Featured Private Schools

This page is proudly sponsored by Friends Meeting School, nestled in the rolling hills between Frederick & Montgomery County, Maryland. Dynamic discussions and experiential lessons encourage joyful exploration inside & outside the classroom, and give our students a leg up in college – and beyond. Click to see how a small school makes a big difference.

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Friends Community School

FCS is a progressive Quaker school serving kindergarten through 8th grade, founded on the belief that every child is a valuable member of our community.

We offer a challenging curriculum imbued with strong values of equality, simplicity, integrity, and environmental stewardship, rooted in our Quaker heritage. Our educational approach is experiential; students learn through classroom activities, field trips, projects that build on concepts taught in the classroom, and through collaborations that provide opportunities for decision-making and leadership.

Visit Website | 301-441-2100 | 5901 Westchester Park Drive, College Park, MD


CESJDS – Charles E Smith Jewish Day School

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.  The state-of-the-art campus includes wireless access throughout the building, a 700-seat capacity gymnasium and fully equipped art facilities including a pottery studio, photography studio and recording studio.

Visit Website | 301.881.1400 | 1901 East Jefferson Street, Rockville, MD 20852


York Country Day School

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


Catholic Diocese of Arlington

WHY SEND YOUR CHILD TO A CATHOLIC SCHOOL IN THE  DIOCESE OF ARLINGTON? As a parent or guardian, you have many options in selecting an educational opportunity for your student. It is one of the most important choices you can make for your student’s future. In choosing a Catholic school, you are providing your student with the spiritual and developmental skills they will need to build a bright academic future. Our students are leaders, developing in safe and nurturing environments conducive to academic excellence where they prepare for higher education and the global marketplace beyond. Consider your student’s academic career a success story waiting to be written. 49 schools, 13 cities and counties, with over 17,000 students.

Visit Website | (703) 841-2500 | Virginia

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Acorn Hill Waldorf Kindergarten & Nursery

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

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Geneva Day School

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

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Seneca Academy

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

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Trinity School of Frederick

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


Ha’penny Montessori School

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

Friends Meeting School Ijamsville MD

Friends Meeting School

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

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