Top 20 Best Fairfax County Private Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 198 private schools serving 32,933 students in Fairfax County, VA (there are 217 public schools, serving 173,059 public students). 16% of all K-12 students in Fairfax County, VA are educated in private schools (compared to the VA state average of 11%).
The top ranked private schools in Fairfax County, VA include The Madeira School, BASIS Independent McLean and Ideaventions Academy For Mathematics And Science.
The average tuition cost is $18,286, which is higher than the Virginia private school average tuition cost of $15,178.
30% of private schools in Fairfax County, VA are religiously affiliated (most commonly Catholic and Christian).

Top Ranked Fairfax County Private Schools (2024)

School
Location
Grades
Students
BASIS Independent McLean
BASIS Independent McLean Photo - Fourth graders illustrate the importance of kindness.
(5)
8000 Jones Branch Drive
Mc Lean, VA 22102
(703) 854-1253
Grades: PK-12
| 608 students
Browne Academy
Browne Academy Photo - Founded in 1941, Browne was the first integrated preschool in Virginia.
(9)
5917 Telegraph Rd
Alexandria, VA 22310
(703) 960-3000
Grades: NS-8
| 205 students
Congressional School
Congressional School Photo
(21)
3229 Sleepy Hollow Rd
Falls Church, VA 22042
(703) 533-9711
Grades: NS-8
| 462 students
Edlin School
Edlin School Photo - A few of our lovely 2nd Graders!
Special Program Emphasis
(3)
10742 Sunset Hills Road
Reston, VA 20190
(703) 438-3990
Grades: PK-8
| 167 students
Ideaventions Academy For Mathematics And Science
Ideaventions Academy For Mathematics And Science Photo - Serving Gifted to Profoundly Gifted learners in Northern Virginia.
Special Program Emphasis
(4)
12340 Pinecrest Road
Reston, VA 20191
(703) 860-0211
Grades: 1-12
| 68 students
K12 Private Academy
11720 Plaza America Drive Suite 900
Reston, VA 20190
(855) 653-4141
Grades: K-12
| 3,087 students
The Langley School
The Langley School Photo
(3)
1411 Balls Hill Road
Mc Lean, VA 22101
(703) 356-1920
Grades: NS-8
| 534 students
The Nysmith School
The Nysmith School Photo - 1:9 teacher/ student ratio allows teachers to help every child succeed. At The Nysmith School, students receive 45 minutes of hands-on science instruction every day.
Special Program Emphasis
(9)
13625 EDS Drive
Herndon, VA 20171
(703) 713-3332
Grades: PK-8
| 698 students
Pinnacle Academy
Pinnacle Academy Photo - The Pinnacle Academy Future City team was invited to meet with President Barack Obama and present their winning project at the White House Science Fair.
(22)
14120 Newbrook Drive
Chantilly, VA 20151
(703) 537-0355
Grades: NS-12
| 242 students
St. Anthony of Padua School
St. Anthony of Padua School Photo
(Catholic)
(3)
3301 Glen Carlyn Rd
Falls Church, VA 22041
(703) 820-7450
Grades: NS-8
| 215 students
Westminster School
Westminster School Photo
Special Program Emphasis
(13)
3819 Gallows Road
Annandale, VA 22003
(703) 256-3620
Grades: NS-8
| 227 students
Ambleside School
Ambleside School Photo
(Christian)
(5)
8980 Brook Road
Mc Lean, VA 22102
(703) 430-4034
Grades: K-8
| 135 students
Fusion Academy Reston
Fusion Academy Reston Photo - In our mixed-media art studio students can discover their artistic passions or continue their love of creating art. We offer painting, drawing, graphic design, and many more different mediums for students to express themselves through art.
Alternative School
(1)
11700 Plaza America Drive, Suite 150
Reston, VA 20190
(877) 673-8893
Grades: 6-12
| n/a students
Fusion Academy Tysons
Fusion Academy Tysons Photo - Classes at Fusion are one-to-one: one student and one teacher per classroom. Students have different teachers for different subjects, and teachers act as mentors in the one-to-one setting.
Alternative School
1934 Old Gallows Road, Suite 200
Vienna, VA 22182
(877) 673-8893
Grades: 6-12
| n/a students
Oak Hill Christian School
Oak Hill Christian School Photo - Reading is emphasized in all grades. Students enjoy reading even in their free time.
(Christian)
(4)
13525 Dulles Technology Drive
Herndon, VA 20171
(703) 796-6887
Grades: PK-12
| n/a students
Palm Tree School
Palm Tree School Photo - Palm Tree School - Raising Generations to benefit Nations
(Islamic)
(3)
8900 Lee Hwy
Fairfax, VA 22031
(703) 665-9915
Grades: K-12
| 70 students
St. Ambrose School
St. Ambrose School Photo - Saint Ambrose Catholic School, Where your child is known and loved.
(Catholic)
(4)
3827 Woodburn Road
Annandale, VA 22003
(703) 698-7171
Grades: NS-8
| 162 students
Way Of Faith Christian Academy
Way Of Faith Christian Academy Photo
(Assembly of God)
(5)
8800 Arlington Blvd
Fairfax, VA 22031
(703) 573-7221
Grades: PK-12
| 19 students
5775 Barclay Dr, Suite 4
Alexandria, VA 22315
(703) 339-0444
Grades: 7-12
| 26 students
Ad Fontes Academy
Special Program Emphasis (Christian)
(4)
15452 Lee Highway
Centreville, VA 20120
(571) 348-0784
Grades: K-12
| 180 students
Al Fatih Academy
(Islamic)
(2)
12300 Pinecrest Rd
Reston, VA 20191
(703) 437-9382
Grades: PK-8
| 226 students
3700 Burgundy Road
Alexandria, VA 22303
(703) 329-6968
Grades: PK-8
| 292 students
Calvary Road Christian School
(Baptist)
(2)
6811 Beulah St
Alexandria, VA 22310
(703) 971-8004
Grades: PK-6
| 251 students
Country Day School
Country Day School Photo - The Country Day School in McLean Virginia
Daycare / Preschool
6418 Georgetown Pike
Mc Lean, VA 22101
(703) 356-9165
Grades: PK-K
| 225 students
Fairfax Baptist Temple Academy
(Baptist)
6401 Missionary Ln
Fairfax Station, VA 22039
(703) 474-3136
Grades: PK-12
| 282 students
722 Grant St., Suite J
Herndon, VA 20170
(703) 481-3080
Grades: 3-9
| 4,095 students
Flint Hill School
Flint Hill School Photo - When students are known, challenged, and supported as they develop from adolescence into adulthood, there is no limit to what they can achieve in college and beyond.
Special Program Emphasis
(3)
3320 Jermantown Road
Oakton, VA 22124
(703) 584-2314
Grades: PK-12
| 1,062 students
Green Hedges School
Green Hedges School Photo
(8)
415 Windover Ave, NW
Vienna, VA 22180
(703) 938-8323
Grades: NS-8
| 185 students
Holy Spirit School
(Catholic)
8800 Braddock Rd
Annandale, VA 22003
(703) 978-7117
Grades: PK-8
| 430 students
The Howard Gardner School
Special Program Emphasis
4913 Franconia Road
Alexandria, VA 22310
(703) 822-9300
Grades: 6-12
| 56 students
Immanuel Christian School
Immanuel Christian School Photo - At Immanuel, our students flourish in an atmosphere of encouragement to take intellectual risks and discover the furthest limit of their gifts and abilities. Every grade features hands-on learning experiences to enhance curriculum. Each year, our second grade students look forward to a participating in a fossil hunt.
(Christian)
(18)
6915 Braddock Road
Springfield, VA 22151
(703) 941-1220
Grades: K-12
| 610 students
The Keystone School
The Keystone School Photo
(1)
11720 Plaza America Drive 9th Floor
Reston, VA 20190
(800) 255-4937
Grades: K-12
| n/a students
The Madeira School
The Madeira School Photo - Capitol Hill internships in the offices of senators and representatives are a hallmark of the junior year at Madeira
All-girls
(1)
8328 Georgetown Pike
Mc Lean, VA 22102
(703) 556-8211
Grades: 9-12
| 324 students
Merritt Academy
Merritt Academy Photo - Recess for all students, including middle schoolers, balances the academic day.
(1)
9211 Arlington Blvd
Fairfax, VA 22031
(703) 273-8000
Grades: PK-8
| 323 students
9905 Georgetown Pike,
Great Falls, VA 22066
(703) 865-6900
Grades: PK-8
| 29 students
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[+] Show Closed Private Schools in Fairfax County, Virginia

