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How Private Schools Help Students

FLOURISH IN CLASS...AND BEYOND

BY KAREN FINUCAN CLARKSON

THE DATA IS COMPELLING.

Private school students perform better on standardized tests, go to college in higher numbers, and eventually earn more than their public school peers. Underlying this success—and the true gift of a private school education, according to area administrators— is the personalized attention from faculty who imbue students with the knowledge, skills and confidence needed to succeed as learners and leaders. “Not only do we strive for academic excellence, but we teach our students to be virtuous leaders who recognize the many injustices in society and, through their personal witness, provide hope for a better world and build respect among all people,” says Marco J. Clark, president and CED of Bishop McNamara High School in Forestville. These abilities and perspectives come with a price tag. The average tuition for private day schools in Maryland was $22,283 for the 2010-11 school year, according to the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS). “It is an investment in your child’s

future,” says Esther VanDeCruze Donawa, head of school at Maryland International Day School, a Spanish immersion school, in Oxon Hill. For many, that future includes college. According to the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), graduation rates of 12th graders in private and public schools were 93.8 and 81.2 percent, respectively, in 2006-07 (the most recent data available) and four-year college attendance rates were 66.5 and 39.5 percent. Some area private schools—including The Beddow High School in Accokeek and Bishop McNamara—report 100 percent college attendance rates. A generally more well-rounded education, combined with higher SAT scores, make private school students attractive to colleges, agree administrators. NCES figures for the 2009-10 school year show students at private schools scored, on average, 35-59 points higher on critical reading, 23-72 points higher on math and 42-72 points higher on writing than those in public schools.

At Bishop McNamara, that not only means every student is college bound, but that most, including those from less affluent households, have numerous post-secondary options. “Our class of 2011, which had about 200 students, received offers worth $18 million in scholarships and financial aid,” says Patricia Garber, the school’s director of admissions. A private school education may translate into a higher salary after college, according to a 2006 report in the Journal of Economics and Economic Education Research. “Attendants of private schools earn wages which are 4.9% higher than wages of their public-school counterparts,” according to the study. “It is the individualized instruction that students receive from teachers who get to know them well that gives our kids a sound base and makes them eager learners,” says Donawa. “Our teachers work with them, play with them, interact with them and teach them.”

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What makes private school teachers so effective, according to Donawa, is that they are considered by parents and administrators “to be an important part of the package and not the least common denominator. It’s not just students who develop relationships with teachers; our parents do, too. As a result, our teachers feel appreciated.” At Bishop McNamara, where 55 percent of the faculty has advanced degrees, “teachers are teaching kids who want to be here—that’s huge,” says Garber. “And while we’re an accredited school with a strong reputation, our teachers have an academic freedom….We have guidelines but there’s lots of room for creativity in the classroom.” Private schools tend to have a more unified educational philosophy that is embraced by faculty, say administrators. And, that philosophy can extend beyond academics. “In our Catholic Christian setting, students are imbued with values to serve the betterment of mankind,” says Michael Hunt, Bishop McNamara’s principal. “The focus on academics is approached with a purity of intent. Our teachers are not teaching to a test; we want our students to love the knowledge being imparted.” “A productive academic life excites you and urges you on to greater achievement,” says Trudy Beddow, founder and head of school at The Beddow High School. “We provide | SEE NEXT PAGE |

DESPITE THE REPUTATION OF SOME PRIVATE SCHOOLS AS BEING HOMOGENOUS, MOST INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS DO

EMBRACE DIVERSITY

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the proper environment and encourage participation and engagement….which results in a student who is articulate and can analyze and synthesize on his feet.”

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Creating self-sufficient learners is a priority for private schools. “Our students develop an independence in the learning process,” says Donawa. “They learn how to start the process and then use the teacher as a facilitator. They are curious, motivated and enjoy learning, which makes them valuable in a school community.” The ability of private schools to more closely tailor the curriculum to individual students’ needs is another advantage, says Beddow. “If we have students who are not ever going to be science majors, we can be innovative and offer courses that engage them, such as scientific illustration or forensics rather than physics and chemistry,” she says. “The beauty of a place like McNamara is the fact that you can be an honors student in math and a college prep student in English and receive high-quality instruction in both that will challenge you,” says Garber. “We recognize strengths and accelerate students along the paths where they are strongest while still providing help in areas that need more attention.”

