Featured Private Schools
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The Banner School is a co-educational, independent school composed of a preschool (3- and 4-year-olds), primary school (K-4th), and a middle school for grades 5-8. Its mission as one of the best private schools in Maryland is to provide an academically challenging curriculum in a secure environment, to motivate students to achieve to the best of their abilities, and, in so doing, to stimulate a lifelong love of learning. Why choose the Banner School? The foundation established here enables our graduates to pursue their higher education at high schools and colleges throughout the country. In addition to the core academic subjects, students are actively involved in the arts, world language study, physical activity, and technology.
Visit Website | 301-695-9320 | 1730 North Market Street, Frederick MD 21701
Ha’penny Montessori School is the only Montessori School in Ashburn to offer part time and full time Montessori programs for children aged 10 weeks through Kindergarten.
At Ha’penny Montessori School, children benefit from daily uninterrupted work time. Each child learns new concepts through, specialized Montessori, hands on lessons/materials. We focus on educating the “whole child” and each child is supported in learning at his/her own pace and ability. The Montessori curriculum covers everything to encourage children’s confidence and love of learning. Now enrolling! Please call us to schedule a tour.
Visit Website | 703-729-5755 | 20854 Stubble Rd, Ashburn, VA 20147
The Visitation Academy, a private Catholic school for girls Pre-K through 8th grade, strives to perpetuate a great reverence toward God and a gentle strength in its young ladies.
In its pursuit of academic excellence in a Catholic atmosphere, it concentrates on establishing Christian ideas in an environment where the spiritual, academic, physical, emotional and social needs of each girl receive first consideration. It encourages each student to reach her highest potential of academic and personal success by developing each student’s particular gifts, that, when developed, enrich not only her community but also the world.
Visit Website | (301) 662-2814 | 200 E. 2nd Street, Frederick, MD 21701
Our award winning program for children ages preschool through eighth grade is known nationwide for being a fun and energetic program that helps children achieve their potential without pressure. Our small class sizes and low student to teacher ratio allow our talented teachers to help your child succeed at a level and pace that is right for them. We think learning should be fun and interactive. We go to great lengths to fill your child’s day with stimulation. Our hands on daily science, computers, foreign language, or diversified reading and math, will prepare your child for the future. Schedule a tour or come to our monthly open house and see why Nysmith is different
Visit Website | (703) 713-3332 | 13625 EDS Drive, Herndon, VA 20171
Kent School is a regional, independent day school serving students from pre- kindergarten through eighth grade. Our mission is to guide our students in realizing their potential for academic, artistic, athletic, and moral excellence. Our school’s family-oriented, supportive, student-centered environment fosters the growth of honorable, responsible citizens for our country and our diverse world. Kent School’s mission is to guide our students in realizing their potential for academic, artistic, athletic, and moral excellence. The school’s family-oriented, supportive, student-centered environment fosters the growth of honorable, responsible citizens for our country and our diverse world.
Visit Website | 410-778-4100 | Kent School 6788 Wilkins Lane, Chestertown, MD 21620
Established in 1965, Geneva Day School is a non-denominational private Preschool and Kindergarten program serving children from two years old through the Kindergarten level. We are dedicated to providing excellent early childhood education in a nurturing environment.
We provide full and half day educational programs, with optional extended morning and afternoon care, lunch and enrichment classes. Geneva Day School offers different classes for young learners, either full time or part time, to accommodate the needs of families. Music and art are special weekly events, with additional “specials” each month.
Visit Website | (301) 340-7704 | 11931 Seven Locks Rd, Potomac, MD 20854
Located on a 50-acre campus in the Montgomery County Agricultural Reserve, the Barnesville School is an independent school of arts and sciences that offers families innovative preschool through 8th grade academics grounded in a culture of joy, support and excellence.
Students are engaged in a rich curriculum that: balances arts, sciences, technology and outdoor education; presents many opportunities for imagination, exploration and personal growth; and embraces an individualized approach that goes beyond the limits of standardized education.
