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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. See full-page ad in each issue of Washington Parent. ,

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.

The Barnesville School
Preschool-grade 8. Barnesville School of Arts & Sciences offers students an academically challenging environment gounded in a culture of joy, support and excellence. ,, 21830 Peach Tree Rd., Barnesville, MD, 301-972-0341.

Barrie School
Age 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,

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.

Butler Montessori
Age 3-grade 8. Butler Montessori guides children toward independence and social responsibility, creating the basis for education as a lifelong process based on a solid academic foundation. , 15951 Germantown Rd., Darnestown, MD, 301-977-6600.

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 Manor Montessori School and Daycare
Age 2-grade 1. Exploring, learning and developing with the Montessori Method. A new STEM curriculum with an integration of library, Chinese/Spanish, yoga, art, computer and music., 14426 Traville Garden Cir, Rockville, MD, 240-328-1012.

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.

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.

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.

Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School
PreK-grade 8. Our school provides a solid foundation in the Catholic faith, fosters academic excellence and educates children to be successful leaders who serve the world. , 7500 Pearl St., Bethesda, MD, 301-654-5376.

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 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.

BeanTree Learning
Ages 6 weeks-12 years. Offering a full-day private kindergarten curriculum featuring accelerated academics, small classroom sizes, low teacher-student ratios, degreed teachers and programs in foreign language, art, technology and music. Two Northern VA Campus locations contact BeanTree Learning in Chantilly and the all-new BeanTree Learning in Ashubrn designed specifically for school-age children. ,

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! Two Locations: 9811 Godwin Dr., Manassas, VA, 703-331-1303 & 44128 Navajo Dr., Ashburn, VA, 571-223-1900. ,

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. ,

Early Years Montessori School
Ages 2-6. Academics based on Montessori method of education. School open year-round with summer program and day care. Full- and half-day programs. Extended day. , 3241 Brush Dr., Falls Church, VA, 703-237-0264.

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.

Hopkins House
James L. & Juliette McNeil Preschool Academy
The Hopkins House Preschool Academy is a true "school." Our focus, in addition to offering a safe-haven for the children, is educating and preparing them for exceptional achievement in kindergarten and beyond. , 8543 Forest Pl., Alexandria, VA, 571-480-4274.

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. Established in 1956, we have been educating children for over 37 years. Small classes. Individual attention. Before- and after-school care. Holiday and summer camp. Open House April 26, 2014; 9 a.m.-noon. ,, 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. An exclusive secondary school for performing artists. If you're a dancer, singer, musician or actor seeking college prep academics and world-class arts training, come visit us! , 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 SACS. Offering foreign languages, music, drama, art, PE, science and computer instruction to enrich the preschool and elementary classes. Numerous after-school clubs & activities. 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.

PHILLIPS Programs for Children and Families
Ages 6-21. PHILLIPS is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to providing education and support services to more than 500 children living with cognitive, emotional and/or behavioral disabilites in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. ,, 7010 Braddock Rd., Annandale, VA, 703-941-8810.

Pinecrest School
Preschool-grade 6. Individualized instruction, small classes and challenging academics in a positive social and emotional environment. After-care until 6 p.m. 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)

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.

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 challenging and progressive coed college prep school. There are 300 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. ,,

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. Our philosophy is that each child is unique and learns in their own way. We demonstrate these beliefs through a play-based approach to early childhood education. , 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 2.5-5. Developmental 1/2-day A.M. or P.M. and full-day programs. Fabulous playgrounds. Science and music programs. Inclusion program. Financial aid available. NAEYC accredited. , 4201 Albermarle St., NW, DC, 202-742-1980.

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.


District of Columbia International School
DCI is a middle/high Public Charter School opening in 2014. The school features the International Baccalaureate Program and language immersion in Chinese, French and Spanish. ,, Walter Reed Campus, Delano Hall, DC, 202-459-4790.

William E. Doar Public Charter School for the Performing Arts
PreK-grade 8. The only public school in DC to provide professional-caliber performing arts training offers rigorous, creative academic instruction in a culturally sensitive learning environment. , 705 Edgewood St., NE, Washington, DC, 202-269-4646.


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.

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.

International School of Languages
Offering language classes for all ages! Our languages include Spanish, French, English, Farsi, Mandarin, Italian and German. Group classes, private lessons, tutoring, online instructions, corporate solutions, before- and after-school, preschool programs. ,, 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.


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. ,,

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.

DC Education Festival 2014
Saturday, January 11, 2014; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. FREE. Discover DC's outstanding education options for children in preschool through high school and adult education/GED. Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Mt. Vernon Square 7th Street. Yellow/Green Lines on Metro.

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. ,,

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 strengthening the underlying mental skills they need to learn. 1-on-1 brain training significantly improves attention, focus, memory, speed and much more--with lifelong results. In MD: North Potomac, 301-944-5500. In VA: Chantilly, 703-657-7563; Reston, 703-689-0003; Tysons, 703-462-9570. ,

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

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

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.

Sylvan Learning of Gaithersburg
Sylvan Learning is the nation's leading provider of supplemental education. Programs are available in reading, math, writing, study skills, ACT/SAT prep, homework support and more. , 501 N. Frederick Ave., Ste. 105, Gaithersburg, MD, 301-963-4554.

Sylvan Learning of McLean
Sylvan Learning is the nation's leading provider of supplemental education. Programs are available in reading, math, writing, study skills, ACT/SAT prep, homework support and more. , 6706 Whittier Ave., Ste. A, McLean, VA, 703-734-1234.

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. ,,

Very-Well Said, LLC Speach Therapy
Andrea E. Brown, M.A., CCC-SLP
Comprehensive evaluations/therapy sessions with children from birth to age 5. Consultations with parents/caregivers of all children focusing on enhancing communication skills in everyday activities. , DC, 917-239-0717.

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.