Increased attention also reduces disciplinary problems, say administrators. “We’ve had kids come in with disciplinary problems but they don’t repeat [behaviors] here. We don’t community-build as a stated objective, but with a small group of students it’s automatic,” says Beddow. “It is a privilege to be here,” says Garber of Bishop McNamara. “It’s not as though you pay money and can do whatever you want. That said, should there be discipline issues, we first work with families to resolve them.” Despite the reputation of some prestigious private schools as being homogenous, most independent schools embrace diversity, say administrators. “Bishop McNamara is a diverse school with a wide range of students— racially, culturally and religiously,” says Jada Scott, a senior at the school. “We are a microcosm of the world outside,” says Donawa of Maryland International Day School. “Our teachers are from nine different parts of the globe. While most students are born in the U.S., their parents may have come from other countries. Our students are culturally aware.” And that, she adds, will serve them well “in our increasingly global society.”

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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 for that information. Schools that are exclusively Pre-K are not included. To report errors or omissions, e-mail specialsections@gazette.net. Any updates or corrections will be made exclusively online at Gazette.Net. Compiled by Karen Finucan Clarkson. Photos courtesy of the school shown.

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AL-HUDA SCHOOL

Grades K-12 Co-ed, Islamic 2011-2012 Tuition: $6,552 (first child), $4,914 (second child), $3,932 (third+ child) 5301 Edgewood Road College Park 20740 301-982-240 www.alhuda.org FEBRUARY 2, 2012

ASCENSION LUTHERAN SCHOOL

THE BEDDOW SCHOOL, INC.

Grades K-8 Co-ed, Lutheran 2011-2012 Tuition: $7,290 (one child), $13,480 (two children), $19,680 (three children) 7415 Buchanan St. Landover Hills 20784 301-577-0500 www.ascensionschool.org

Grades K-6 Co-ed, Montessori Call for Tuition 8600 Loughran Road Ft. Washington 20744 301-567-0330 thebeddowschool.org

THE BEDDOW HIGH SCHOOL

Grades K-12 Co-ed, Baptist Call for Tuition 2801 Belair Drive Bowie 20715 301-262-0578 www.bbcacademy.org

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

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BELTSVILLE ADVENTIST SCHOOL Grades K-8 Co-ed, Seventh-day Adventist Call for Tuition 4230 Ammendale Road Beltsville 20705 301-937-2933 www.baschool.org

BERWYN CHRISTIAN SCHOOL

Grades K-8 Co-ed, Christian 2011-2012 Tuition: $5,150 (K), $5,834 (1-8) 4720 Cherokee St. College Park 20740 301-474-1561 berwynchristianschool.org

BISHOP MCNAMARA HIGH SCHOOL

Grades 9-12 Co-ed, Catholic 2011-2012 Tuition: $11,250 6800 Marlboro Pike Forestville 20747 301-735-8401 www.bmhs.org

CLINTON CHRISTIAN SCHOOL

Grades K-8 Co-ed, Montessori Call for Tuition 5004 Randonstone Lane Bowie 20715 301-262-3566 www.bmch.net

Grades K-12 Co-ed, Christian 2011-2012 Tuition: $7,210 6707 Woodyard Road Upper Marlboro 20772 301-599-9600 www.clintonchristianpg.org

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Grades K-8 Co-ed, Special Needs Call for Tuition 5702 Sargent Road Chillum 20782 301-853-7370 www.childrensguild.org

CHILDREN OF PROMISE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY

Grades K Co-ed, Christian 2011-2012 Tuition: $4,400 (Forestville New Redeemer Baptist Church member), $5,400 (general public) 7808 Marlboro Pike Forestville 20747 301-516-3800 www.copca-academy.org

Grade K Co-ed Call for Tuition 4512 College Ave. College Park 20740 301-864-5355 www.cpnsk.com

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Grades K-8 Co-ed, Lutheran 2011-2012 Tuition: $6,985 3799 East West Highway Hyattsville 20782 301-927-0266 www.clsmd.org -CONTINUED

