Pinecrest School

Pinecrest School

Pinecrest School is an award-winning progressive private school in Fairfax County, Virginia, serving ages 3-12 in preschool and kindergarten through sixth grade. We offer full-day kindergarten through grade 6, as well as half-day preschool for 3- and 4-year olds. Our progressive educational curricula and bright, modern facilities combine with a warm and nurturing social and emotional environment to start our students on the path to a lifelong love of learning. Pinecrest School is fully accredited and has been recognized with many local honors over the years. And Pinecrest’s reasonable tuition fees make us one of the most accessible private schools in Northern Virginia.

Pinecrest is small by design; the maximum class size is fifteen students. Our progressive educational curriculum features hands-on academics emphasizing critical-thinking skills. K-6 students also have the following enrichment classes: STEAM and PE four times a week; coding and music once a week. Preschool-sixth grade students participate in regular mindfulness exercises to learn to relax their bodies and focus their minds. Field trips and special in-house presentations are a valued part of the curriculum. Pinecrest offers extended day care from 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. We also offer summer, spring and winter camps for children aged 4-12. Pinecrest is proud to be accredited by AdvancED/SACS CASI. We are conveniently located in Northern Virginia inside the Beltway in Annandale.

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.

KIDS & TOTS

KIDS & TOTS

KIDS & TOTS Preschool and Nursery is one-of-a-kind Preschool and day care facility located in Potomac, Maryland and it has been a home away from home to many children. KIDS & TOTS Preschool and Nursery is a unique combination of a loving home atmosphere along with a fun preschool curriculum and a tranquil in a beautiful setting blended to provide children with warm, vibrant, nurturing, safe, calm and caring environment. Our mission is to provide the best possible childcare in a loving and beautiful home environment with plenty of art, music, play and learn for your children. Kids & Tots in Potomac, MD is the recipient of 2017 TeachersMatter Award!

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 School is a Christ-centered school committed to providing a Charlotte Masonliving education.”
In partnership with the family, we guide and empower each student to think with the mind of Christ and to author a life rich in relationship to God, self, others, ideas, and all of creation.
Ambleside is a warm and inviting community where children discover ideas that open their imaginations and challenge them to observe closely and think deeply. We train students as scholars, but Ambleside is about much more than academic achievement.

Lowell School

Lowell School

Lowell School honors the individuality of each child. We give children time and space to grow and nurture the strengths of each individual. A fundamental understanding of the developmental stages of cognitive, social, emotional, and physical growth informs all that we do with children. We foster intellectual and emotional self-reliance, with a guiding value of respect for each other. This approach provides the foundation for children to be highly motivated learners with a strong sense of self-worth and efficacy.

Green Acres School

Green Acres School

Green Acres School

Green Acres School is an Age 3 to Grade 8 progressive school located in North Bethesda, MD. Since 1934, Green Acres School has challenged and inspired students to live and learn with intellect, curiosity, determination, joy, and compassion. The school is considered the leading progressive school in the nation.

Green Acres School ignites a love of learning in every child, providing students with meaningful, rigorous challenges that empower them to tap into their intellect, curiosity, compassion, determination, and innate joy for learning.

Teachers at Green Acres are experts in education and child development. They skillfully blend innovation, brain research, and tradition to help students develop into determined makers and risk takers, and driven learners. Green Acres graduates find success in high school, college, and beyond, using their solid intellectual foundation, creativity, and strong ethical framework to emerge as leaders in a wide variety of disciplines.

Located on 15 wooded acres in North Bethesda, learning at Green Acres extends into the forest and streams—particularly advantageous for STEAM learning across all divisions—playgrounds, and athletic fields. The school was named a Maryland Green School in 2015.

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