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Academy of the Holy Cross

4920 Strathmore Ave., Kensington, MD 20895-1299 Map

President: Sr. Katherine Kase, CSC
Principal: Ms. Mary Lynne Boss
Admissions Director: Ms. Louise Hendon
301-942-2100; fax: 301-929-6440
Admissions Telephone: 301-929-6442
admissions@academyoftheholycross.org
Tuition costs for 2007-2008: $14,800
Open House: October 28, 2007, 11:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Application Deadline: December 17, 2007
Year of Founding: 1868
Sponsoring Religious Community: Congregation of the Sisters of the Holy Cross
Grade 9 - 12 Enrollment (2006-2007): 600
Athletic Conference: Washington Catholic Athletic Conference (WCAC)

Profile
The Academy of the Holy Cross (AHC) cherishes tradition, celebrates the moment and is alive with vision for the future. Students are challenged to reach beyond their comfort zone in the classroom and in co-curricular activities. The educational program develops the mind and heart of each student as she appreciates her personal gifts and recognizes her mission to make God's love present. AHC offers championship-level athletic teams, an award-winning performing arts department and many other activities and clubs. Sponsored by the Congregation of the Sisters of the Holy Cross since 1868, AHC is located on a beautiful 28-acre campus with classrooms equipped with the latest technological advances. As the mission of AHC states, "The Academy is committed to developing women of courage, compassion and scholarship who responsibly embrace the social spiritual and intellectual challenges of the world."

As part of the admissions process, 8th graders must spend a school day experiencing our community of faith and scholarship.

Archbishop Carroll High School

4300 Harewood Road, NE, Washington, DC 20017 Map

Principal: Dr. David S. Stofa
Admissions Director: Ms. Tiffani Scurlock
202-529-0900; fax: 202-526-8879
Admissions Telephone: 202-529-0900, Ext. 134
tscurlock@archbishopcarroll.org
Tuition costs for 2007-2008: $8,700
Open House: November 4, 2007, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Application Deadline: January 15, 2008
Year of Founding: 1951
Sponsoring Religious Community: Archdiocese of Washington
Grade 9 - 12 Enrollment (2006-2007): 655
Athletic Conference: Washington Catholic Athletic Conference

Profile
Archbishop Carroll High School is a coeducational secondary school under the direction of the Archdiocese of Washington. Since its founding in 1951, this Catholic school has established a solid record of academic achievement based upon its college preparatory program. Archbishop Carroll seeks to develop leaders through a values-centered education focused on meeting the challenges of building a just society. The school offers a full range of programs that include Advanced Placement and Honors classes and challenging on-grade level and skills support programs. The Augustine Scholars program offers unique academic and cultural enrichment for highly-qualified honors students. A highly-qualified faculty of 70 teachers is committed to the academic achievement and spiritual growth of young men and women. The average class size is 23 students. Approximately 98 percent of Archbishop Carroll's graduates go on to college. Archbishop Carroll is dedicated to serving a diverse student population, and as such, provides programs in cultural awareness, music, art and athletics, and community service.

Bishop McNamara High School

6800 Marlboro Pike, Forestville, MD 20747 Map

President: Mrs. Heather Gossart
Principal: Mr. Marco J. Clark
Admissions Director: Mrs. Patricia Norris Garber
301-735-8401; fax: 301-735-0934
Admissions Telephone: 301-735-8401 x13
garberp@bmhs.org
Tuition costs for 2007-2008: $8,750
Open House: November 11, 2007, 12:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Application Deadline: January 15, 2008
Year of Founding: 1964
Sponsoring Religious Community: Brothers of Holy Cross, Eastern Province
Grade 9 - 12 Enrollment (2006-2007): 820
Athletic Conference: Washington Catholic Athletic Conference

Profile
Bishop McNamara High School, a Catholic coeducational school, offers a challenging college preparatory curriculum and a wide range of athletics/activities. Sponsored by the Brothers of Holy Cross, Bishop McNamara seeks development of the whole person. An academically rigorous program, combined with athletic, artistic and religious activities, offers students a well-rounded pathway to success. Nestled on a 14-acre campus 10 minutes from Andrews Air Force Base, facilities include a state-of-the-art Fine Arts and Athletic Center and new sports turf athletic field.

