Top 20 Best Washington Private Schools (2022-23)

For the 2022-23 school year, there are 99 private schools serving 20,408 students in Washington, DC (there are 231 public schools, serving 87,195 public students). 19% of all K-12 students in Washington, DC are educated in private schools compared to the DC state average of 19%.
The best top ranked private schools in Washington, DC include The River School, Sidwell Friends School and St. Anselm's Abbey School.
The average tuition cost is $25,138, which is same as the District Of Columbia private school average tuition cost of $25,138.
45% of private schools in Washington, DC are religiously affiliated (most commonly Catholic and Episcopal).

Top Ranked Washington Private Schools (2022-23)

School
Location
Grades
Students
The River School
The River School Photo - The River School's unique co-teaching model pairs a master`s level educator with a speech-language pathologist in each classroom. Our thematic curriculum is designed to enliven learning across the domains, building each year as a student moves through our Preschool, Elementary and now Upper Elementary Programs. Children thrive in an environment of experiential and collaborative learning.
4880 Macarthur Blvd NW
Washington, DC 20007
(202) 337-3554
Grades: NS-4
| 222 students
Edmund Burke School
Edmund Burke School Photo - 4101 Connecticut Avenue NW
(2)
4101 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20008
(202) 362-8882
Grades: 6-12
| 315 students
Fusion Academy Washington D.C.
Fusion Academy Washington D.C. Photo - Classes at Fusion are one-to-one: one student and one teacher per classroom. Students have different teachers for different subjects, and teachers act as mentors in the one-to-one setting.
Alternative School
2000 Florida Ave. NW, 2nd Floor
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 244-0639
Grades: 6-12
| n/a students
Montessori School Of Washington DC
Montessori School Of Washington DC Photo - The Montessori Schoolof Washington is a small, nurturing environment for children ages two to six, where the curriculum is based on the philosophy of Dr. Maria Montessori
Daycare / Preschool
(10)
4380 Macarthur Blvd NW, Suite 200
Washington, DC 20007
(202) 338-1557
Grades: NS-PK
| 25 students
National Presbyterian School
National Presbyterian School Photo - Nursery students explore pollination, wearing butterfly wings and spreading pollen with their proboscis.
(Presbyterian)
4121 Nebraska Ave Nw
Washington, DC 20016
(202) 537-7508
Grades: NS-6
| 297 students
Templeton Academy DC
Templeton Academy DC Photo - Biology students doing a biodiversity study in Rock Creek Park.
(3)
406 7th Street NW
Washington, DC 20003
(202) 847-0779
Grades: 6-12
| 76 students
Archbishop Carroll High School
Archbishop Carroll High School Photo - ACHS Gospel Choir
(Catholic)
4300 Harewood Rd Ne
Washington, DC 20017
(202) 529-0200
Grades: 9-12
| 500 students
3500 Woodley Road NW
Washington, DC 20016
(202) 537-6793
Grades: PK-3
| 401 students
Blessed Sacrament School (DC)
Blessed Sacrament School (DC) Photo
(Catholic)
5841 Chevy Chase Pkwy NW
Washington, DC 20015
(202) 966-6682
Grades: K-8
| 510 students
British International School of Washington
British International School of Washington Photo
Special Program Emphasis
2001 Wisconsin Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20007
(703) 829-3700
Grades: PK-12
| 590 students
Christian Family Montessori
Christian Family Montessori Photo
Montessori School
201 Allison St., NW, Suite B
Washington, DC 20011
(202) 722-1520
Grades: PK-6
| 95 students
Emerson Preparatory School
(1)
1816 12th St., NW, 4th FL
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 785-2877
Grades: 9-12
| 41 students
The Field School
2301 Foxhall Road NW
Washington, DC 20007
(202) 295-5839
Grades: 6-12
| 348 students
Georgetown Day School
Georgetown Day School Photo
(2)
4200 Davenport Street, NW
Washington, DC 20016
(202) 274-3200
Grades: PK-12
| 1,050 students
Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School
All-girls (Catholic)
(1)
1524 35th St NW
Washington, DC 20007
(202) 337-3350
Grades: 9-12
| 492 students
Gonzaga College High School
Gonzaga College High School Photo - Gonzaga is Washington's only Catholic, Jesuit high school. The campus is located in the heart of our nation's capital and consists of nine buildings. In recent years, the physical plant has undergone major renovations and additions.
All-boys (Catholic)
(4)
19 I Street NW
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 336-7100
Grades: 9-12
| 962 students
Holy Trinity School
