social development.
3500 Woodley Rd., NW, DC, 202-537-6485.

British School of Washington
British School of Washington enrolls students Nursery through the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program. An authentic international education, rich in the arts, language and technology. ,, 2001 Wisconsin Ave., NW, DC, 202-829-3700.

CCBC Children's Center
Ages 18 months-5 years. Supportive, stimulating half-day preschool programs. Children learn through play; professional teachers facilitate. Music, art, movement, library, Truck Day & all-school events. Active parent participation. Afternoon enrichment. ,, 5671 Western Ave., NW, DC, 202-966-3299.

Edmund Burke School
Grades 6-12. Edmund Burke School is a progressive, challenging and nurturing coed college prep school. There are 295 students in its vibrant, inclusive community. , 4101 Connecticut Ave., NW, DC, 202-362-8882.

The Franklin Montessori School
Forest Hills Campus
Ages 2-6. Montessori Preschool & Kindergarten. Extended care programs. Special programs in art and nature. , 4473 Connecticut Ave., NW, Washington, DC, 202-966-7747.

Jewish Primary Day School of the Nation's Capital (JPDS)
Challenging, creative general, Judaic & Hebrew language curriculum with low student/teacher ratios. Fostering a lifelong love of learning, a sense of community and a solid moral foundation. Kay and Robert Schattner Center, 6045 16th St., NW, 202-291-JPDS(5737), ext. 103. ,,

Grades K-12. For students with learning differences. Individualized instruction, challenging academics, music, art and athletics. Also offering tutoring & testing services for children & adults. ,, 5000 14th St., NW, DC, 202-722-5555.

Lowell School
A diverse and inclusive community of lifelong learners; an active, challenging and integrated curriculum; an education that promotes personal voice, choice and action. ,, 1640 Kalmia Rd., NW, DC, 202-577-2000.

Metropolitan Nursery School
Ages 2-5. Established in 1966 to serve church members and the community. Our philosophy is that young children thrive best in a small, family-oriented, nurturing environment. , 3401 Nebraska Ave., NW, DC, 202-362-8746.

Rosemount Center
Infant/Toddler Program: ages 6 weeks to 3 years. Preschool Program: ages 3-5. Early Childhood education, dual language learning and family services for children in Washington, DC, through Mount Pleasant neighborhood classrooms and home visiting programs. ,, 2000 Rosemount Ave., NW, DC, 202-265-9885.

School for Friends
Ages 2-4. Our Quaker preschool, near downtown, offers full- and half-day programs. Our dedicated teachers are well-trained and interactive with children. ,, 2201 P St., NW, DC, 202-328-1789.

Sidwell Friends School
PreK-grade 12. Quaker independent day school. We seek academically talented students of diverse cultural, racial, religious and economic backgrounds. Open House and application information online. , 3825 Wisconsin Ave., NW, Washington, DC, 202-537-8111.

St. Columba's Nursery School
Ages 3-5. Developmental 1/2-day preschool. A.M. or P.M. session. Large playgrounds. Science and music programs. Inclusion program. Financial aid available. NAEYC accredited.
4201 Albermarle St., NW, DC, 202-363-4121.

Washington Hebrew Congregation - Edlavitch-Tyser Early Childhood Center
Toddlers-PreK. Fostering children's Jewish identity in a warm, positive, creative and challenging environment. Enrichment, lunch, after-school programming, summer camp. Small student/teacher ratio. ,, 3935 Macomb St., NW, DC, 202-895-6334.


Thurgood Marshall Academy Public Charter High School
Grades 9-12. Thurgood Marshall Academy is a public charter high school located in Southeast, D.C. Our mission is to prepare students to succeed in college and to actively engage in our democratic society. , 2427 MLK, Jr. Ave., SE, Washington, DC, 202-563-6862.


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


Bethesda International School (BIS)
PreK-grade 12. BIS is a coeducational Saturday Spanish Immersion School offering students an exciting, fun and rich language program. , 5033 Wilson Ln., Bethesda, MD, 301-367-5551.