Fairfax County Private Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
A Kid's Place (Closed 2015)
Daycare / Preschool
12215 Sugar Maple Dr
Herndon, VA 20170
(703) 437-8884
Grades: PK-K
| 22 students
5811 Hoffmans Lane
Falls Church, VA 22041
(703) 845-0021
Grades: PK-K
| 42 students
Different Drum Inc. (Closed 2004)
Special Education School
4451 Brookfield Corporate Dr.
Chantilly, VA 20151
(703) 802-2866
Grades: 9-12
| 11 students
3241 Brush Dr
Falls Church, VA 22042
(703) 237-0264
Grades: PK-1
| 100 students
11501 Sunrise Valley Drive
Reston, VA 20191
(703) 758-8811
Grades: PK-1
| 61 students
6349 Lincolnia Rd
Alexandria, VA 22312
(703) 941-8150
Grades: 5-12
| 59 students
4905 Lincoln Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22312
(703) 354-4855
Grades: PK-K
| 30 students
Mark Of Excellence (Closed 2014)
Daycare / Preschool (Christian)
4100 Hunt Rd
Fairfax, VA 22032
(703) 323-0165
Grades: K
| 14 students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked private schools in Fairfax County, VA?
The top ranked private schools in Fairfax County, VA include The Madeira School, BASIS Independent McLean and Ideaventions Academy For Mathematics And Science.
How many private schools are located in Fairfax County, VA?
198 private schools are located in Fairfax County, VA.
How much do private schools cost in Fairfax County, VA?
The average tuition cost is $18,286, which is higher than the Virginia private school average tuition cost of $15,178.
How diverse are private schools in Fairfax County, VA?
Fairfax County, VA private schools are approximately 39% minority students, which is higher than the Virginia private school average of 31%.
What percentage of students in Fairfax County, VA go to private school?
16% of all K-12 students in Fairfax County, VA are educated in private schools (compared to the VA state average of 11%).
What percentage of private schools are religiously affiliated in Fairfax County, VA?
30% of private schools in Fairfax County, VA are religiously affiliated (most commonly Catholic and Christian).

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