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Grade K Co-ed 2011-2012 Tuition: $150 (weekly) 9400 Old Palmer Road Fort Washington 20744 301-248-0379 www.earlyyearsabc.com

Grade K Co-ed, United Methodist 2011-2012 Tuition: $425 (monthly) 5200 Temple Hill Road Temple Hills 20748 301-894-6886 www.corkranschool.org

Grades K-8 Co-ed, Christian 2012-2013 Tuition: $5,825 16010 Annapolis Road Bowie 20715 301-262-7683 www.ccabowie.org

DEMATHA CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL

Grades 9-12 Boys, Catholic 2011-2012 Tuition: $13,200 4313 Madison St. Hyattsville 20781-1692 240-764-2200 www.dematha.org

EVANGEL ACADEMY

Grades K-8 Co-ed, Lutheran 2011-2012 Tuition: $7,000 1500 Brown Station Road Largo 20774 301-350-4522 www.divinepeace.org

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Grades K-12 Co-ed, Christian 2012-2013 Tuition: $7,650 (current students), $8,150 (new students) 9010 Frank Tippett Road Upper Marlboro 20772 301-868-1873 www.excellencechristianschool.org

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

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FAITH BAPTIST CHRISTIAN SCHOOL

Grades K-8 Co-ed, Baptist 2012-2013 Tuition: $5,350 (half-day K), $5,990 (K-5), $6,420 (6-8) 12700 Claxton Drive Laurel 20708 301-497-4490 www.faithbaptistchristianschool.com

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Grades K-3 Co-ed, Christian Call for Tuition 6717 Glenn Dale Road Glenn Dale 20769 301-464-3981 www.genesislearning.com

Grades 1-12 Co-ed, Special Needs Call for Tuition 1330 McCormick Drive Largo 20774 301-773-3500 www.foundationschools.org

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FRIENDS COMMUNITY SCHOOL

Grade K Co-ed, Christian 2011-2012 Tuition: $4,900 2261 Oxon Run Drive Temple Hills 20748 301-630-7994 firmfoundationfaithacademy.org

Grades K-8 Co-ed, Quaker 2011-2012 Tuition: $15,770 (K-4), $16,250 (5-6), $18,120 (7-8) 5901 Westchester Park Drive College Park 20740 301-441-2100 www.friendscommunityschool.org

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GENESIS CHRISTIAN DAY SCHOOL

Grades K-8 2012-2013 Tuition: $6,600 15002 First Baptist Lane Laurel 20707 301-490-1076 www.fbslaurel.com

Grades K-8 Co-ed, Christian Call for Tuition 5001 St. Barnabas Road Temple Hills 20748 301-894-4484 www.genesislearning.com

GEORGE E. PETERS ADVENTIST SCHOOL

Grades K-8 Co-ed, Seventh-day Adventist 2011-2012 Tuition: $5,500 (K, constituent or nonconstituent), $5,000 (1-8, constituent), $6,300 (1-8, nonconstituent), $7,300 (K-8, non-Seventh-day Adventist) 6303 Riggs Road Hyattsville 20783 301-559-6710 www.gepetersschool.org

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HOLY REDEEMER SCHOOL

GLENN DALE MONTESSORI SCHOOL

Grades K-6 Co-ed, Montessori 2011-2012 Tuition: $8,900 (K), $9,450 (1-6) 7500 Hillmeade Road Glenn Dale 20769 301-805-2845 www.glenndalemontessorisch.org

GODDARD CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER

Grade K Enrollment limited to children of Goddard employees Call for Tuition NASA/GSFC Code 200.9 Greenbelt 20771 301-286-8588

GOD’S CHURCH INTERNATIONAL HIGHER LEARNING CENTER

Grades K-12 Co-ed, Christian Call for Tuition 4650 Suitland Road Suitland 20746

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GRACE BRETHREN CHRISTIAN SCHOOL

Grades K-12 Co-ed, Christian 2011-2012 Tuition: $7,695 (K-5), $7,895 (6-8), $8,195 (9-12) 6501 Surratts Road Clinton 20735 301-868-1600 www.gbcseagles.org

