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


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

Bright Horizons Early Education & Preschool
We provide an individualized, age-appropriate curriculum in a loving and nurturing environment. Serving ages 6 weeks-6 years. Multiple locations throughout DC, MD, VA. See website for locations and hours. 1-866-854-1958. ,

CommuniKids Preschool
Language Immersion Preschool, Language Classes and Summer Camp. Languages and ages vary by location. Visit our website for details. Washington, DC, 202-363-0133; Falls Church, 703-534-2221; Loudoun County, 703-724-9400. ,

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."

School for Tomorrow
School for Tomorrow (SFT) is a groundbreaking, nonprofit, model independent school committed to serving a diversity of students in grades 4-12. Two Locations: 11480 Sunset Hills Rd., Reston, VA & 13313 Old Columbia Pk., Silver Spring, MD. ,,

MARYLAND (See Also Multiple Locations)

Acorn Hill Waldorf Kindergarten and Nursery
Play-oriented Waldorf curriculum with singing, crafts, gardening, puppetry and storytelling. Parent-Infant, Parent-Toddler, Parent-Child, half- and full-day programs, Summer Programs. Certified nursery and kindergarten. 50+ 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
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.

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, Entrepreneurship, Humanities and Global Studies, and Visual and Performing Arts--Bullis leads the way in 21st-century learning. , 10601 Falls Rd., Potomac, MD, 301-299-8500.

Butler Montessori
Age 18 months-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 JK-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. 1901 East Jefferson St., Rockville (Lower School, JK-5); 11710 Hunters Ln., Rockville (Upper School, 6-12). , 301-692-4870.

Christ Episcopal School
Coed. Preschool 2's-Grade 8. Offering LIFT (Learning Integration For Tomorrow): A 21st century education with an emphasis on language arts, mathematics and preparation for STEM-related fields of study. ,, 22 West Jefferson St., Rockville, MD, 301-424-6550.

Concord Hill School
Age 3-Grade 3. Focusing on the early childhood years; small classes. Our five Core Values - Knowledge, Character, Respect, Play and Community -- guide our dynamic academic and social curriculum. Call to shedule a parent visit. ,, 6050 Wisconsin Ave., Chevy Chase, MD, 301-654-2626.

Concord-St. Andrew's Cooperative Nursery School
Ages 2-5. Concord-St. Andrew's Cooperative Nursery School is a warm and loving family environment where children are encouraged to learn and grow through exploration and play. ,, 5910 Goldsboro Rd, Bethesda, MD, 301-229-5225.

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.

Elizabeth Seton High School
Girls, Grades 9-12. ESHS is a Catholic high school where all the resources and opportunities are directed towards preparing young women to succeed in college, career and life. Pre-career programs in Engineering, Law and Health Services are available. ,, 5715 Emerson St., Bladensburg, MD, 301-864-4532.

Feynman School
Preschool-Grade 5. The area's leader in educating academically gifted children, Feynman School features extraordinary programs in science, math, language arts, theater and music designed to maximize your child's potential. Before- and after-care available ,, 6300 Tilden La., N. Bethesda, MD, 301-770-4211.

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.

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. Bus service and after-care available. ,, 8617 Chateau Dr., Potomac, MD, 301-767-3807.

Glenbrook Cooperative Nursery School
2-day program for 2 year olds, 3/4-day program for 3 years olds, 5-day program for 4-5 year olds. Glenbrook's special nature is the close working relationship between parents and teachers, resulting in a supportive environment. ,, 10010 Fernwood Rd., Bethesda, MD, 301-365-3190.

Grace Episcopal Day School
Age 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.

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

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 autism. Multisensory, language-intensive curriculum uses integrated team approach; diploma and certificate 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
K-Grade 12. College-preparatory school supporting bright student's individual learning styles. For academics, for the arts, for athletics, for student/community wellness and mindfulness, for college and beyond. , 8224 Lochinver La., Potomac, MD, 240-395-0698.

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
Preschool-Grade 8. Academics, character & faith. Small class size. Accelerated academics. Character Education. 1:1 Technology. Global experience. Arts and athletics. Tuition assistance is available. , 3427 Olney-Laytonsville R, Olney, MD, 301-774-6804.

Top Hat Montessori
Ages 2 months-6 years. You will work without worry as we love and care for your young child. Your child will build self-confidence through accomplishment, learning to work independently and to get along with others. , 18243-A Flower Hill Way, Gaithersburg, MD, 240-813-0713.

