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COVID-19 Update for Prospective Students and Families:

Merritt Academy is open to support families of essential workers. Essential families should contact Admissions for more information, including details about our CDC & VA safety protocols. Merritt continues to accept new applications for infant through middle school for Fall 2020 as space permits. Merritt offers a robust distance learning program. Virtual tours and consultations can be scheduled. Learn More

Merritt Academy is a private school located in Fairfax, VA. It has 393 students in grades PK, K-8 with a student-teacher ratio of 8 to 1. Tuition is $18,920 for the highest grade offered.

School Details

Grades
PK, K-8
Students
393
Student-Teacher Ratio
8:1
National
17:1
Full-Time Teachers
36
Part-Time Teachers
21

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$18,920
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Received Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid

Students

Students
393
Gender
  • Female
    58%
  • Male
    42%
Student Diversity
  • Hispanic
    84.4%
  • Asian
    6.3%
  • African American
    5.2%
  • Multiracial
    2.1%
  • White
    2.1%
  • Native American
    0%
  • Pacific Islander
    0%

Preschool

Annual Cost
$21,780
Cost is for the most complete schedule offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Starting Age
3
Pre-K Student-Teacher Ratio
10:1
Schedule Options
  • Offers Full Week
  • Offers Part Week
  • Offers Full Day
    Yes
  • Offers Part Day
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$163,188
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,912
National
$949
Median Home Value
$731,300
National
$184,700
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Merritt Academy Reviews

1 review
Our 2-year-old has attended Merritt since she was 6 months old, and we would not dream of sending her anywhere else. Our experience has been magical. Merritt is not only her school; it is her second home. We truly feel that her teachers love and care for her as if she were their own child. 

The environment at Merritt is as enriching as it is loving. Even for babies and toddlers, teachers treat the experience like school--in the best sense of the word, with endless activities that are fun, creative, engaging and educational.

On a practical note, the hours and holiday/weather closures at Merritt are better than any day care or school we have heard of. Merritt prides itself on serving working families, and it does. We have a somewhat unusual weekday schedule, and Merritt has accommodated us so that we can maximize time with our daughter. We send her to Merritt foremost for the loving and enriching environment, but the practical aspects have also helped us more than we can say.
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