GRACE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL

1001 Old Mitchellville Road Bowie 20716 301-249-5142 www.neboacademy.com

GREENWOOD SCHOOL

Grade K Co-ed 2011-2012 Tuition: $765 (monthly, plus $382.50 for June) 6525 Belcrest Road, G-90 Hyattsville 20782 301-458-4860 www.greenwoodschoolmd.org

HENSON VALLEY ACADEMY

Grades K-8 Co-ed, Christian 201-2013 Tuition: $6,000 7210 Race Track Road Bowie 20715 301-262-0158 www.gcsbowie.org

Grades K-8 Co-ed, Montessori 2012-2013 Tuition: $9,875 2317 Brinkley Road Ft. Washington 20744 301-485-6055 www.hvacademy.org

GREATER MT. NEBO CHRISTIAN ACADEMY

HERITAGE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY

Grades K-3 Co-ed, Christian Call for Tuition

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THE MARYLAND INTERNATIONAL DAY SCHOOL (SEE NEXT PAGE)

5120 Whitfield Chapel Road Lanham, MD 20706 301-577-8874 www.heritagechristianacademymd.org

HIGH ROAD ACADEMY OF PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY

Grades 3-12 Co-ed, Special Needs Call for Tuition 5100 Philadelphia Way Lanham 20706 301-429-6191 www.sesi-schools.com

HIGH ROAD SCHOOL OF PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY Grades 2-12 Co-ed, Special Needs Call for Tuition 8723 Ashwood Drive Capitol Heights 20743 301-324-8902 www.highroadschool.com

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Hillcrest Heights 20748 301-894-2323 www.holyfamilymd.org

Grades 9-12 and Non-graded (Ages 14-21) Co-ed, Special Needs, Autism, Emotional Disabilities Call for Tuition 12050 Baltimore Ave., Suite 100 Beltsville 20705 301-210-4860 www.sesi-schools.com

HOLY REDEEMER SCHOOL

Grades K-8 Co-ed, Catholic 2011-2012 Tuition: $5,396 (Catholic, first child), $10,792 (Catholic, two children), $16,188 (Catholic, three children), $21,584 (Catholic, four children), $8,094 (non-Catholic, first child), $16,187 (non-Catholic, two children), $24,280 (non-Catholic, three children), $32,374 (non-Catholic, four children) 4902 Berwyn Road College Park 20740 301-474-3993 www.holy-redeemer.org

HIGHLAND PARK CHRISTIAN ACADEMY

Grades K-8 Co-ed, Christian Call for Tuition 6801 Sheriff Road Landover 20785 301-773-4079 www.fbhp.org/park.html

HOLY FAMILY CATHOLIC SCHOOL

HOLY TRINITY EPISCOPAL DAY SCHOOL

Grades K-8 Co-ed 2012-2013 Tuition: $5,150 (first child), $8,420 (two children), $10,710 (three children), $11,220 (four children) 2200 Callaway St.

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NEW HOPE ACADEMY (SEE PAGE 14.)

HOLY TRINITY EPISCOPAL DAY SCHOOL Grades K and 5-8 Co-ed, Episcopal 2011-2012 Tuition: $9,305 (K), $11,035 (5-8) 11902 Daisy Lane Glenn Dale 20769 301-464-3215 www.htrinity.org

HOPE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY

Grades K-7 Co-ed, Christian 2011-2012 Tuition: $5,550 11416 Cedar Lane Beltsville 20705 301-595-4955 www.hopecaeagles.org

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HYATTSVILLE HILLS CHILD AND FAMILY CENTER

Grade K Co-ed, Christian 2011-2012 Tuition: $165 (weekly) 5701 42nd Ave. Hyattsville 20781 301-277-7748

INDEPENDENT BAPTIST ACADEMY

Grades K-12 Co-ed, Baptist 2011-2012 Tuition: $5,200 (first child), $8,700 (two children), $12,170 (three children), $15,250 (four children), $17,740 (five children), $20,150 (six children) 9255 Piscataway Road

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INTERNATIONAL CHRISTIAN ACADEMY

