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Annual Education Guide

Parents in the D.C. area want top quality educational options for their children. Fortunately, there are numerous choices available to families in this region for private and independent schools, tutors and extracurricular activities. Washington FAMILY Magazine’s EDUCATION Guide will help you find a program that will help your child reach his or her potential.

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Private/Independent School

Acorn Hill Waldorf Kindergarten & Nursery;


9504 Brunett Ave.

Silver Spring, MD

Play-oriented Waldorf school with singing, crafts, gardening and storytelling. Parent-Infant/Toddler, Parent-Child, Half & Full Day and summer programs. Certified nursery/kindergarten. 45+ years experience. Rolling admissions.

Open House:

Call to schedule a tour.

Aidan Montessori School;


2700 27th St., NW, Washington, D.C.

Ages: 18 months-Grade 6

Aidan Montessori School is a co-ed independent school located in Woodley Park. Aidan has served children’s natural development, innate curiosity and pursuit of independence since its founding as one of the nation’s first Montessori schools in 1952.

Open House:

2017: Oct. 13, Nov. 3, Dec. 1

2018: Jan. 5

Ambleside School;


1089 Liberty Meeting Ct., Herndon, VA

Ages: K-Grade 8

Hours of Operation: 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Preschool/Kindergarten Ages: 5, 6 or 7

Activities: Continental Mathematics League, Shakespeare Play for Grades 5-8, Field Studies

We use Charlotte Mason’s philosophy to teach sixteen subjects: science, math, English, art, Spanish and more. Daily outdoor recess alternates with focused reading and narration. Since classes are capped at 16 students, every child participates.

Open House:

2017: Oct. 22

2018: Jan. 21

The Auburn School Fairfax Campus;


3800 Concorde Pkwy, Ste. 500, Chantilly, VA

Grades: K-12

Hours: 8:15 a.m.-5:15 p.m.

We offer a dynamic educational program for intellectually curious students with challenges in the areas of communication, socialization, pragmatic language and organization.

Open House:

Call to schedule a tour.

The Auburn School - Silver Spring Campus;


9545 Georgia Ave.

Silver Spring, MD

Grades: K-8

Hours: 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

The mission of The Auburn School is to grow the social and academic potential of bright students with social and communication challenges.

Open House:

Call to schedule a tour.

Barrie School;


13500 Layhill Rd., Silver Spring, MD

Ages: 18 months–Grade 12

Barrie, a community of learners from age 18 months through grade 12, empowers individual students to expand their intellectual abilities, develop their creative talents, and discover their passions to make a positive impact in a rapidly changing world.

Open House:

2017: Sep. 29, Oct. 14, Nov. 10

Beauvoir, The National Cathedral Elementary School


3500 Woodley Rd., NW, Washington, D.C.

Ages: 4-9

Grades: Pre-K- Grade 3

Activities: Various after school enrichment classes throughout the year

Field Trips: Various throughout the year

Hours: 8:15 a.m.-3 p.m.; After Care to 6 p.m.

An independent elementary school located on the picturesque grounds of the Washington National Cathedral in Northwest Washington, D.C. A pre-kindergarten through third grade elementary school serving a co-ed population of close to 400 students, Beauvoir focuses exclusively on the early childhood and early elementary years. All curricular goals, projects and community decisions, as well as the scale of the classrooms and Beauvoir Outdoors, are designed specifically for children under the age of 10.

Open House:

Call to schedule a tour.

The Bethesda Montessori School


7611 Clarendon Rd., Bethesda, MD

Ages: 3-6

An AMI school, beginning our 35th year of operation, we serve children

3-6 years of age. Hours are 8 a.m.-6 p.m. daily, offering a high academic experience to provide the best start for your child.

Call to schedule a tour.

Broad Branch Children’s House


Ages: 2- 6

Accredited Montessori Education

Open House:

2017: Oct. 21, Nov. 4, 12-2 p.m.

2018: Jan. 27, 12-2 p.m.

Brooksfield School;


1830 Kirby Rd., McLean, VA

Ages: 3-9

Grades: Pre-K-5th

A unique Pre-K-5th eco-friendly, Montessori School idyllically situated on 5 secluded acres in McLean, VA.

Open House:

Call to schedule a tour.

