Private Schools in Alexandria

Private Schools in Alexandria

September 12, 2017 | Inside Alexandria | By: The Goodhart Group

Private Schools in Alexandria

Looking for private schools in Alexandria? Look no further than The Goodhart Group’s comprehensive guide. From Pre-K to high school, we’ve got the private schools in Alexandria covered for you below. You can also check out our guide to public elementary schools in Alexandria as well as our list of private schools in Washington DC.


Basilica School of St. Mary (Grades PK-8)

400 Green Street

(703) 549-1646

Founded in 1869, this co-ed, Roman Catholic school is situated in the southeast quadrant of Old Town. Annual tuition ranges from $8,838 for in-parish families to $12,485 for non-Catholic families. The school offers a tuition discount to families with more than one child enrolled. Enrollment: 720

Bishop Ireton High School (Grades 9-12)

201 Cambridge Road


This co-ed, Roman Catholic school just off Duke Street in the Clover/College Park area, offers a college preparatory program (including dual enrollment options and 22 AP courses) run by the Oblates of St. Francis de Sales. It was founded in 1964 and is part of the Diocese of Arlington. Annual tuition is $17,400 for Catholics students and $21,700 for non-Catholic students. The school offers financial aid and a tuition discount to families with more than one child enrolled. Enrollment: 795



Alexandria Country Day School (Grades K-8)

2400 Russell Road

(703) 548-4804

This independent, co-ed, nonsectarian school is located in the Del Ray neighborhood of Alexandria. It was founded in 1983. Annual tuition for grades K-2 tuition is $32,820; grades 3-5 is $33,820 and grades 6-8 is $35,750. About 30 percent of families receive financial aid. Enrollment: 396

Commonwealth Academy (Grades 3-12)

1321 Leslie Avenue

(703) 548-6912

This special education school, located in Del Ray, supports students with learning differences, including ADHD and executive functioning issues. Its student-to-teacher ratio is 6;1. Its annual tuition and fees are $40,700. Enrollment: 150

Immanuel Lutheran School (Grades: PK-8)
1801 Russell Road

(703) 549-7323

This school, a mission of Evangelical Lutheran Church, is located in the Rosemont/Del Ray area. It offers a classical education with Lutheran Catechesis. Annual tuition is $9203 for church members, $10,536 for members of other Lutheran (LCMS) churches, and $13,030 for non-Lutherans. Enrollment: 105


Blessed Sacrament School (Grades PK-8)

1417 W. Braddock Road

(703) 998-4170

This co-ed, Roman Catholic school is located near the intersection of King Street and Braddock Road. In 2008 and 2018, the school was awarded the NCLB Blue Ribbon School of Excellence Award.  Tuition ranges from $8,067 for in-parish students to $10,559 for non-Catholic students. Blessed Sacrament Schools offers a sibling discount. Enrollment: 500

Potomac Crescent Waldorf School (PK-5)

212 S. Washington Street


Potomac Crescent Waldorf School is the only Waldorf school in northern Virginia. It follows Rudolph Steiner’s educational philosophy of developmentally appropriate, experiential learning and the integration of arts in education. Annual tuition for the elementary grades is $20,037. Enrollment: 67

St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes Lower School (Grades JK-5)

400 Fontaine Street


This Episcopal Church School’s lower school campus is located in the Braddock Heights neighborhood of Alexandria. Formerly two distinct schools, St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes School merged in 1991. Annual tuition is $35,710 for Full-Day Junior Kindergarten; $36,900 for Grades K-2; and $37,320 for Grades 3-5. Enrollment: 373

Episcopal High School (Grades 9-12)

1200 N. Quaker Lane


Founded in 1839, this 100% boarding, co-educational school on a 130-acre campus offers a college preparatory program for students of all faiths. Its diverse student body represents 31 states and 16 countries. Annual tuition, which includes room and board, is $64,900 with about one-third of students receiving financial aid. Enrollment: 435


St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes Middle School (Grades: 6-8)

4401 West Braddock Road


With a blend of traditional instruction and innovative experiential learning, SSSAS Middle School focuses on preparing middle schoolers for the demands of upper-level education. Annual tuition is $41,280. Enrollment: 297

St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes Upper School (Grades 9-12)

1000 St. Stephen’s Road


With the mission of graduating  “students who are ready for college – and ready for life.” SSSAS Upper School offers 27 Advanced Placement (AP) and 11 Honors courses as well as a variety of clubs and sports. The Upper School is located in the Seminary Ridge neighborhood. Annual Upper School tuition is $44,830. Enrollment: 450


Grace Episcopal School (Grades PreK – 5)

3601 Russell Road


Founded in 1959, this co-ed, Episcopal private school is located on five acres in the Beverley Hills area of Alexandria. Annual tuition is $22,840, with 29 percent of families receiving financial aid. Enrollment: 107

St. Rita’s Catholic School (Grades K-8)

3801 Russell Road

(703) 548-1888

Founded in 1949, this co-ed K-8 Roman Catholic school is run by the Sisters of Saint Joseph. Annual tuition ranges from $7,425 for in-parish Catholic families to $11.051 for non-Catholic families. Enrollment: 246

Other Local Private Schools with Bus Service from Alexandria

Pick up locations included where available.

Bishop Denis J. O’Connell High School (Grades 9-12)

Arlington, VA

(Pickup at Route 1  Speedway Gas Station / Drop off at West Marine)

The Heights (Grades 3-12, boys only)

Potomac, MD

St. John’s College High School (Grades 9-12)

Washington, DC

(Morning only – pickups at Route 1 Hampton Inn and Aldi in Del Ray)

Saint Anselm’s Abbey School (Grades 6-12, boys only)

Washington, DC

(Bradlee and Belle View shopping centers)

Flint Hill School (Grades K-12)

Oakton, VA

(Charles Beatley Public Library & Pinecrest Shopping Center)

Congressional Schools of Virginia (Grades Pre-K – 8)

Falls Church, VA

(Belle View Shopping Center)

The Potomac School  (K-12)

McLean, VA


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