K-8, Co-educational Independent School

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K-8 Advantage

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Where inspired communicators lead naturally.

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Where academic rigor sparks excitement.

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Where we inspire passionate learners.

Our Mission

Challenge students intellectually; inspire their confidence, curiosity, and creativity; and prepare them to thrive in a diverse and complex world by ensuring that they are independent learners, effective communicators, community minded citizens, and balanced individuals.

At a Glance

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“The personal attention at ACDS has been exceptional. It’s not an individual academic program but it’s personalized. We’ve had many teachers over the years make adjustments to curriculum to provide additional challenge for our kids.”

Steven Duffield, current parent
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"What really stands out to me is the way ACDS fosters strong relationships between the students and faculty. Our daughter’s teachers and coaches each knew her as an individual, understood her strengths and challenges and helped her reach her potential. As a result, she developed great confidence and self advocacy skills that she will need the rest of her life, both inside and outside of the classroom."

John Versaggi, Alumni Parent
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“ACDS has provided an exceptional, academically challenging environment for all three of our children. Thanks to the excellent leadership and the engaging and highly-competent teachers, our children our thriving. Another wonderful aspect of ACDS is the warm, friendly, caring community which provides the atmosphere in which my children feel safe, connected, and excited to learn! We have watched them grow into confident and enthusiastic learners over the past several years and are so happy that we found ACDS which we consider our ‘school family’.”

LaDonna Tucker, Current and Alumni Parent
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“ACDS has allowed for tremendous growth for my children academically. Since joining this nurturing community, they have a renewed love of learning and confidence.”

Kristin Whitman, Current Parent
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“Our family couldn’t be happier with ACDS. The staff and faculty devote an extraordinary amount of time and energy creating a prefect balance of academic rigor and emotional development. In the short time we’ve been part of the ACDS family, we’ve witnessed measurable advancement in our daughter’s competence, courage, and love of learning. The learning environment at ACDS challenges and inspires your child to pursue their full potential.”

Lawrence Nunn, Current Parent
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Please support our Food Drive for Blessings in a Backpack!  Food can be dropped off at morning carpool any day next week.  Our kindergartners and first graders will package the donated food for @alive4alexandria to distribute via Blessings in a Backpack!  Watch this video the kids made to learn what food items are needed for this project. #servicelearning

Please support our Food Drive for Blessings in a Backpack! Food can be dropped off at morning carpool any day next week. Our kindergartners and first graders will package the donated food for @alive4alexandria to distribute via Blessings in a Backpack! Watch this video the kids made to learn what food items are needed for this project. #servicelearning ...

Mr. Baytosh joined the first grade library classes this week to read “Interrupting Chicken” by @davidezrastein  Mr. Baytosh was Papa while Ms. Marapana played the part of the interrupting chicken.

Mr. Baytosh joined the first grade library classes this week to read “Interrupting Chicken” by @davidezrastein Mr. Baytosh was Papa while Ms. Marapana played the part of the interrupting chicken. ...

Don't miss Slice of Pie, a short film by Blake Bynum '04, at The Reach at The Kennedy Center on October 15th!  Tickets are available on The Kennedy Center website. #acdsalumni #onceabobcatalwaysabobcat

Don't miss Slice of Pie, a short film by Blake Bynum '04, at The Reach at The Kennedy Center on October 15th! Tickets are available on The Kennedy Center website. #acdsalumni #onceabobcatalwaysabobcat ...

L'Shana Tova to our families who are celebrating. We wish you all a sweet new year!

L'Shana Tova to our families who are celebrating. We wish you all a sweet new year! ...

Buenos Dias! Sr. Meza and his second graders had fun singing in their Spanish class this morning!

Buenos Dias! Sr. Meza and his second graders had fun singing in their Spanish class this morning! ...

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