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COURTESY OF ST. VINCENT PALLOTTI HIGH SCHOOL

Students work on laptops at St. Vincent Pallotti High School in Laurel. “We view laptops, like books, as a tool to help them learn,” said Jeff Palumbo, the school’s principal and president.

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“Technology is used at the Chelsea School as a tool that enhances our students’ and teachers’ ability to learn, create, collaborate and innovate,” said Katherine (Kate) Fedalen, head of school. The Hyattsville school, which serves fifth- through 12th-graders with language-based learning disabilities, has embraced a variety of hardware and software that allows students to learn and succeed both in and beyond the classroom. Preparing students for the workplace of tomorrow is among the goals of the 1:1 Technology Program at St. Vincent Pallotti High School in Laurel, according Jeff Palumbo, principal and president. Students employ a variety of Web 2.0 and organizational tools, perform Webbased research, complete and submit homework electronically, and monitor grades online. “Kids today have grown up with cell phones and computers and are comfortable learning with technology,” said Palumbo. “We view laptops, like books, as a tool to help them learn.” Students at both Pallotti and Chelsea have Wi-Fi access at school. Those at Pallotti must purchase a laptop—either a PC or Mac—a tablet or iPad, while Chelsea students may use a smartphone, iPhone, iPad, tablet or laptop. Given the school’s philosophy, which includes the utilization of innovative technologies, “We need to think about what individual students need,” said Rik Goldman, Chelsea’s director of technology. The technology program at Pallotti, now in its fifth year, has been phased in. “Last year was the first year all four grades participated,” said Palumbo. “Pallotti was a little bit ahead of the technology trend. A lot of schools in the Baltimore and Washington archdioceses are now moving in that direction, though some are using the iPad exclusively.” Professional development at Pallotti includes a technology component. “Teachers get excited about technology when they share it with others,” said Palumbo. “It’s more effective—rather than going to a conference and sitting there—when you’re working hands on with a colleague you know and respect.” Several of Pallotti’s teachers have been using a model known as a flipped classroom, wherein students have online access to classroom lectures. Teachers assign the lectures as homework, freeing up class time to go in-depth with concepts or to problem-solve together. An added

prewriting done. Instead of taking away phones, we’re making sure students are busy with them.” Interactive boards are used in classrooms throughout Chelsea School. “Most of them use an amazing new technology called Epson BrightLink, which allows two or three people to interact on the board,” said Goldman. The BrightLink projectors can be used individually or “networked so that they can project from one class into another. And they allow us to annotate anything, even video.” Goldman, who teaches advanced technology courses, uses Twitter in his classroom. “Some students are shy about using their voice in class, while others are really SEE LEARNING, PAGE 18

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benefit, said Palumbo, is that “kids have access to the lectures 24/7 and can listen to it if they need to review.” While technology has improved students’ academic skills, the Chelsea School views it “as a means to even the playing field for our students,” said Fedalen, as many “have a hard time accessing content that may be beyond their current reading level but that they are developmentally and cognitively very able to absorb. In addition, it enhances the students’ ability to creatively and accurately express what they know and are able to do.” An important part of Chelsea’s approach to technology is that “we make sure we’re not using something at school that our students can’t access at home,” said Goldman. That means the school purchases a “license to go” for proprietary software—such as Kurzweil 3000, which “takes text and renders it into speech”—and utilizes a range of open-source software, available at no cost. Chelsea provides support to its families and students. “Two faculty members go out to students’ homes and make sure the software and technology is in place.” Chelsea also uses Dragon NaturallySpeaking, which turns speech into text, to help students who struggle with writing. “In the past, a problem was that you had to ‘train’ the software [to recognize your voice],” said Goldman. Each time you moved to another computer, you’d have to train the software again. “Now we can store a student’s profile on our server,” which eliminates the need to retrain. Students also can use the software with their phones. “The Dragon app is free on Android or iOS, so students can dictate into the phone and have their

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COURTESY OF BISHOP MCNAMARA HIGH SCHOOL

The ultimate goal at Bishop McNamara High School in Forestville is to “educate the mind and heart and create individuals who can live in the world with the love of Christ, whether they believe in Christ of not,” said Adam C. Greer, Theology Department chair.