Academic and leadership opportunities abound. Advanced Placement classes offer opportunities to earn college credits, while Government Internships, the Peace Internships and the Senior Internships engage students in learning experiences outside the classroom. A Fine Arts Certificate Program enables students to earn recognition for completion of required Fine Arts curriculum. Bishop McNamara partners with the Prudential Youth Leadership Institute to teach student leadership and community service skills.

Connelly School of the Holy Child

9029 Bradley Blvd., Potomac, MD 20854 Map

Head of School: Mrs. Maureen K. Appel
Admissions Director: Mrs. Meg Mayo
301-365-0955; fax: 301-365-0981
Admissions Telephone: 301-365-0955
admissions@holychild.org
Tuition costs for 2007-2008: $19,600 (Grades 9-12); $18,325 (Grades 6-8)
Open House: October 14, 2007, 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Application Deadline: Dec. 14, 2007 (9th grade)
Year of Founding: 1961
Sponsoring Religious Community: Society of the Holy Child Jesus
Grade 9 - 12 Enrollment (2006-2007): 370
Athletic Conference: Independent School League

Profile
Connelly School of the Holy Child is a Catholic, independent, college preparatory middle and upper school for young women in grades 6 through 12, in Potomac, Maryland. Founded in 1961 by the Society of the Holy Child Jesus, the School is a member of the Holy Child Network of Schools in the United States and a part of the larger community of Holy Child schools that includes Europe and Africa. Our foundation is the educational philosophy of Cornelia Connelly (1809-1879), whose ideas even today are advanced in individualized compassionate education. Holy Child provides Advanced Placement and Honors courses, and college-level courses are offered through a five-school consortium. Campus ministry, community service, athletics, publications, fine arts and travel abroad enrich the curriculum.

DeMatha Catholic High School

4313 Madison St., Hyattsville, MD 20781 Map

Principal: Daniel J. McMahon, PhD
Rector: Rev. Thomas Burke, OSST
Admissions Director: Mr. Michael Jones
240-764-2200; fax: 240-764-2277
Admissions Telephone: 240-764-2200
mjones@dematha.org
Tuition costs for 2007-2008: $9,800
Open House: November 11, 2007, 10:00 a.m.-Noon
Application Deadline: December 15, 2007
Year of Founding: 1946
Sponsoring Religious Community: Order of the Most Holy Trinity
Grade 9 - 12 Enrollment (2006-2007): 1000
Athletic Conference: Washington Catholic Athletic Conference (WCAC)

Profile
DeMatha Catholic High School is a private institution for young men. This Catholic school's primary purpose is to develop young men of integrity who will enter adulthood with the moral and intellectual attributes necessary to become leaders in our society. Twice recognized as an Exemplary Private School by the U.S. Department of Education, DeMatha offers a comprehensive curriculum to serve the talents and interests of its more than 1,000 students.

The school's rigorous college preparatory programs include Honors and Advanced Placement courses in all departments. The Fine Arts programs include several instrumental, choral and visual art courses. All students meet credit requirements for college admission and 98 percent of graduates pursue college studies. DeMatha offers a wide variety of co-curricular activities that include nationally and locally acclaimed athletic, musical and service programs. Teaching and research are supported by a campus-wide technology infrastructure comprised of a fiber-optic backbone and wireless hubs.

