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2023 Best Elementary Schools in the Washington, D.C. Area

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  1. #3 Best Private K-12 Schools in Washington, D.C. Area.

    BASIS Independent McLean

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    MCLEAN, VA,

    PK, K-12,

    48 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Parent says My kids have been attending Basis since before the pandemic, and we are so impressed! Rich academic curriculum, good inclusion of the arts, excellent opportunity for differentiation based on student....

    Read 48 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 588,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 8 to 1,

  2. #4 Best Private K-12 Schools in Washington, D.C. Area.

    Holton-Arms School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    BETHESDA, MD,

    3-12,

    134 Niche users give it an average review of 4.4 stars.

    Featured Review: Parent says We have two daughters at Holton, both started in the 3rd grade and we are currently working our way through the middle school. We can not say enough good things about Holton. It is a warm loving....

    Read 134 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 665,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 8 to 1,

  3. #5 Best Private K-12 Schools in Washington, D.C. Area.

    The Potomac School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    MCLEAN, VA,

    K-12,

    75 Niche users give it an average review of 4 stars.

    Featured Review: Parent says Both my children went here and they received an outstanding education, flourished in a small environment that challenged them and encouraged them at the same time. They found their passions, were....

    Read 75 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,069,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 6 to 1,

  4. #7 Best Private K-12 Schools in Washington, D.C. Area.

    Maret School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    WASHINGTON, DC,

    K-12,

    48 Niche users give it an average review of 4.1 stars.

    Featured Review: Niche User says I am currently a Maret School grandmother. My daughter attended, and now her son attends. For that reason, I am one of the oldest people involved with the school, although several teachers are...I would like to have more land to expand!.

    Read 48 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 650,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 6 to 1,

  5. #8 Best Private K-12 Schools in Washington, D.C. Area.

    Washington International School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    WASHINGTON, DC,

    PK, K-12,

    52 Niche users give it an average review of 4.3 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says My experience at WIS has been overwhelmingly positive. As a senior, it is great to have access to our own indoor/outdoor lounge and a cafe! The campus is beautiful and the academics are rigorous. It...It is also important to note that students at WIS tend to be more stressed, driven, and over-achieving. As all students take the rigorous full IB program in addition to hours of extracurriculars and....

    Read 52 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 901,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 9 to 1,

  6. #9 Best Private K-12 Schools in Washington, D.C. Area.

    Rochambeau The French International School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    BETHESDA, MD,

    PK, K-12,

    24 Niche users give it an average review of 4.1 stars.

    Featured Review: Junior says Rochambeau, French International school is an amazing place to spend your highschool years. Enriched by a multi-cultural student body, Rochambeau has the mix of rigorous academia and a fun social....

    Read 24 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,149,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 9 to 1,

  7. #13 Best Private K-12 Schools in Washington, D.C. Area.

    St. Stephen's and St. Agnes School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    ALEXANDRIA, VA,

    PK, K-12,

    133 Niche users give it an average review of 4.4 stars.

    Featured Review: Parent says As the parent of two children in the lower school, I am extremely pleased with SSSAS. The Early Saints teachers make each day engaging for my 3-year-old. The monthly units the ES learn have prompted my son to apply what he’s learned to the world around him (the food unit they...My experiences with JK and K were also nothing short of fantastic; even during the pandemic the teachers were able to connect with my son. The K and 1st grade teachers have also provided my son a....

    Read 133 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,241,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 6 to 1,

  8. #14 Best Private K-12 Schools in Washington, D.C. Area.

    Pinnacle Academy

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    CHANTILLY, VA,

    PK, K-12,

    26 Niche users give it an average review of 4.4 stars.

    Featured Review: Parent says I met with this school when I moved to NOVA. I have two kids graduated from Pinnacle Academy. First of all, the teachers are so passionate and dedicated to their craft. My kids had incredible...Secondly, the school has the powerful and challenging academic curriculum. I followed my kids improving themselves at finding out and expecting higher from themselves as well. Now, my daughter and my...They loved the school environment and they were happy.Highly recommend!.

    Read 26 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 245,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 9 to 1,

  9. #16 Best Private K-12 Schools in Washington, D.C. Area.

    Trinity Christian School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    FAIRFAX, VA,

    K-12,

    42 Niche users give it an average review of 4.2 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says The community here is absolutely amazing! Walking around the halls, you basically know everyone you see and the environment is so welcoming especially to new students. The close community is....

    Read 42 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 750,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 10 to 1,

  10. #18 Best Private K-12 Schools in Washington, D.C. Area.

    Sandy Spring Friends School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    SANDY SPRING, MD,

    PK, K-12,

    76 Niche users give it an average review of 4.2 stars.

    Featured Review: Parent says We are a new family coming into the school & will most likely have more to say in the future, but our experience w/the admissions & leadership team deserves a review now. We are thrilled & feel like...Both Shamika & Ashaki were phenomenal throughout the admissions process. Their responsiveness, attention to detail, kindness & professionalism were top notch. They both spent time really getting to...Further, to have received an invite right away for my daughter to join a cooking class for new middle schoolers this week blew my mind- we are months away from start & they would be forgiven for....

    Read 76 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 676,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 8 to 1,

  11. #21 Best Private K-12 Schools in Washington, D.C. Area.

    Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    ROCKVILLE, MD,

    PK, K-12,

    35 Niche users give it an average review of 4.3 stars.

    Featured Review: Parent says I can’t say enough great things about this school! Living in Virginia, I did not think attending a school in Maryland was even possible. The moment we stepped foot in CESJDS, I knew It was the....

    Read 35 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 913,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 6 to 1,

  12. #24 Best Private K-12 Schools in Washington, D.C. Area.

    Washington Waldorf School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    BETHESDA, MD,

    PK, K-12,

    29 Niche users give it an average review of 4.4 stars.

    Featured Review: Parent says WWS is an extraordinary place! The dedication and commitment of the staff and faculty is unmatched. I'm amazed with their tireless work to create an inspiring and loving environment for all the kids. We've been attending classes since our son was 6 months old - starting with the parent/child classes. He's now attending his second year of Waldorf in the Woods, which was been such a beautiful...The way they've worked to handle the pandemic is a marvel. They planned early and worked around the summer to develop a safe school environment. Their renovations and improvements have been....

    Read 29 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 274,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 6 to 1,

  13. #25 Best Private K-12 Schools in Washington, D.C. Area.

    Barrie School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    SILVER SPRING, MD,

    PK, K-12,

    14 Niche users give it an average review of 4.4 stars.

    Featured Review: Parent says This is my second year sending my 2 kids to Barrie. Although no schools are perfect and this year in particular is extremely challenging for parents/kids with Covid, the school has done an....

    Read 14 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 364,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 7 to 1,

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