Top 10 Best Bethesda Private Schools (2023)

For the 2023 school year, there are 24 private schools serving 6,576 students in Bethesda, MD (there are 16 public schools, serving 15,609 public students). 30% of all K-12 students in Bethesda, MD are educated in private schools (compared to the MD state average of 14%).
The best top ranked private schools in Bethesda, MD include Norwood School, Landon School and Our Lady Of Lourdes School.
The average acceptance rate is 70%, which is lower than the Maryland private school average acceptance rate of 81%.
38% of private schools in Bethesda, MD are religiously affiliated (most commonly Catholic and Episcopal).

Top Ranked Bethesda Private Schools (2023)

School
Location
Grades
Students
Landon School
Landon School Photo - We believe requiring a boy to engage in an array of experiences introduces him to passions and abilities he didn't know he had, which is essential to his emotional, social, physical, and intellectual growth.
All-boys
(4)
6101 Wilson Lane
Bethesda, MD 20817
(301) 320-3200
Grades: 3-12
| 690 students
Norwood School
Norwood School Photo - Located in Bethesda, MD, Norwood School develops students in grades PK-8 into confident lifelong learners who have the academic, character, and leadership skills to succeed in high school and beyond. Recognizing that children are multi-faceted, Norwood provides many opportunities for safe risk-taking, exploration, discovery, and growth in a nurturing, supportive, and inclusive school community.
(1)
8821 River Road
Bethesda, MD 20817
(301) 365-2595
Grades: PK-8
| 450 students
Washington Waldorf School
Washington Waldorf School Photo - At Washington Waldorf, we encourage the connections that broaden students` experiences and help them grow in new directions. Our teachers incorporate academic, artistic, and practical elements into every subject, creating memorable lessons, successful scholars, and strong individuals.
Waldorf School
(3)
4800 Sangamore Road
Bethesda, MD 20816
(301) 229-6107
Grades: PK-12
| 263 students
Holton-arms School
All-girls
(1)
7303 River Road
Bethesda, MD 20817
(301) 365-5300
Grades: 3-12
| 657 students
Little Flower School
(Catholic)
5601 Massachusetts Avenue
Bethesda, MD 20816
(301) 320-3273
Grades: PK-8
| 266 students
Our Lady Of Lourdes School
Our Lady Of Lourdes School Photo - Pre-School students learn Art in their classrooms.
(Catholic)
(2)
7500 Pearl Street
Bethesda, MD 20814
(301) 654-5376
Grades: NS-8
| 210 students
The Primary Day School
The Primary Day School Photo
(2)
7300 River Road
Bethesda, MD 20817
(301) 365-4355
Grades: PK-2
| 142 students
Rochambeau-the French Intl School
Rochambeau-the French Intl School Photo
Special Program Emphasis
9600 Forest Road
Bethesda, MD 20814
(301) 530-8260
Grades: PK-12
| 1,089 students
St. Bartholomew Catholic School
St. Bartholomew Catholic School Photo - St. Bartholomew students are deeply rooted in faith and service.
(Catholic)
6900 River Road
Bethesda, MD 20817
(301) 229-5586
Grades: NS-8
| 181 students
St. Jane De Chantal School
(Catholic)
9525 Old Georgetown Road
Bethesda, MD 20814
(301) 530-1221
Grades: PK-8
| 463 students
Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart
Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart Photo - Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart - Hamilton House
All-girls (Catholic)
9101 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, MD 20814
(301) 657-4322
Grades: NS-12
| 774 students
Washington Episcopal School
Washington Episcopal School Photo
(Episcopal)
(13)
5600 Little Falls Pkwy
Bethesda, MD 20816
(301) 652-7878
Grades: NS-8
| 321 students
The Woods Academy
The Woods Academy Photo - Competitive Robotics
(Catholic)
(2)
6801 Greentree Road
Bethesda, MD 20817
(301) 365-3080
Grades: NS-8
| 303 students
Alef Bet Montessori School
Montessori School (Jewish)
6125 Tuckerman Lane
Bethesda, MD 20852
(301) 556-5010
Grades: K-6
| 51 students
Apple Montessori School
Montessori School
7210 Hidden Creek Rd
Bethesda, MD 20817
(301) 320-8832
Grades: PK-K
| 95 students
Bethesda Community School ,inc
Daycare / Preschool
7500 Honeywell Ln
Bethesda, MD 20814
(301) 652-0117
Grades: PK-K
| 77 students
The Bethesda Montessori School
The Bethesda Montessori School Photo - The Bethesda Montessori School
Montessori School
7611 Clarendon Road
Bethesda, MD 20814
(301) 986-1260
Grades: PK-K
| 80 students
Crestview Montessori School
Montessori School
4728 Western Avenue
Bethesda, MD 20816
(301) 910-4728
Grades: PK-K
| 14 students
The Family Academy Of Bethesda
The Family Academy Of Bethesda Photo
Montessori School
4324 Montgomery Ave.
Bethesda, MD 20814
(301) 656-5437
Grades: NS-K
| 125 students
The Goddard School
The Goddard School Photo
Daycare / Preschool
6400 Goldsboro Road
Bethesda, MD 20817
(240) 630-2400
Grades: NS-K
| n/a students
The Greentree School
Alternative School
6301 Greentree Rd
Bethesda, MD 20817
(301) 365-4480
Grades: 7-12
| 5 students
Harbor School
7701 Bradley Blvd.
Bethesda, MD 20817
(301) 365-1100
Grades: NS-2
| 98 students
L'Enfant Montessori
Montessori School
5500 Massachusetts Ave
Bethesda, MD 20816
(301) 202-2642
Grades: NS-K
| n/a students
Mater Dei School
All-boys (Catholic)
9600 Seven Locks Rd
Bethesda, MD 20817
(301) 365-2700
Grades: 1-8
| 222 students
[+] Show Closed Private Schools in Bethesda, Maryland

Bethesda, Maryland Private Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
5701 Grosvenor Ln
Bethesda, MD 20814
(301) 556-5010
Grades: PK-K
| 13 students
5701 Grosvenor Lane
Bethesda, MD 20814
(301) 530-0114
Grades: 6-12
| 32 students

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