Don Bosco Cristo Rey High School

1010 Larch Avenue, Takoma Park, MD 20912 Map

President: Rev. Steve Shafran, SDB
Principal: Mr. Christopher Maloney
Admissions Director: Ms. Amy Alvarado
301-891-4750
admissions@donboscocristorey.org
Tuition costs for 2007-2008: Contact school. Work-study program/reduced-cost tuition
Open House: Oct. 11, 2007; Nov. 4, 2007; Dec. 2, 2007. Contact school for times.
Application Deadline: Preferred: Jan. 31, 2008
Year of Founding: 2007
Sponsoring Religious Community: Archdiocese of Washington and Salesians of Don Bosco
Grade 9 - 12 Enrollment (2006-2007): 0

Profile
Don Bosco Cristo Rey High School is the newest co-educational high school in the Archdiocese of Washington. Co-sponsored by the Archdiocese of Washington and the Salesians of Don Bosco (Eastern Province), an international religious order of priests and brothers dedicated to serving young people, the school is designed to provide a rigorous college-preparatory Catholic education with a Salesian approach in the framework of "faith, family, future, fun" to hard-working students with limited economic resources.

Don Bosco Cristo Rey is part of the Cristo Rey Network (www.cristoreynetwork.org), a national association of 17 Catholic high schools that feature a college preparatory curriculum tailored to students' needs and a unique Corporate Work-Study Program through which each student gains professional experience while financing the majority of the cost of his or her education.

Applicants
Students must be highly motivated and mature, open to Catholic religious values, employable and willing to work very hard, be academically competent and turn 14 years old before September 5, 2008. Students also must meet the financial eligibility criteria. The USDA's Free and Reduced Lunch income guidelines help determine financial eligibility.

The application process includes a financial needs assessment, interview, recommendations, essays, grades and verification that the student is eligible to work in the United States. Students should have a passionate desire to make the most of themselves for their own sake, for their families and for their communities. Families are also expected to take an active part in the education of their child and in the life of the school and our core values.

Corporate Work Study Program
Students in a Cristo Rey High School become employees of the Corporate Work-Study Program (CWSP) and are employed in a professional, entry-level clerical position by a sponsoring employer. Students work five days each month during the school year. Typical employers include financial services companies, law firms, health care organizations, colleges and universities and not-for-profit organizations. This program enables students to receive a college preparatory education at a reduced cost.

* Contact school directly for admissions information.

Elizabeth Seton High School

5715 Emerson Street, Bladensburg, MD 20710 Map

President: Sr. Virginia Ann Brooks, DC
Principal: Mrs. Sharon Pasterick
Admissions Director: Ms. Dawn Schiavone
301-864-4532; fax: 301-864-8946
Admissions Telephone: 301-864-4532
admissions@setonhs.org
Tuition costs for 2007-2008: $8,950 ($7,950 for second child)
Open House: November 4, 2007, 12:00 p.m. (Noon)
Application Deadline: December 7, 2007
Year of Founding: 1958
Sponsoring Religious Community: Daughters of Charity
Grade 9 - 12 Enrollment (2006-2007): 575
Athletic Conference: Washington Catholic Athletic Conference

Profile
Elizabeth Seton High School was established in 1958 by the Daughters of Charity as a private Catholic school for young women. The school provides a challenging, college-preparatory curriculum that includes a wide array of Honors and Advanced Placement courses. Classes averaging under 20 students and a 14:1 student-teacher ratio allow students to play an active role in school activities. Seton offers over 25 extra-curricular clubs and organizations, including an active student government association; 22 athletic teams; award-winning vocal and instrumental music programs; and community service activities. The school's 24-acre campus features a new sports and fine arts center, open in Fall 2007. Elizabeth Seton is located near the Baltimore-Washington Parkway and is accessible from all points in the Washington metropolitan area.

