Come visit and learn more about what ACDS has to offer your child and family!

Open House Programs

  • Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at 8:30 am (Grades K-8)
  • Saturday, November 5, 2016 at 9:00 am (Grades K-8)
  • Friday, November 11, 2016 at 8:30 am (Grades K-8)
  • Wednesday, December 7, 2016 at 8:30 am (Grades K-8)
  • Thursday, January 5, 2017 at 6:30 pm (Grades K-4 only)
  • Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at 6:30 pm (Grades 5-8 only)

The Open House program on October 19, November 5, November 11 and December 7 will include a welcome from our Head of School and a brief presentation by our Heads of Lower and Middle School. You will also have the opportunity to hear from and ask questions of a panel of current middle school students.  Following the program, current ACDS parents will take you on a school tour.

The Lower School Open House (Grades K-4) will begin with a brief presentation by our Head of School and Interim Head of Lower School followed by the opportunity to meet with Lower School teachers and a tour of the school with current ACDS parents.  Activities for children ages 3 and up will be provided.

The Middle School Open House (Grades 5-8) on January 10 will begin with a brief presentation by our Head of School and Head of Middle School followed by Q&A with a current student panel.  You will then have the opportunity to meet with Middle School teachers.  Parents are strongly encouraged to bring their prospective student to the Middle School Open House.

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Walk-In Wednesdays

Walk-In Wednesdays at ACDS provides a convenient opportunity for prospective families to tour the School – no appointment necessary!  Every Wednesday, our Admissions team will be available to talk with you about our program, take you on a tour, and answer your questions from 8:30 – 10:30 am.*  Simply stop by the School and tell the receptionist that you are here for Walk-In Wednesday.

*Please check the calendar for school closings or delays

Information Session & Tours

These small group sessions will take place on January 25, February 16 and March 30. The first hour is spent with our Head of School, Heads of Lower and Middle School and Director of Admission and Financial Aid. The second hour is spent touring the school with one of our parent volunteers. Please contact Julie Lewis at or 703-837-1303 for more information.

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