The Cathay School, formally Washington Cathay Future Center (WCFC) is an internationally recognized educational center with year round programs, early childhood, afterschool, seasonal camps, and more for children and families. Our aim is to cultivate students’ artistic expression, intellectual development, cultural identity and leadership potential.
The Cathay School
MindBloom Preschool has evolved into a top resource for discovering the ways young children should be learning foreign languages. For several years, MindBloom Preschool has thrived as a creative project-based multi-lingual immersion and STEM/STEAM micro school for children ages 2-5 years, as well as offering dynamic out of school time programming and camps for older children after school and during the winter and summer breaks. Our school is open year-round and specifically caters to families who value education and an internationally-focused curriculum for their children within the DC, Maryland, and Virginia areas, as we offer a choice of either Mandarin Chinese, Spanish, or Arabic language curriculum tracks for their children.
Our team of educators is unique and teaches a daily Science-based and hands-on Arts curriculum containing a myriad of age-appropriate topics over a span of several weeks to support understanding. All of our classes are taught in 100% of the target languages. Children enrolled in our preschool truly get the benefit of becoming world citizens by gaining familiarity with the diversity of several world languages and cultures every day, even if they are enrolled in one specific language track!
Whole Kids Academy
Whole Kids Academy is Bethesda’s premier Spanish immersion preschool dedicated to providing the highest quality of care, education and enrichment to children from birth to Pre-Kindergarten. We are a family-owned preschool and as parents of two young boys, we sought to build a well-balanced program which we would be excited for own children to be a part of. We have created a warm, cheerful and safe environment with highly qualified teachers to engage our children in fun, age-appropriate learning activities and creative play. We believe in nourishing children’s young bodies with nutritious organic food, lots of sunshine, activity and exercise. We also believe there is a special window of opportunity to reach young children through music, language and technology, which is why they have each earned a prominent place in our everyday curriculum. Above all, our goal is to provide the perfect balance of education and fun through creative play and interactive projects to instill a lifelong love of learning in each child that walks through our doors.
Montesshare is a Montessori, Spanish bilingual preschool in an intimate, home environment for 3 to 6 year olds.
We have two Montessori teachers guiding 7 to 13 children. Our Montessori classroom sits on the sunny, spacious first floor of a home in Alexandria (22315). We are licensed by the State of Virginia.
We all know Early Childhood is an important time in the life of the child; it is an important time in the lives of parents, too! At Montesshare, we work to honor and ease that time for both you and your child. We are building a community of families who value not only the structure and freedom inherent in Montessori education, but the connection, as well.
Montesshare was birthed from Joy Wilder’s desire for an affordable, Montessori, Spanish bilingual education for her own four children. She draws on her experience co-founding TOTH Montessori (Best of D.C. Preschools three years and counting!), her deep desire to help families thrive and a commitment to the science of child development and education in order to create this beautiful Montessori space. She loves equipping parents to parent for more moments of appreciation and peace with their child!
As a state licensed, in-home program, you and your child will have a sense of security and confidence from the moment you enter our sunny, first floor, neighborhood location. At Montesshare, we understand the anxiety of separation as we understand the relationship between emotion and learning. We are committed to sharing the challenges and successes of this special phase in life, from our beautiful homey environment and intimate ratios to our flexible schedules and affordable rates, we make it easy to share this part of your family’s journey!
Rochambeau The French International School – Rollingwood Elementary School
Rochambeau The French International Maternelle School – Bradley
Rochambeau The French International Maternelle School is a non-profit school, approved by the Ministry of Education and operating within the framework of the Agency for French Teaching Abroad (AEFE). As a member of this unique network of nearly 500 schools in 135 countries worldwide, we offer the best of an education system acclaimed for the breadth of its program and its teaching of skill, providing its students with critical thinking, discipline and rigor.
Rochambeau is the only school in Washington DC and its surroundings to provide an education based on a unique combination of the French program and a high quality English program. It welcomes students from the Toute Petite Section preschool class (2yr old) to senior year, representing over 60 different nationalities, with varied cultural, socioeconomic and linguistic backgrounds.
De Colores Learning Center
Within the holistic framework, the Spanish Immersion Pre-K program at De Colores Learning Center uses The Creative Curriculum, a forward-thinking, comprehensive, and rigorously researched curriculum approach that honors creativity and respects the role that teachers play in making learning exciting and relevant for every child. The Spanish Immersion Pre-K program at De Colores Learning Center used the Spanish language version of The Creative Curriculum, which supports Spanish language and literacy development. The system focuses on the following areas of development and learning:
Social–Emotional, Physical, Language, Cognitive, Literacy, Mathematics, Science and Technology, Social Studies, and Artistic Expression.
The daily routine at the De Colores Toddler program is complemented by a full range of extracurricular experiences including: yoga, music, garden/nature studies, cooking, art, and visits to the Takoma Park Public Library.
De Colores Spanish Immersion Program
The Spanish Immersion Toddler Program at De Colores Learning Center is designed to allow children to grow at their own rate in a Spanish immersion setting. Because this is such a unique age, development and a child’s progression is largely up to the child him/her self.
The teachers in the De Colores Toddler Program provide the opportunity for your child to explore the world in a safe, loving and nurturing environment with careful attention paid to the development of verbal,fine motor, large motor, and social/emotional skills. De Colores has designed a Spanish immersion classroom setting that allows children to explore the wonderful things that the world has to offer and to develop a solid foundation for continued development.
The daily routine at the De Colores Toddler program is complemented by a full range of extracurricular experiences including: yoga, music, garden/nature studies, cooking, and art.
German International School Washington DC
The German International School Washington D.C. is a private, co-educational institution with more than 500 students in preschool through 12th grade, set on a quiet campus in Potomac, Md. Representing more than 20 different nationalities, our student body is truly international, united by a shared interest in German language and culture. The only full-time German day school in Washington, we offer rigorous academics in a warm, multicultural setting.
The school has a challenging German curriculum mixed with some American elements. Graduates receive the globally recognized German International Abitur (DIA) as well as a high-school diploma from the state of Maryland. We have two academic focus areas: foreign languages and science. Students gain fluency in at least two languages and achieve mastery of biology, chemistry, and physics. Our teachers prize critical inquiry, teaching students how—not what—to think. On graduation, they are prepared to enter any prestigious university worldwide.
The German International School is accredited by the German Ministry of Education and Maryland Department of Education. Our German curriculum is based on that used in the state of Thuringia, known for its high academic standards.
CommuniKids Preschool DC
Our mission at CommuniKids Preschool DC is to prepare young children to become the global citizens of tomorrow by creating a joyful, playful, and nurturing environment that immerses students in a second language. Our program strives to instill the disposition, knowledge, and skills required to succeed in a highly interconnected world.
We have four locations: Falls Church, VA, Loudoun County, VA, Richmond, VA, and Washington, DC. The DC location offers half- and full-day Spanish Immersion Preschool programs for children ages 2 1/2 to 5 years old. Our school is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).
We also offer a Spanish Immersion Summer Camp program and after-school and weekend Enrichment Classes in Spanish, French, Chinese, and Arabic.
Our groundbreaking Early Childhood Second Language (ECSL®) approach addresses these needs by preparing children for their K-12 education, while developing multi-cultural competency and second language fluency. The hallmarks of the ECSL®(pronounced “excel”) program are:
- A warm and cohesive school environment
- Extended periods of immersion in a second language
- Extended periods of guided play activities
- Theme-based curriculum emphasizing tolerance, responsibility, and solidarity as the essential elements of a global perspective