Georgetown Preparatory School

10900 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda, MD 20852 Map

Headmaster: Mr. Jeffrey L. Jones
President: Rev. William L. George, SJ
Admissions Director: Mr. Michael J. Horsey
301-493-5000; fax: 301-493-6128
Admissions Telephone: 301-214-1215
admissions@gprep.org
Tuition costs for 2007-2008: $22,650 (Day); $39,650 (Boarding)
Open House: October 14, 2007, 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Application Deadline: January 15, 2008
Year of Founding: 1789
Sponsoring Religious Community: Society of Jesus (Jesuits)
Grade 9 - 12 Enrollment (2006-2007): 450
Athletic Conference: Interstate Athletic Conference (IAC)

Profile
Georgetown Preparatory School is an independent, Jesuit college-preparatory school for young men (grades 9-12). Of the 450 students, approximately 100 are residents. They come to Prep from around the U.S. and throughout the world. Founded in 1789 by America's first Catholic bishop, Prep is the nation's oldest Jesuit school and the only Jesuit boarding school. Prep's academically rigorous liberal arts curriculum is based in the educational philosophy of Jesuit founder, St. Ignatius Loyola: a belief in reflection, discernment, scholarly excellence, and personal responsibility, as well as the importance of being "Men for Others." This focus on serving those less fortunate is exemplified by the active community service program in which all the Prep students are involved. Prep firmly believes in the Jesuit idea of "cura personalis," or care for the individual, which advocates personal attention to students in all aspects of a student's education. At Prep, teachers typically teach four periods per day, totaling only 65 students, which allows more time for interaction both in and out of the classroom.

Apply online at www.gprep.org/admissions.

* Has its own admissions procedure. Contact school directly.

Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School

1524 35th St., NW, Washington, DC 20007 Map

Headmaster: Mr. Daniel M. Kerns, Jr.
Admissions Director: Mrs. Janet Keller
202-337-3350; fax: 202-342-5733
jkeller@visi.org
Tuition costs for 2007-2008: $19,350
Open House: October 13, 2007, 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Application Deadline: December 7, 2007
Year of Founding: 1799
Sponsoring Religious Community: Sisters of the Visitation
Grade 9 - 12 Enrollment (2006-2007): 465
Athletic Conference: Independent School League (ISL)

Profile
Founded in 1799 and located on a beautiful 23-acre campus, Georgetown Visitation is the oldest Catholic school for young women in the 13 original states. A talented and committed faculty provides a dynamic and well-balanced educational program that challenges students both spiritually and intellectually. This is enhanced by a student teacher ratio of 13:1 and an average class size of 18 students. With four state-of-the-art computer labs, an LCD projector in every classroom and individualized web portals for every student, Visitation is a leader in teaching with technology. Visitation offers a core curriculum, Advanced Placement and Honors courses, electives and a Georgetown University Bridge Program for qualified seniors. With more than 30 co-curricular activities, 11 athletic teams, a lively performing arts program, retreats, service opportunities, traditions and regular guest speaker assemblies, life for Visitation students is lively, stimulating and rewarding.

Gonzaga College High School

19 Eye Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001 Map

Headmaster: Mr. Michael J. Pakenham
President: Rev. Allen Novotny, SJ
Admissions Director: Mr. Andrew C. Battaile; Assoc. Dir., Ms. Courtney T. Joncas
202-336-7100; fax: 202-336-7164
Admissions Telephone: 202-336-7101
abattail@gonzaga.org
Tuition costs for 2007-2008: $13,850
Open House: November 18, 2007, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Application Deadline: December 10, 2007
Year of Founding: 1821
Sponsoring Religious Community: The Society of Jesus
Grade 9 - 12 Enrollment (2006-2007): 940
Athletic Conference: Washington Catholic Athletic Conference (WCAC)

Profile
A Jesuit college preparatory school, Gonzaga offers outstanding academics and a wide variety of co-curricular activities. Located six blocks from our nation's capitol, its inner city location underscores the school's commitment to the challenge of Fr. Pedro Arrupe, SJ for our students to become Men for Others. Performing community service and helping those in need is encouraged throughout a student's four years on Eye Street. Men for Others is not an empty phrase during a young man's tenure at Gonzaga or in the years that follow in the wider world. Admission is based on school performance, current teacher recommendations, test scores, and a personal essay, as well as extracurricular activities. Gonzaga seeks well-rounded young men with a strong desire to succeed and to be part of Washington's oldest all-boys school. The student body is diverse and is drawn from the entire metropolitan area and beyond.