Grades K-12 Co-ed, Christian Call for Tuition 3000 Buck Lodge Road Adelphi 20783 301-328-0028

JABEZ CHRISTIAN ACADEMY

Grades K-8 Co-ed, Christian 2011-2012 Tuition: $600 (per month) 6016 Allentown Road FEBRUARY 2, 2012


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JERICHO CHRISTIAN ACADEMY

KINGDOM CHRISTIAN ACADEMY

Grades K-7 Co-ed, Christian 2011-2012 Tuition: $6,700 8500 Jericho City Drive Landover 20785 301-333-9400 myjerichochristianacademy.org

Grades K-6 Co-ed, Christian 2012-2013 Tuition: $6,900 10419 Falling Leaf Court Springdale 20774 301-341-0869 www.kca98.com

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LANHAM CHRISTIAN SCHOOL

Grades K-3 Co-ed, Montessori 2012-2013 Tuition: Varies from $450-$960 monthly 9450 Madison Ave. Laurel 20734 301-498-0604 www.juliabrownmontessorischools.com

KIDDIE ACADEMY OF OXON HILL

Grade K Co-ed 2011-2012 Tuition: $189 (weekly) 6031 Oxon Hill Road Oxon Hill 20745

Grades K-12 Co-ed, Christian 2012-2013 Tuition: $7,200 (1-5), $7,700 (K, 6-8); 20 percent discount for second child, 40 percent discount for third child 8400 Good Luck Road Lanham 20706

2011-2012 Tuition: $145 (weekly) 1798 Brightseat Road Landover 20785 301-772-7100

MARYLAND GOSPEL ASSEMBLY SCHOOL 12406 Brandywine Road Brandywine 20613 301-372-6345

THE MARYLAND INTERNATIONAL DAY SCHOOL

Grades K-8 Co-ed, Dual Language (English/Spanish) 2011-2012 Tuition: $11,500 6400 Livingston Road Oxon Hill 20745 301-567-9101 www.themidschool.org

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NEW HOPE ACADEMY

Forestville 20747 301-735-5262 www.mountcalvarycatholicschool.org

NATIONAL CHRISTIAN ACADEMY

Grades K-12 Co-ed, Christian 2011-2012 Tuition: $6,101 (first child, K-6), $5,492 (second child, K-6), $6,605 (first child, 7-12), $5,945 (second child, 7-12) 6700 Bock Road Fort Washington 20744 301-567-9507 www.ncaeagles.com

NEW CHAPEL CHRISTIAN ACADEMY Grades K-8 Co-ed, Christian 2011-2012 Tuition: $660 (monthly) 5601 Old Branch Ave. Camp Springs 20748 301-899-0877 www.newchapelbaptistchurch.org/Academy/ NCCA.asp

Grades K-12 Co-ed, I-20 International High School 2012-2013 Tuition: $7,050-$8,890 (elementary), $8,040-$9,150 (middle), $8,050-$9,710 (high school), $20,400 (international high school, all inclusive) 7009 Varnum St. Landover Hills 20784 301-459-7311 www.newhopeacademy.org

NEW HORIZON CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER (THE SUMMIT) K-2 Co-ed 2011-2012 Tuition: $148 (weekly) 5664 Silver Hill Road Forestville 20747 301-420-5900 www.horizonkids.com [info@newhorizonchildcare.org]

NEW VISIONS ACADEMY OF PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY Grades 9-12 Boys, Special Needs Call for Tuition

8601 Ashwood Drive Capitol Heights 20743 301-333-0820 www.thenewvisionsacademy.com

OUTREACH CHRISTIAN CENTER ACADEMY Grade K Co-ed, Christian 2011-2012 Tuition: $135-$160 (weekly) 6701 Clinton Manor Drive Clinton 20735 301-856-1183, ext. 201 www.outreachcc.org/occ_academy

PALLOTTI EARLY LEARNING CENTER, INC.

