Browne Academy

5917 Telegraph Rd
Alexandria, VA 22310-0223
     Tel: (703)960-3000
Grades: NS - 8 | 278 students
Browne Academy is a pre-kindergarten through grade eight independent school that nurtures academic excellence and gives children the confidence to thrive.
Browne prepares girls and boys in the metropolitan Washington, DC area for competitive secondary schools as well as being dedicated to the development of the individual child as an independent, lifelong learner who embraces the core values of excellence, diversity, character and community.
Hallmarks of our program include small class sizes, individualized attention and a strong commitment to academics from preschool through eighth grade.
Come visit us and see what a school can be.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
State or regional independent school association
Virginia Association of Independent Schools (VAIS)
Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool - 8
Learning Programs Supported Learning Resource Specialist on staff
Year Founded 1941

Student Body

Total Students 278 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 41%
State avg.: 27%
Students by Grade Browne Academy Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 30 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 10:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 12 students
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(Khaki bottom, Polo top - different colors allowed)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Feb. 3 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $26,195
Tuition Notes Preschool Tuition: $17,000 - $22,895 K-8 Tuition: $26,195
Admissions Associate Erin Mackey


Total Sports Offered 4 sports
Sports Basketball, Cross Country, Soccer, Ultimate FrisbeeBasketballCross Country,
SoccerUltimate Frisbee,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 6 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Art, Ballet, Cooking, Private Music Lessons, Science, Tae Kwon Do Art, Ballet, Cooking, Science, Tae Kwon Do, Private Music Lessons,

School Notes:

Experience the Browne Academy Difference:

Browne Academy’s accredited program offerings are designed for students from preschool through grade eight. When you enroll your child at Browne, you can be confident that your child will thrive based on a unique combination of curriculum, instructional approach and learning environment that you won’t find anywhere else. 

  • Our Curriculum:
  • An academic curriculum second to none. Students learn how to learn, with strong foundations in reading, writing and mathematics that are developed from Preschool, toLower School (K-4) to Middle School (Gr. 5-8)
  • Specialized learning opportunities.  Students work with specialist teachers to broaden their abilities in world languages, physical education, music and the arts.
  • A wide array of enrichment activities. Athletic teams/programs, electives, extended day and extra-curricular programs inevitably feature something for everyone.
  • A limelight that truly goes around. All three divisions (Preschool, Lower School, Middle School) host trademark events throughout the year that puts their respective students on “center stage”.
  • Individualized Instruction:
  • Small class sizes.  Teachers are able to provide individualized attention to each student, essential to building academic foundations while fostering individual talents.
  • Emphasis on communication. In addition to the many ways in which we keep parents informed, we ask all faculty and staff to respond to any form of communication within 24 hours of receipt.
  • Student leadership opportunities. We inspire students to lead at all grade levels, both in and out of the classroom, through buddy and mentor programs as well as school-wide community service initiatives.
  • Our Learning Environment:
  • Serene campus. Our all-encompassing 11 acre campus features streams, mature trees and rolling hills--the perfect backdrop for learning.
  • State-of-the-art facilities. Our CAPA facility (Center for Athletics and Performing Arts), technology lab, two libraries and swimming pool provide hands-on learning opportunities for all students.
  • A safe environment.  Browne provides a nurturing atmosphere where all children feel safe to explore and expand their horizons, where individuals are valued and respected, and where a love of learning is central to the educational experience. 

Profile last updated: 08/01/2014

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Bishop Ireton High School (1.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Montessori School Of Alexandria (0.7 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Montessori School Of Alexandria (0.7 miles away)
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  • AlexandriaMontessori School Of Alexandria
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  • AlexandriaBurgundy Farm Country Day School
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    AlexandriaVA 22303
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  • AlexandriaBishop Ireton High School
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    201 Cambridge Road
    AlexandriaVA 22314
      (Roman Catholic)
    1.3 mi | 785 students | Gr. 9-12                      
  • AlexandriaThe Howard Gardner School
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    AlexandriaVA 22310
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    1.7 mi | 64 students | Gr. 7-12                      
  • AlexandriaSt Louis Catholic School
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