Oldest Private Preschools in Virginia

The average private preschool in Virginia was founded around 1981 (2021-22).
The oldest private preschool in Virginia is St. Mary Elementary School, founded in 1869.

Oldest Private Preschools in Virginia (2021-22)

School
Founding Date
Grades
Location
Rank: #11.
St. Mary Elementary School
St. Mary Elementary School Photo - Entrance to our School
(Roman Catholic)
(1)
Founding Date: 1869
Grades: PK-8
400 Green Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
(703) 549-1646
Rank: #22.
Immanuel Lutheran School
Immanuel Lutheran School Photo
(Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)
Founding Date: 1870
Grades: PK-8
1801 Russell Road
Alexandria, VA 22301
(703) 549-0155
Rank: #33.
St. Joseph School
St. Joseph School Photo
(Roman Catholic)
(2)
Founding Date: 1876
Grades: PK-8
123 Franklin Street
Petersburg, VA 23803
(804) 732-3931
Rank: #4 - 54. - 5.
Chesapeake Academy
Founding Date: 1889
Grades: PK-8
107 Steamboat Rd.
Irvington, VA 22480
(804) 438-5575
Rank: #4 - 54. - 5.
Roanoke Catholic School
Roanoke Catholic School Photo - Our Early Childhood Program (ages 3-5) is dedicated to the physical, social, and emotional development of the young child in a nurturing Christian environment. Each school day is planned with age-appropriate activities to enhance socialization skills, personal independence, and physical development in a comfortable, happy, play-oriented setting. Indoor and outdoor play are part of each day.
Special Program Emphasis (Roman Catholic)
Founding Date: 1889
Grades: PK-12
621 N. Jefferson St
Roanoke, VA 24016
(540) 982-3532
Rank: #66.
St. Catherines School
St. Catherines School Photo - While St. Catherine's believes single sex education is the ideal learning environment, we also know that men and women will live and work together for the rest of their lives. The school works closely with St. Christopher's to provide a Coordinate Program in the Upper School.
All-girls (Episcopal)
(3)
Founding Date: 1890
Grades: PK-12
6001 Grove Avenue
Richmond, VA 23226
(804) 288-2804
Rank: #77.
Saint James Catholic School
Saint James Catholic School Photo - We offer separately designated and fully equipped science, and computer labs, a newly installed robotics lab, a library, art room and music room.
(Roman Catholic)
Founding Date: 1906
Grades: PK-8
830 W Broad Street
Falls Church, VA 22046
(703) 533-1182
Rank: #88.
St. Charles School
St. Charles School Photo - St. Charles students perform in the annual Christmas Pageant.
Daycare / Preschool (Roman Catholic)
Founding Date: 1909
Grades: NS-PK
3299 Fairfax Dr
Arlington, VA 22201
(703) 527-0608
Rank: #9 - 109. - 10.
Founding Date: 1910
Grades: PK-12
2132 Ivy Road
Charlottesville, VA 22903
(434) 296-5106
Rank: #9 - 109. - 10.
Stanley Seventh-day Adventist School
Stanley Seventh-day Adventist School Photo - Hands-on activities spark a love of learning at Stanley SDA School
(Seventh Day Adventist)
Founding Date: 1910
Grades: PK-8
118 Church Ave
Stanley, VA 22851
(540) 778-3377
Rank: #1111.
St. Christopher's School
All-boys (Episcopal)
(6)
Founding Date: 1911
Grades: PK-12
711 Saint Christophers Road
Richmond, VA 23226
(804) 282-3185
Rank: #1212.
Collegiate School
Collegiate School Photo - This may not look like much now, but it's our new Academic Commons, under construction and opening in summer 2013. The entire complex includes new art studios, a cafe, library and flexible open space for meetings and collaboration.
(1)
Founding Date: 1915
Grades: PK-12
103 N Mooreland Road
Henrico, VA 23229
(804) 740-7077
Rank: #1313.
St. Benedict School
St. Benedict School Photo - St. Benedict Catholic School on the corner of Grove and Belmont, is located in the historic Museum District of Richmond, Virginia.
(Roman Catholic)
Founding Date: 1919
Grades: PK-8
3100 Grove Avenue
Richmond, VA 23221
(804) 254-8850
Rank: #14 - 1514. - 15.
Linton Hall School
Linton Hall School Photo - Linton Hall School, Catholic Education in the Benedictine Tradition Preschool -Grade 8 www.lintonhall.edu(703)368-3157
(Roman Catholic)
(1)
Founding Date: 1922
Grades: PK-8
9535 Linton Hall Rd
Bristow, VA 20136
(571) 428-2531
Rank: #14 - 1514. - 15.
St. Stephen's and St. Agnes School
St. Stephen's and St. Agnes School Photo - Lower School math class: Learn more about Lower School academics at http://www.sssas.org/lower
(Episcopal)
Founding Date: 1922
Grades: NS-12
1000 Saint Stephens Road
Alexandria, VA 22304
(703) 212-2705
Rank: #1616.
Cape Henry Collegiate
Cape Henry Collegiate Photo
(6)
Founding Date: 1924
Grades: PK-12
1320 Mill Dam Rd
Virginia Beach, VA 23454
(757) 481-2446
Rank: #1717.
The Hill School
The Hill School Photo - The Hill School
(13)
Founding Date: 1926
Grades: PK-8
130 South Madison St
Middleburg, VA 20117
(540) 687-5897
Rank: #1818.
The Williams School
The Williams School Photo - Logo
Founding Date: 1927
Grades: PK-8
419 Colonial Ave
Norfolk, VA 23507
(757) 627-1383
Rank: #1919.
Highland School
(1)
