Oldest Private Schools in District Of Columbia

The average private school in District Of Columbia was founded around 1959 (2024).
The oldest private school in District Of Columbia is Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School, founded in 1799.
Year Founded Range: 1799 1988 Avg. Year Founded: 1933

Oldest Private Schools in District Of Columbia (2024)

School
Founding Date
Grades
Location
Rank: #11.
Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School
Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School Photo - Georgetown Visitation is located on 23 acres in the heart of the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, DC.
All-girls (Catholic)
(1)
Founding Date: 1799
Grades: 9-12
1524 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
(Catholic)
(1)
Founding Date: 1818
Grades: PK-8
1325 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 (Catholic)
(4)
Founding Date: 1821
Grades: 9-12
19 I Street NW
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 336-7100
Rank: #44.
St. Johns College High School
(Catholic)
Founding Date: 1851
Grades: 9-12
2607 Military Road NW, Chevy Chase
Washington, DC 20015
(202) 363-2316
Rank: #55.
St. Augustine Catholic School
St. Augustine Catholic School Photo - Elementary student
(Catholic)
Founding Date: 1858
Grades: 1-9
1421 V Street N.W.
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 667-2608
Rank: #66.
Howard University Early Learning Program
Daycare / Preschool
Founding Date: 1867
Grades: NS-K
531 College St Nw
Washington, DC 20059
(202) 806-7102
Rank: #77.
Sidwell Friends School
(Friends)
Founding Date: 1883
Grades: PK-12
3825 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, DC 20016
(202) 537-8100
Rank: #88.
National Cathedral School
All-girls (Episcopal)
Founding Date: 1900
Grades: 4-12
3612 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: 4-12
Mount 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.
(1)
Founding Date: 1911
Grades: K-12
3000 Cathedral Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20008
(202) 939-8814
Rank: #1111.
Blessed Sacrament School (DC)
Blessed Sacrament School (DC) Photo
(Catholic)
Founding Date: 1923
Grades: K-8
5841 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.
(4)
Founding Date: 1927
Grades: K-8
4400 36th Street NW
Washington, DC 20008
(202) 362-7900
Rank: #1313.
Founding Date: 1933
Grades: PK-3
3500 Woodley Road NW
Washington, DC 20016
(202) 537-6485
Rank: #1414.
Founding Date: 1937
Grades: PK-8
2700 O Street S.E.
Washington, DC 20020
(202) 581-2010
Rank: #1515.
St. Anselm's Abbey School
St. Anselm's Abbey School Photo - Our rigorous curriculum is second to none. You will take 7APs to graduate from our school. Students receive over $5 million dollars in merit scholarships to college each year.
All-boys (Catholic)
Founding Date: 1942
Grades: 6-12
4501 South Dakota Ave Ne
Washington, DC 20017
(202) 269-2350
Rank: #1616.
Georgetown Day School
Georgetown Day School Photo
(2)
Founding Date: 1945
Grades: PK-12
4200 Davenport Street, NW
Washington, DC 20016
(202) 274-3200
Rank: #1717.
Archbishop Carroll High School
Archbishop Carroll High School Photo - ACHS Gospel Choir
(Catholic)
Founding Date: 1951
Grades: 9-12
4300 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!
(Catholic)
(1)
Founding Date: 1954
Grades: PK-8
3810 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.
(Catholic)
(2)
Founding Date: 1955
Grades: PK-8
4755 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-8
4700 Whitehaven Pkwy NW
Washington, DC 20007
(202) 342-2805
Rank: #2121.
St. Thomas More Catholic
St. Thomas More Catholic Photo - Welcome to the home of the Raiders
(Catholic)
Founding Date: 1957
Grades: PK-8
4265 4th St Se
Washington, DC 20032
(202) 561-1189
Rank: #2222.
Aidan Montessori School
Aidan Montessori School Photo - Aidan's elementary students present their Science Fair Projects
Montessori School
Founding Date: 1961
Grades: NS-6
2700 27th Street, Nw
Washington, DC 20008
(202) 387-2700
Rank: #2323.
Lowell School
Lowell School Photo
(10)
Founding Date: 1965
Grades: PK-8
1640 Kalmia Road NW
Washington, DC 20012
(202) 577-2000
Rank: #2424.
Founding Date: 1966
Grades: NS-12
3100 Macomb Street NW
Washington, DC 20008
(202) 243-1800
Rank: #25 - 2625. - 26.
Founding Date: 1968
Grades: PK-8
210 South Carolina Avenue SE
Washington, DC 20003
(202) 547-2244
Rank: #25 - 2625. - 26.
Edmund Burke School
Edmund Burke School Photo - 6th Grade Core - Fall 2022
(2)
Founding Date: 1968
Grades: 6-12
4101 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20008
(202) 362-8882
Rank: #2727.
National Presbyterian School
National Presbyterian School Photo - National Presbyterian School is located in Northwest, DC, near the Tenleytown Metro stop and shares a 12 acre campus with National Presbyterian Church.
(Presbyterian)
Founding Date: 1969
Grades: NS-6
4121 Nebraska Ave Nw
Washington, DC 20016
(202) 537-7569
Rank: #2828.
The Field School
The Field School Photo
(1)
Founding Date: 1972
Grades: 6-12
2301 Foxhall Road NW
Washington, DC 20007
(202) 295-5839
Rank: #2929.
Parkmont School
Founding Date: 1975
Grades: 6-12
4842 16th St Nw
Washington, DC 20011
(202) 726-0740
Rank: #3030.
Christian Family Montessori
Christian Family Montessori Photo
Montessori School (Christian)
(2)
Founding Date: 1981
Grades: PK-6
201 Allison St., NW, Suite B
Washington, DC 20011
(202) 722-1520
Founding Date: 1982
Grades: NS-12
3328 Martin Luther King Jr Ave Se
Washington, DC 20032
(202) 563-5971
Rank: #3232.
The Preparatory School Of DC
(Christian)
Founding Date: 1984
Grades: PK-8
4302 Georgia Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20011
(202) 722-5080
Rank: #33 - 3533. - 35.
Founding Date: 1988
Grades: PK-8
North Campus: 6045 16th St., NW; South Campus 4715 16th St., NW
Washington, DC 20011
(202) 291-5737
Rank: #33 - 3533. - 35.
Rock Creek International School
Daycare / Preschool
Founding Date: 1988
Grades: NS-8
1550 Foxhall Rd Nw
Washington, DC 20007
(202) 965-8700
Rank: #33 - 3533. - 35.
Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center
Daycare / Preschool
Founding Date: 1988
Grades: PK-K
Nmnh 10th & Constitution Ave Nw Rm. Ce-g50
Washington, DC 20560
(202) 633-1399
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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the District Of Columbia average Private Schools founding year?
The District Of Columbia average Private Schools founding year is 1959 for 2024.
What are the Private Schools with oldest founding year in District Of Columbia?
The top ranked Private Schools in District Of Columbia include Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School, Holy Trinity School and Gonzaga College High School.
What is private high school and private elementary school with the oldest founding year in District Of Columbia?
The private high school with the oldest founding year in District Of Columbia is Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School, with a year of 1799. The private elementary school with the oldest founding year is Holy Trinity School, with a year of 1818.

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