Oldest Private Schools in District of Columbia

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(48)
All Schools
(48)
 
High Schools
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High Schools
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Elementary Schools
(35)
Elementary Schools
(35)
 
Preschools
(28)
Preschools
(28)
 
  • The average private school in District of Columbia was founded around 1952 (2020).
  • The oldest private school in District of Columbia is Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School, founded in 1799.
  • The oldest private schools are listed below (where sufficient data available).

Oldest Private Schools in District of Columbia (2020)

  • School Founding Date Grades Location
  • Rank: #11.
    Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School
    All-girls (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1799
    Grades: 9-121524 35th St NW
    Washington, DC 20007
    (202)337-3350

  • Rank: #22.
    Holy Trinity School
    Holy Trinity School Photo - Holy Trinity School, 1325 36th Street, NW Washington, DC 20007
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1818
    Grades: PK-81325 36th St NW
    Washington, DC 20007
    (202)337-2339

  • Rank: #33.
    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 (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1821
    Grades: 9-1219 Eye Street NW
    Washington, DC 20001
    (202)336-7161

  • Rank: #44.
    St Johns College High School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1851
    Grades: 9-122607 Military Road NW, Chevy Chase
    Washington, DC 20015
    (202)363-2316

  • Rank: #55. Founding Date: 1852
    Grades: 9-121816 12th St., NW, 4th FL
    Washington, DC 20009
    (202)785-2877

  • Rank: #66.
    St Augustine Catholic School
    St Augustine Catholic School Photo - Elementary student
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1858
    Grades: 1-81421 V Street N.W.
    Washington, DC 20009
    (202)667-2608

  • Rank: #77.
    Howard University Early Learning Program
    Daycare / Preschool
    Founding Date: 1867
    Grades: NS-K531 College St Nw
    Washington, DC 20059
    (202)806-7102

  • Rank: #88.
    National Cathedral School
    All-girls (Episcopal)
    Founding Date: 1900
    Grades: 4-123612 Woodley Road NW
    Washington, DC 20016
    (202)537-6300

  • Rank: #99.
    St. Albans School
    St. Albans School Photo
    All-boys (Episcopal)
    Founding Date: 1909
    Grades: 4-12Mount St Alban
    Washington, DC 20016
    (202)537-6440

  • Rank: #1010.
    Maret School
    Maret School Photo - Upper School students gather in the Theatre weekly for Convocation, a meeting run by Student Council.
    Founding Date: 1911
    Grades: K-123000 Cathedral Avenue NW
    Washington, DC 20008
    (202)939-8814

  • Rank: #1111.
    Blessed Sacrament School (DC)
    Blessed Sacrament School (DC) Photo
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1923
    Grades: K-85841 Chevy Chase Pkwy NW
    Washington, DC 20015
    (202)966-6682

  • Rank: #1212.
    Sheridan School
    Sheridan School Photo - Kindergartners and their 8th grade buddies love working together.
    Founding Date: 1927
    Grades: K-84400 36th Street NW
    Washington, DC 20008
    (202)362-7900

  • Rank: #1313. Founding Date: 1933
    Grades: PK-33500 Woodley Road NW
    Washington, DC 20016
    (202)537-6793

  • Rank: #1414.
    St Francis Xavier Catholic Academyool
    St Francis Xavier Catholic Academyool Photo - Our literacy program that starts with 3- and 4-year old children
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1937
    Grades: PK-82700 O Street S.E.
    Washington, DC 20020
    (202)581-2010

  • Rank: #1515.
    Kingsbury Day School
    Special Education School
    Founding Date: 1938
    Grades: PK-125000 14th St Nw
    Washington, DC 20011
    (202)722-5555

  • Rank: #1616. Founding Date: 1945
    Grades: NS-124200 Davenport Street, NW
    Washington, DC 20016
    (202)274-3200

  • Rank: #1717.
    Archbishop Carroll High School
    Archbishop Carroll High School Photo - ACHS Gospel Choir
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1951
    Grades: 9-124300 Harewood Rd Ne
    Washington, DC 20017
    (202)529-0200

  • Rank: #1818.
    Annunciation Catholic School
    Annunciation Catholic School Photo - Kindergarten LOVES to read in their tent!
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1954
    Grades: PK-83810 Massachusetts Ave., NW
    Washington, DC 20016
    (202)362-1408

