Mysa School

Mysa School

Mysa School is a modern day version of a one room schoolhouse for students in grades K-5 at our Georgetown Campus and in grades 6-12 at our Bethesda Campus. At Mysa School each student has an individualized learning plan and uniquely tailored program of study. We emphasize learning outside of the classroom and take advantage of the resources in the greater DC area to discover, participate in, and learn about our world. To find out more or attend an Open House, please visit our website at www.mysaschool.org or give us a call at (301)-915-0955 to schedule a private visit.

Our Head and Founder, Siri Fiske’s article titled, “A Better Way to Teach the Gifted–And Everyone Else”, was recently published in The Wall Street Journal for her innovative ideas on K-12 education, many of which are embodied in our school.

Blyth-Templeton Academy

Blyth-Templeton Academy

Blyth-Templeton Academy is a college-preparatory, private, non-sectarian, co-educational high school serving grades 9-12. We are a micro school that averages just eight students per class and provides an academically-rigorous experiential education where students learn outside of the classroom as well as within it. We take advantage of all D.C. has to offer and are continually growing together in pursuit of deeper learning.
Features of our program include:
· Average class sizes of 8
· Small school size
· Block schedule, with 3 periods a day of 2 hours and 20 minutes
· 4-terms per year
· Access to summer, online, and international programs with our partner Blyth Academy
· Required service learning for all students
· Easy access to public transportation
· Full-time tuition $15,500
· Financial aid & scholarships

River Farm Cooperative School

River Farm Cooperative School

River Farm Cooperative School is accepting students (K – 8) for next year. Located on S. King’s Highway in Alexandria, our school features small class sizes, lots of outdoor time, and mixed-age classes. Academics are rigorous and individualized for each student.

· Small classes (maximum of 13 students) taught by passionate professional teachers

· Dynamic learning with a focus on creative play, movement, nature, and being outdoors

· Field trips to the many museums, parks, and cultural centers of the DC area.

· Field studies and advocacy work for middle schoolers

· Multiple outdoor and movement periods built into the school day

· Spanish classes

· School meets Monday through Friday, 8:45AM – 3:00PM

Potomac Crescent Waldorf School

Potomac Crescent Waldorf School

Potomac Crescent Waldorf School offers Parent-Infant, Parent-Toddler, Parent-Child, Nursery, Mixed Age Kindergarten and elementary education through grade 5.

Our school offers an educational approach rooted in Waldorf curriculum, which is based on the educational philosophy of Rudolf Steiner. We strive to develop thoughtful, fulfilled citizens who have the capacity to think imaginatively, communicate effectively, and relate compassionately.

The Early Childhood Education program provides a learning environment that allows the child to freely develop and grow through active, imaginative play and purposefully designed activities. Special attention is paid to each child’s capacities and unique personality.

Our Elementary programs offer a developmentally appropriate, experiential approach to education. We integrate academics and the arts to inspire life-long learning in each student and enable them to fully develop their unique capabilities. Our culture applauds critical and creative thinking and strong social skills. Each school day begins with a 2-hour main lesson that centers on one subject for blocks of three or four weeks. Intensive, uninterrupted study of one subject allows students to explore an area in depth from many angles. The remainder of the day is spent in two outdoor recesses and specialty classes, including Spanish, Music, Handwork and Games & Movement/Physical Education.

PCWS is the only accredited Waldorf school in Northern Virginia