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,

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

BeanTree Westfields Campus
Fully accredited, discover the BeanTree Difference at our Westfields/Chantilly Campus! Offering unprecedented educational offerings for your child in every stage of academic development, BeanTree offers Infant care through Full Day Private Kindergarten, Before/After School, and Summer Camp. Year-round enrollment for full- and part-time academic and specialty programs. , 5003 Westone Plaza, Chantilly, VA, 703-961-8222.

Brooksfield School
Ages 2 1/2-6. An eco-friendly Montessori School with an advanced academic curriculum, incorporating robotics, computers, Spanish, art, dance, music, nutrition, gardening, community outreach, as well as an outdoor adventure program. ,, 1830 Kirby Rd., McLean, VA, 703-356-5437.

Browne Academy
Celebrating 75 years. Preschool-Grade 8. Independent school. Small classes, extraordinary teaching and a nurturing community empower students to be critical thinkers and ethical leaders. We emphasize excellence, diversity, character and community. 703-960-3000, ext. 1001. ,, 5917 Telegraph Rd., Alexandria, VA,

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.

Congressional Schools of Virginia
Infants-Grade 8. 40-acre campus. World languages in all grades. Strong STEM curriculum. Fine arts, speech and drama. 1:1 devices, service learning, JV and Varsity sports. ,, 3229 Sleepy Hollow Rd., Falls Church, VA, 703-533-9711.

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.

Flint Hill School
Private, coed day school for students in JK-Grade 12. Experienced faculty, rigorous academics, small class sizes and award-winning arts, athletics, Latin and robotics programs. , 3320 Jermantown Rd., Oakton, VA, 703-584-2310.

The Gardner School
An academically focused preschool for children ages 6 weeks-private Pre-K. State-of-the-art facilities, four-year degreed teachers and a research-based curriculum. Providing a nurturing environment for your child that fosters a lifelong love of learning. , 2655 West Ox Rd., Herndon, VA, 703-657-6939.

Grace Episcopal School
Preschool-Grade 5. Grace fosters an enthusiasm for learning through academic excellence in a nurturing environment. Students receive individual attention in small classes and are inspired to learn and develop--intellectually, physically and spiritually. ,, 3601 Russell Rd., Alexandria, VA, 703-549-5067.

The Griffin Academy of Westminster School
Ages 3 & 4. Focus on the FUNdamentals. 7:1 Student-Teacher Ratio. Enrichment Classes. Field Trips, Flexible Schedules. , 6800 Columbia Pk., Annandale, VA, 703-256-2035.

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.

Ideaventions Academy for Mathematics and Science
Ideaventions Academy for Mathematics and Science is a private school geared to active learners with a curiosity for science and mathematics. ,, 12340 Pinecrest Rd., Reston, VA, 703-860-0211.

Immanuel Lutheran School
JK-Grade 8. A classical, Christian academy, Immanuel's strong liberal arts curriculum, Christian character formation and rich academic environment encourages subject mastery and inspires a genuine love of learning. ,, 1801 Russell Rd., Alexandria, VA, 703-549-0155.

JollyPlace Montessori School
JollyPlace Montessori is a private school for children ages 3 to 6 in Vienna. We offer well-developed Montessori Curriculum that is supported by devoted and educated staff. ,, 8530 Amanda Pl., Vienna, VA, 703-992-9924.

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

Kidtime Christian Academy
Ages 2-6. KCA is a Virginia licensed, privately owned and operated, safe and nurturing environment, small class sizes, excellent teacher-student ratios, certified age-appropriate curriculum. , 71 N. Laycock St., Hamilton, VA, 540-751-3755.

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

The Madame Curie School of Science & Technology
For Curious Little Minds
Toddler-Kindergarten. Innovative STEM curriculum. Full- & half-day, K-6 after-school options. Two Locations: 13505 Dulles Technology Dr., Herndon, VA, 703-793-1658, & 43250 Stonewall Pond St., Chantilly, VA, 703-542-6600, ,

Metropolitan School of the Arts
Ages 3+ for Studio; Grades 6-12 for MSA Academy. Metropolitan School of the Arts provides high-quality dance, music and theater instruction to help students reach their fullest potential as artists, innovators and global citizens. Two VA Locations: 5775 Barclay Dr., Alexandria & 9601 Ox Rd., Lorton. ,, 703-339-0444.

Montessori School of Cedar Lane
Ages 3-6. Providing more than 40 years of Montessori tradition in Northern Virginia. Helping children develop a lifelong love of learning. , 3035 Cedar La., Fairfax, VA, 703-560-4379.

