Kingsbury Day School

Kingsbury Day School is the oldest school in Washington, D.C. designed to meet the needs of students with learning difference and ADHD. Kingsbury is a co-educational, independent, special education day school serving students ranging from 4 to 21 years of age. Learning goals are met through multi-sensory, individualized and differentiated learning approaches.
Social and emotional growth is facilitated through collaboration among a team of special education professionals which include occupational therapists, physical therapists, psychologists, speech and language pathologists and reading specialists.

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Kingsbury Day School places among the top 20% of private schools in District Of Columbia for:

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-12
Offers Post-Graduate Year
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
Mild to Moderate
Year Founded
1938
Summer School Offered
Yes

Student Body

Total Students
93 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
75%
State avg.: 46%
Students by Grade
Kingsbury Day School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
23 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
4:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
85%
Average Class Size
8 students
Number of AP Courses
3 courses
Advanced Courses
AP Human Geography, AP Psychology, AP U.S. History

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline
Feb. 1 / rolling
Acceptance Rate
70%
National avg.: 85%

Sports

Total Sports Offered
6 sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
2 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Student Government Association

Arts and Music Programs:
Kingsbury Day School Chorus

School Notes

  • Kingsbury serves 165 students with average to above average cognitive ability. Our population includes students with mild to moderate auditory and visual processing disorders, students with non-verbal learning disabilities, ADHD, visual and spatial processing disorders as well as evaluative and organizational processing disorders. We are unable to meet the needs of students with a primary diagnosis of Mental Retardation, PDD and/or Emotional Disturbance. Students progress through a curriculum of concepts and skills at their own pace in our individualized academic program. We believe that students with learning differences can be taught effectively when instructional methods and curricula are tailored to their unique learning needs.

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The average private school tuition in Washington, DC is $26,767 for elementary schools and $29,208 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Washington, DC is 69% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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