Washington Family Magazine : September 2015
36 September 2015 washingtonFAMILY.com CONTINUED ON P. 38 www.myschoolace.com firstname.lastname@example.org 703-471-2132 1808A Michael Faraday Ct. Reston, VA Ages: 2 1/2 Toddler Class - Grade 3 Hours of Operation: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. Activities: Chess, Minecraft, Math Club, Piano Club, Odyssey of the Mind Lego Club Awaken a joy of learning, prepare students for the challenges of tomorrow, and develop integrity through rigorous academics. Open House Dates: Every 3rd Tuesday of the month. ACORN HILL WALDORF KINDERGARTEN & NURSERY www.acornhill.org email@example.com 301-565 -2282 9504 Brunett Ave., Silver Spring, MD Ages:2-6 Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. Play-oriented Waldorf school with singing, crafts, gardening, storytelling. Parent-Infant/ Toddler, Parent-Child. Half and full day and summer programs. Certified nursery/kindergarten. 50+ years experience. Rolling admissions. Ongoing birth to three parenting classes, September - June. Parent- Infant (6 wks -1yr), Parent- Toddler (1-2 yrs), Parent-Child (2-3 yrs). Parents learn games, songs and spend time mindfully attuning to their babies, supporting development. Open House Dates: 2015: Oct. 3, Nov. 7 2016: Jan. 9, Feb. 6, Mar. 5, April 2 AIDAN MONTESSORI SCHOOL www.aidanschool.org 202-387-2700 2700 27th St., NW, Washington, D.C. Ages: 18 months - 12 years Tutoring Services: Elementary Hours of Operation: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. Activities: Art, Music, Foreign Language Aidan begins with a deep respect for children as unique individuals. There is a concern for the development of the whole child - social and emotional, intellectual, physical and spiritual. An underlying purpose of an Aidan Montessori School education is to aid the child in independence and self-formation by creating an environment that can unlock the inherent potentials and intelligences within each child. We embrace the Montessori pedagogy, which is based on universal principles of child development, as sound theory and practice for teaching and learning. And we look to accepted current research to inform our evolving understanding of human development. Recognizing the many differences in learning rates and styles, we believe in individualizing each child’s school experience for the fullest development of his or her potential. We embrace the concept of a multi-age, 3 years age span classroom community as optimum for academic, social and emotional learning. We value cooperation over competition and believe that each child’s work and behavior should be evaluated on his or her inherent capacity rather than by comparison. Our Montessori Tradition: Since its founding in 1961, Aidan has remained centered and steadfast in its mission as a Montessori school. Over the years, Dr. Maria Montessori’s ideas have had a profound effect and growing influence on education. However, while individual elements find their way into traditional programs, a fully implemented Montessori model is so comprehensive in scope and sequence that it is quite distinct. Aidan represents such an academic model and offers it as a clearly optimum environment for learning, for preparation for the future, and for developing the necessary skills and dispositions for citizenship in a democratic society. Open House Dates: 2015: Oct. 2, Nov. 6, Dec. 4 2016: Jan. 8 BEAUVOIR, THE NATIONAL CATHEDRAL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL www.beauvoirschool.org 202-537-6493 3500 Woodley Rd., NW, Washington, D.C. Beauvoir provides an educational environment fostering a lifetime of enthusiasm for learning and growth while nurturing the spiritual, ethical, intellectual, emotional, physical and social development. Open House Dates: 2015: Oct. 22, 9:15 a.m.; Nov. 8, 1 p.m.; Dec. 8, 9:15 a.m. CHARLES E. SMITH JEWISH DAY SCHOOL www.cesjds.org firstname.lastname@example.org 301-881-1400 1901 E. Jefferson St., Rockville, MD (Lower School) 11710 Hunters Ln. Rockville, MD (Upper School) Junior K Ages: 4 K Ages: 5 Ages:4-18 Hours of Operation: 8:15 a.m. - 3:15 p.m. (Lower School); 8:00 a.m. - 3:45 p.m. (Upper School) Activites: Athletics (Grade 6 - 12), Dance, Yoga, Lego Robotics, Art, World Languages CESJDS is the largest JK-12 independent Jewish day school in North America. In grades JK-5, we foster an environment where children feel safe, loved and challenged. Our faculty works hard to instill feelings of self-worth and self-confidence in each child. In Middle School (grades 6-8) and High School (grades 9-12), rigorous study in the classroom is infused with creativity and relevance, while activities outside the classroom are characterized by hands-on engagement. Our mission is to engage students in an outstanding and inspiring general and Judaic education. Open House Dates: Nov. 1 (Grade Junior-K - 5); Nov. 11 (Grade 6 - 12) COMMERCE KIDS www.commercekids.org 202-482-0280 15th & Pennsylvania Ave., NW Washington, D.C. Non-profit Child Care Ages: 12 weeks - 5 years Hours of Operation: 7:15 a.m. - 5:45 p.m. Activities: Spanish, Soccer, Gymnastics, Sign Language, Music and Dance Offer a play-based, child centered enriching curriculum. We take lots of field trips to all the wonderful places D.C. has to offer. COMMUNIKIDS PRESCHOOL www.communikids.com email@example.com 202-363-0133 4729 Wisconsin Ave., NW Washington, D.C. Ages:21/2-5 Hours of Operation: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. Activities: Language Classes - Spanish, French, Mandarin, Arabic Our language-immersion preschool program is designed for children ages 2 to 5 and offers a well-rounded, play-based, full-immersion curriculum in Spanish, French, Mandarin and Arabic. Open House Dates: Visit our website for open house dates. THE CONGRESSIONAL SCHOOLS OF VIRGINIA www.congressionalschools.org firstname.lastname@example.org 703-533-9711 3229 Sleepy Hollow Rd., Falls Church, VA Ages: Infants - Grade 8 Congressional’s program is designed to nurture the physical, emotional, and intellectual needs of children from infant through 8th grade. Emphasis is given to language development, and preparing children for high school. Open House Dates: 2015: Oct. 7, 9 a.m. (Infant & Toddler ); Oct. 14, 9:30 a.m. (Preschool-Grade 8) DISCOVERY OAKS ACADEMY STERLING www.discoveryoaksacademy.com email@example.com 703-430-2781 624 W. Church Rd. Sterling, VA Ages: 12 months - 12 years Pre-K/K Ages: 12 months - 6 years Hours of Operation: 7 a.m. - 6 p.m. Activities: Kindergarten, Enrichment, Dance, Science, After- School Care Now enrolling! Welcoming our new Director and Staff! We are a developmentally appropriate full day program offering Preschool, Kindergarten, Enrichment and before and after school care. Elementary bus pick-up available. Open House Dates: Call to set up an appointment anytime! THE FAIRFAX ACADEMY www.thefairfaxacademy.com 703-671-5555 820 S. Carlin Springs Rd. Arlington, VA The Fairfax Academy is located in the heart of Arlington and is full of dedicated Educators. Our students are presented with a lesson plan that is targeted to their interests, and that plays to individual advantages, as we understand that each student is unique, and make every effort to personalize our approach. We also understand that learning extends past the walls of the classroom and the classic scholastic experience. We believe in the importance of field trips, technology, art, foreign language, extra curricular activities, and physical exercise as part of a well-rounded education and a well-rounded student. We have an open door policy where parents can visit the school at any time. We hope you will take the time to visit us and to see what a wonderful option we are for your child.