BY KAREN FINUCAN CLARKSON Rosie Allen-Herring and Allan G. Herring raised their daughters as Baptists. Yet, when it came time for high school, the two girls enrolled in a Catholic school. “We are not Catholic and not looking to convert,” said Allen-Herring of Upper Marlboro, “but what we found at Bishop McNamara was a nurturing environment with shared values.”

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What she also found at the Forestville high school was a diverse student body where Catholics are in the minority. As a result, her daughters have been “exposed to other religions, beyond what they had experienced all of their lives,” said Allen-Herring. “It’s good for children to be exposed to different faiths,” said Athena Groves, a Baptist whose two sons attend Holy Trinity Episcopal Day School in Bowie. “I’m comfortable with how their religious learning at

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“TOGETHER, STUDENTS AND TEACHERS EXPLORE AND COME TO UNDERSTAND

THE MANY SIMILARITIES AMONG RELIGIONS AND WHERE THE DIFFERENCES FALL.” Adam C. Greer, Bishop McNamara High School Theology Department chair

school complements what they’re being taught at our church and here at home.” That’s not to say there aren’t any differences. “Things come up in Sacred Studies or chapel and I’ll have to explain how they differ from what we do in the Baptist church,” said Groves, a Mitchellville resident. “The Episcopal religion has rituals and rights; it’s just a different way of worshipping.” Of the 520 students in preschool through eighth grade at Holy Trinity, fewer than 10 are Episcopalian, according to Michael S. Mullin, head of school. “Our Christian ethos and outstanding academics make us a good choice for many families.” In terms of its Episcopal identity, Holy Trinity is “about diversity, inclusion and academics,” said Mullin. “People from different faiths feel comfortable with our spirituality and, as a result, choose to send their children here.” Holy Trinity operates on what Mullin refers to as “a triangle of faith, arts and knowledge.” When it comes to faith, students are required to attend weekly chapel services and classes in Sacred Studies, where the Bible is an integral part of the curriculum. Students are not required to receive communion. “They can choose to stay in their pew or come up and get blessed without taking communion,” he said. Communion also is offered at Bishop McNamara’s monthly Mass. “Everyone comes up. Those not receiving

“IT’S GOOD FOR CHILDREN TO BE EXPOSED TO DIFFERENT FAITHS, I’M COMFORTABLE WITH HOW THEIR RELIGIOUS LEARNING AT SCHOOL COMPLEMENTS WHAT THEY’RE BEING TAUGHT AT OUR CHURCH AND HERE AT HOME.” Athena Groves, a Baptist parent whose sons attend Holy Trinity Episcopal Day School in Bowie

put their hands across their chest,” said Adam C. Greer, Theology Department chair. “Everyone participates in singing and responses.” Developing an understanding and appreciation of the Mass is a focus of freshman theology courses. Through family surveys and classroom interaction, teachers ascertain students’ level of exposure to the Catholic Mass. “We explore the concept of Mass and how it differs from services [non-Catholic] students are used to,” said Greer. While Catholic students may have a leg up in terms of their knowledge of the Mass, the theological playing field is leveled later on. “I’d argue that our non-Catholic students often have a better grasp of Scripture, while our Catholic students have better doctrinal knowledge,” Greer said. Bishop McNamara students take theology each of their four years at the school, studying both the Old and New Testaments and the sacraments. “The second half

of junior year involves an interreligious dialogue,” said Greer. “We take the big five religions and look at similarities and differences, as well as ways to create dialogue.” During senior year, students examine “morality, ethics and social Catholic teachings; basically, how do we put what we’ve learned here into practice?” The fact that Bishop McNamara’s teachers “embrace many different perspectives allows for great dialogue,” said Greer. “Together, students and teachers explore and come to understand the many similarities among religions and where the differences fall.” An optional theology course, Peer Ministry, prepares students, regardless of denomination, to “serve as the spiritual leaders of the school community, planning and leading our retreat programs,” according to the school’s website. Serving as a peer minister was key to Herring’s SEE FAITH, PAGE 19

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PRIVATE SCHOOLS DIRECTORY Information is deemed current at the time of publication but may be subject to change throughout the year. Some schools may also offer pre-K programs; call or visit the website. Schools that are exclusively pre-K are not included. To report errors or omissions, email specialsections@gazette.net. Any updates or corrections will be made online at Gazette.Net. Compiled by Karen Finucan Clarkson and Kimberly Bamber. Photos courtesy of the school shown. Cover photo: Jetta Productions/Digital Vision/Thinkstock

A Step Above Early Learning Center Inc.