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Now Enrolling Pre-K2 (Ages 2) thru Grade 8 Partial Day Mandarin Immersion K thru Grade 4. Parents, for more information check out our website at www.reidtempleacademy.com or call (301) 860-6570

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Educating Lifelong learners to Christ like values

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THE PATHWAYS SCHOOL CROSSLAND RE-ENTRY

301-853-3923 www.pathwayschools.org/nw.htm

Grades 9-12 Co-ed, Special Needs Call for Tuition 6901 Temple Hill Road Temple Hills 20748 301-449-3173 www.pathwayschools.org/crossland.htm

PATUXENT MONTESSORI SCHOOL

Up to Age 12 Co-ed, Montessori Call for Tuition 14210 Old Stage Road Bowie 20720 301-464-4506 www.patuxent-montessori.org

THE PATHWAYS SCHOOL DUVAL RE-ENTRY

Grades 8-12 Co-ed, Christian 2012-2013 Tuition: $8,000 6251 Ammendale Road Beltsville, Maryland 20705 301-494-4156 www.princetonday.com

THE PATHWAYS SCHOOL NORTHWOOD AT HYATTSVILLE

SHABACH! CHRISTIAN ACADEMY

REID TEMPLE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY

Grades K-8 Co-ed, Christian, Partial Day Mandarin Immersion (K-4) 2011-2012 Tuition: $7,700 (K-5), $8,500 (6-8) 11400 Glenn Dale Blvd.

Grades 6-12 Co-ed, Special Needs Call for Tuition 3401 East West Highway, Suite 240 Hyattsville 20782

Grades K-8 Co-ed, Christian Call for Tuition 3600 Brightseat Road Landover 20785 301-386-9400 shabachministries.org/christianacademy.htm

ST. AMBROSE SCHOOL

Grades K-8 Co-ed, Catholic

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RIVERDALE BAPTIST SCHOOL

Grades K-12 Co-ed, Baptist 2012-2013: $10,032 (K), $9,144 (1-5), $9,804 (6-8), $10,872 (9-12); discounts offered for second and third children 1133 Largo Road Upper Marlboro 20774 301-249-7000 www.rbschool.org

PRINCETON DAY ACADEMY

Grades 9-12 Co-ed, Special Needs Call for Tuition 9880 Good Luck Road Lanham 20706 301-794-5872 www.pathwayschools.org/duval.htm

Glenn Dale 20769 301-860-6570 www.reidtempleacademy.com

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Hours vary for school closings & Holidays

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8:00 & 10:45 AM Worship Services 9:30 AM Sunday School

301-955-1142

A community of learning committed to academic and spiritual excellence. Classes are filling up fast! Call to check for availability Join us May 25 at 10 AM for our 12th Grade Graduation

Academic enrichment plus so much more including the following: sign language, dance, drama, arts and crafts, cheerleading, and sports!

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Dates: June 18th through August 3rd Ages: 3 1/2 years old to 8th Grade Free: Field Trips, Breakfasts and Snacks Hours: 6:45 AM - 5:30 PM

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For more information contact Dean Bailey or Ms. Featherstone 301-955-1160

9800 Lottsford Road, Mitchellville, MD 20721 301-955-1160 (V) 301-955-1169 (F) www.woodstreamacademy.com FEBRUARY 2, 2012


2011-2012 Tuition: $5,675 (first child, Catholic), $8,950 (two children, Catholic), $13,425 (three children, Catholic), $6,975 (first child, nonCatholic), $11,550 (two children, non-Catholic), $17,325 (three children, non-Catholic) 6310 Jason St. Cheverly 20785 301-773-0223 sacheverly.org

ST. ANN'S HIGH SCHOOL

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

ST. COLUMBA CATHOLIC SCHOOL

Grades K-8 Co-ed 2011-2012 Tuition: $5,210 (first child, Catholic), 9,117 (two children, Catholic), $13,025 (three children, Catholic), $5,679 (K, Catholic), $8,287 (first child, non-Catholic), $14,502 (two children, nonCatholic), $,20,718 (three children, non-Catholic), $8,754 (K, non-Catholic)

