Top Private School List in DC, Northern VA and MD


Compiled by Selim Aksu

The following is a list of private schools (preschool to 12th grade) as identified by our readers.

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15450 and 15452 Lee Highway

Centreville, VA 20120

Admissions: (571) 345-4755

Upper and Lower School: (703) 673-1445

Head of Lower School: Janet Cooper

Head of Upper School: Al Popp

Grades: Junior Kindergarten through grade 12

Student-to-teacher ratio: 15:1

Junior Kindergarten Tuition: $4,450

Grades K-6 Tuition: $8,800

Grades 7-8 Tuition: $9,375

Grades 9-12 Tuition: $10,100

Financial Aid: Yes

Size: 285 Students

Description: Ad Fontes Academy provides a Christian-based education that allows children to pursue a traditional education in the classics and religion. Their mission is “To glorify God by assisting Christian parents in equipping their children to be servant leaders through a superior classical education based on eternal biblical truth.” The school also thoroughly prepares its students for college by instilling a love of classical learning.


2400 Russell Road

Alexandria, VA 22301

(703) 548-4804

Head of School: Scott Baytosh

Grades: K–8

Student-to-teacher ratio: 7:1
Tuition: $26,300–$28,480

Financial Aid: Yes

Size: 205 students

Description: As a “school community that values academic excellence, character, independent thinking, citizenship, and respect for others,” Alexandria Country Day School seeks to inspire students to use their creativity in an environment that promotes a love of learning. Along with rigorous academics, the school offers athletic and fine arts programs, as well as community service opportunities.


20909 Ashburn Village Boulevard

Ashburn, VA 20147

(703) 723-4500

Head of School: Whitney Clark

Grades: Nursery school through 5th grade

Student-to-teacher ratio: 6:1

Nursery School: $265/week

Size: 185 students

Description: Ashburn Village Country Day School is a small school that aims to educate children in every way possible both academically and socially. The center includes four acres of land where children can learn and play, and the school provides a loving environment for children to learn and develop.


6600 Little Falls Road

Arlington, VA  22213

(703) 237-1400

Head of School: Dr. Joseph E. Vorbach

Grades: 9–12

Student-to-teacher ratio: 11:1

Tuition: Catholic students: $13,995 for one student; second student from same family: $11,495; third student from same family: $8,995; Non-Catholic students: $15,995; International students: $18,495

Financial Aid: Yes

Size: 1,110 students

Description: Founded 58 years ago, Bishop O’Connell High School continues to uphold its tradition of service and excellence in a faith-filled learning community. Named a Blue Ribbon School by the Department of Education in 1992-93 and a School of Excellence by the Cardinal Newman in 2014, Bishop O’Connell holds high standards for its students.


201 Cambridge Road

Alexandria, VA 22314

(703) 751-7606

Head of School: Dr. Thomas Curry

Grades: 9–12

Student-to-teacher ratio: 12:1
Tuition: $13,950–$19,150

Financial Aid: Yes

Size: 785 students

Description: As a college preparatory, coeducational high school, Bishop Ireton High School promotes spiritual, intellectual, creative, social, and physical development through a Catholic-based curriculum. In addition to rigorous academics, the school offers both fine arts and athletic programs.


921 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE

Washington, DC 20003

(202) 847-0779

Grades: 9–12
Tuition: $15,515

Financial Aid: Yes

Description: Blyth-Templeton Academy provides students with a “highly individualized, experiential education in small classes with dedicated and skilled educators.” Blyth-Templeton features a small staff,  allowing educators to develop a close relationship with each student. Students are equipped with a wide range of courses that prepare them for the demands of college and beyond.


Chantilly Campus:

4550 Walney Road

Chantilly, VA 20151

(571) 321-0364

Fairfax Campus: 3909 Oak Street

Fairfax, Virginia 22030

(703) 934-0920

Herndon Campus:

13251 Woodland Park Road

Herndon, Virginia 20171

(571) 203-8686

Reston Campus:

11579 Cedar Chase Road

Herndon, Virginia 20170

(703) 404-9733

Stone Ridge Campus: 24328 Marrwood Drive

Aldie, VA 20105

(703) 542-5522

Broadlands Campus:

42945 Waxpool Road

Ashburn, VA 20148

(703) 723-3364

Cascades Campus:

20685 Fernbank Court

Sterling, VA 20165

(571) 434-7555

Grades: PK–8

Student-to-teacher ratio: 9:1
Tuition: $817–$1,855/month

Size: Around 200 per location

Description: As a learning community that adheres to the principles of Montessori education, The Boyd School helps students develop academically, socially, intellectually, morally, and aesthetically. One of five schools in the Commonwealth of Virginia to be accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges & Schools–AdvancED, the American Montessori Society, and recognized by the Virginia Council for Private Education, students at The Boyd School receive an unfaltering education.


