Alexandria Country Day School

2400 Russell Rd,
Alexandria, VA, 22301-0223
     Tel: (703)548-4804
Grades: K - 8
Alexandria Country Day School provides its students with an educational program that inspires curiosity and intellectual engagement, prepares them to succeed in the most challenging high schools, and allows them to discover who they are in a safe and caring environment.
The development of strong communication skills, with particular emphasis on public speaking, is a hallmark of the School’s academic program.
Small class size allows for frequent individual attention.
Technology is integrated into all classrooms, and every student in fifth through eighth grade is issued his or her own iPad.

Among Alexandria Country Day’s greatest assets is its Kindergarten through eighth grade structure.
From the teachers we hire to the facility we occupy and the curriculum we teach, this configuration allows us to focus on the unique needs of children ages 5 to 14 without the distractions and very different social and academic dynamics a high school brings.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Other school association(s)
Virginia Association of Independent Schools (VAIS)
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades Kindergarten - 8
Year Founded 1983

Student Body

Total Students n/a
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 21%
State avg.: 24%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 30 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 65%
Average Class Size 13 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(Khaki pants, skirt or dress and a green or white shirt or blouse)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Jan. 15 / rolling
Tuition Notes Grades K-3 tuition: $25,400 Grades 4-8 tuition: $27,500
% on Financial Aid 17%
Admissions Director Julie Lewis

Sports

Total Sports Offered 7 sports
Sports Basketball, Cross Country, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Ultimate FrisbeeBasketballCross Country,
SoccerSoftball,
SwimmingTennis,
Ultimate Frisbee

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 1 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. We have a robust after school program with a wide range of activities offered We have a robust after school program with a wide range of activities offered,

School Notes:

Application Process Age Requirements Kindergarten applicants must be five years of age by September 1 of the year they plan to enroll.
  • Application The first step in the process is to submit an application along with the $75 fee.
  • Student Visit  Student visits occur after an application has been submitted. Kindergarten and Grade 1 prospective students will visit for a half-day. Grade 2-8 prospective students will visit for a full-day. Additionally, if at all possible we will visit a Kindergarten applicant’s current school to observe the child in a familiar environment.
  • Parent Interview The parent interview is an opportunity for you to ask questions about ACDS, to further inform us about your child, and for us to get to know you. The interview will be scheduled once the application has been received.
  • Teacher Recommendations Kindergarten and Grade 1 – One current teacher recommendation is required. Grades 2-8 – Two current teacher recommendations are required.
  • Testing Kindergarten applicants are required to take the WPPSI-IV (Wechsler Preschool Primary Scale of Intelligence Test, Fourth Edition). First grade applicants, depending on their age, are required to take either the WPPSI-IV or the WISC-IV (Wechsler Intelligence for Children, Fourth Edition). Applicants for grades 2-5 are required to take the WISC-IV. Applicants for grades 6-8 are required to take the ISEE or SSAT. The school code is 472603 for ISEE and 1190 for SSAT.  Please register at www.erbtest.org (ISEE) or www.ssat.org (SSAT).
  • School Records Kindergarten and 1st grade: please submit any records and testing information that is available. Grades 1-8: please include a transcript of all courses and grades for past years and the current year and all testing information available.
  • Student Writing Sample Grades 6-8 applicants only: Questions for writing sample are included in the application.
  • A completed file includes: Application Application Fee WPPSI-IV, WISC- IV, ISEE or SSAT Test Results School Transcript (current year and past two years) if applicable Teacher Recommendation, one for K-1  and two for grades 2-8 Writing Sample (Grades 6-8 only) Student Visit Parent Interview

Profile last updated: 07/28/2014

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Commonwealth Academy (0.9 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Immanuel Lutheran School (0.4 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Immanuel Lutheran School (0.4 miles away)
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  • AlexandriaImmanuel Lutheran School
    Special Program Emphasis  (Lutheran Church -- Missouri Synod)
    109 Belleaire Road
    AlexandriaVA22301
    (703)549-7323
    Special Program Emphasis  (Lutheran Church -- Missouri Synod)
    0.4 mi | 113 students | Gr. PK-8                      
  • AlexandriaGrace Episcopal School
      (Episcopal)
    3601 Russell Road
    AlexandriaVA22305
    (703)549-5067
      (Episcopal)
    0.6 mi | 80 students | Gr. NS-5                      
  • AlexandriaSt Rita School
      (Roman Catholic)
    3801 Russell Rd
    AlexandriaVA22305
    (703)548-1888
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    0.7 mi | 207 students | Gr. PK-8                      
  • AlexandriaHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blessed Sacrament School & Early Childhood Center
      (Roman Catholic)
    1417 W Braddock Rd
    AlexandriaVA22302
    (703)998-4170
      (Roman Catholic)
    0.9 mi | 256 students | Gr. PK-8                      
  • AlexandriaCommonwealth Academy
    Special Program Emphasis
    1321 Leslie Avenue
    AlexandriaVA22301
    (703)548-6912
    Special Program Emphasis
    0.9 mi | 164 students | Gr. 3-12                      

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