7800 Livingston Road Oxon Hill 20745 301-567-6212 www.stccatholic.org

8912 Old Branch Ave. Clinton 20735 301-868-2010 www.saintjohnsschool.org

ST. JEROME SCHOOL

ST. JOSEPH REGIONAL CATHOLIC SCHOOL

Grades K-8 Co-ed, Catholic 2011-2012 Tuition: $5,330 (first child, St. Jerome Church members), $7,120 (two children, St. Jerome Church members), $8,660 (three children, St. Jerome Church members), $7,175 (first child, Catholic), $9,330 (two children, Catholic), $10,558 (three children, Catholic), $8,350 (first child, nonCatholic), $9,990 (two children, non-Catholic), $11,780 (three children, non-Catholic) 5207 42nd Place Hyattsville 20781 301-277-4568 www.stjeromes.org

ST. JOHN THE EVANGELIST CATHOLIC ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Grades K-8 Co-ed, Catholic 2011-2012 Tuition: $5,995 (Catholic), $9,185 (non-Catholic)

Grades K-8 Co-ed, Catholic 2011-2012 Tuition: $5,130 (Catholic), $8,208 (non-Catholic) 11011 Montgomery Road Beltsville 20705 301-937-7154 www.stjos.org

ST. MARY’S SCHOOL Grades K-8 Co-ed, Catholic 2011-2012 Tuition: $4,700 (Catholic), $5,900 (non-Catholic) 7207 Annapolis Road Landover Hills 20784 301-577-0031 www.stmaryslh.org -CONTINUED

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St. Matthias Apostle School

EXCELLENT EDUCATION... empowered by

Christ’s Love Love Small class sizes Rigorous academic curriculum Christ-centered education Dedicated teachers and staff Before and aftercare services Bus services available

Schedule a private tour or visit one of our open houses Call 301.350.4522 or 301.247-9364 Info@divinepeace.org www.divinepeace.org

1500 Brown Station Road, Largo, Maryland 20774 FEBRUARY 2, 2012

A rigorous academic program Serving Pre-K thru 8th Grade Highly qualified and dedicated teachers

OPEN HOUSE DATES ~ 8AM-12 NOON February 14 & 15 March 13 & 14

enrichment.

We offer a values-based education in a nurturing, faith-filled environment

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Tours can be made by appointment St. Matthias the Apostle School 9473 Annapolis Road Lanham, MD 20706 301-577-9412 www.stmatthias.org

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ST. MARY OF THE ASSUMPTION SCHOOL

Grades K-8 Co-ed, Catholic 2011-2012 Tuition: $5,490 (first child, Catholic), $8,685 (two children, Catholic), $10,245 (three children, Catholic), $12,625 (four children, Catholic), $8,645 (first child, non-Catholic), $17,280 (two children, non-Catholic), $25,915 (three children, non-Catholic) 4610 Largo Road Upper Marlboro 20772 301-627-4170 www.stmaryum.org

ST. MARY OF THE MILLS SCHOOL

Grades K-8 Co-ed, Catholic 2011-2012 Tuition: $5,800 (Catholic), $7,900 (non-Catholic) 106 St. Mary’s Place Laurel 20707 301-498-1433 www.stmaryofthemills.org

ST. MATTHIAS APOSTLE SCHOOL

Co-ed, Catholic Call for Tuition 13407 Piscataway Road Clinton 20735 301-292-2522 www.stmaryspiscataway.org

ST. MATTHEW’S PARISH DAY SCHOOL Grade K Co-ed, Episcopal 2011-2012 Tuition: $500 (monthly) 5901 36th Ave. Hyattsville 20782 301-559-7118 www.stmatthewsdayschool.com

ST. MATTHEW'S UNITED METHODIST CHURCH EARLY EDUCATION CENTER

Grade K Co-ed, Methodist 2011-2012 Tuition: $700 (monthly) Early Education Center 14900 Annapolis Road Bowie 20715 301-464-1813 www.stmatthews-bowie.org

ST. MARY’S SCHOOL OF PISCATAWAY Grades K-8

Grades K-8 Co-ed, Catholic Call for Tuition 9473 Annapolis Road Lanham 20706 301-577-9412 www.stmatthias.org

ST. PHILIP THE APOSTLE CATHOLIC SCHOOL

Grades K-8 Co-ed, Catholic 2011-2012 Tuition: $5,104 (Catholic), $6,809 (non-Catholic) 5414 Henderson Way Camp Springs 20746 301-423-4740 www.stphiliponline.com

ST. PIUS X REGIONAL SCHOOL

Grades K-8 Co-ed, Catholic 2011-2012 Tuition: $6,090 (Archdiocese of Washington), $7,090 (non- Archdiocese of Washington), $7,590 (non-Catholic)

admissions@htrinity.org 301.262.5355

WILL THESE

HANDS CREATE A MASTERPIECE, BUILD A BRIDGE, REPLACE A HEART?