2001 Wisconsin Avenue, NW

Washington, DC 20007

(202) 829-3700

Head of School: David Roswell

Grades: Age 2 through 12th grade

Student-to-teacher ratio: 14:1
Tuition: $12,300–$30,715

Size: 440 students

Description: Equipped with a highly regarded curriculum that encourages global learning and is personalized to each student, students at British International School of Washington don’t just learn but are also taught how to learn. Students are prepared for the demands of colleges and universities and are encouraged to make a difference in the world as future leaders.


5917 Telegraph Road

Alexandria, VA 22310

(703) 960-3000

Head of School: Peggy Otey

Grades: Age 3 through 8th grade

Student-to-teacher ratio: 8:1
Tuition: $22,895–$27,790

Financial Aid: Yes

Size: 278 students

Description: Browne Academy’s mission is to prepare students for competitive secondary schools in hopes that students develop a lifelong passion for learning. The curriculum at Browne Academy “emphasizes creative problem-solving and critical thinking skills with an interdisciplinary curriculum that respects multicultural perspectives and promotes an open-minded view of the world.”


Sterling Campus:

46100 Woodshire Drive

Sterling, VA 20166

Head of School: Frida Figueroa

Ashburn Farms Campus:

43800 Clemens Terrace

Ashburn, VA 20147

Head of School: Keisha Hilliard

Ashburn Village Campus:

20424 Ashburn Village Boulevard

Ashburn, VA 20147

Head of School: Jessica Best

Ashburn Campus:

22695 Cotton Grass Way

Ashburn, VA 20148

Head of School: Rachel Strasburg

School Phone Number: (703) 404-0202

Admissions Phone Number: (877) 959-3746

Grades: PK–8

Student-to-teacher ratio: 13:1

Tuition: $13,800–$15,000

Financial Aid: Yes

Size: Approximately 130 in elementary school

Description: As a member of the Nobel Learning Communities, Chesterbrook Academy is a network of over 180 schools across the nation. Their mission is to “deliver excellent value for private school tuition,” and they strive to create an environment that promotes communication, research-based and standards-based curricula, and community awareness.


3229 Sleepy Hollow Road

Falls Church, VA 22042

(703) 533-9711

Head of School: Janet Marsh

Grades: PK–8

Student-to-teacher ratio: 10:1
Tuition: $21,250–$25,500

Financial Aid: Yes

Size: 341 students

Description: The Congressional Schools of Virginia seek “to prepare children, through an innovative and accelerated curriculum, to embrace the opportunities and responsibilities they will face as global citizens.” The environment at the Congressional Schools of Virginia boasts a curriculum that is individualized for each age group and is backed by a record of academic excellence. Students are also encouraged to participate in the variety of arts and athletic programs offered.


21673 Beaumeade Circle, Suite 600

Ashburn, VA 20147

(703) 729-5968

Head of School: Marie Barker

Grades: PK–8

Student-to-teacher ratio: 12:1

Tuition: $6,260–$8,540

Financial Aid: Yes

Size: 406

Description: County Christian School is a Christ-centered school that promotes academic excellence through the Christian faith. The school strives to develop students whose “actions authentically reveal the character of Christ—by partnering with families—to spiritually, academically, physically, and socially educate their children in a program of intentional excellence.”


10922 Vale Road

Oakton, VA 22124

(703) 758-1055

Head of School: Matthew Mitchell

Grades: K–12

Student-to-teacher ratio: 8:1
Financial Aid: Yes

Size: 200 students

Description: Dominion Christian School is a K–12 classical Christian school that offers a rigorous college preparatory program with campuses in Oakton (grades K–6) and Reston, Virginia (grades 7–12). Dominion Christian School upholds high expectations, and students are supported in reaching their fullest God-given potential. Along with college-preparatory courses, students receive an education grounded in leadership and the liberal arts.