Grade K Coed, Christian Call for Tuition 5711 Old Silver Hill Road District Heights 20747 301-735-1407

The Academy of Saint Matthias the Apostle

Through Grade 8 Coed, Catholic Call for Tuition 9473 Annapolis Road Lanham 20706 301-577-9412 school.stmatthias.org

Al-Huda School

Grades K-12 Coed, Islamic 2013-2014 Tuition: $7,207 (ďŹ rst child), $5,405 (second child), $4,325 (third child), $2,883 (fourth+ child) 5301 Edgewood Road College Park 20740 301-982-2402 alhuda.org

Ascension Lutheran School

Grades K-8 Coed, Lutheran 2013-2014 Tuition: $7,850 (one child), $6,673 (each additional child) 7415 Buchanan St. Landover Hills 20784 301-577-0500 ascensionschool.org

The Beddow High School

Grades 7-12 Coed Call for Tuition 501 Bryan Point Road Accokeek 20607 301-292-1968 thebeddowschool.org

BISHOP MCNAMARA HIGH SCHOOL

The Beddow School Inc. Grades K-6 Coed, Montessori Call for Tuition 8600 Loughran Road Fort Washington 20744 301-567-0330 thebeddowschool.org

Belair Baptist Christian Academy Grades K-12 Coed, Baptist Call for Tuition 2801 Belair Drive Bowie 20715 301-262-0578 bbcacademy.org THE ACADEMY OF SAINT MATTHIAS THE APOSTLE

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Beltsville Adventist School

Grades K-8 Coed, Seventh-day Adventist Call for Tuition 4230 Ammendale Road Beltsville 20705 301-937-2933 baschool.org

Berwyn Christian School

Grades K-8 Coed, Christian 2013-2014 Tuition: $5,624 (K), $6,360 (1-8) 4720 Cherokee St. College Park 20740 301-474-1561 berwynchristianschool.org

Bishop McNamara High School

Grades 9-12 Coed, Catholic 2013-2014 Tuition: $12,500 6800 Marlboro Pike Forestville 20747 301-735-8401 bmhs.org

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Bowie Montessori Children’s House

Grades 8 and below Coed, Montessori 2013-2014 Tuition: $10,200 5004 Randonstone Lane Bowie 20715 301-262-3566 bmch.net

Capitol Christian Academy

8601 Jericho City Drive Landover 20785 240-223-2467 capitolchristian.org

BERWYN CHRISTIAN SCHOOL

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Chelsea School

Grades 5-12 Coed, Special Needs 2014-2015 Tuition: $36,965 Suite 300 2970 Belcrest Center Drive Hyattsville 20782 240-467-2100 chelseaschool.edu

The Children’s Guild Prince George’s County

Grades K-8; K-10 for Autism Center Coed, Special Needs Call for Tuition 5702 Sargent Road Chillum 20782 301-853-7370 childrensguild.org

Clinton Christian School

Grades K-12 Coed, Christian 2013-2014 Tuition: $8,745 6707 Woodyard Road Upper Marlboro 20772 301-599-9600 clintonchristian.org

College Park Nursery School and Kindergarten

Grade K curriculum option available Coed Call for Tuition 4512 College Ave. College Park 20740 301-864-5355 cpnsk.com

Corkran Methodist Preschool and Kindergarten

Grade K Coed, United Methodist 2013-2014 Tuition: $450 (monthly) 5200 Temple Hill Road Temple Hills 20748 301-894-6886 corkranschool.org

Cornerstone Christian Academy Grades K-8 Coed, Christian 2013-2014 Tuition: $5,970 16010 Annapolis Road Bowie 20715 301-262-7683 ccabowie.org