Language school for children in Spanish, French, Chinese, Arabic, Portuguese. Spanish immersion classes for ages 1-8. After-school and Saturday classes for ages 6-8. D.C./Tenleytown, 202-363-0133; Falls Church, 703-534-2221. ,,

FRENCH For All Ages
Rosmarie Stucki, Private Teacher
Ages 4-adult. In your home or office. Native speaker, certified - 20+ years experience including WIS and Alliance Francaise. All levels., 202-572-8219.

GLC German Language Courses
Held at The German School with 36 years of expert instruction. Classes for Children and teens of all languages and proficiency levels. ,, 8617 Chateau Dr., Potomac, MD, 301-767-3824.

Hola Baby
An innovative Spanish immersion program for babies and toddlers. The goal is to have fun in Spanish at an early age and among friends! The Hola Baby curriculum incorporates music, movement, puppetry and more! Classes offered in Arlington & Alexandria, VA. ,, 703-731-1630.

Hola Kids LLC Spanish Immersion Program
Ages 1-10. Hola Kids Spanish Immersion Program involves children of different ages and levels of learning. Our curriculum develops children's language skills using a range of engaging research-based activities. 3 locations: 14550 Lee Rd., Chantilly, VA; 44927 George Washington Blvd., Ashburn, VA & 99 Adams St., Manassas Park, VA. ,, 703-839-0922.

Language FUNdamentals
Fun Spanish, French and English classes for Children, Adults, Mommy & Me, Schools, Daycare, Corporate. We accommodate all type of learning styles. ,, 301-312-8847.

Language Stars
Ages 1-10. Offering play-based, full immersion foreign language programs in Spanish, Mandarin, French, German and Arabic. Native-speaking teachers immerse children in the language through a curriculum of games, songs, arts & crafts and more! Alexandria, McLean/N. Arlington, Bethesda, Fairfax, Falls Church/7 Corners, Gaithersburg and Reston locations. ,, 866-55-STARS.


ALB Educational Services, LLC
Individual tutoring session to address academich needs and establish goals. Small-group work sessions where students learn to master strategies and skills. Mentoring programs for graduates. , 4828-B West Ln., Bethesda, MD, 301-452-0170.

Academic Connections
Academic Connections provides individualized in-home academic tutoring, coaching, test preparation and consulting. Have one of our teachers work with your child today! Mention this ad and receive a free session and assessment. Serving Northern VA, Maryland and D.C. ,, 571-766-0454.

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

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

Bass Educational Services, LLC
Expert, comprehensive guidance through the college search & planning process for students with learning disabilities. Focused on finding a good fit. SAT/ACT test preparation by LD-trained tutors. Two Locations: 3403 Olandwood Ct., Ste. 101, Olney, MD, 301-774-5211 & 8304 Old Courthouse Rd., Ste. B, Vienna, VA, 703-462-9299. ,,

Be Social Kids
Susan M. Abrams, M.A., CCC-SLP; Randi Rosenblatt, M.A., CCC-SLP
Social Thinking groups designed for preschool children-teens with ADHD, PDD, NOS, Asperger's Syndrome and other communication and social challenges. Now enrolling. Attend dynamic workshops at Parent University!
6208 Montrose Rd., Rockville, MD, 301-468-9343.

The Better Brain Center
Specializing in brain-based interventions including neurofeedback and neurotherapy for cognitive, emotional, educational and behavioral improvement for all ages. , 2121 Eisenhower Ave., Ste. 604, Alexandria, VA, 703-684-0334.

Black Student Fund , 202-387-1414.

Canyon Kids Pediatric Occupational Therapy Services
Canyon Kids Offers excellent diagnostics and treatment using premier and innovative therapy methods while keeping in mind the needs of your family. ,, 4833 Rugby Ave., #101, Bethesda, MD, 301-523-0902.

Cardinal Reading Strategies, LLC
Dr. Walter Dunson
We provide a systematic and forensic methodology to mastering the English language and a solid foundation for the acquisition of reading, writing and spelling skills. ,, 20225 Maple Leaf Ct., Montgomery Village, MD, 202-595-4002.