  • Rank: #1919.
    Our Lady Of Victory School
    Our Lady Of Victory School Photo - Middle School students enjoy math class with OLV principal Sheila Martinez.
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1955
    Grades: PK-84755 Whitehaven Pkwy Nw
    Washington, DC 20007
    (202)337-1421

  • Rank: #2020.
    St Patrick's Episcopal Day School
    St Patrick's Episcopal Day School Photo
    (Episcopal)
    Founding Date: 1956
    Grades: NS-84700 Whitehaven Pkwy NW
    Washington, DC 20007
    (202)342-2807

  • Rank: #2121.
    St Thomas More Catholic
    St Thomas More Catholic Photo - Welcome to the home of the Raiders
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1957
    Grades: PK-84265 4th St Se
    Washington, DC 20032
    (202)561-1189

  • Rank: #2222.
    Aidan Montessori School
    Aidan Montessori School Photo - An Aidan Primary community at work.
    Montessori School
    Founding Date: 1961
    Grades: NS-62700 27th Street, Nw
    Washington, DC 20008
    (202)387-2700

  • Rank: #2323.
    Lowell School
    Lowell School Photo
    Founding Date: 1965
    Grades: PK-81640 Kalmia Road NW
    Washington, DC 20012
    (202)577-2000

  • Rank: #2424. Founding Date: 1966
    Grades: NS-123100 Macomb Street NW
    Washington, DC 20008
    (202)243-1800

  • Rank: #25-2625.- 26. Founding Date: 1968
    Grades: PK-8210 South Carolina Avenue SE
    Washington, DC 20003
    (202)386-9920

  • Rank: #25-2625.- 26.
    Edmund Burke School
    Edmund Burke School Photo - Connecticut Avenue NW view - Middle School & Common Spaces
    Founding Date: 1968
    Grades: 6-124101 Connecticut Avenue NW
    Washington, DC 20008
    (202)362-8882

  • Rank: #2727.
    National Presbyterian School
    National Presbyterian School Photo - Nursery students study our newly hatched chicks in the NPS science lab.
    (Presbyterian)
    Founding Date: 1969
    Grades: NS-64121 Nebraska Ave Nw
    Washington, DC 20016
    (202)537-7508

  • Rank: #2828.
    Parkmont School
    Founding Date: 1975
    Grades: 6-124842 16th St Nw
    Washington, DC 20011
    (202)726-0740

  • Rank: #2929.
    Christian Family Montessori
    Christian Family Montessori Photo
    Montessori School
    Founding Date: 1981
    Grades: PK-6201 Allison St., NW, Suite B
    Washington, DC 20011
    (202)722-1520

  • Rank: #30-3130.- 31. Founding Date: 1982
    Grades: NS-123328 Martin Luther King Jr Ave Se
    Washington, DC 20032
    (202)563-5971

  • Rank: #30-3130.- 31. Founding Date: 1982
    Grades: PK-8North Campus: 6045 16th St., NW; South Campus 4715 16th St., NW
    Washington, DC 20011
    (202)291-5737

  • Rank: #32-3332.- 33.
    Rock Creek International School
    Daycare / Preschool
    Founding Date: 1988
    Grades: NS-81550 Foxhall Rd Nw
    Washington, DC 20007
    (202)965-8700

  • Rank: #32-3332.- 33.
    Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center
    Alternative School
    Founding Date: 1988
    Grades: PK-KNmnh 10th & Constitution Ave Nw Rm. Ce-g50
    Washington, DC 20560
    (202)633-1399

  • Rank: #34-3534.- 35.
    Kirov Academy Of Ballet of Washington DC
    Kirov Academy Of Ballet of Washington DC Photo - Teaching the After School Program Classes
    Special Program Emphasis
    Founding Date: 1990
    Grades: 6-124301 Harewood Rd NE
    Washington, DC 20017
    (202)832-1087

  • Rank: #34-3534.- 35.
    Montessori School Of Washington
    Montessori School Of Washington 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
    Founding Date: 1990
    Grades: NS-PK4380 Macarthur Blvd NW, Suite 200
    Washington, DC 20007
    (202)338-1557

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