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 Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-2
ADD/ADHD Support
Learning Difference Programs
Learning Programs Supported
Year Founded
Summer School Offered

Student Body

Total Students
84 students
Student Body Type
Students by Grade
Academy Primary School & Child Development Center Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
12 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
10 students
Classroom Dress Code

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Jul. 1 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Grades Kindergarten First Second
Admissions Director
Megan McHale
Admissions Associate
Melanie Guyton


Total Sports Offered
3 sports

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.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Academy Primary School & Child Development Center cost?

Academy Primary School & Child Development Center's tuition is approximately $16,000 for private students.

What sports does Academy Primary School & Child Development Center offer?

Academy Primary School & Child Development Center offers 3 interscholastic sports: Basketball, Dance and Soccer.

When is the application deadline for Academy Primary School & Child Development Center?

The application deadline for Academy Primary School & Child Development Center is Jul. 1 / rolling (applications are due on Jul. 1 but additional applications are reviewed year-round as space permits ).

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