1200 North Quaker Lane

Alexandria, VA 22302

(703) 933-4062

Head of School: Roberston Hershey

Grades: 9–12

Student-to-teacher ratio: 5:1
Tuition: $51,750

Financial Aid: Yes

Size: 439

Description: Episcopal High School operates under the mission “to prepare young people to become discerning individuals with the intellectual and moral courage to lead principled lives of leadership and service to others.” The school’s priorities include academics, student life, college counseling, admissions, value proposition, and resources. These rigorous demands prepare students for the challenges and expectations they’ll face upon graduation.


6401 Missionary Lane

Fairfax Station, VA 22039

(703) 323-8100

Head of School: Jay Bradford

Grades: PK–12

Student-to-teacher ratio: 13:1
Tuition: $8,160

Financial Aid: No

Size: 213 students

Description: Fairfax Baptist Temple Academy “partners with parents in developing Christ-like servant leaders by providing excellent spiritual and academic training in a safe, loving, and stimulating environment.” With test scores that are consistently above the national average and 93 percent of graduates pursuing higher education, Fairfax Baptist Temple Academy students receive a quality education. In addition to a demanding course load, students are offered both fine arts and athletic programs.


1624 Hunter Mill Road

Vienna, VA 22182

(703) 759-5100

Head of School: David Thoburn

Grades: K–12

Student-to-teacher ratio: 8:1
Tuition: $18,000–$29,500

Financial Aid: Yes

Size: 250 students

Description: With an environment that provides students with a safe place to learn and grow, Fairfax Christian School seeks to provide the highest academic standards while encouraging and motivating students to reach their fullest potential. Fairfax Christian School’s purpose is to create scholars and thus offers a demanding curriculum coupled with arts and athletics programs, activities, and technology to meet the demands of the modern world.


Upper School:

3320 Jermantown Road

Oakton, VA 10409

Lower School:

10409 Academic Drive

Oakton, VA 22124

(703) 584-2300

Head of School: John Thomas

Grades: PK–12

Student-to-teacher ratio: 9:1
Tuition: $31,105–$37,280

Financial Aid: Yes

Size: 1,000 students

Description: Flint Hill School is committed to “developing in a caring community an individual who seeks excellence and embraces the ‘Driving Spirit’ of Flint Hill School,” and thus education at Flint Hill is centered on the learner, striving to incorporate the principles of traditional and contemporary education. Activities and other programs offered include dance, dance academy, music, theater, visual arts, and athletics.


22407 Foxhound Lane

Middleburg, VA 20118

(540) 687-5555

Head of School: Catherine McGeehee

Grades: 9–12

Student-to-teacher ratio: 7:1

Financial Aid: Yes

Size: 165 Students

Description: As an all-girls boarding school, Foxcroft’s mission is to “provide a residential learning experience for girls in which academic excellence, leadership, responsibility, and integrity are [their] highest values.” Foxcroft offers 83 courses, 14 Advanced Placement (AP) courses, and academic support through the Learning Center and the Math and English Labs.


4530 Macarthur Boulevard, NW

Washington, DC 20007

(202) 295-6200

Head of School: Russell Shaw

Grades: PK–12

Student-to-teacher ratio: 8:1
Tuition: $32,515–$37,940

Financial Aid: Yes

Size: 1,100 students

Description: With a curriculum that encourages students to grow into individuals who can change the world, Georgetown Day School offers a demanding curriculum coupled with community service opportunities, student support, camps, and arts and athletic programs, to name a few. In all aspects, students are prepared for the challenges and successes they’ll face after graduation.


415 Windover Avenue, NW

Vienna, VA 22180

(703) 938-8323

Head of School: Robert Gregg

Grades: NS–8

Student-to-teacher ratio: 7:1
Tuition: $15,910–$27,910

Financial Aid: Yes

Size: 171 students

Description: Green Hedges School is a coeducational, independent, private Montessori preschool that serves Montessori ages 3–6 and is a fully accredited, nonprofit preparatory school for grades 1–8. At Green Hedges, the staff “cultivate[s] [students’] natural gifts through a comprehensive education that entices the curious mind and instills the desire to learn more.”


4800 Mattie Moore Court

Fairfax, VA 22030

(703) 978-9789

Head of School: Dan Finkel

Grades: K–8

Student-to-teacher ratio: 5:1
Tuition: $18,880

Financial Aid: Yes

Size: 196 students

Description: The faculty at Gesher Jewish Day School “inspires…students to be passionate about learning; practicing justice, kindness, and respect; and aspiring to a life guided by Jewish values, Torah, and community.” Gesher Jewish Day School employs an individualized approach to learning that encourages students to become critical thinkers who love learning and uphold the principles of Judaism.