The Montessori School of McLean
Ages 2-12. Accredited by AMS and SACS. Offering foreign languages, music, drama, art, PE, science and computer instruction to enrich the preschool and elementary classes. New Toddler & After-care programs. 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. , 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. Top 10 in the world per Johns Hopkins CTY. , 13625 EDS Dr., Herndon, VA, 703-713-3332.

Oakland School
Ages 6-13. Small boarding and day school for students seeking academic support. Daily one-to-ones, small class size, individualized curriculum, 450 acre campus, horseback riding and more. ,, 128 Oakland Farm Way, Troy, VA, 434-293-9059.

The Pavilion at BeanTree
The Pavilion at BeanTree in Ashburn offers a rigorous academic curriculum that exceeeds the Virginia Standards of Learning. Currently expanding through 2nd grade beginning in Fall 2017, The Pavilion at BeanTree offers an advanced accredited curriculum, STEAM coursework and small classes for individualized instruction. The Pavilion at BeanTRee provides an unparalleled environment for academic excellence. , 43635 Greenway Corp. Dr., Ashburn, VA, 571-223-3113.

Pinecrest School
Preschool-Grade 6. Individualized instruction, small classes and challenging academics in a positive social and emotional environment. Before- and after-care available. 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.

Providence Nursery School
Ages 20 months-5 years. PNS is a cooperative, nonprofit preschool located in Fairfax. We provide a learn-through-play environment. ,, 9019 Little River Trnpk., Fairfax, VA, 703-250-6101.

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

Saint Katherine Paideia Preschool and Nursery
Bilingual (Greek-English) curriculum inspired by Hellenic ideals and Christian, faith-based values. A loving, safe environment with enriching, challenging programs preparing students for their next developmental stage. ,, 3149 Glen Carlyn Rd., Falls Church, VA, 703-671-1515.

Sunset Hills Montessori School
Ages 18 months-14 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.

Tysons Corner Children's Center
TCCC is now enrolling for immediate and guaranteed spaces for fall programs in our Infant, Pre-Toddler, Toddler, Pre-School and Pre-Kindergarten classrooms. These spaces are first-come, first-served. Two Locations: 1600 Spring Hill Rd., Vienna, VA, 703-761-1161 & 8260 Greensboro Dr., McLean, VA, 703-761-1123. ,

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

WASHINGTON, DC (See Also Multiple Loc)

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.

Blyth-Templeton Academy
Grades 9-12. Blyth-Templeton Academy is a coed college preparatory high school on Capitol Hill. Small Classes. Big Results. Drop by for an information session. RSVP: , 921 Pennsylvania Ave., SE, Washington, DC, 202-838-1102.

British International School of Washington
Age 2-Grade 12. An international school for 2-year-olds through the International Baccalaureate. With families from 60+ countries, we prepare students to become global leaders. ,, 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.

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, DC, 202-966-7747.

Friendship PCS Online
As a full-time, tuition-free, online public school for grades K-8, FPCSO lets students learn in the ways that are right for them, using award-winning curriculum for K12 and an individualized approach so kids can succeed and thrive. , 202-729-8287.

Jewish Primary Day School of the Nation's Capital (JPDS)
Pluralistic Jewish day school providing collaborative, experiential learning and an enriched Hebrew, Judaic and General Studies curriculum infused with warmth, joy and intellectual excitement. Kay and Robert Schattner Center, 6045 16th St., NW (North Campus), 4715 16th St., NW (South Campus), 202-291-JPDS(5737), ext. 2207. ,,

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 his or her own way. We demonstrate these beliefs through a play-based approach to early childhood education. , 3401 Nebraska Ave., NW, DC, 202-362-8746.

NCRC Preschool
National Child Research Center
Ages 2 1/2-5. NCRC provides a collaborative, play-based approach to preschool education in an environment dedicated to nurturing the whole child while fostering partnerships with families. , 3209 Highland Pl., NW, DC, 202-363-8777.

Rosemount Center
Infant-Preschool. Rosemount Center prepares children and families for their future by providing comprehensive early childhood education and family support programs in a bilingual and multicultural setting. ,, 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 1/2-5. 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.

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


Oakland School
Ages 6-13. Small boarding and day school for students seeking academic support. Daily one-to-ones, small class size, individualized curriculum, 450 acre campus, horseback riding and more. ,, 128 Oakland Farm Way, Troy, VA, 434-293-9059.