Browne Academy;


5917 Telegraph Rd., Alexandria, VA

Grades: PK3-Grade 8

Preschool Age: 3 by Sep. 30, 4 by Sep. 30, 5 by Sep. 30

Hours of Operation: 8:15 a.m.-3:15 p.m.; Before & After Care Available

Activities: TaeKwon Do, Dance, Private Music, Soccer, Junior Engineering

Browne Academy empowers students to be critical thinkers, inspired innovators, engaged peers and ethical leaders prepared with the confidence to thrive in a dynamic world.

Open House:

2017: Oct. 26, Nov. 10, Dec. 10

2018: Jan. 9

Burgundy Farm Country Day School;


3700 Burgundy Rd., Alexandria, VA

Ages: 4-year-olds-Grade 8

Activities: We offer a variety of after-school enrichments including STEAM and outdoor classes.

Hours: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Burgundy Farm Country Day School is a progressive school on a 25-acre campus just off the beltway in Alexandria. Burgundy believes children learn best in an inclusive, creative and nurturing environment that engages the whole child.

Open House:

Call to schedule a tour.

Capitol Hill Day School;


210 South Carolina Ave., SE, Washington, D.C.

Grades: PK-Grade 8

Preschool Age: 4

Hours of Operation: 8:10 a.m.-3:10 p.m.; After Care until 6 p.m.

Activities: Music, Drama, Art, PE, Soccer, Basketball, French, Spanish

Field Trips: Over 300 Field Trips a year

Open House:

2017: Oct. 20, Nov. 15, Dec. 8

Children's International School

4347 Arlington Blvd., Arlington, VA

1227 North Scott St., Arlington, VA

25 Quaker Ln., Alexandria, VA

In business since 1985. Offering Pre-K program for ages 2-5.

Open House:

Call to schedule a tour.

The Congressional Schools of Virginia;


3229 Sleepy Hollow Rd., Falls Church, VA

An independent day school on 40 acres serving infants though grade 8, just minutes from the nation’s capital.

Open House:

2017: Oct. 11, 9 a.m.; Nov. 14, 9 a.m.

Fairfax Christian School


1624 Hunter Mill Rd., Vienna, VA

Grade: K-12

Ages: 4-19

Fairfax Christian School is an independent, university-preparatory school. Call today for your private tour and educational consultation.

Open House:

Tuesday Tours.


Feynman School;


6300 Tilden Ln., North Bethesda, MD

Grades: Preschool-Middle School

Ages: 3+

Hours: 7 a.m.- 6 p.m.

Activities: Destination Imagination, Robotics, Chess, Piano Lessons, Chinese Classes

The area’s leader in educating academically gifted children, Feynman School features extraordinary programs in science, math, language arts, theater, and music designed to maximize your child’s potential.

Open House:

2017: Oct. 18, 9:30-10:30 a.m.; Nov. 15, 7-8:30 p.m.; Dec. 10, 3-5 p.m.

Friendship Children's Center


5411 Western Ave., NW, Washington, D.C.

Infant to prekindergarten. Creative curriculum. Music, dance, yoga and Spanish classes. Intergenerational activities. Community outreach. Educational outings. Full-time, part-time. Morning preschool. Call for enrollment information.

Open House:

Call to schedule a tour.

Friends Community School;


5901 Westchester Park Dr., College Park, MD

Ages: K-8

Offering the joy of an extraordinary Quaker education, FCS nurtures life-long learners, courageous risk-takers, and joyous peacemakers. Students thrive in its diverse, dynamic, inquiry-based setting, and enjoy success in high school and beyond.

Open House:

Call to schedule a tour

The George Washington University Online High school


44983 Knoll Sq., Enterprise Hall Room 153, Ashburn, VA

GWUOHS is an independent private school for students in grades 9–12. GWUOHS was founded with the mission to serve students around the world who desire a flexible yet rigorous college preparatory education.

Open House:

Call to schedule a tour.

Grace EpisCopal School;


3601 Russell Rd., Alexandria, VA

Grades: PS-Grade 5

Hours: 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m.

We have a strong academic program which emphasizes reading, writing and mathematics. Rich in music, literature, drama, art, history, science, computers, physical education and spiritual development - all taught in an enriching and nurturing environment.  

Open House:

2017: Nov. 10

2018: Jan. 17

The Julia Brown Schools

9760 Owen Brown Rd., Columbia, MD

9450 Madison Ave., Laurel, MD

3400 Queen Mary Dr., Olney, MD


1300 Milestone Dr., Silver Spring, MD


Ages: 18 months-Grade 3

Open House:

Call to schedule a tour.

