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SCHOOL GUIDE2013 CHOOSING A PRIVATE SCHOOL for your child isn’t easy. There are scores of good

schools to chose from and a countless number of factors that you need to consider. Co-ed or single gender? A school with a religious affiliation or not? What’s the educational philosophy and approach? Bethesda Magazine’s Private School Guide will help you to find the school that’s the best fit. In the following pages, we provide essential information on 44 schools. You’ll find the information you need to narrow your search and to kick of your exploration in a targeted and effective way.

The Dalton Academy 1234 Bethesda Boulevard, Bethesda 20814; 301-555-5555; www.bethesdaacademy.org Grades pre-K through 12 Gender co-ed Total number of students 1,852 Founded 1905 Average class size 18 Student/teacher ratio 9:1 Religious affiliation none Seniors with National Merit recognition 17% Grade foreign language first offered pre-K Languages offered Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Latin, Spanish Lowest tuition for 5-day students $12,000 Annual tuition for grade 12 $26,000 Students receiving financial aid 13%

Uniform yes Bus transportation yes Teacher retention rate average tenure of 16 years Number of AP courses offered 14 Students scoring 3+ on AP exams 94% Varsity sports baseball, basketball, cheerleading, cross-country, football, golf, lacrosse, riflery, soccer, softball, swimming/ diving, tennis, track, volleyball, wrestling Number of art studios 3 High school theater productions per year 5 High school music ensembles 6 Accreditations/Affiliations Middle States Association of Colleges & Schools, Maryland Department of Education, College Board, Association of Independent Maryland Schools Annual applications per opening 3.46

The Sinert School 1234 Potomac Ave. Bethesda 20817; 240-555-5555; www.sinertschool.org Grades pre-K through 8 Gender co-ed Total number of students 620 Founded 1972 Average class size (K-5) 16 Average class size (middle) 24 Student/teacher ratio (K-5) 6:1 Student/teacher ratio (middle) 8:1 Religious affiliation None Grade foreign language first offered Kindergarten Languages offered French, Latin, Spanish Annual tuition for grade 8 $21,000 Students receiving financial aid 18% Uniform yes Bus transportation no

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Guide The Dalton Academy 1234 Bethesda Boulevard, Bethesda 20814; 301-555-5555; www.daltonacademy.org Grades pre-K through 12 Gender co-ed Total number of students 1,852 Founded 1905 Average class size 18 Student/teacher ratio 9:1 Religious affiliation none Seniors with National Merit recognition 17% Grade foreign language first offered pre-K Languages offered Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Latin, Spanish Lowest tuition for 5-day students $12,000 Annual tuition for grade 12 $26,000 Students receiving financial aid 13% Uniform yes Bus transportation yes Teacher retention rate average tenure of

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Profile Enrollment 430 Grades K-12 Class Size 15 Student/Teacher Ratio 14:1 Annual Tuition $32,000 Year Founded 1907

16 years Number of AP courses offered 14 Students scoring 3+ on AP exams 94% Varsity sports baseball, basketball, cheerleading, cross-country, football, golf, lacrosse, riflery, soccer, softball, swimming/ diving, tennis, track, volleyball, wrestling Number of art studios 3 High school theater productions per year 5 High school music ensembles 6 Accreditations/Affiliations Middle States Association of Colleges & Schools, Maryland Department of Education, College Board, Association of Independent Maryland Schools Annual applications per opening 3.46

The Sinert School 1234 Potomac Ave. Bethesda 20817; 240-555-5555; www.sinertschool.org Grades pre-K through 8 Gender co-ed

Total number of students 620 Founded 1972 Average class size (K-5) 16 Average class size (middle) 24 Student/teacher ratio (K-5) 6:1 Student/teacher ratio (middle) 8:1 Religious affiliation None Grade foreign language first offered Kindergarten Languages offered French, Latin, Spanish Annual tuition for grade 8 $21,000 Students receiving financial aid 18% Uniform yes Bus transportation no Teacher retention rate 95% Interscholastic sports (middle) basketball, chess, golf, lacrosse, soccer, softball, tennis, volleyball Number of art studios 1 Theater productions per year 2 Musical ensembles 2 Annual applications per opening varies

