Alexandria Country Day works with each 8th grader and his or her family to facilitate the high school admissions process and find the best school for the student. Jim Girard, Director of High School Placement, helps families research and evaluate the various options in independent, parochial, and public schools. He and the other ACDS teachers and staff also prepare the students for their high school visits and interviews.

Our graduates are thoughtful leaders who excel academically, artistically, and athletically. Over the past four years, ACDS students have been accepted by and/or matriculated to the following schools:

*Denotes a school where one or more ACDS alum is enrolled for 2018-2019.

Independent Schools

Edmund Burke School*

Episcopal High School*

The Field School*

Flint Hill School*

Georgetown Preparatory School

Holton Arms School

The Heights*

Landon School

The Madeira School*

Maret School*

National Cathedral School*

Porter Gaud School (Charleston, SC)*

The Potomac School*

Sidwell Friends School*

St. Albans School*

St. Andrew’s Episcopal Day School

St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes School*


Catholic Schools

Bishop Ireton High School*

Bishop O’Connell High School*

Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School*

Gonzaga College High School*

St. John’s College High School

St. John Paul the Great Catholic High School*

Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart*


Boarding Schools

Blue Ridge School (St. George, VA)*

Christchurch School (Christchurch, VA)*

The Hill School (Pottstown, PA)

IMG Academy (Bradenton, FL)*

Mercersburg Academy (Mercersburg, PA)*

Millbrook School (Millbrook, NY)

Portsmouth Abbey School (Portsmouth, RI)

St. Andrew’s School (Barrington, RI)

Stuart Hall (Staunton, VA)

Suffield Academy (Suffield, CT)

Tabor Academy (Marion, MA)*

Phillips Exeter Academy (Exeter, NH)*

Pomfret School (Pomfret, CT)*

Woodberry Forest School (Woodberry Forest, VA)*


Public Schools

Annandale High School (Annandale, VA)*

Forest Park High School IT Program (Woodbridge, VA)*

J.E.B. Stuart High School (Falls Church, VA)*

Lake Braddock High School (Burke, VA)*

Robinson Secondary School (Fairfax, VA)*

T.C. Williams High School (Alexandria, VA)*

T.C. Williams High School STEM Academy (Alexandria, VA)*

Washington-Lee High School (Arlington, VA)*

West Potomac High School (Alexandria, VA)*