Kenwood School;


4955 Sunset Ln.,Annandale, VA

Ages: 2-13, K-Grade 6

Preschool Ages: 2-5

Hours of Operation: 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Activities: Soccer, Martial Arts, Gymnastics

Kenwood School is dedicated to educational excellence, individual achievement, and social development of each student. With small classes, dedicated teachers and an exciting curriculum, Kenwood School offers a favorable climate for learning.

Open House:

Call to schedule a tour.

LePort School Aldie;


24328 Marrwood Dr., Aldie, VA

Ages: Toddler-Kindergarten

Open House:

Call to schedule a tour.

LePort School Broadlands;


42945 Waxpool Rd., Ashburn, VA

Ages: Toddler-Grade 3

Open House:

Call to schedule a tour.

LePort School Chantilly;


4550 Walney Rd., Chantilly, VA

Ages: Toddler-Grade 3

Open House:

Call to schedule a tour.

LePort Montessori School Reston;


11579 Cedar Chase Rd., Herndon, VA

Ages: Toddler-Kindergarten

Open House:

Call to schedule a tour.

The Manor Montessori School


10500 Oaklyn Dr., Potomac, MD

5450 Massachusetts Ave., Bethesda, MD

11200 Old Georgetown Rd., Rockville, MD

Ages: 2-9

We’re Maryland’s first Montessori School; teaching generations of children since 1962. School day, extended day and summer day camp.

Milton Gottesman Jewish Day School of the Nation’s Capital;

202-291-5737 ext. 2207; 6045 16th St., NW (North Campus)

4715 16th St., NW (South Campus), Washington, D.C.

Ages: 4-12 (Middle School opening Fall 2018)

Hours of Operation: 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Milton Gottesman Jewish Day School of the Nation’s Capital is a Pre-K through 6th grade, pluralistic Jewish Day School located in Washington, D.C. The school provides collaborative and experiential learning with an enriched Hebrew, Judaic, and General Studies curriculum. Middle School opening in 2018.

Open House:

Call to schedule a tour.

Montessori School of Cedar Lane;


3035 Cedar Ln., Fairfax, VA

Ages: 3-5

Hours: 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m.

Montessori School of Cedar Lane has been providing over 40 years of Montessori tradition to Northern Virginia. We offer a complete educational and social environment and utilize the discoveries and methods of Dr. Montessori to help the child develop more fully the potential within him.

Open House:

Call to schedule a tour.

Montessori Country School;


621 Alabama Dr., Herndon, VA

Ages: 2 ½-6

Hours: 8-5:30 a.m.

Field Trip: Kennedy Center

Activities: Music & French

Established in 1971, we are a nonprofit Preschool and Kindergarten dedicated to providing Montessori education. Our talented teaching staff and curriculum including French and music are the heart of our unique atmosphere.

Open House:

2017: Sep 12, 13, 14, 23, 26, 27; Oct. 10, 18, 25; Nov. 4, 8, 15, 16

Montessori School of Mclean


1711 Kirby Rd., Mclean, VA

Ages: 2 ½-12

Preschool and Elementary classes. Spanish, French, Science, drama, music, P.E., computer, art, summer school, transportation available.

Open House:

Call to schedule a tour.

Montessori School of Northern Virginia;


Hillbrook Campus: 6820 Pacific Ln., Annandale, VA

Valleybrook Campus: 3433 Rose Ln., Falls Church, VA

Ages: 2-12

Activities: Yoga, Gymnastics, Drama, Drumming, Arts, Maker Club, Dance and more.

Hours: 7:30 a.m.- 6 p.m.

MSNV is a leading independent school in the Washington Metropolitan area providing authentic Montessori education for children ages 2 through 12. Our mission is to inspire and guide children to love learning, to love one another and to love the world around them.

Open House:

Private tours from October through January.

Nysmith School for the Gifted;


13625 EDS Dr., Herndon, VA

Ages: 3-Grade 8

The award winning Nysmith School for the Gifted is committed to making school fun. We nurture your student’s love of learning and help your child learn to their potential. Our 1:9 ratio allows us to differentiate the academic program up to 4 grade levels above grade.

Open House:

2017: Sep. 21, Oct. 19, Nov. 16, Dec. 14

2018: Jan. 18, Feb. 15, Mar. 15, April 19

Northeast Stars Montessori

1325 Maryland Ave., NE, Washington, D.C.

697 N. Washington St., Alexandria, VA

Open House:

Call to schedule a tour.