Our Lady of Good Counsel High School

17301 Old Vic Boulevard, Olney, MD 20832 Map

President: Mr. Arthur Raimo
Principal: Mr. John Graham
Admissions Director: Mr. Kevin Collins
240-283-3200; fax: 240-283-3250
Admissions Telephone: 240-283-3235
collins@olgchs.org
Tuition costs for 2007-2008: $13,700
Open House: November 18, 2007, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Application Deadline: December 14, 2007
Year of Founding: 1958
Sponsoring Religious Community: Xaverian Brothers
Grade 9 - 12 Enrollment (2006-2007): 1160
Athletic Conference: Washington Catholic Athletic Conference (WCAC)

Profile
Twice recognized as a School of Excellence by the U.S. Department of Education, Our Lady of Good Counsel High School challenges its young men and women in the Xaverian tradition to expand their intellect, enhance their faith, and enrich their community. As the only Catholic school in the region to offer the prestigious International Baccalaureate Program, Good Counsel compels high-achieving students to attain the highest standard of academic excellence through a global curriculum. In addition to the core college preparatory program, Good Counsel delivers a wide range of rigorous Honors and Advanced Placement courses. Over 70 percent of Good Counsel's faculty hold advanced degrees; Maryland State Certification is mandatory for all teachers. In addition to our nationally recognized athletic program, Good Counsel delivers a progressive, fully-integrated visual arts, theatre and music program. In January 2007, Good Counsel relocated to a brand new state-of-the-art 50+ acre campus located off Route 108 in Olney.

St. Ann's High School of St. Ann's Infant and Maternity Home

4901 Eastern Ave., Hyattsville, MD 20782 Map

Principal: Ms. Pamela Wright
301-559-5500; fax: 301-853-6985
pamela.wright@stanns.org
Tuition costs for 2007-2008: By arrangement; Grades 8-12
Grade 9 - 12 Enrollment (2006-2007): 0

Profile
Accredited program for pregnant and parenting young women.

St. Anselm's Abbey School

4501 South Dakota Ave., NE, Washington, DC 20017 Map

Headmaster: Rev. Peter Weigand, OSB,MTS
Admissions Director: Mr. Patrick I. Parsons
202-269-2350; fax: 202-269-2373
Admissions Telephone: 202-269-2379
admissions@saintanselms.org
Tuition costs for 2007-2008: $19,550-$19,850 (Grades 9-12)
Open House: November 4, 2007, 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Application Deadline: Rolling admissions
Year of Founding: 1942
Sponsoring Religious Community: Order of St. Benedict
Grade 9 - 12 Enrollment (2006-2007): 142
Athletic Conference: Potomac Valley Athletic Conference (PVAC)

Profile
Founded in 1942 and located on a beautiful 37-acre wooded campus, St. Anselm's is a college preparatory school in the Benedictine tradition for boys of high academic ability in grades 6-12. An outstanding faculty of 50 delivers a core curriculum in grades 6-10, and over 20 Advanced Placement courses for grades 11 and 12. This Catholic school inspires academic excellence in a community atmosphere in which a young man can grow to know God, the world and himself more fully. With a school-wide computer network, students have access to more than 50 software programs, CD-ROMS, the Internet and the school library's catalog. St. Anselm's provides rigorous athletics and full music, drama, visual arts and publications programs. The school recently opened a new athletic center and a new theater/performing arts center.

* Has its own admissions procedure. Contact school directly.

