Washington DC Private School

Find Washington, District of Columbia private schools, including independent, parochial, religious and non-religious affiliated charter schools, boarding schools, Christian schools, preparatory prep schools, and accredited private k-12, middle schools, and high schools. Private schools provide information on tuition, school rankings, school enrollment, education, curriculum, classes, records, and teacher-student ratios.


Academia De La Porta Christian 7614 Georgia Avenue Northwest Washington DC 20012 202-726-8737


Aidan Montessori School 2700 27th Street Northwest Washington DC 20008 202-387-2700

Annunciation Catholic School 3825 Klingle Place Northwest Washington DC 20016 202-362-1408

Archbishop Carroll High School 4300 Harewood Road Northeast Washington DC 20017 202-529-0900

Auguste Montessori School 3600 Ellicott Street Northwest Washington DC 20008 202-237-1788

Bishop John T Walker School For Boys 3640 Martin Luther King Junior Avenue Southeast Washington DC 20032 202-678-1515

Blessed Sacrament School 5841 Chevy Chase Parkway Northwest Washington DC 20015 202-966-6682

Broad Branch Childrens House 5608 Broad Branch Road Northwest Washington DC 20015 202-232-2233

Calvary Christian Academy 806 Rhode Island Avenue Northeast Washington DC 20018 202-526-5176

Capitol Hill Day School 210 South Carolina Avenue Southeast Washington DC 20003 202-547-2244

Christian Family Montessori 201 Allison Street Northwest Washington DC 20011 202-722-1520

Cornerstone Community School 419 Ridge Road Southeast Washington DC 20019 202-577-0027

Don Bosco Cristo Rey High School PO Box 56481 Washington DC 20040 301-891-4750

Dupont Park Adventist School 3942 Alabama Avenue Southeast Washington DC 20020 202-583-8500

Edmund Burke School 4101 Connecticut Avenue Northwest Washington DC 20008 202-362-8882

Emery L Fears Boys Academy 1544 5th Street Northwest Washington DC 20001 202-232-2860

Franklin Montessori School 4473 Connecticut Avenue Northwest Washington DC 20008 202-966-7747

Georgetown Day School LMS Campus 4530 MacArthur Boulevard Northwest Washington DC 20007 202-295-6200

Georgetown Montessori School 1041 Wisconsin Avenue Northwest Washington DC 20007 202-337-8058

Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School 1524 35th St NW Washington DC 20007 202-337-3350

About Washington Private Schools

Washington Private Schools are schools that provide all or some portion of Kindergarten through 12th grade education, but they do not operate as part of a public school district in Washington, DC. Private Schools are largely funded through tuition and student fees, though they may also be supported by grants and private contributions. Some Private Schools may receive a small amount of public funding, such as District of Columbia Department of Education grants for school building renovations. Private Schools have selective admissions and can choose who may enroll as a student. Public Schools, in contrast, are subject to compulsory education laws that requires District of Columbia State to provide education to all children.

You may contact Private Schools for questions about:
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  • School tuition, financial aid, and scholarship opportunities
  • Washington private school curriculum
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Washington Private School Accreditation

Licensing or registration of Private Schools may be conducted by the District of Columbia Department of Education. Likewise, teacher certification in Washington Private Schools may or may not be required depending on the state. District of Columbia may also regulate the length of the school year, health and safety requirements, transportation, special education, reporting requirements, textbooks, or testing. Private Schools in District of Columbia maintain substantial autonomy in establishing their own administrative systems, including personnel. Private Schools have the ability to hire and manage Washington teachers and other school staff outside the confines of education bargaining units.

Washington Religious Education

Washington Religious Schools and Parochial Schools are Private Schools that incorporate religion into the curriculum. A Religious School may receive some funding from a religious institution, but the primary source of revenue comes from tuition. In a Parochial School, funding from a religious institution is the primary source of revenue.

Special Education Schools in Washington, District of Columbia

Washington Special Education Schools provide education to students with specialized learning needs. These Washington schools are equipped and staffed to accommodate students on the autism spectrum or with brain injuries, severe anxiety, and other neurological issues.

Other Types of Private Schools

Washington Montessori Schools offer educational programming that emphasizes exploration and discovery experiences in the classroom. The classes are often structured to keep students and their teachers together for several years.

Other varieties of Washington Private Schools include Boarding Schools, Language Immersion Schools, Waldorf Schools, and Military Schools.