Randolph-Macon Academy
Grades 6-12. A coed boarding and day school. 100% college acceptance with an average $6.6 million in scholarship offers. Air Force JROTC, in-house flight school, 30 sports teams and UMC-affiliated. ,, 200 Academy Dr., Front Royal, VA, 800-272-1172.


Montgomery Montessori Institute
Teacher education at the Infant & Toddler level (birth to 3 years) and at the Early Childhood level ( 2 1/2 through 6 years). Approved by MD Higher Education Commission, affiliated by 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. Call for a tour. , 5033 Wilson Ln., Bethesda, MD, 301-367-5551.

Capitol Language Services, LLC
Ages 4-11. After-school language program to broaden knowledge, skills and confidence. Spanish, Italian and Russian Classes. Small groups all year long. Nurturing environment. Personalized service for bilingual children. ,, 202-487-1857.

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. ,,

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
Kids from 12 months-12 years learn Spanish, Mandarin, French, German, Italian or Arabic from native speaking teachers. Fun and effective play-based learning in a full-immersion environment! Alexandria, McLean/N. Arlington, Bethesda, Fairfax, Gaithersburg and Reston locations. ,, 866-557-8277.


Boy Scouts of America
National Capital Area Council
Experiences that last a lifetime! With lots of fun badges to earn, Scouts learn the best part of success is the journey. , 301-530-9360.

Eric Energy
Science assemblies and presentations at STEM nights. Enrichment workshops and 4-8 week after-school programs available. A different science topic each session. Topics include electricity, lasers, sound, slime and more. , 410-336-8295.

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

Ideaventions Academy for Mathematics and Science
Ideaventions Academy for Mathematics and Science is a private school geared to active learners with a curiosity for science and mathematics. ,, 12340 Pinecrest Rd., Reston, VA, 703-860-0211.

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

The Madame Curie School of Science & Technology
For Curious Little Minds
Toddler-Kindergarten. Innovative STEM curriculum. Full- & half-day, K-6 after-school options. Two Locations: 13505 Dulles Technolog Dr., Herndon, VA, 703-793-1658, & 43250 Stonewall Pond St., Chantilly, VA, 703-542-6600, ,

My Reptile Guys
We share our love of animals with schools, libraries and camps to educate children about our amazing animals from all over the world. Learn about the different species by observing and touching. Serving Maryland, Virginia, Washington, DC & Baltimore. , 877-544-7755.

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


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

Black Student Fund , 202-387-1414.

Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind
Youth & Family
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.

Empowereed Learning Transformation Centers
Ages 7+. For more than 20 years, Empowered Learning Transformation Centers (ELTC) have empowered people of all ages with the ability to learn and perform better with its blend of medical and educational technologies. , 8120 Woodmont Ave., Bethesda, MD, 301-654-4919.

Exceptional Schools Fair
Showcasing the wonderful school choices available to families of children with learning differences. Find out about programs that will help both academically and socially. FREE to Public. Katzen Art Center, American University, Massachusetts Ave. & Nebraska Ave., NW, Washington, DC. , 301-244-3600.
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Independent Education
The Association of Independent Schools of Greater Washington , 202-625-9223.

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.

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: Fairfax, 703-657-7563; Leesburg, 571-465-2277; Reston, 703-689-0003; Tysons, 703-462-9570. ,

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

Motion Therapy
Individualized pediatric occupational, physical and speech therapy services offered at Dynamite Gymnastics Center and Dynamite Agility Center in North Bethesda. We accept insurance and private pay. Coming soon to the Agility Zone in Gaithersburg. , 301-816-9500.

My School DC
Education Festival
Saturday, December 12, 2015; 11 a.m.-3 p.m. FREE. Learn. Apply. Enroll. Explore the largest showcase of DC public and public charter schools, PreK through grade 12, to find the best fit for your child. DC Armory, 2001 East Capitol St., SE, Washington, DC.

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

Parent Encouragement Program
The Parent Encouragement Program (PEP) offers the D.C. area's most highly regarded classes for parents of toddlers through teens. , 10100 Connecticut Ave., Kensington, MD, 301-929-8824.

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 disabilities in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. ,, 7010 Braddock Rd., Annandale, VA, 703-941-8810.

TLC - The Treatment & Learning Centers
Specializing in LD, ADHD and autism, 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.

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


The College Funding Coach
Whether your child is 1 or 21, higher education is expensive and the costs keep skyrocketing. How will you afford it? We can help! Call us to ask about our free informative workshops and individual comprehensive planning. , 7900 Westpark Dr., Ste. A320, McLean, VA, 703-424-2401.