St. John's College High School

2607 Military Rd., NW, Washington, DC 20015 Map

President: Bro. Thomas Gerrow, FSC
Principal: Mr. Jeffrey W. Mancabelli
Admissions Director: Mrs. Susan Hinton
202-363-2316; fax: 202-686-5162
Admissions Telephone: 202-363-2316, x3017
admissions@stjohns-chs.org
Tuition costs for 2007-2008: $12,600; $15,000 for Benilde Program
Open House: October 28, 2007, 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Application Deadline: December 14, 2007
Year of Founding: 1851
Sponsoring Religious Community: De La Salle Christian Brothers
Grade 9 - 12 Enrollment (2006-2007): 1070
Athletic Conference: Washington Catholic Athletic Conference (WCAC)

Profile
Rooted in the Christian Brothers' 300-year tradition of excellence, St. John's offers a comprehensive program of outstanding academics, athletics, arts and service opportunities for young men and women in a Catholic, faith-centered environment. This college preparatory high school is located on a beautiful 30-acre campus in the Chevy Chase section of northwest Washington, DC. Honors and Advanced Placement courses are available in every discipline, along with a Scholars Program for gifted and talented students. Unique to St. John's is an elective Junior ROTC program, promoting leadership and teamwork in the course of daily activities. Virtually all St. John's graduates enter college, many earning academic and athletic scholarships, as well as leadership and ROTC scholarships. St. John's has invested approximately $20 million in new science, art and athletic facilities and other capital projects, including the cutting-edge Kimsey Science and Technology Center. St. John's is one of the only schools in the area to use PowerSchool, a web-based program allowing parents to check academic progress on a daily basis.

St. Mary's Ryken High School

22600 Camp Calvert Rd., Leonardtown, MD 20650 Map

President: Mrs. Mary Joy Hurlburt
Principal: Mr. Rick Wood
Admissions Director: Mrs. Dawn Simpson
301-475-2814/800-270-0155; fax: 301-475-7972
admissions@smrhs.org
Tuition costs for 2007-2008: $9,200
Open House: November 4, 2007, 12:00 p.m. (Noon)-3:00 p.m.
Application Deadline: December 14, 2007
Year of Founding: 1981 (as a co-ed school)
Sponsoring Religious Community: Xaverian Brothers
Grade 9 - 12 Enrollment (2006-2007): 700
Athletic Conference: Washington Catholic Athletic Conference (WCAC)

Profile
St. Mary's Ryken (SMR) is an independent Catholic college preparatory school serving the entire Southern Maryland community. Our mission is to develop the intellectual, moral, social and physical capabilities of our students according to the Xaverian Brothers' philosophy. We provide a virtue-centered education in a safe community atmosphere on an 87-acre campus on Breton Bay. SMR is dedicated to enriching the minds and souls of its students by providing not only a rigorous academic program, which includes a wide range of Honors and Advanced Placement courses plus internship opportunities, but also through a full campus ministry program with liturgies, retreats and Christian service. Our students' education is complimented by a variety of extra-curricular activities including 38 varsity and junior varsity athletic teams, visual and performing arts programs, and 55 clubs. The school graduates compassionate, generous adults who are academically equipped to conquer future challenges and are dedicated to serving their community. The only Catholic high school in Southern Maryland, SMR is proud to serve students of varying racial, ethnic and religious backgrounds from all over the region. SMR is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools and the Maryland State Board of Education.

St. Vincent Pallotti High School

113 St. Mary's Place, Laurel, MD 20707 Map

Principal: Mr. Stephen J. Edmonds
Admissions Director: Ms. Kelly Little
301-725-3228; fax: 301-725-0493
admissions@pallottihs.org
Tuition costs for 2007-2008: $10,985
Open House: October 25, 2007, 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Application Deadline: December 15, 2007
Year of Founding: 1921
Sponsoring Religious Community: Pallottine Sisters
Grade 9 - 12 Enrollment (2006-2007): 510
Athletic Conference: Interscholastic Athletic Assoc. of MD (IAAM); MD Independent Athletic Assoc. (MIAA)

Profile
St. Vincent Pallotti High School is the oldest Catholic coeducational, college preparatory high school in the Washington metropolitan area. Pallotti pursues its mission of promoting academic excellence and building Christian character in a small community atmosphere, offering a college preparatory curriculum, and an Honors and Advanced Placement Program. Nearly all of Pallotti�s graduates enter college.