Visit Website | 301.972.0341 | 21830 Peach Tree Road, Barnesville, MD 20838
Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School (CESJDS) is one of the largest and most prestigious K-12 Jewish day schools in North America. Creativity and confidence are the cornerstones of our school community, cultivated by our warm family atmosphere and tradition of academic excellence. Our 1,200 students flourish with the support of dedicated faculty and the opportunity to work with cutting-edge technologies. At CESJDS we prepare young men and women for active engagement in the Jewish community and leadership in American society. CESJDS is approved by the State of Maryland Department of Education and accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.
Visit Website | 301.881.1400 | 1901 East Jefferson Street, Rockville, MD 20852
Devoted to providing quality programs to meet the physical, social-emotional, and mental developmental needs of your child using integrated and age appropriate methods.
Our programs are designed for children three to six, with parent-child classes for infants through three year olds. We surround our children with simple experiences that teach the world in a gentle way by letting them do things directly themselves, trusting their innate stages of growth and guarding them from sensory overload. Children enjoy daily activities including free indoor and outdoor play, songs, stories, plays, and arts and crafts.
Visit Website | 301.565.2282 | 9504 Brunett Avenue, Silver Spring, MD, 20901
Trinity School of Frederick is a state of Maryland approved independent school offering students in grades K-8 a top-quality liberal arts education within a safe and supportive Christian community of faith. Our highly educated faculty is devoted to fostering the self-confidence, talent, and academic potential of each student. We seek to develop children of character and integrity who have an appreciation of the world and their place in it, a lifelong intellectual curiosity, and who are fully prepared for the rigors of high school and college. We know that every child learns in his or her own way, so we limit our class sizes to enable teachers to meet the needs of individuals. Call us today to schedule a tour!
Visit Website | (301) 228-2333 | 6040 New Design Road, Frederick MD 21703
Seneca Academy, located in Darnestown, Maryland, is the first private authorized International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years World School Program in Montgomery County, MD. Our curricula, campus, and classrooms provide students with hands-on, experiential learning opportunities to become deeply engaged in the learning process. We use project-based, student inquiry methods to ensure our students “turn experience into knowledge.” With the guidance of our experienced teaching staff, Seneca Academy students learn how to think deeply, communicate effectively, and interact positively. Please call the school at (301) 869-3728 or visit our website at www.SenecaAcademy.org to schedule a tour.
Visit Website | (301) 869-3728 | 15601 Germantown Rd., Darnestown, MD, 20874
Excellence in education is the primary goal at Metropolitan Day School. The curriculum offerings are based on the current National Standards for elementary students in general and specialized education using technology to extend and support learning. Students engage in a rigorous course of study in mathematics, science, social studies, language arts/reading and writing, art, physical education, a foreign language and Christian and Character Education. We promote a learning village where every child is a child of promise, a positive spirit and a potential leader of the future.
Visit Website | (202) 234-3210 | 1240 Randolph Street, NE, Washington, DC, 20017
Friends Meeting School, serving age 3-2th grade, offers a challenging, global curriculum which exceeds state standards. Small class sizes and experienced, caring teachers create a successful, hands-on, creative learning environment. Located on 54 picturesque acres in southern Frederick County, we are minutes from I-270, I-70, and Montgomery County. FMS hosts monthly bilingual Spanish Story Times and monthly play dates for ages 2½-6 during the school year. FMS offers Spanish, art, music, and drama classes beginning in preschool, and has won state and national Character Education awards. For more information or a tour, call 301-798-0288 or visit www.FriendsMeetingSchool.org.
Visit Website | (301) 798-0288 | 3232 Green Valley Road, Ijamsville, MD 21754
York Country Day School is a college preparatory school actively engaged in the pursuit of excellence. We are committed to every student developing exceptional communication and problem-solving skills by focusing on the whole child. Educating students in preschool through grade 12, we strive to produce graduates who will make significant contributions throughout their lives as self-reliant, ethical, and compassionate leaders.
We are committed to maintaining a challenging academic program that is designed for students who possess high academic goals. We recognize the uniqueness of each individual child and strive to help each fulfill his or her potential.
Visit Website | (717) 815-6700 | 1071 Regents Glen Blvd, York, PA 17403