* Exceptional Academics * Financial Aid Available * Spanish * Music * Before & After Care * Athletics * Summer Camp

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Give your child the academic advantage of a lifetime with an education at Trinity Holy Trinity Episcopal Day School School.

Now Enrolling for the 2012-2013 School Year!

Grades K3-12th Fully Accredited by Middle States Association Every Classroom Equipped with Interactive Smart TM Board Technology Small Class Sizes College Preparatory Curriculum Upcoming Open Houses Breakfast & Lunch Included in Tuition February 8, 2012 at 9am State-of-the-Art Computer, Media & Science Labs March 7, 2012 at 9am & 7pm Collegiate-size Gymnasium with Athletic Programs April 18, 2012 at 7pm May 16, 2012 at 7pm Dynamic Creative Arts Program Structured After-School Programs Qualified, Experienced & Caring Staff

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WASHINGTON UNITED CHRISTIAN ACADEMY

Co-ed, Christian 2011-2012 Tuition: $4,500 13701 Annapolis Road Bowie 20720 301-352-0707, ext. 102 victorychristianacademymd.org

14710 Annapolis Road Bowie 20715 301-262-0203 www.stpiusbowie.org

ST. VINCENT PALLOTTI HIGH SCHOOL

Grades K-12 Co-ed, Christian, location for 20122013 school year undetermined Call for Tuition 3805 Lawrence St. Brentwood 20722 301-807-9397 www.go2wuca.org

WASHINGTON CLASSICAL CHRISTIAN SCHOOL

Grades 9-12 Co-ed, Catholic 2011-2012 Tuition: $12,995 113 St. Mary's Place Laurel 20707 301-725-3228 www.pallottihs.org

Grades 1-12 Co-ed, Christian 2011-2012 Tuition: $7,000 2200 Culbera Drive Hillcrest Heights 20748 301-630-9227 www.wccsonline.org

TABERNACLE LEARNING ACADEMY

WOODSTREAM CHRISTIAN ACADEMY

Grades K-12 Co-ed, Christian 2012-2013 Tuition: $9,325 (K-1), $9,415 (2-6), $9,415 (7-8), $9,830 (9-12), multichild discounts available 9800 Lottsford Road Mitchellville 20721 301-955-1160 www.woodstreamacademy.com

WASHINGTON NEW CHURCH SCHOOL

Grades K-5 Co-ed, Christian Call for Tuition 11601 South Laurel Drive Laurel 20708 301-536-2769 www.tabernaclela.net

VICTORY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY

Grades K-10 Co-ed, Christian 2011-2012 Tuition: $6,000 11914 Chantilly Lane Mitchellville 20721 301-464-5602 www.theWNC.org

Grade K

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Educating Pre-K2 Through Grade 8 Enroll Your Child Today!

Christian Academy Apostle Betty Peebles, Founder Dr. Karyn Scott, Principal

PREPARING OUR STUDENTS for a Christian driven life THROUGH.... Spirtual

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Academic & Social DEVELOPMENT

8500 Jericho City & Bishop Peebles Drive Landover, Maryland 20785 301-333-9400 • www.jerichocop.org

301-773-0223 or visit us on the web at sacheverly.org sacheverly.org

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*Diverse Student Body * Special Classes: Art, Band, Computer Technology, Library, Music, Physical Education * Primary Reading Support, French & Spanish * Extended School Program: 7:00-7:45am and 3:00-6:00pm * 6 Week Summer Camp Program * CYO Sports Program: Basketball, Baseball, Cheerleading and Track & Field * After School Activities: Band, Choir, Martial Arts, Student Council & Yearbook

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