DeMatha Catholic High School Grades 9-12 Boys, Catholic 2013-2014 Tuition: $14,750 4313 Madison St. Hyattsville 20781 240-764-2200 dematha.org

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Divine Peace Lutheran School Grades K-8 Coed, Lutheran 2013-2014 Tuition: $7,200 1500 Brown Station Road Largo 20774 301-350-4522 divinepeace.org

Early Years

9400 Old Palmer Road Fort Washington 20744 301-248-0379 earlyyearsabc.com

Elizabeth Seton High School

Grades 9-12 Girls, Catholic 2013-2014 Tuition: $11,850 5715 Emerson St. Bladensburg 20710 301-864-4532 setonhs.org

Evangel Daycare

Grade K Coed, Christian Call for Tuition 5900 Old Branch Ave. Camp Springs 20748 301-899-5942 eagcs.org

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Excellence Christian School

Grades K-12 Coed, Christian 2014-2015 Tuition: $8,394 9010 Frank Tippett Road Upper Marlboro 20772 301-868-1873 goecseagles.org

Fairhaven School

Grades K-12 Coed, Sudbury Call for Tuition 17900 Queen Anne Road Upper Marlboro 20774 301-249-8060 fairhavenschool.com

Firm Foundation & Faith Academy

Grade K Coed, Christian 2013-2014 Tuition: $500 (monthly) 2261 Oxon Run Drive Temple Hills 20748 301-630-7994 ďŹ rmfoundationfaithacademy.org

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First Baptist School of Laurel

Grades K-8 2013-2014 Tuition: $6,600 15002 First Baptist Lane Laurel 20707 301-490-1076 fbslaurel.com

The Foundation School Grades 1-12 Coed, Special Needs

FRIENDS COMMUNITY SCHOOL

Call for Tuition 1330 McCormick Drive Largo 20774 301-773-3500 foundationschools.org

Friends Community School Grades K-8

Coed, Quaker 2013-2014 Tuition: $16,710 (K-4), $17,230 (5-6), $19,050 (7-8) 5901 Westchester Park Drive College Park 20740 301-441-2100 friendscommunityschool.org

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Genesis Christian Day School

Grace Brethren Christian School

Grade K Coed, Christian Call for Tuition 6717 Glenn Dale Road Glenn Dale 20769 301-464-3981 genesischristianschools.com

Grades K-12 Coed, Christian 2014-2015 Tuition: $8,095 (K-5), $8,295 (6-8), $8,595 (9-12) 6501 Surratts Road Clinton 20735 301-868-1600 gbcseagles.org

Genesis Christian Day School Grade K Coed, Christian Call for Tuition 12103 Windbrook Drive Clinton 20735 301-292-4710 genesischristianschools.com

George E. Peters Adventist School

Grades K-8 Coed, Seventh-day Adventist 2013-2014 Tuition: $5,600 (K, constituent or nonconstituent), $5,100 (1-8, constituent), $6,400 (1-8, nonconstituent), $7,400 (K-8, non-Seventh-day Adventist) 6303 Riggs Road Hyattsville 20783 301-559-6710 gepeters.org

Grace Christian School

Grades K-8 Coed, Christian 2013-2014 Tuition: $6,300 7210 Race Track Road Bowie 20715 301-262-0158 gcsbowie.org

HOLY REDEEMER SCHOOL

Glenn Dale Montessori School

Grades K-6 Coed, Montessori 2014-2015 Tuition: $9,950-$10,500 7500 Hillmeade Road Glenn Dale 20769 301-805-2845 glenndalemontessori.org admin@glenndalemontessori.org

Goddard Child Development Center

Grade K Enrollment limited to children of Goddard and other federal employees Visit Website for Tuition NASA/GSFC Code 200.9 Greenbelt 20771 301-286-8588 nasagcdc.com

Greater Mt. Nebo Christian Academy Grades K-3 Coed, Christian Call for Tuition 1001 Old Mitchellville Road Bowie 20716 301-249-5142 neboacademy.com

