Independent School Fair

Students and families in Maryland, Washington D.C., and Northern Virginia are invited to attend the Independent School Fair sponsored by Independent Education, in collaboration with the Association of Independent Maryland & DC Schools (AIMS) and the Virginia Association of Independent Schools (VAIS), from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 22, 2013, at the American University Bender Arena. Admission is free.

The fair will provide an opportunity for students and families to learn more about independent schools and will feature seminars on How to Choose the Right School, How Admission Decisions are Made, and How to Afford an Independent School. Representatives from 67 independent schools will be on hand to answer questions and share information about their schools' philosophies, programs, and processes for admission.

For member schools interested in registering to participate in this fair, please contact Debbie Saylor at AIMS »

For any other inquiries, please contact Christie Antoniewicz »

For Families in Maryland, Washington, D.C., and Northern Virginia

Sunday, September 22, 2013
1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
American University
Bender Arena

Learn first-hand from school representatives about
  • Close-knit, diverse communities where students are given individualized attention
  • Classes that are intimate learning environments where teachers are closely connected to their students
  • Schools that challenge students to stretch their minds with high standards and rigorous programs
  • Teachers with the freedom to be creative and flexible to make sure students reach their full potential
  • Opportunities that extend beyond the classroom - to athletics, the arts, community service, and leadership experiences
Participating Schools

The Academy of the Holy Cross The Langley School
Aidan Montessori School Latino Student Fund
Alexandria Country Day School Lowell School 
Beauvoir, The National Cathedral Elementary School
Lycee Rochambeau-French International School
Barrie School  Maret School
Browne Academy McLean School of Maryland
Bullis School Mercersburg Academy
Burgundy Farm Country Day School National Cathedral School
Capitol Hill Day School National Child Research Center
Commonwealth Academy National Presbyterian School
Concord Hill School The Nora School
Connelly School of the Holy Child Norwood School
Edmund Burke School Parkmont School
Episcopal High School The Potomac School
The Field School The Primary Day School
Flint Hill School Randolph-Macon Academy
Fork Union Military Academy
Sandy Spring Friends School
Friends Community School Sheridan School
Georgetown Day School Sidwell Friends School
Georgetown Preparatory School St. Albans School
Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School St. Andrew’s Episcopal School
German School Washington DC St. John’s Episcopal School
Grace Episcopal Day School St. Margaret's School
Grace Episcopal School St. Patrick’s Episcopal Day School
Green Acres School St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes School
Green Hedges School St. Timothy’s School
The Harbor School Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart
Hargrave Military Academy Stuart Hall School
The Heights School Washington Episcopal School
Holton-Arms School Washington International School
Holy Trinity Episcopal Day School Washington Waldorf School
Kingsbury Day School West Nottingham Academy
Lab School of Washington Westminster School
Landon School The Woods Academy

The member schools of the Association of Independent Maryland & DC Schools, Independent Education, and the Virginia Association of Independent Schools admit students of any race, color, national, or ethnic orgin. They do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national, or ethnic origin in the administration of their educational policies, their admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic and other school-administered programs.


American University
Bender Arena
4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20016

See the flyer for the Fall 2013 School Fair