The school offers a championship athletic program, including 17 men�s and women�s varsity athletic teams that compete in the MIAA and the IAAM conferences, as well as a variety of enrichment opportunities, such as extra-curricular clubs, campus ministry, retreats, prayer services and liturgies, and choral arts and band programs. Pallotti seeks well-rounded students who have a strong desire to excel and who will contribute to the spirit and community of the school. Admissions decisions are based upon entrance test scores, academic performance, teacher recommendations and an interview.

Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart

9101 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20814 Map

Head of School: Dr. Richard Barbieri
Upper School Head: Mrs. Kate Morin
Admissions Director: Ms. Michelle McPherson
301-657-4322; fax: 301-657-4393
Admissions Telephone: 301-657-4322, x321
admissions@stoneridge.org
Tuition costs for 2007-2008: $20,320 (Grades 9-12); other rates for Jr. K-Grade 8
Open House: October 28, 2007, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Application Deadline: December 14, 2007
Year of Founding: 1923
Sponsoring Religious Community: Religious of the Sacred Heart
Grade 9 - 12 Enrollment (2006-2007): 310
Athletic Conference: Independent School League (ISL)

Profile
Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart, as a member of the Network of Sacred Heart Schools, adheres to its Goals and Criteria and offers a superior college preparatory education for young women. This Catholic, independent school has an academically-advanced curriculum, a strong athletics program, an exchange program with Sacred Heart schools worldwide, a senior internship program and a caring community noted for its outstanding social action program. The faculty consists of women and men enthusiastic about their students and committed to nurturing an active faith in God, respect for intellectual values, social awareness, the building of community and personal growth. The Upper School's academic building includes assembly and lecture halls, a media center, library, computer labs and the Towsley Science Center. Three adjoining gymnasiums encompass basketball and volleyball courts, a weight room and a gymnastics room with a climbing wall. Outdoor tennis courts, playing fields and an enclosed aquatic center with a competition-size swimming pool complete the Stone Ridge campus, located inside the Beltway on 35 wooded acres.

* Has its own admissions procedure. Contact school directly.

The Heights School

10400 Seven Locks Rd., Potomac, MD 20854 Map

Headmaster: Mr. Alvaro de Vicente
Admissions Director: Mr. Colin Gleason
301-365-4300; fax: 301-365-4303
cgleason@heights.edu
Tuition costs for 2007-2008: $17,060 (Grades 9-12); also has Grades 3-8
Open House: October 28, 2007, 2:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m.; January 9, 2008, 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Application Deadline: January 25, 2008
Year of Founding: 1969
Sponsoring Religious Community: School is entrusted to Opus Dei, a Personal Prelature of the Catholic Church
Grade 9 - 12 Enrollment (2006-2007): 201
Athletic Conference: Independent. Lacrosse is in the Maryland Independent Lacrosse League.

Profile
The Heights School provides young men an intensive liberal arts education in preparation for college and professional life. The highly qualified faculty imparts an optimistic and good-humored approach to rigorous intellectual work in an atmosphere of personal freedom and responsibility. An average class size of 14 students, a student/faculty ratio of 5:1 and a rigorous and flexible curriculum that includes 25 Advanced Placement courses help account for our Upper School's excellent record of placing students in many of the most competitive universities in the United States. In addition to our advanced and diverse curriculum, 15 extracurricular clubs (including drama), ten athletic teams, school-wide intramural tournaments and a nationally award-winning music program make for a healthy and well-balanced student-body.

Most important at The Heights is the aspect of personal mentoring that each student receives not only from classroom teachers, but also from personal advisors who carefully foster the academic, athletic, moral and spiritual growth of each student. Advisors also serve as a bridge to the school for parents, whom are recognized at The Heights as the primary educators. The Heights tries to achieve the ideal relationship between school and family: one in which the boy receives lessons at school that reaffirm the foundations that have been established in the home. The spiritual direction of The School is entrusted to Opus Dei, a Personal Prelature of the Catholic Church, whose aim is to help men and women follow Christ closely through their ordinary life and work.

* Has its own admissions procedure. Contact school directly.