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Greenwood School

Grade K Coed 2013-2014 Tuition: $843 (monthly, plus $211 for June) 6525 Belcrest Road, G-90 Hyattsville 20782 301-458-4860 greenwoodschoolmd.org

Henson Valley Academy

Grades K-8 Coed, Montessori 2014-2015 Tuition: $9,785 8701 Woodyard Road Clinton 20735 301-485-6055 hvacademy.org

Heritage Christian Academy

Grades K-12 Coed, Christian 2014-2015 Tuition: $8,400 5120 Whitfield Chapel Road Lanham 20706 301-577-8874 heritagechristianacademymd.org

High Road Academy of Prince George’s County

Grades 3-12 Coed, Special Needs Call for Admission Process 5100 Philadelphia Way Lanham 20706 301-429-6191 sesi-schools.com

High Road School of Prince George’s County

Grades 2-12 Coed, Special Needs Call for Admission Process 1441 McCormick Drive Suite 1051 Largo 20774 301-636-6614 highroadschool.com

High Road Upper School of Prince George’s County

Grades 9-12 and Nongraded (Ages 14-21) Coed, Special Needs, Autism, Emotional Disabilities Call for Admission Process 12050 Baltimore Ave. Suite 100 Beltsville 20705 301-210-4860 sesi-schools.com

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Highland Park Christian Academy

Holy Trinity Episcopal Day School

Horizon Learning Academy

Grades K-8 Coed, Christian Call for Tuition 6801 Sheriff Road Landover 20785 301-773-4079 hpcalandover.org

Grades 1-4 Coed, Episcopal 2013-2014 Tuition: $10,225 13106 Annapolis Road Bowie 20720 301-262-5355 htrinity.org

Grades K-2 Coed Call for Tuition 3111 Forestville Road Forestville 20747 301-420-0980

Holy Family Catholic School

Holy Trinity Episcopal Day School

Grades K-12 Coed, Baptist 2013-2014 Tuition: $5,200 (first child), $8,700 (two children), $12,170 (three children) 9255 Piscataway Road Clinton 20735 301-856-1616 ibcministries.org/academy.html

Grades K-8 Coed 2013-2014 Tuition: $5,400 2200 Callaway St. Hillcrest Heights 20748 301-894-2323 holyfamilymd.org

Holy Redeemer School Grades 8 and below Coed, Catholic Call for Tuition 4902 Berwyn Road College Park 20740 301-474-3993 holy-redeemer.org

Grades K and 5-8 Coed, Episcopal 2013-2014 Tuition: $10,225 (K), $11,955 (5-8) 11902 Daisy Lane Glenn Dale 20769 301-464-3215 htrinity.org

Hope Christian Academy

Grades K-5 Coed, Christian 2013-2014 Tuition: $5,680 3215 Powder Mill Road Adelphi 20783 301-937-4673 hopecaeagles.org

Independent Baptist Academy

International Christian Academy

3000 Buck Lodge Road Adelphi 20783 301-328-0028 internationalchristianacademy.org

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JABEZ Christian Academy

Through Grade 8 Coed, Christian 2013-2014 Tuition: $675 (per month) 5904 Marlboro Pike District Heights 20747 240-351-1012, 301-735-2239

Jericho Christian Academy

Through Grade 8 Coed, Christian Call for Tuition 8500 Jericho City Drive Landover 20785 301-333-9400 jerichochristianacademy.org

Kiddie Academy of Oxon Hill

Grade K Coed 2013-2014 Tuition: $198 weekly 6031 Oxon Hill Road Oxon Hill 20745 301-839-7808 educationaldaycare.kiddieacademy. com/oxonhill

MARYLAND INTERNATIONAL DAY SCHOOL

SUCCESS STARTS HERE Academics:

Emphasis on Reading and Math Nationally ranked in middle school Math contests Foreign Language and Algebra offered in middle school Utilization of portfolios and journals to develop critical Thinking skills

Arts:

Performing Arts: Annual musicals, School Chorus, Gospel Choir, and Instrumental bands Visual Arts: Art fairs and Community Exhibitions

Athletics:

