Public & Private Schools in D.C., VA, & MD


The top-rated Arlington Public Schools system serves the children of this county’s many neighborhoods, comprising 36 schools in total (24 of which are elementary schools):

Elementary schools in Arlington

Middle schools in Arlington

High schools and secondary schools in Arlington

Many universities have campuses and facilities in Arlington, including Georgetown University in Clarendon, George Washington University’s Arlington Education Center, and Virginia Tech Research Center.

Private schools in Arlington

The Fairfax County Public Schools system is renowned as one of the top-rated and best-funded school systems in the nation.

Public elementary schools serving Great Falls

These schools convey to James Fenimore Cooper Middle School (often shortened to Cooper Middle School) and then to Langley High School

Many children in Great Falls attend excellent private schools and childcare:

The Fairfax County Public Library system runs the local Great Falls Library.

McLean is served by the excellent Fairfax County Public Schools system, which is one of the largest and best-funded school systems in the nation.

Public elementary schools serving McLean

Public middle schools in McLean

McLean’s public high schools 

Private Schools and childcare

The families of Vienna are served by the top-rated Fairfax County Public Schools system, plus the town’s many fine private schools and childcare establishments.

Children in Vienna attend the elementary schools

Public middle schools attended by Vienna’s students include:

Public high schools serving Vienna include:

There are also multiple private schools serving Vienna:


In Chevy Chase, Maryland, students are served by The Montgomery County Public Schools system. Public schools serving the various villages of Chevy Chase include:

Private schools in Chevy Chase, Maryland include:

The children of Potomac are served by the Montgomery County Public Schools system, the largest school system in Maryland.

Public elementary schools serving Potomac:

Public middle schools serving Potomac:

Public high schools serving Potomac:

And of course, there are many fine, unique private schools within reach of Potomac, including:

Montgomery County Public Schools administers Bethesda’s schools. Public elementary schools in Bethesda include:

Public middle schools in Bethesda:

Public high schools in Bethesda:

Private schools in Bethesda include:

Independent religious schools in Bethesda include: 

Lastly, Bethesda is home to two specialized institutions of higher learning

Washington DC

District of Columbia Public Schools serves the D.C. neighborhood of Chevy Chase, which is zoned to:

There are also several private schools in Chevy Chase, D.C., including Blessed Sacrament School and St John’s College High School.

You’ll find a large student population in Georgetown due to the presence of Georgetown University and the close proximity of George Washington University.

District of Columbia Public Schools administered for Georgetown include:

Private schools located in Georgetown include:

The main campus of American University — where John F. Kennedy delivered his historic Strategy of Peace speech — is a familiar Spring Valley Landmark, as is the United Methodist Church’s Wesley Theological Seminary, founded in 1882.

For younger Spring Valley students, District of Columbia Public Schools operates highly recommended, award-winning schools:

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