Metropolitan School of the Arts

Metropolitan School of the Arts

The Academy @ Metropolitan School of the Arts is a college preparatory performing arts conservatory for budding young artists who are dedicated to high caliber academics and pre-professional performing arts education.

The progressive, comprehensive, mastery-based high school curriculum is an intensive four-year program that prepares students for acceptance to some of the most selective colleges and universities. College-prep (standard, honors and AP) humanities, mathematics, social studies and sciences, and world language courses offer students the appropriate level of challenge based on their post-secondary interests. Students in grades 7-8 enjoy the opportunities to design personalized assignments and research projects as they explore the humanities, social studies, science, mathematics and world languages. Middle School students are also given the option to begin accruing high school credits in mathematics and world languages.

Daily conservatory style performing arts training in dance, music and theater motivate each student to become a highly disciplined expert learner and complex communicator across disciplines.

As a community rich in stellar performing arts, outstanding resident performers and avid arts patrons, the DC area is the perfect home to build a school that will foster the next generation of professional dancers, actors, singers and musicians. Our faculty and staff are dedicated to making Metropolitan nationally recognized as a top school of the gifted young artists along with such fine institutions as Interlochen, Idyllwild Arts Academy and Walnut Hill. The Academy @ Metropolitan builds on the rich 15-year foundation of excellent arts education developed by the faculty, staff and leadership of Metropolitan Fine Arts Center. We opened our doors in September 2013 and continue to welcome students who have inspired us to build, dream and soar!

Located in the bustling environment of the Kingstowne Community in Northern Virginia, Metropolitan School of the Arts has dedicated academic classrooms, dance studios, music studios and rehearsal space.

We welcome you to explore our rigorous, fully accredited academic curriculum alongside our conservatory style performing arts training program in the areas of dance, music theater, theater performance and music.

Please contact our admissions team at academy@metropolitanarts.org to reserve an opportunity to shadow and audition for this ground breaking opportunity

The Sycamore School

The Sycamore School

The Sycamore School is an experiential, lower-stress 5th-12th grade school in Arlington, VA serving students through personalized and self-paced instruction. No homework for 5-8th grades; field trips weekly; interdisciplinary learning. We place equal emphasis on social-emotional development, academic development and civic engagement.

Capitol Learning Academy

Capitol Learning Academy

Elementary-aged students from varied backgrounds within Washington, DC need access to learning which values and highlights diversity, utilizes group and independent work skills, and incorporates relevant technology in order to be better prepared for the unknown, ever-changing future that awaits them. Capitol Learning Academy will fill this need by providing innovative learning experiences, based in problem-solving, to bolster curiosity and push students to think, explore, question and learn from themselves, technology resources, and their community.
Capitol Learning Academy will cater to families from all socioeconomic backgrounds of Washington, DC, through an indexed tuition model and forward thinking curriculum. The education model will put students at the center of their own learning, allowing them to spend the majority of their school day working in multi-age small groups to solve real-world problems, while developing skills and knowledge that apply to their group projects. Teachers will work with students in small groups throughout the day, to address foundational skills in math and literacy, and will facilitate students as they design their own learning path through experiences, technological exploration and community interactions.

New Adventures Learning Community

New Adventures Learning Community

New Adventures Learning Community

People learn best when it is something that interests them. Whether it be cooking, superheroes, history, science, whatever… we build that into our curriculum. While all students are learning the same skills, the way they are learning them is unique to each student.

The New Adventures Learning Community thoughtfully blends the best features of multiple educational traditions to create a student-centered academic approach providing both flexibility and accountability.

▪ Each student creates a personalized curriculum with family input and professional guidance. The student’s curriculum draws from his or her unique interests, passions and goals, and is implemented with the type of one-on-one educational coaching Homeschoolers enjoy.
▪ Students help plan their own daily and weekly schedules, taking charge of their education with professional on-site assistance. Like Montessori students, they learn at their own pace, progressing farther and faster in areas of strength, and taking more time to work through more challenging subject matter.
▪ Children are free to move, eat, and drink when they need to.
▪ There is no unnecessary stress, standardized testing, or required homework, though students may work on projects at home if they choose to.
▪ Students have daily opportunities to collaborate, teach, and learn from each other, and to socialize with peers and develop long-term friendships.