Soccer, Basketball, Track and Field, Cross Country

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Kingdom Christian Academy Grades K-6 Coed, Christian 2013-2014 Tuition: $6,250 10419 Falling Leaf Court Springdale 20774 301-341-0869 kca2.org

Lanham Christian School

Maryland International Day School

Grades K-8 Coed, Dual Language (English/Spanish) 2013-2014 Tuition: $13,000 2317 Brinkley Road Fort Washington 20744 301-567-9101 themidschool.org

Through Grade 12 Coed, Christian 2013-2014 Tuition: $7,350 (1-5), $7,950 (6-8), $8,250 (9-12); 20 percent discount for second child, 40 percent discount for third child 8400 Good Luck Road Lanham 20706 301-552-9102 lanhamgbc.org

Through Grade 8 Coed, Catholic 2013-2014 Tuition: $5,975 (Catholic), $7,875 (non-Catholic) 6704 Marlboro Pike Forestville 20747 301-735-5262 mountcalvarycatholicschool.org

Maryland Gospel Assembly School

National Christian Academy

Grades K-12 Coed, Christian Call for Tuition 12406 Brandywine Road Brandywine 20613 301-372-6345

Mount Calvary Catholic School

Through Grade 12 Coed, Christian 2013-2014 Tuition: $6,528 (first child, K-6), $5,876 (second child, K-6), $7,067 (first child, 7-12), $6,367 (second child, 7-12)

6700 Bock Road Fort Washington 20744 301-567-9507 ncaeagles.org

New Chapel Christian Academy

Through Grade 4; 2014-2015, through Grade 5 Coed, Christian 2013-2014 Tuition: $700 (monthly) 5601 Old Branch Ave. Camp Springs 20748 301-899-0877 newchapelbaptistchurch.org/ Academy/NCCA

New Hope Academy

Grades K-12 Coed, I-20 International High School 2013-2014 Tuition: $9,290 (K-6), $9,550 (7-8), $10,110 (high school), sibling discounts available; $13,000 (international high school), room and board additional 7009 Varnum St. Hyattsville 20784 301-459-7311 newhopeacademy.org

Outreach Christian Center Academy 6701 Clinton Manor Drive Clinton 20735 301-856-1183, ext. 205 outreachcc.org/occ_academy

The Pathways School Crossland Re-Entry

Grades 9-12 Coed, Special Needs Call for Tuition Located within Crossland High School 6901 Temple Hill Road Temple Hills 20748 301-449-3173 pathwayschools.org

The Pathways School DuVal Re-Entry

Grades 9-12 Coed, Special Needs Call for Tuition Located within DuVal High School 9880 Good Luck Road Lanham 20706 301-794-5872 pathwayschools.org

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The Pathways School Northwood at Hyattsville

Grades 6-12 Coed, Special Needs Call for Tuition 3401 East West Highway, Suite 240 Hyattsville 20782 Moving to a new Prince George’s County location in July 301-853-3923 pathwayschools.org

Patuxent Montessori School

Up to age 12 Coed, AMI-certified Montessori school Call for Tuition 14210 Old Stage Road Bowie 20720 301-464-4506 patuxent-montessori.org

Reid Temple Christian Academy

Grades K-8 Coed, Christian, Dual Mandarin Immersion (K-6) 2013-2014 Tuition: $8,240 (K-5), $9,095 (6-8) 11400 Glenn Dale Blvd.

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Glenn Dale 20769 301-860-6570 reidtempleacademy.com

Riverdale Baptist School

Through Grade 12 Coed, Baptist 2013-2014: $9,804 (K), $9,204 (1-5), $9,804 (6-8), $10,800 (9-12); discounts offered for second and third children 1133 Largo Road Upper Marlboro 20774 301-249-7000 rbschool.org

Saint Ambrose School

Through Grade 8 Coed, Catholic 2013-2014 Tuition: $6,050 (Catholic), $7,350 (non-Catholic); sibling discount available 6310 Jason St. Cheverly 20785 301-773-0223 sacheverly.org

Saint Ambrose Catholic School 6310 Jason Street, Cheverly, MD 20785 Pre K - 8th Grade