The Dalton Academy 1234 Bethesda Boulevard ● Bethesda ● (301) 365-0955 ● DaltonAcademy.org THE DALTON ACADEMY IS AN INDEPENDENT preparatory school serving kindergarten

through 12th grade. We are an inclusive learning community dedicated to inspiring personal excellence and educating children for life. At the Dalton Academy, we strive to prepare students to participate in the discoveries and challenges of the future with the foundations of wisdom and personal discipline. Our school is dedicated to cultivating the unique nature and potential of each student and is committed to building a school community enhanced by racial, cultural, and socioeconomic diversity. We provide a nurturing and caring environment enhanced by a low teacher-student ratio. We are interested in a personal learning approach that incorporates individual attention, hands-on experiential learning, and a challenging and well-rounded curriculum. In the process of inspiring and educating children for life, we believe that students must learn how to think, to solve problems, to capitalize on strengths, to make good decisions, and to become effective communicators. In preparing students to live comfortably in an ever-changing and diverse society, we wish to move students beyond tolerating people different from themselves to engaging all people as valuable members of a global society.

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Accreditations/Affiliations Middle States Association of Colleges & Schools, National Association of Independent Schools

The Dalton Academy 1234 Bethesda Boulevard, Bethesda 20814; 301-555-5555; www.daltonacademy.org Grades pre-K through 12 Gender co-ed Total number of students 1,852 Founded 1905 Average class size 18 Student/teacher ratio 9:1 Religious affiliation none Seniors with National Merit recognition 17% Grade foreign language first offered pre-K Languages offered Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Latin, Spanish Lowest tuition for 5-day students $12,000

Annual tuition for grade 12 $26,000 Students receiving financial aid 13% Uniform yes Bus transportation yes Teacher retention rate average tenure of 16 years Number of AP courses offered 14 Students scoring 3+ on AP exams 94% Varsity sports baseball, basketball, cheerleading, cross-country, football, golf, lacrosse, riflery, soccer, softball, swimming/diving, tennis, track, volleyball, wrestling Number of art studios 3 High school theater productions per year 5 High school music ensembles 6 Accreditations/Affiliations Middle States Association of Colleges & Schools, Maryland Department of Education, College Board, Association of Independent Maryland Schools Annual applications per opening 3.46

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The Sinert School 1234 Potomac Ave. Bethesda 20817; 240-555-5555; www.sinertschool.org Grades pre-K through 8 Gender co-ed Total number of students 620 Founded 1972 Average class size (K-5) 16 Average class size (middle) 24 Student/teacher ratio (K-5) 6:1 Student/teacher ratio (middle) 8:1 Religious affiliation None Grade foreign language first offered Kindergarten Languages offered French, Latin, Spanish Annual tuition for grade 8 $21,000 Students receiving financial aid 18% Uniform yes Bus transportation no Teacher retention rate 95% Interscholastic sports (middle) basketball, chess, golf, lacrosse, soccer, softball,

The Sinert School

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Guide The Dalton Academy 1234 Bethesda Boulevard, Bethesda 20814; 301-555-5555; www.daltonacademy.org Grades pre-K through 12 Gender co-ed Total number of students 1,852 Founded 1905 Average class size 18 Student/teacher ratio 9:1 Religious affiliation none Seniors with National Merit recognition 17% Grade foreign language first offered pre-K Languages offered Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Latin, Spanish Lowest tuition for 5-day students $12,000 Annual tuition for grade 12 $26,000 Students receiving financial aid 13% Uniform yes Bus transportation yes Teacher retention rate average tenure of

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Profile Enrollment 430 Grades Pre K-8 Class Size 15 Student/Teacher Ratio 14:1 Annual Tuition $38,000 Year Founded 1926