Motion Education at Dynamite Gymnastics
Motion Education is an occupational-based recreational therapy program that uses the fun sport of gymnastics to build self-esteem, strength and body awareness while learning developmental skills. ,, North Bethesda, MD, 301-770-2700.

Exceptional Schools for Exceptional Students School Fair
Showcasing school choices available to families of children with learning differences. October 27, 2013; 1-3 p.m. Katzen Art Center, American University, Massachusetts Ave. & Nebraska Ave., NW, Washington, DC. Parking is Free. Admission is Free. For more information contact Bekah Atkinson at 301-592-0567, x12. ,,

Hamaguchi Apps for Speech, Language & Auditory Development
Engaging, colorful and creative apps that strengthen a child's language and listening skills for the iPad and iPhone. 99 cents-$15.99. Find us in the App Store or iTunes. , 408-366-1098.

Ivymount Outreach Programs
Helps children become more competent communicators, motor performers and learners. We provide assessments, consultations, therapy, training and other services to children, families, schools and agencies. , 11614 Seven Locks Rd., Rockville, MD, 301-469-0223.

Kumon Math & Reading
PreK-High School. Founded in Japan in 1958, the Kumon Learning method uses a systematic approach that helps children develop a solid command of math and reading skills. Serving Maryland and Virginia. 1-800-ABC-MATH. ,

Latino Student Fund , 202-244-3438.

Learning Rx
LearningRx turns students into confident learners by identifying and training underlying cognitive skills we use to learn. Our 1-on-1 brain training improves IQ by an average of 15 points and reading level by an average of 2.5 years. Guaranteed results. In MD: Bethesda, 301-654-1205; North Potomac, 301-944-5500. In VA: Chantilly, 703-657-7563; Reston, 703-689-0003; Tysons, 703-462-9570. ,

At Mathnasium, we use sophisticated techniques to create a personalized learning plan for each student. Our goal is to increase their confidence and math skills. ,, 571-295-5559.

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

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

National Speech/Language Therapy Center
Ages 16 months-21 years. Speech and behavior specialists for children with special needs, including hearing impairment and fluency issues. Call now for summer camp and information on autism programs. ,, 5606 Shields Dr., Bethesda, MD, 301-493-0023.

Parents Council of Washington
Our mission is to promote excellence in education by fostering closer communication among parents, students and independent schools. Serving the independent school community in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area since 1964. ,

Rhein Tutoring
ESL, TOEFL, French, Piano
Serving K-grade 12. A seasoned teacher offering tutoring in all levels of ESL (English as a Second Language), including TOEFL preprations, beginning and intermediate French, and/or beginning and intermediate piano lessons., 301-229-7910.

TLC - The Treatment & Learning Centers
Specializing in LD and ADHD, TLC offers tutoring, comprehensive psychoeducational testing, organizational coaching, speech-language and occupational therapy, tailored to the individual needs of each child. ,;, 2092 Gaither Rd., Ste. 100, Rockville, MD, 301-424-5200.

Tutoring for Success
Premier home-based tutoring in metro area. Carefully selected tutors have college or advanced degrees and experience teaching/tutoring. Written monthly evaluations. Qualified tutor guaranteed. 703-390-9220 or 301-838-7640. ,,

Verbatim Language Tutoring
Verbatim offers French, Spanish, German, Arabic and Hebrew tutoring -- reasonable rates, flexible meeting locations and weekly sessions. Curricular support/enrichment, and AP/SAT II preparation. Washington DC metro area, 1-866-878-0626. ,,

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

Youth & Family Services
Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind
Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind helps children who are blind or visually impaired develop the skills and self-confidence to lead independent and fulfilling lives. ,, 8720 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring, MD, 240-737-5100.


Transcend Academy
Transcend Academy personalizes the college admissions experience. We help students plan, prepare and apply for college with SAT/ACT prep, college lists, essay review and more. ,, 1250 24th St., NW, Ste. 300, Washington, DC, 202-466-0514.