School Open Houses – Preschools and Private Schools in the Area

Looking for a preschool or private elementary or high school in the Washington, DC area? Visit these schools’ open houses in November and December.

St. John the Evangelist Preschool & K-8 Elementary: Thursday November 3 from 8:30am-11:30am. Meet the principal, tour the school, observe classes in session and meet parents of current students. In 2011 – 2012, three year olds attend three days, four year olds attend five days a week for either a half day (including lunch) or a full day until 3pm. Beforecare and aftercare is available too. Registrations will begin to be accepted on November 3rd at the open house. Fully accredited. Located at 10201 Woodland Dr., Silver Spring, MD at the intersection of Silver Spring, Kensington and Wheaton.

Avalon in Gaithersburg Open House – All boys, Grades 2-12: Avalon’s Fall Open House will be held on Saturday, November 5th from 1-3PM. All prospective students and families are invited to join at the Gaithersburg campus for tours, presentations, and light refreshments. The Open House is a great opportunity to learn about the Avalon difference at this independent Catholic school. Avalon faculty, parents, and students will be available to give tours of the school and answer questions. At 2pm, Headmaster Kevin Davern will address all attendees. If you have any questions or unable to attend the Open House but are interested in touring the school at a different time please contact Sam Phillips at

Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School: Lower School Open House, Sunday November 6 at 10:30 a.m., RSVP online. Upper School Open House, Sunday, November 13 at 2:00 p.m. RSVP online. The school holds one large Open House and two Information Sessions throughout the year to welcome prospective students, families, and community members.  If you are unable to attend our Open House or Information Sessions, you are welcome to join us on campus for a personal tour at your convenience. Click here to inquire. Complimentary child care will be provided by Bar-T during our November 6 Open House. Your children will enjoy art projects, games and much more. The kids are sure to have a fun-filled morning while you are learning about our dynamic and exciting CESJDS community. RSVP is required. Children must be three or older and must be potty-trained.

Brookewood School – All girls, Grades 1-12: This independent Catholic school for girls located in Old Town Kensington, will hold an Open House on Sunday, November 6 from 2-4 PM. For more information or to schedule a tour or shadow day on another date, contact Director of Admission, Charmie Vince, at 301-949-7997 .

Holy Cross School Open House: Friday November 11 from 9am-11pm. Holy Cross School is fully accredited by the Middle States Association of Elementary Schools, is convenient to I-495 and is minutes from the Grosvenor Metro Station. Co-ed, pre-kindergarten – 8th grade, flexible onsite before & aftercare and more great fatures. Contact the school office at 301-949-1699 or for more information.

Melvin J Berman Hebrew Academy in Rockville: Veteran’s Day Open House, Friday, November 11 – 9:00 am: Assembly with patriotic themes provided by the lower school, 10:30–11:30 am Prospective preschool and lower  School parent program in Board Room. Tuesdays in November and December 9:30 am – preschool and lower school tours. Tuesday, November 15, 8:00 pm: Informational evening for middle school and upper school. Wednesday, December 7 , 7:45 pm: Informational evening for preschool and lower school. Sunday, December 18, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm: Chanukkah carnival at Ohev Shalom community run by MJBHA middle school students. Wednesday, January 11, 6:00 pm: Middle school and upper school informational evening at MJBHA. Dinner followed by sample classes. For more information or to RSVP, please call Sharon Butler, Admissions Director, at 301-962-9400, x5630 or or visit

Silver Spring Day School Open House: University Campus – Wednesday, November 16, 2011, Thursday, December 15, 2011,Monday, January 9, 2012, Tuesday, January 24, 2012. New Hampshire Campus Tour – Monday, January 30, 2012. Time for all Open Houses is 10-11:30am. Silver Spring Day School (SSDS) is a parent participatory preschool with over 150 children in classes designed for two-year-old to pre-kindergarten students. Reservations for attendance at Open Houses are required. To reserve a spot please contact the school at or 301 593 6581. SSDS asks all Open House registrants to arrive promptly and plan to stay for the entire 90 minute session. Sessions are for parents only and babysitting is not provided.

Evergreen School Open House: Friday November 18 2011, from 9:00-11:00 a.m. Evergreen School is an independent, co-educational Montessori school for children from 18 months old through 3rd grade, located at 10700 Georgia Avenue, Wheaton, MD 20902. This event will allow you to learn about Montessori by observing a classroom, talking to parents and touring our school. For more information and to RSVP, please contact Caitlin Garry or Lourdes Buenaflor at 301-942-5979 or at

St. Luke Christian Day School in Silver Spring Open Houses: Friday November 18, 2011 at 10 a.m., Friday December 2, 2011 at 10 a.m.,Friday January 13, 2012 at 10 a.m. Open Houses are an opportunity to learn about the school  program and tour the school, prior to making application decisions. Children and other family members are welcome to attend with parents. These open houses are designed for potential applicants who would be new students. A schedule of tuition and fees will be published in January, at which time they will begin accepting applications for the next school year. Admissions are determined by lottery and notifications made prior to the end of February.

Takoma Park Cooperative Nursery School Open House: December 15, 2011 at 7:30 pm. To register for an information session or learn more about programs for children ages 2 through 5, please visit or call 301-585-7272, #2.

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