130 South Madison Street

Middleburg, VA 20117

(540) 687-5897

Head of School: Treavor D. Lord

Grades: JK–8

Student-to-teacher ratio: 6:1
Tuition: $9,500–$22,200

Financial Aid: Yes

Size: 225

Description: At The Hill School, teachers seek to “build character, self-confidence, and scholarship through academic and cocurricular excellence, individualized attention, and a strong sense of community.” Excellent academics, along with arts, athletic, summer, special, and after-school programs prepare students for successful futures.


8333 Richmond Highway

Alexandria, VA 22309

(703) 780-0606

Head of School: Farida Turkistani

Grades: K–12

Student-to-teacher ratio: 8:1
Tuition: $3,500–$15,000

Financial Aid: No

Size: 750 students

Description: At the Islamic Saudi Academy, students are encouraged to succeed academically in a caring, challenging, and supportive environment that upholds the values of the Holy Qur’an. Students are are taught to “maintain the values of Islam and proficiency with the Arabic language” and demonstrate civic responsibility and multicultural appreciation. A rigorous courseload, coupled with arts and athletic programs, prepares students for higher education and future careers.


21336 Evergreen Mills Road

Leesburg, VA 20175

(703) 777-4220

Head of School: Howard Schlichting

Grades: PK–12

Student-to-teacher ratio: 12:1

Tuition: $7,500–$8,750

Financial Aid: Yes

Size: 173 Students

Description: Although Leesburg Christian School (LCS) is a ministry of Believers Baptist Church, LCS wholeheartedly welcomes students and families of all faiths who are seeking a Christian-based education. With several years of combined experience, the faculty at LCS emphasizes the core subjects of English, History, Math, and Science, while offering a variety of enrichment subjects, some of which include foreign language, chorus, computers, art, and band.


20600 Red Cedar Drive

Leesburg, VA 20175

(703) 777-3841

Head of School: Dr. Randy Hollister

Grades: PK–8

Teacher to student ratio: 9:1

Tuition: $6,000–$24,985

Financial Aid: Yes

Size: 325 Students

Description: As an accredited, independent, coeducational school for grades K–8, Loudoun Country Day School (LCDS) offers “rigorous core curriculum, a nurturing environment, and exceptional foreign language, arts, technology, and athletic programs” that allow students to prosper. LCDS operates under the philosophy of developing students academically, physically, artistically, socially, and emotionally.


44675 Cape Court

Ashburn, VA 20147

(703) 956-5020

Owner: Dr. Deep Sran

Grades: 6–12

Teacher to student ratio: 3:1

Middle School Tuition: $23,300

High School Tuition: $25,600

Size: 40 students

Description: At Loudoun School for the Gifted, students are challenged with content and courses that allow them to reach their full potential before college. Moreover, the school strongly believes that students’ social development is just as important as their academic development, and thus strives to create an environment that promotes both.


8328 Georgetown Pike

McLean, VA 22102

(703) 556-8273

Head of School: Pilar Cabeza De Vaca

Grades: 9–12

Student-to-teacher ratio: 9:1
Tuition: $42,461–$56,191

Financial Aid: Yes

Size: 306 students

Description: Along with a rigorous courseload and arts and athletic programs, The Madeira School offers a co-curriculum program unique to the school. Each year students develop a new skill, from identity to service, citizenship, and leadership. Madeira’s mission is to launch women who change the world while leading innovation in girls’ education.


3000 Cathedral Avenue

Washington, DC 20008

(202) 939-8814

Head of School: Marjo Talbott

Grades: K–12

Student-to-teacher ratio: 6:1
Tuition: $31,075–$35,765

Financial Aid: Yes

Size: 635 students

Description: The faculty at Maret School seeks to “develop the mind, nurture curiosity, welcome challenge, embrace joy, and build community that is equitable and inclusive.” The demanding curriculum at Maret School promotes academic excellence, love of learning, and innovative thinking. Students are encouraged to develop emotionally and socially so that they’re prepared for life after graduation. Numerous arts and athletic programs also allow students to hone their skills beyond the academic field.