Founding Date: 1928
Grades: PK-12
597 Broadview Ave
Warrenton, VA 20186
(540) 878-2700
Rank: #2020.
Congressional School
Congressional School Photo
(21)
Founding Date: 1939
Grades: NS-8
3229 Sleepy Hollow Rd
Falls Church, VA 22042
(703) 533-9711
Rank: #21 - 2321. - 23.
Browne Academy
Browne Academy Photo
(8)
Founding Date: 1941
Grades: NS-8
5917 Telegraph Rd
Alexandria, VA 22310
(571) 451-1006
Rank: #21 - 2321. - 23.
Mt. Pleasant Christian School
(Mennonite)
Founding Date: 1941
Grades: PK-8
1613 Mt Pleasant Rd
Chesapeake, VA 23322
(757) 482-9557
Rank: #21 - 2321. - 23.
St. Thomas More Cathedral School
(Roman Catholic)
Founding Date: 1941
Grades: PK-8
105 N. Thomas Street
Arlington, VA 22203
(703) 528-6781
Rank: #24 - 2624. - 26.
Green Hedges School
Green Hedges School Photo
(8)
Founding Date: 1942
Grades: NS-8
415 Windover Ave, NW
Vienna, VA 22180
(703) 938-8323
Rank: #24 - 2624. - 26.
The Langley School
The Langley School Photo
(3)
Founding Date: 1942
Grades: NS-8
1411 Balls Hill Road
Mc Lean, VA 22101
(703) 356-1920
Rank: #24 - 2624. - 26.
Warwick River Christian School
Warwick River Christian School Photo - The Middle School Chorus was one of just 16 schools chosen to participate in the Field Studies International, Inc. National Christian Middle School Chorus.
(Mennonite)
Founding Date: 1942
Grades: PK-8
252 Lucas Creek Road
Newport News, VA 23602
(757) 877-2941
Rank: #2727.
North Cross School
North Cross School Photo - North Cross School develops in its students curiosity, a love of learning, and respect for themselves and others. Through a progressive curriculum, our students graduate as global citizens, understanding the diversity our world provides.
Founding Date: 1944
Grades: PK-12
4254 Colonial Avenue Sw
Roanoke, VA 24018
(540) 989-6641
Rank: #28 - 2928. - 29.
Founding Date: 1946
Grades: PK-8
3700 Burgundy Road
Alexandria, VA 22303
(703) 960-3431
Rank: #28 - 2928. - 29.
St. Agnes School
(Roman Catholic)
(2)
Founding Date: 1946
Grades: PK-8
2024 N Randolph St
Arlington, VA 22207
(703) 527-5423
Rank: #30 - 3130. - 31.
Grymes Memorial School
Grymes Memorial School Photo - Grymes Memorial School students in the seventh and eighth grade English classes travel each year to Charlottesville in November to view artwork on display for the annual regional “Writers’ Eye” competition held at the University of Virginia Bayly Art Museum. The Writer’s Eye is an annual literary competition organized by the docents of the museum, now in its 24th year, and Grymes students have participated in this competition since 1996. During their visit, Grymes students selected works of art designated to spark the imaginations of inspiring young writers and began working on their pieces at the museum. After two weeks of perfecting their work, the students submitted entries along with approximately 1200 other students from contestants in regional public and private schools in four categories: grades 3-5, 6-8, 9-12 and university/adult. Judges for grades 3-8 entries are writers, English teachers form local schools and University of Virginia faculty and staff. This year, a Grymes seventh grade student was awarded Honorable Mention in the middle school prose category. Dana Bost, Grymes middle school English instructor received Honorable Mention in the adult poetry category. Under the instruction of Dana Bost, Grymes Memorial School has received a total of 33 recognitions in the Writer’s Eye Competition since 1996.
(3)
Founding Date: 1947
Grades: PK-8
13775 Spicers Mill Rd
Orange, VA 22960
(540) 672-1010
Rank: #30 - 3130. - 31.
Walsingham Academy Lower School
Walsingham Academy Lower School Photo - The Middle School is ranked in the top 10% of schools nationally measured by standardized academic achievement tests.
(Roman Catholic)
Founding Date: 1947
Grades: NS-7
1100 Jamestown Road
Williamsburg, VA 23185
(757) 229-2642
Rank: #32 - 3332. - 33.
Norfolk Collegiate School
Norfolk Collegiate School Photo - Middle school students use the green room to film a short video for class. The room is equipped with movie editing software, iPads and more for students to utilize.
(5)
Founding Date: 1948
Grades: PK-12
7336 Granby St
Norfolk, VA 23505
(757) 480-1495
Rank: #32 - 3332. - 33.
Powhatan School
Powhatan School Photo
Founding Date: 1948
Grades: PK-8
49 Powhatan Lane
Boyce, VA 22620
(540) 837-1009
Rank: #3434.
Saint Ann Catholic School
Saint Ann Catholic School Photo - We achieve personal excellence in an academic community that natures mind, body and soul. We inspire one another to glorify God by embracing his call to love and serve.
(Roman Catholic)
(6)
Founding Date: 1951
Grades: PK-8
980 N Frederick Street
Arlington, VA 22205
(703) 525-7599
Rank: #35 - 3835. - 38.
Norfolk Christian Schools
Norfolk Christian Schools Photo - Norfolk Christian Upper School Campus
(Christian)
(2)
Founding Date: 1952
Grades: PK-12
255 Thole St
Norfolk, VA 23505
(757) 423-5770
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