Back-to-School Prep Essentials

Is Your Family Ready for a New School Year? The start of a new school year with a new routine that takes over most of the kids’ waking hours is a significant transition from the long lazy days of the summer. Whether your child is just beginning school for the first time or a seasoned […]

How to Choose a Summer Camp Your Kids Will Love and That You Approve

Whether you’re looking for enrichment for your child, a way to keep your kids occupied and supervised while you work, or need a short reprieve from parenting, there’s sure to be a summer camp that’s the right fit for your child and family. The benefits of summer camp Summer camp offers kids plenty of benefits, […]

Despite Covid-19 pandemic and other challenges, South Lakes High School STEAM Team creatively moves ahead

Even before the school year officially started, members of South Lakes High School’s STEAM Team had their new Lake Thoreau public art sculptural installation underway. Enthusiastically supported by Public Art Reston, the Reston Association (RA) and benefactor James Pan, a resident of Reston’s Lake Thoreau community, and vigorously guided by art teacher and working artist […]

Russian School of Mathematics

Often, when people consider the subject of math, they think of coloring inside the lines. At the Russian School of Mathematics, an institution that has been recognized by The Boston Globe, TED, NPR, and The Atlantic, those lines disappear and become color themselves. Viktoriya Palamarchuk, Regional Director for the Washington DC area, along with a […]

Private School Reopening Plans During COVID-19

The state of Virginia began its Phase 3 of reopening on July 1, 2020. Since then, both public and private schools have grappled with the issue of starting the school year with in-person instruction in the fall. While many of the local public school districts have chosen to adopt a strict virtual learning model for […]

Fairfax County Public Schools Proposes a Back-To-School Plan

On June 23, 2020, the Fairfax County School Board of the Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) system met and agreed upon a plan to deliver educational instruction to the 189,000 students of Fairfax County for the 2020 – 2021 school year, which is scheduled to begin on August 25, 2020. This plan is radically different […]

The Montessori Difference

When we think about education of children, it is common to call to mind the vision of one teacher in front of a large group of students, actively showing materials on a blackboard, talking, asking questions, giving tests, and otherwise taking on the central role of instruction while the child is primarily a passive listener […]

STEM Passions Lead to Competition and Education

Neha Bhat and Nithya Chintalapati are two young ladies whose passion for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) has driven them to pursue opportunities in the field to inspire others to love it as much as they do.  Currently, they are students at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (TJHSST) in Alexandria.  Bhat, […]