We have created a schedule that enables the students to choose their topics – for short term or long term projects. With a varied range of modalities, they learn the skills necessary for high school completion.

Ambleside School

Ambleside School

Ambleside is a Christ-centered K-8 school located in McLean, Virginia, that applies the philosophy of British educator Charlotte Mason.

In partnership with the family, we encourage children to discover and embrace God’s truth, to link knowing with doing and to love learning.

Fusion Academy Tysons

Fusion Academy Tysons

Fusion Academy is a revolutionary private middle and high school where positive relationships unlock academic potential. We are a non-traditional community of learning with the smallest class size possible: one student and one teacher per classroom. This allows us to personalize curriculum for each student’s unique strengths, interests, and learning style. We are also able to customize scheduling; students may enroll at any time (even during the summer) and take classes at a time of day that works best for them.

Our supportive staff and campus environment provide a safe space for students to flourish emotionally, socially, and academically. It includes a state-of-the-art recording studio and a mixed-media art studio for students to express their creativity. Our Homework Café® is where students complete all their homework before they leave for the day with help and supervision from a teacher.

Classes are offered at three levels: essential, college prep, and honors. From algebra to yoga and everything in between, we have a wide variety of classes to choose from. Students can enroll full-time, take classes for credit, or utilize our tutoring services. In addition to academics, we partner with outside therapeutic professionals to support students’ emotional health and help foster a balanced life.

While it’s impossible to put our students into categories, we generally serve students with the following backgrounds: ADHD, accelerated/gifted learners, dyslexia, mild learning differences, social challenges, school anxiety, or students with challenging schedules. Students who attend Fusion have one thing in common: traditional school isn’t working.

Echelon Academy

Echelon Academy

Each student at Echelon Academy has a student Blueprint that specifies key learning goals and levels of achievement. Plans are designed by our director, teachers, and parents. Learning plans are reviewed and modified as necessary. Regularly, the school faculty meets to discuss and actively manage individual student progress.

Echelon Academy employs the very best research-based curriculum and instructional methodologies. Our curriculum content is carefully aligned to the learning standards outlined in the Maryland Common Core State Curriculum. Where necessary, appropriate modifications and adaptations are made to ensure all students can access academic material at personally challenging levels.

Echelon Academy offers a journey of engaged learning through the teaching of arts. A positive and encouraging learning community where achievement happens more efficiently and with ease as teachers and students work cooperatively, heading the same direction, traveling on the thrust of one another, standing by one another, and honking in encouragement.

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Acton Academy of Washington, DC

Acton Academy of Washington, DC

Acton Academy of Washington, DC, is a preschool and elementary school in Foggy Bottom that guides each child on a journey to develop an entrepreneurial mindset and discover a calling. Acton Academy challenges students to become the agents and primary drivers of their learning, the entrepreneurs of their own education and life calling.

For ages 3-6, Acton Montessori offers an authentic Montessori curriculum in a nurturing home-away-from-home environment. For ages 6-9, Acton Elementary combines Montessori principles with Socratic discussions and entrepreneurial projects, such as the Acton Children’s Business Fair of Washington, DC.

The Lab School of Washington

The Lab School of Washington

For almost 50 years, The Lab School of Washington has been providing an exceptional, college-preparatory academic experience for bright students (grades 1-12) with ADHD, dyslexia, and other learning differences. Our innovative, arts-infused curriculum is experiential and multi-sensory, helping young people to overcome difficulties with reading, spelling, writing, and math, while preparing them for a range of rewarding college and career choices.

High Road Primary & Middle School of Washington, DC

High Road Primary & Middle School of Washington, DC

High Road Primary & Middle School of Washington, DC, which is nestled in the southwest quadrant of the city, just miles from the waterfront area and a stone’s throw away from the Washington Nationals Baseball Stadium.