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.
The Sycamore School
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.
The Auburn School – Fairfax Campus
The Auburn School grows the social and academic potential of bright students with social and communication challenges, simultaneously supporting the development of academic skills, social competency and pragmatic language in an engaging educational environment.
Commonwealth Academy is a coeducational, college preparatory day school for average to gifted students who benefit from small classes and instruction designed to address various learning styles, including those students who have organizational, attention, or learning differences.
We empower students in Grades 3–12 to reach their highest achievement levels, reflective of their true potential, by teaching personal responsibility for learning and behavior in a comfortable community, conducive to academic risk-taking and social success. We offer a broad-based curriculum, compensatory strategies, and a focus on technology to prepare our students for the challenges of college, career, and life pursuits.
The Kingsbury Center
The Kingsbury Center provides a transformative educational and social experience for children and adults with learning differences. The Center uses action research to ensure best practices.
The Kingsbury Keystones are three guiding principles that shape our dynamic teaching and learning environment to support the growth and development of students who have a range of learning challenges.
Keystone I: Academics – Every Kingsbury student has a personalized learning plan that is designed to support and challenge the student with a focus on growth and development. Our learning specialists push in and pull out of the classrooms to ensure that Kingsbury students build their academic skills and achieve their learning outcomes.
Keystone II: Experiential Learning – Learning happens both inside and outside of the classroom. Kingsbury students learn to apply the concepts learned in the classroom through hands-on, practical experiences.
Keystone III: Integrated Clinical Services – A team of on-site clinicians work in partnership with teachers to support student learning and development. The clinical staff provides diagnostic and admissions testing, psychotherapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, and speech and language services.
For more information, visit us today at www.kingsbury.org, or call 202.722.5555.
McLean School is transformative. An independent, co-educational, K-12 day school in Potomac, Maryland, McLean has for sixty years been helping bright students realize their full potential by providing a comprehensive college preparatory program that emphasizes small classes, differentiated instruction and individualized program enhancement. We embrace both traditional learners and ones with mild to moderate learning differences—including language-based differences, ADHD, and anxiety. Many of our students excel in some areas while benefiting from support in others.
McLean distinguishes itself through its readiness to accelerate students in areas of strength while supporting them in others. Our Upper School curriculum offers an extensive selection of AP and honors classes.
McLean graduates have gained acceptances to colleges and universities such as Berklee College of Music, Duke, Johns Hopkins, Vanderbilt and Vassar. These placements are a tribute to the fine quality of our students, teachers and program. For each student, we seek to find the right college; not just the most selective one.
Always a leader in teaching to individual aptitudes and achievement levels, McLean is now also at the forefront among east coast schools of implementing Mindful practices. A rapidly growing body of scientific research shows that mindful practice reduces stress and aids in focus, performance, and the learning process overall.
To see McLean up close is to see a school that transforms lives.
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.
Saint Charles Early Childhood Education Center
The goal of the Saint Charles Early Childhood Education Center is to provide each child in our program the opportunity to recognize the wonder of God’s creation through relationships and experiences. We embrace the fact that parents, teachers, and students are all integral partners in the educational process.
The purpose of our preschool program is to provide a secure and nurturing environment and a dedicated staff to help each child in our care to grow according to his or her own rate of development.
We are open to welcoming students with intellectual disabilities. Please contact the school office for more information. We are grateful to Il Porto Charities for their support of our program.
Oakwood School is located in Annandale, VA. Oakwood School is a 1st through 8th grade program for bright students who learn differently.
At Oakwood School young people forge new friendships with other students of average to gifted potential who might “fall through the cracks” in large classes or more typical learning environments. Each child is surrounded by nurturing master teachers who use research-based, eclectic instructional methods, to teach traditional academic skills and subject content. From Primary level through Middle School, Oakwood teachers know how to remediate areas of weakness, build on inherent strengths, and to help every student discover their own learning styles. Our Middle School is highly regarded for its success in graduating students who are well-equipped with good study skills, an understanding of how they learn, an ability to self-advocate, and a notebook of their individual learning strategies to use throughout the rest of their formal education and in life and career. Virtually all Oakwood students eventually complete their education at the college level, with a large percentage going on to graduate and post-graduate degrees.
The Siena School
The Siena School offers a rich educational program for bright, college-bound students in grades 4-12th who are challenged by language-based learning differences, such as dyslexia. Our program is designed for students with mild to moderate needs who experience a discrepancy between their intellectual abilities and academic achievement in one or more areas such as reading, writing, oral expression or math.
To accomplish this mission, The Siena School:
– Focuses on individual student learning strengths and gifts;
– Ensures highly individualized and personalized instructional attention;
– Employs research-based and multisensory instructional techniques;
– Provides appropriate curricular accommodations and adaptations to allow all students to access a rigorous curriculum of high standards; and
– Seeks out, develops and retains the very best educators and professional staff.