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SHABACH! Christian Academy

Through Grades 6 Coed, Christian 2013-2014 Tuition: $7,139 (K), $7,018 (1-4), $7,562.50 (5-6) 3600 Brightseat Road Landover 20785 301-386-9400 shabachca.org

St. Ann’s Center for Children, Youth & Family Services

Grades 8-12 Girls, Pregnant & Parenting Teens Call for Tuition 4901 Eastern Ave. Hyattsville 20782 301-559-5500 stanns.org

St. Columba School

Grades K-8 Coed 2013-2014 Tuition: $5,852 (Catholic), $6,378 (K, Catholic), $9,308 (nonCatholic), $9,832 (K, non-Catholic) 7800 Livingston Road Oxon Hill 20745 301-567-6212 stccatholic.org

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St. Jerome Academy

Through Grade 8 Coed, Catholic Visit Website for Tuition 5207 42nd Place Hyattsville 20781 301-277-4568 stjeromes.org

St. John’s the Evangelist Catholic Elementary School

Through Grade 8 Coed, Catholic 2013-2014 Tuition: $6,270 (Catholic), $9,460 (non-Catholic) 8912 Old Branch Ave. Clinton 20735 301-868-2010 saintjohnsschool.org

St. Joseph’s Regional Catholic School

Grades K-8 Coed, Catholic 2014-2015 Tuition: $5,640 (Catholic), $8,280 (non-Catholic) 11011 Montgomery Road Beltsville 20705 301-937-7154 stjos.org

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St. Mary of the Assumption School

Through Grade 8 Coed, Catholic 2013-2014 Tuition: K-8, $5,796 (first child, Catholic), $9,127 (first child, non-Catholic) 4610 Largo Road Upper Marlboro 20772 301-627-4170 stmaryum.org

St. Mary of the Mills School

Grades K-8 Coed, Catholic 2013-2014 Tuition: $6,120 (Catholic), $8,364 (non-Catholic) 106 St. Mary’s Place Laurel 20707 301-498-1433 stmaryofthemills.org

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St. Pius X Regional School

Grades K-8 Coed, Catholic Call for Tuition 13407 Piscataway Road Clinton 20735 301-292-2522 stmaryspiscataway.org

Through Grade 8 Coed, Catholic 2013-2014 Tuition: $6,712 (Archdiocese of Washington), $7,712 (non-Archdiocese of Washington), $8,212 (non-Catholic) 14710 Annapolis Road Bowie 20715 301-262-0203 stpiusbowie.org

St. Matthew’s Early Education Center

St. Vincent Pallotti High School

St. Mary’s School of Piscataway

Through Grade K Coed 2013-2014 Tuition: $725 (monthly) 14900 Annapolis Road Bowie 20715 301-464-1813 stmatthews-bowie.org

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St. Philip the Apostle Catholic School Grades K-8 Coed, Catholic 2013-2014 Tuition: $5,470 (Catholic), $7,230 (non-Catholic) 5414 Henderson Way Camp Springs 20746 301-423-4740 stphiliponline.com

St. Matthew’s Parish Day School

St. Mary’s School

Through Grade 8 Coed, Catholic 2013-2014 Tuition: $4,950 (Catholic), $6,100 (non-Catholic) 7207 Annapolis Road Landover Hills 20784

Grade K Coed, Episcopal 2013-2014 Tuition: $555 (monthly) 5901 36th Ave. Hyattsville 20782 301-559-7118 stmatthewsdayschool.com

Heritage Christian Academy at Mount Calvary Baptist Church

For an appointment, tour or shadow date, please call

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Dynamic Arts & Athletics Programs Highly-Qualified Teachers 2-Time National Principal of the Year Safe, Supportive Environment Metro Accessible

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Grades 9-12 Coed, Catholic 2013-2014 Tuition: $13,765 113 St. Mary’s Place Laurel 20707 301-725-3228 pallottihs.org

Tabernacle Learning Academy

Grades K-3 Coed, Christian 2013-2014 Tuition: $5,200 11601 South Laurel Drive Laurel 20708 301-536-2769 tabernaclela.net