Northstar Academy;

240-669-9094; 12300 Twinbrook Pkwy, Ste. 250, Rockville, MD

Ages: 13-18

Hours: 9 a.m.-7 p.m.

NorthStar Academy is a clinically based program that offers educational support. We offer after-school and day-treatment programs to teens (13-18) struggling with mental health, drug use and social anxiety issues including school resistance.

Open House:

Call to schedule a tour.

Oneness-Family School

301-652-7751 ; 6701 Wisconsin Ave., Chevy Chase, MD

Oneness-Family School serves students ages 2- Grade 8, providing the very best in Montessori education since 1988. Our unique program focuses on both character and curriculum, offering a diverse international community founded on values within an academically rich environment. This enables us to prepare our students to be the global leaders of tomorrow who can think in creative and dynamic ways for an ever-changing world. In 2017 we will expand our successful program into the first Montessori high school in the Mid-Atlantic!

Open House:

Please call the admissions office to set up your guided tour at 301-652-7751.

Pinecrest School;


7209 Quiet Cove, Annandale, VA

Ages: 3-12

Grades: PK-Grade 6

Hours: 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m.

Stimulating preschool program for 3- & 4-year olds includes Spanish, music & P.E enrichment classes. Special presentations and field trips, too. Before- & after-care until 6 p.m. Nurturing curiosity, confidence and a love of learning since 1957.

Open House:

2017: Nov. 10, 12:30-2 p.m.

2018: Jan. 20, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.; Feb. 11, 1-4 p.m.; March 18, 1-4 p.m.; April 21, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Randolph-Macon Academy;

200 Academy Dr., Front Royal, VA

Ages: 6-12

Activities: Flight Program, Air Force JROTC, Drama, Band, Chorus

Randolph-Macon Academy: a co-ed college-prep boarding and day school on a 135-acre campus. Graduating classes have a 100 percent college acceptance rate, $6.6 million in college scholarship offers. Affiliated with United Methodist Church, Air Force JROTC.

Open House:

Call to schedule a tour.

Reston Montessori School;


1928 Isaac Newton Sq., W, Reston, VA

Ages: 3 months-12 years

Full day/half day programs.

French, Music, PE, Summer Camp, Academic Therapy services.

Open House:

Call to schedule a tour.

The Siena School;


1300 Forest Glen Rd., Silver Spring, MD

The Siena School provides highly individualized, research-based, multisensory instruction and curriculum-related field trips. Our students develop critical thinking skills and acquire the tools and strategies needed to become successful and independent learners, prepared for college.

Open House:

Call to schedule a tour.

Spring Bilingual Montessori Academy;


3514 Plyers Mill Rd., Kensington, MD

Ages: 2-6

Founded in 1967, Spring Bilingual Montessori Academy has innovated and refined the concept of integrating a Montessori education with the acquistion of proficiency in a second language. Spring Academy has an academic program along with a summer camp.

Open House:

2017: Nov. 11, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

2018: Jan. 6, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

St. Columba's Nursery School;


4201 Albemarle St., NW, Washington, D.C.

Nursery – PreK

Ages: 2 1/2-5

Accepts student with special needs; 5-day program; Extended day until 6p.m.; Extensive playground; Financial aid available.

Open House:

Call to schedule a tour.

Virginia Academy;


19790 Ashburn Rd., Ashburn, VA

Grades: K-12

Kindergarten Ages: 2-5

Hours of Operation: 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Virginia Academy is a dually accredited, college prep Christian school for students age 2 through 12th grade. Beginning in preschool, students are challenged to excel at their highest level while being given the attention and support needed to perform. Christian character development, a life-long love for learning, and a desire and ability to make a positive impact in the world are the desired outcomes for every student. With an advanced curriculum and a staff fully committed to each child’s success, students flourish in an environment of great expectation and care.

Open House:

2018: Jan. 20

Westminster School;

K-8: 703-256-3620 x 17; Preschool: 703-256-2035

3819 Gallows Rd., Annandale, VA

Ages: PK-Grade 8

Preschool Ages: 3-4

Hours: 7 a.m.- 6 p.m.

Activities: Drama, French, Latin, Daily PE, Classical Studies, Music, Art, Orchestra

Field Trips: Multiple field trips per year

Westminster School provides a unique preschool-middle school education based on a classical curriculum, accelerated academics enhanced by the arts and an emphasis on personal responsibility and good character. Students enjoy small classes taught by teachers who specialize in their field.