16 years Number of AP courses offered 14 Students scoring 3+ on AP exams 94% Varsity sports baseball, basketball, cheerleading, cross-country, football, golf, lacrosse, riflery, soccer, softball, swimming/ diving, tennis, track, volleyball, wrestling Number of art studios 3 High school theater productions per year 5 High school music ensembles 6 Accreditations/Affiliations Middle States Association of Colleges & Schools, Maryland Department of Education, College Board, Association of Independent Maryland Schools Annual applications per opening 3.46

The Sinert School 1234 Potomac Ave. Bethesda 20817; 240-555-5555; www.sinertschool.org Grades pre-K through 8 Gender co-ed

Total number of students 620 Founded 1972 Average class size (K-5) 16 Average class size (middle) 24 Student/teacher ratio (K-5) 6:1 Student/teacher ratio (middle) 8:1 Religious affiliation None Grade foreign language first offered Kindergarten Languages offered French, Latin, Spanish Annual tuition for grade 8 $21,000 Students receiving financial aid 18% Uniform yes Bus transportation no Teacher retention rate 95% Interscholastic sports (middle) basketball, chess, golf, lacrosse, soccer, softball, tennis, volleyball Number of art studios 1 Theater productions per year 2 Musical ensembles 2 Annual applications per opening varies

The Sinert School 1234 Potomac Ave. ● Bethesda ● (240) 555-5555 ● sinertschool.org IN 1926, FORTY-FIVE BOYS dressed in orange and black sweaters arrived for their first

day at The The Sinert School. Today, Sinert is one of the largest independent lower and middle schools in Maryland— and a leader in the field of education. A transition of that magnitude does not happen without bold vision, hard work, and tremendous generosity. An enduringly great school like Sinert—a school that is built to last—must combine unwavering commitment to core values with the pursuit of continuous improvement. We know that the world our graduates enter will be increasingly fast-paced, increasingly global. We know they will be faced with complex national and international issues involving technology, energy, government, finance, economic development, environmental sustainability, medicine, and human rights. This turbulent world will need leaders who are both intellectually nimble and morally centered—individuals who can adapt to change, learn on the fly, and stay open to new ideas, while never losing their grounding in honesty, integrity, and courage. The Sinert School has a crucial role to play in preparing these leaders. Our purposeful mission of academic rigor and character development is as relevant today as it was at our school’s founding.

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Accreditations/Affiliations Middle States Association of Colleges & Schools, National Association of Independent Schools

The Dalton Academy 1234 Bethesda Boulevard, Bethesda 20814; 301-555-5555; www.daltonacademy.org Grades pre-K through 12 Gender co-ed Total number of students 1,852 Founded 1905 Average class size 18 Student/teacher ratio 9:1 Religious affiliation none Seniors with National Merit recognition 17% Grade foreign language first offered pre-K Languages offered Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Latin, Spanish Lowest tuition for 5-day students $12,000

Annual tuition for grade 12 $26,000 Students receiving financial aid 13% Uniform yes Bus transportation yes Teacher retention rate average tenure of 16 years Number of AP courses offered 14 Students scoring 3+ on AP exams 94% Varsity sports baseball, basketball, cheerleading, cross-country, football, golf, lacrosse, riflery, soccer, softball, swimming/diving, tennis, track, volleyball, wrestling Number of art studios 3 High school theater productions per year 5 High school music ensembles 6 Accreditations/Affiliations Middle States Association of Colleges & Schools, Maryland Department of Education, College Board, Association of Independent Maryland Schools Annual applications per opening 3.46

The Sinert School 1234 Potomac Ave. Bethesda 20817; 240-555-5555; www.sinertschool.org Grades pre-K through 8 Gender co-ed Total number of students 620 Founded 1972 Average class size (K-5) 16 Average class size (middle) 24 Student/teacher ratio (K-5) 6:1 Student/teacher ratio (middle) 8:1 Religious affiliation None Grade foreign language first offered Kindergarten Languages offered French, Latin, Spanish Annual tuition for grade 8 $21,000 Students receiving financial aid 18% Uniform yes Bus transportation no Teacher retention rate 95% Interscholastic sports (middle) basketball, chess, golf, lacrosse, soccer, softball,

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