Victory Christian Academy

Through Grade 2 Coed, Christian 2013-2014 Tuition: $5,500 13701 Annapolis Road Bowie 20720 301-352-3407 or 301-272-4244 victorychristianacademymd.org

The Village Academy of Washington, DC, Prince George’s County Campus

Grades 9-12 Boys, special education, vocational Visit Website for Tuition 8601 Ashwood Drive Capitol Heights 20743 301-336-1904 vawdc.org

Washington New Church School

Through Grade 10 Coed, Christian 2013-2014 Tuition: $6,800 11914 Chantilly Lane Mitchellville 20721 301-464-5602 theWNC.org

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Washington United Christian Academy

Through Grade 8, 2013-2014 school year Coed, Christian Call for Tuition 3501 Bunker Hill Road Mount Rainier 20712 301-807-9397 go2wuca.org

Woodstream Christian Academy

Grades K-12 Coed, Christian 2014-2015 Tuition: $9,700 (K), $9,350 (1-5), $9,525 (6-7), $9,600 (8), $9,990 (9-11), $10,540 (12); multichild discounts available 9800 Lottsford Road Mitchellville 20721 301-955-1160 woodstreamacademy.com

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vocal and interrupt. So, I have them text to a Twitter feed and project it … That’s something I appropriated from university classes with 100 or 200 people, but it can be used for as few as four,” he said. Students taking Goldman’s courses engage in projects that are “authentic, which means close to real world,” he said. His students recently placed third in an international competition for development of a virtual appliance that makes the installation and configuration of Mahara, open-source software that allows users to build an electronic portfolio, easier. “I want our students to have a line on their vita saying they contributed substantively to a project.” There are challenges for schools that choose to embrace the use of technology at such a large scale. The biggest, according to Fedalen, “is the need to have a long-range financial, professional-support and -development commitment. A second challenge is keeping pace with the technology natives that our students are. As a community we discuss the reality of digital footprints and the necessity for mature and appropriate use of technology. While we value the access our students now have to all types of information, we must work to balance enhancing access to stimulating content with developmentally safe content and ultimately that our students can independently distinguish between the two.”

COURTESY OF CHELSEA SCHOOL

A Chelsea School student uses an Epson BrightLink board to demonstrate Scratch, an education-centered programming language from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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daughters’ experience. “By being involved, their vision of inclusion, acceptance of others’ beliefs and love was shared by all,” said Herring. “There was a clear expectation that, as part of the Peer Ministry, they would be mentors that other kids could turn to.” Peer ministers assist in planning and leading the freshman-, sophomore- and junior-year retreats. The retreat program, which increases in duration each year—the junior-year retreat is usually four or five days—provides opportunities for spiritual formation and challenges students in their faith, according to the school’s website. Service learning also is an integral part of the student experience at Bishop McNamara. “We not only teach students to ‘Think with Christ,’ but also to live like Christ,” noted the website. The service program “is guided by love of neighbor and the work of social justice.” Upward of 95 hours of community service is required over a student’s four years. “Students often work with children or the elderly,” said Greer. “Juniors deal with issues of poverty, while seniors focus on the themes of Catholic social teaching. The service has to be Christian service, not simply helping out on a football team.” The ultimate goal at Bishop McNamara High School is to “educate the mind and heart and create individuals who can live in the world with the love of Christ, whether they believe in Christ or not,” said Greer.

COURTESY OF HOLY TRINITY EPISCOPAL DAY SCHOOL

Of the 520 students in preschool through eighth grade at Holy Trinity Episcopal Day School, fewer than 10 are Episcopalian.

Celebrating 50 Years of Building Faith, Values, Service, and Academic Excellence

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Pre-Kindergarten through 8th Grade

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9:00-11:00am *Tours by appointment only. Contact Kathy Vassallo at kvassallo@ stpiusbowie.org

• Catholic Traditions, welcoming of all faiths • Maryland State Certified Faculty • 40 iPad2s and laptops, WiFi throughout building for use throughout all classrooms • Computer and Science Labs, P.E., Art, Music, Spanish, Band, Chorus • Acceptance to Leading Area High Schools • Before and After School Care • Extra-curricular Activities, including STEM, Sports, Scouts, and Clubs • Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

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