9211 Arlington Blvd

Fairfax, VA 22031

(703) 273-8000

Head of School: Linda Potts

Grades: PK–8

Student-to-teacher ratio: 18:1
Tuition: $19,080–$21,840

Financial Aid: Inquire for information

Size: 341 students

Description: Built upon academic excellence, character education, and service to families, Merritt Academy seeks to leave students with “the tools for academic success” and “the strength of character to make morally sound decisions.” Students are offered a rigorous curriculum and ESL Enrichment, Gifted, and Technology programs that promote bright futures.


35321 Notre Dame Lane

Middleburg, VA 20117

(540) 687-5581

Head of School: Colley Bell

Grades: 9–12

Student-to-teacher ratio: 7:1
Tuition: $23,600

Financial Aid: Yes

Size: 172

Description: Middleburg Academy’s mission is to instill students with a love of learning that promotes excellence in academics, the arts, and athletics. Moreover, Middleburg Academy strives to prepare students for the academic demands of college as well as assist students in developing a strong moral compass.


Mount St. Alban

Washington, DC 20016

(202) 537-6435

Head of School: Kathleen Jamieson

Grades: 4–12

Student-to-teacher ratio: 6:1
Tuition: $37,520

Financial Aid: Yes

Size: 600 students

Description: The sister school of St. Alban’s School, the National Cathedral School is an all girls’ school that firmly “believe[s] in the power of young women and educate[s] them to embrace [their] core values of excellence, service, courage, and conscience.” Students are offered a wide variety of arts and athletic programs that serve as a continuation of the skills learned in a rigorous academic environment.


13625 Eds Drive

Herndon, VA 20171

(703) 713-3332

Head of School: Ken Nysmith

Grades: PK–8

Student-to-teacher ratio: 8:1
Tuition: $21,900–$32,200

Financial Aid: Yes

Size: 600 students

Description: The teachers at Nysmith School for the Gifted are devoted to helping students succeed and develop of love of learning. At Nysmith, each student is graded independently of others to provide a more individualized education. Nysmith keeps class sizes small and encourages all students to reach their fullest potential. A nurturing environment combined with rigorous academics prepare students for successful futures. Nysmith has been ranked as Top 10 Schools of the World.


46633 Algonkian Parkway

Potomac Falls, VA 20165

(703) 443-6760

Head of School: Mary Beth Pittman

Grades: K–8

Tuition: $6,840–$15,660

Financial Aid: Yes

Size: 215

Description: Our Lady of Hope Catholic School operates as a fully-accredited elementary school that promotes spiritual and intellectual discipline. Students are actively involved in the tenets of Catholic faith, which include daily prayer, weekly Mass, monthly confession, Stations of the Cross during Lent, and First Friday devotions. Academic offerings include honors math, including Algebra I and Geometry, and Latin. The school also offers numerous other extracurricular activities.


10675 Fairfax Boulevard

Fairfax, VA 22030

(703) 352-0925

Head of School: Virginia Colwell

Grades: 9–12

Student-to-teacher ratio: 13:1
Tuition: $7,960–$18,615

Financial Aid: No

Size: 1,046

Description: Paul VI Catholic High School strives to “provide an excellent Catholic education to young men and women by affording them the means to achieve spiritual, intellectual, personal, social, and physical development according to the teachings of the Gospel and St. Francis de Sales.” Paul VI offers AP and dual enrollment courses, as well as classes in theology, world languages, computer science, and more. The school also provides arts and athletic programs for students.


1301 Potomac School Road

McLean, VA 22101

(703) 749-6391

Head of School: John Kowalik

Grades: K–12

Student-to-teacher ratio: 9:1
Tuition: $34,590–$37,095

Financial Aid: Yes

Size: 850 students

Description: The Potomac Schools strives “to prepare students to achieve academically and to live healthy, principled, and successful lives” and truly seeks to develop a relationship with each student. Students are challenged with a demanding “program of inquiry and study” that helps prepare them for successful futures.


835 Lee Avenue

Leesburg, VA 20175

(571) 252-9259

Head of School: Marie Miller

Grades: K–8

Student-to-teacher ratio: 9:1
Tuition: $9,500–$10,000

Financial Aid: Yes

Size: 172

Description: Providence Academy is a Christian school that seeks to transform students into “future leaders who apply their Christian values to critically think, problem solve, and creatively impact their community.” Providence Academy, along with parents and church, nurtures and educates students so that they can reach their full potential spiritually, academically, socially, and physically to the glory of God.