Holy Trinity School Photo - Holy Trinity School, 1325 36th Street, NW Washington, DC 20007
(Catholic)
(1)
1325 36th St NW
Washington, DC 20007
(202) 337-2339
Grades: PK-8
| 340 students
Howard University Early Learning Program
Daycare / Preschool
531 College St Nw
Washington, DC 20059
(202) 806-7102
Grades: NS-K
| 52 students
Kingsbury Day School
Special Education School
5000 14th St Nw
Washington, DC 20011
(202) 722-5555
Grades: PK-12
| 93 students
Lowell School
Lowell School Photo
(10)
1640 Kalmia Road NW
Washington, DC 20012
(202) 577-2000
Grades: PK-8
| 338 students
Maret School
Maret School Photo - Upper School students gather in the Theatre weekly for Convocation, a meeting run by Student Council.
(1)
3000 Cathedral Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20008
(202) 939-8814
Grades: K-12
| 650 students
North Campus: 6045 16th St., NW; South Campus 4715 16th St., NW
Washington, DC 20011
(202) 291-5737
Grades: PK-8
| 489 students
Montessori School Of Chevy Chase
Montessori School Of Chevy Chase Photo - The Montessori School of Chevy Chase is located on Connecticut Avenue, just South of the Maryland Border.
Montessori School
(1)
5312 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20015
(202) 362-6212
Grades: NS-K
| 55 students
National Cathedral School
All-girls (Episcopal)
3612 Woodley Road NW
Washington, DC 20016
(202) 537-6300
Grades: 4-12
| 595 students
St. Albans School
St. Albans School Photo
All-boys (Episcopal)
Mount St Alban
Washington, DC 20016
(202) 537-6440
Grades: 4-12
| 576 students
St. Anselm's Abbey School
All-boys (Catholic)
4501 South Dakota Ave Ne
Washington, DC 20017
(202) 269-2350
Grades: 6-12
| 247 students
St. Augustine Catholic School
St. Augustine Catholic School Photo - Elementary student
(Catholic)
1421 V Street N.W.
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 667-2608
Grades: 1-8
| 152 students
St. Johns College High School
(Catholic)
2607 Military Road NW, Chevy Chase
Washington, DC 20015
(202) 363-2316
Grades: 9-12
| 1,170 students
Sheridan School
Sheridan School Photo - Kindergartners and their 8th grade buddies love working together.
(3)
4400 36th Street NW
Washington, DC 20008
(202) 362-7900
Grades: K-8
| 232 students
Sidwell Friends School
(Friends)
3825 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, DC 20016
(202) 537-8111
Grades: PK-12
| 1,148 students
Sidwell Friends School
(Friends)
3825 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, DC 20016
(202) 537-8100
Grades: PK-12
| 1,151 students
3100 Macomb Street NW
Washington, DC 20008
(202) 243-1800
Grades: NS-12
| 896 students
62 T St NE
Washington, DC 20011
(202) 269-3186
Grades: K-12
| 42 students
Aidan Montessori School
Aidan Montessori School Photo - An Aidan Primary community at work.
Montessori School
2700 27th Street, Nw
Washington, DC 20008
(202) 387-2700
Grades: NS-6
| 192 students
Annunciation Catholic School
Annunciation Catholic School Photo - Kindergarten LOVES to read in their tent!
(Catholic)
(1)
3810 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20016
(202) 362-1408
Grades: PK-8
| 146 students
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Washington, District Of Columbia Private Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
2200 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20037
(202) 785-0181
Grades: NS-PK
| n/a students
220 Highview Place Se
Washington, DC 20032
(202) 562-7070
Grades: PK-8
| 182 students
1816 12th St Nw
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 387-1143
Grades: 5
| 47 students
Holy Redeemer Catholic School (Closed 2017)
Special Program Emphasis (Catholic)
1135 New Jersey Avenue Nw
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 638-5789
Grades: PK-8
| 249 students
Holy Temple Christian Academy (Closed 2014)
Alternative School (Pentecostal)
439 12th Street Se
Washington, DC 20003
(202) 547-8364
Grades: PK-8
| 72 students
4301 Harewood Rd NE
Washington, DC 20017
(202) 832-1087
Grades: 6-12
| 58 students
1240 Randolph St Ne
Washington, DC 20017
(202) 234-3210
Grades: NS-5
| 56 students
6008 Georgia Avenue Nw
Washington, DC 20011
(202) 723-3322
Grades: NS-8
| 217 students
1604 Morris Road Se
Washington, DC 20020
(202) 678-4999
Grades: 6-8
| 77 students
3740 Ely Pl., S.e.
Washington, DC 20019
(202) 584-4278
Grades: PK-8
| 176 students
2019 Rhode Island Avenue Ne
Washington, DC 20018
(202) 529-5394
Grades: PK-8
| 203 students
St. Gabriel School (Closed 2006)
Special Program Emphasis (Catholic)
510 Webster St NW
Washington, DC 20011
(202) 726-9212
Grades: K-8
| 172 students

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