Alexandria Country Day School

2400 Russell Rd,
Alexandria, VA, 22301-0223
Tel: (703)548-4804
Grades: K - 8 | 230 students
Alexandria Country Day School is a dynamic independent school for children from kindergarten through the 8th grade.
The educational experience of a K-8 school has been shown to be one of the healthiest and most productive for all children, and the ACDS community exemplifies all the elements of the best K-8 schools: small classes, engaged and experienced teachers, an academically-challenging curriculum, and an active and supportive parent community.
With the confidence and self-esteem a K-8 school provides each child, it is no surprise that children who graduate from ACDS are accepted and excel in some of the most competitive high schools in our area.
Our vision for each academic year is clear: we want to bring out the best in each student—academically and socially, as athletes, artists, writers, scientists, and contributing members of the community.

School Overview

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

Student Body

Total Students 230 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 21%
State avg.: 24%
Students by Grade Alexandria Country Day School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 36 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 7:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 12 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(Khaki pants, skirt or dress and a green or white shirt or blouse)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Jan. 31 / rolling
Tuition Notes Grades K-3 tuition: $20,760 Grades 4-8 tuition: $22,545
% on Financial Aid 20%
Admissions Director Rebecca Teti


Total Sports Offered 6 sports
Sports Basketball, Cross Country, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, TennisBasketballCross Country,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 17 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Band, Book Club, Chorus, Field Hockey, Garden Club, Homework Club, Honor Council, Illustrating Club, Peer Mediators, Recycling Club, Rock Climbing, Stitching Club, Student Ambassadors (tour guides), Student Council, Volleyball, Yearbook, Yoga Band, Book Club, Chorus, Field Hockey, Garden Club, Homework Club, Honor Council, Peer Mediators, Recycling Club, Rock Climbing, Stitching Club, Volleyball, Yearbook, Yoga, Illustrating Club,
Student Ambassadors (tour guides),
Student Council,

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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  • Alexandria Immanuel Lutheran School
    Special Program Emphasis (Lutheran Church -- Missouri Synod)
    1801 Russell Road
    Alexandria , VA , 22301
    Special Program Emphasis (Lutheran Church -- Missouri Synod)
    0.4  mi  |  105  students  |  Gr.  PK-8
  • Alexandria
    Grace Episcopal School
    3601 Russell Road
    Alexandria , VA , 22305
    0.6  mi  |  123  students  |  Gr.  NS-5
  • Alexandria
    St. Rita School
    (Roman Catholic)
    3801 Russell Rd
    Alexandria , VA , 22305
    (Roman Catholic)
    0.7  mi  |  190  students  |  Gr.  K-9
  • Alexandria
    Honored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blessed Sacrament School & Early Childhood Center
    (Roman Catholic)
    1417 W Braddock Rd
    Alexandria , VA , 22302
    (Roman Catholic)
    0.9  mi  |  345  students  |  Gr.  K-9
  • Alexandria
    Commonwealth Academy
    Special Program Emphasis
    1321 Leslie Avenue
    Alexandria , VA , 22301
    Special Program Emphasis
    0.9  mi  |  147  students  |  Gr.  3-12

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