Academy Primary School & Child Development Center

  • Academy Primary School and Child Development Center is a private school under the auspices of Academy Child Development Center, Inc. which is a not-for-profit educational company and child care provider founded in 1981. Located on the Academy Hills campus which is convenient to Great Seneca Highway, I 270, Shady Grove Road, and Darnestown Road.
  • We also offer a wide variety of program options for children 3 months to 12 years of age at several locations in Montgomery County, Maryland.
  • Children are our focus and our staff make up the foundation of our programs.
  • The experience, education, and low turnover of teachers and assistants ensure continuity of quality programming.
  • All centers share a common mission and are licensed by Maryland's Office Child Care.
  • Because of the uniqueness of each community we serve, different centers may maintain additional affiliations.
  • Diversity of staff and families.  In partnership with families, community and early childhood experts, Academy continues to grow and develop within the scope of our "Building Blocks for Life" philosophy.

School Overview

Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-2
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedDyslexia
Year Founded1981
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students84 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
Students by Grade Academy Primary School & Child Development Center Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers12 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio7:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size10 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(Uniform )

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineJul. 1 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$16,000
Tuition NotesGrades Kindergarten First Second
Admissions DirectorMegan McHale
Admissions AssociateMelanie Guyton


Total Sports Offered3 sports
SportsBasketball, Dance, SoccerBasketballDance,

School Notes

  • Private MSDE Approved Nursery School through Second grade.
  • Our programs are approved, accredited and licensed by the Maryland State Department of Education.
  • Specialized instruction in motor development, Spanish and the arts.
  • Small class size provides individualized learning opportunities.
  • Orton-Gillingham approach.
  • Our teachers all have experience and education in early childhood and over 41% have taught at Academy for more than five years.
  • School hours: 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • Extended Hours Available: Before school starts at 7:00 a.m. After school closes at 6:30 p.m. Holiday care options available.
  • Academy's school programs operate approximately 170-180 school days per year.
  • Our bright and open facility was specifically designed for our early education program.
  • Dress Code: Uniforms for Kindergarten Students (Navy, White & Khaki).
  • Active Parent Teacher eXchange (PTeX) Group.
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