3825 Wisconsin Avenue

Washington, DC 20016

(202) 537-8100

Head of School: Bryan Garman

Grades: PK–12

Student-to-teacher ratio: 9:1
Tuition: $37,750

Financial Aid: Yes

Size: 1,126 students

Description: As a Quaker school that “seek[s] academically talented students of diverse cultural, racial, religious, and economic backgrounds,” Sidwell Friends School’s rigorous curriculum stimulates creative inquiry, intellectual achievement, and independent thinking. Arts and athletic programs round out the rich educational community offered at Sidwell Friends School.


Mount St. Alban

Washington, DC 20016

(202) 537-6435

Head of School: Vance Wilson

Grades: 4–12

Student-to-teacher ratio: 13:1
Financial Aid: Yes

Size: 575 students

Description: St. Albans School is an Episcopal all boys’ school that seeks “to prepare boys to develop and use their spiritual, intellectual, artistic, and physical gifts not for themselves alone, but in service of the greater community.” Students are equipped with a vigorous curriculum and numerous arts and athletic programs in an environment that promotes kindness, honor, ethical behavior, and lifelong learning.


1000 St. Stephens Road

Alexandria, VA 22304

(703) 212-2723

Head of School: Kirsten Adams

Grades: PK–12

Student-to-teacher ratio: 10:1
Tuition: $25,970–$35,030

Financial Aid: Yes

Size: 1,115 students

Description: At St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes School, their “mission is to pursue goodness as well as knowledge and to honor the unique value of each of our members as a child of God in a caring community.” Students are equipped with a rigorous college preparatory curriculum, numerous clubs and activities, college counseling, opportunities to study abroad, and arts and athletic programs, all in a Christian environment.


21370 St. Theresa Lane

Ashburn, VA 20147

(703) 729-3577

Head of School: Carol Krichbaum

Grades: K–8

Student-to-teacher ratio: 14:1

Tuition: $6,277-$19,254

Size: 449 students

Description: With a mission to “nurture and fulfill the spiritual, academic, social, physical and emotional promise of each child in accordance with the teachings of Jesus,” St. Theresa School adheres to the traditions and doctrines of the Roman Catholic church. St. Theresa offers a Progressive Vision Math program that allows students to complete Algebra I in 7th grade and Geometry in 8th grade, as well as computer, Spanish, art, music, library, and P.E. classes for grades K–8.


2849 Meadow View Road

Falls Church, VA 22042

(703) 876-1920

Head of School: Andrew Zwerneman

Grades: 7–12

Student-to-teacher ratio: 7:1

Tuition: $15,600–$20,010

Financial Aid: Yes

Size: 153 Students

Description: The Trinity School at Meadow View provides “a unique culture where young men and women develop the intellectual habits they need for a lifetime of discovering truth, practicing goodness, and creating beauty.” Centered in the Christian faith, classes at Trinity are single-sex with a maximum of 20 students per class. Programs unique to the school include socratic seminars that feature great works of Western literature, MATLAB computing language for advanced math and science problems, intensive written training with focus on the analytic essay, and numerous opportunities for students to compose, sing, paint, and act.


19790 Ashburn Road,

Ashburn, VA 20147

(571) 209-5500

Head of School: Pastor Michael Taylor

Grades: PK–8

Student-to-teacher ratio: 9:1
Tuition: $8,500–$9,000

Financial Aid: Yes

Size: 710 students

Description: At Virginia Academy students are educated by a staff that promotes God’s truth not only in the word, but also in history, geography, music, the arts, and the universe. Virginia Academy is AdvancED, ICAA, National Elementary Honor Society, and National Association of Student Councils accredited and offers a rigorous courseload along with programs in athletics and fine arts.


6408 Edsall Road

Alexandria, VA 22312

(703) 941-6977

Head of School: Rahima Abdullah

Grades: PK–8

Student-to-teacher ratio: 10:1
Tuition: $4,000–$7,500

Financial Aid: Yes

Size: 182 students

Description: At Washington International Academy, students are taught “in a living Islamic atmosphere which facilitates the social, intellectual, and spiritual development of every student in order for them to fully utilize their unique talents to benefit themselves, their families, their community, and all of humanity.” From an Islamic Montessori program all the way through 8th grade, students are taught under a rigorous academic environment that encourages self-reliance and personal responsibility.