Open House:

2017: Preschool - Oct. 13; K-8 - Oct. 11, Nov. 10

2018: Preschool - Jan. 12, April 20; K-8 - Jan. 10


ADHD Coaching for life, llc - Candace sahm, MA Ed/HD;

Over 25 Years of Experience. Supporting youth and adult

to reach their highest potencial! Special offer for first-time clients!

Care For Children International, Inc.;


13310 Compton Rd., Clifton, VA

Dr. Ronald S. Federici, ABPN, ABMP, FPPR, Clinical Director and

Board Certified Developmental-Pediatric Neuropsychologist.

Northstar Academy;


12300 Twinbrook Pkwy, Ste. 250, Rockville, MD

Ages: 13-18

Hours: 9 a.m.-7 p.m.

NorthStar Academy is a clinically based program that offers educational support. We offer after-school and day-treatment programs to teens (13-18) struggling with mental health, drug use and social anxiety issues including school resistance.

Open House:

Call to schedule a tour.

Enrichment/Extracurricular Activities

Acting for Young People

4260 Chain Bridge Rd., Fairfax, VA


Celebrating 20 + years of fun, challenging classes for ages 5 to adult taught by theater professionals. After-school, student showcases, summer acting camps, and school tours.

Adagio Ballet School of Dance;


4720 Lee Hwy., Ste. E, Arlington, VA

6723 Whittier Ave., L1, McLean, VA

Ages: 2.5+

Hours of Operation: Mon-Fri, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sat. & Sun., 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Activities: Dance

Adagio Ballet School of Dance, with locations in North Arlington and Mclean (new) VA, offers intensive and extra-curricular classes and camps for ages 2-adult in Ballet, Modern, Jazz, Tap, Lyrical, Hip Hop and Musical Theater. Try a class! Attend Nutcracker & Tea Event!

BeanTree Ashburn Campus


43629 Greenway Corporate Dr., Ashburn, VA

BeanTree Learning in Ashburn provides unparalleled care and nurturing for infants through PreK. Led by a team of experienced and caring educators, BeanTree provides children with a safe and stimulating environment for academic success and provides parents with peace of mind. Year-round enrollment available for  fully-accredited academic and specialty programs.

Open House:

Call to schedule a tour.

BeanTree Westfields Campus


5003 Westfields Blvd., Chantilly, VA

Fully accredited, discover the BeanTree difference at our Westfields/Chantilly Campus! Offering unprecedented educational offerings for your child in every stage of academic development, BeanTree offers infant care through full-day private kindergarten, before/after school and summer camp. Year-round enrollment for full and part-time academic and specialty programs.

Boy Scouts of America, National Capital Area Council;


9190 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD

Ages: 6-20

Activities: Leadership, Character, Life Skills, Outdoor Adventure

Teaching young people to "Be Prepared!" for any challenges life sends their way.

The Center for Ballet Arts;


3955 Pender Dr., Ste. 105, Fairfax, VA

Celebrating our 25th year! Classes in ballet, pointe, modern, jazz, tap, Pilates and Body Barre Conditioning. Kinderballet beg. age 3. Adult classes offered. Performing Company and Intensive Program for teens.

Creative Youth;


4805 Saint Elmo Ave., Bethesda, MD

Creative Youth is the area's only creative arts school offering classes, camps and parties in fashion design, sewing, photography, and video/film production.

Encore Stage & Studio;


4000 Lorcom Ln., Arlington, VA

Ages: 0-5

Hours: 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Activities: Drama Classes

Join us for a morning of fun! Discover theatre at our Fall Open House for ages 0-5. See our classroom, meet our teaching artists and make new friends!

Open House:

2017: Sep. 19


1616 Wisconsin Ave., NW

2nd Floor, Washington, D.C.

Private music lessons: piano, violin and voice. Highly qualified and experienced teachers. Try your first class with no obligation.

Fencing Sports Academy, Inc.; info@fencingsportsnet


10201 Main St., Fairfax, VA

Agility, balance, clashing steel: The ABC of Fencing. Enjoy Olympic fencing classes, youth to adult, all levels of ability. Classes in a family friendly atmosphere. Physical and mental benefits. Strength, coordination, concentration, focus, fun!

Gymboree Play & Music



318 S Pickett St., Alexandria, VA


6046 Burke Centre Pkwy #204, Burke, VA


14155 Sullyfield Circle, Ste. I, Chantilly, VA

Ages: Up to 5 Years

Hours: Classes 7 days a week

Parent/child Play, Music, Art classes for newborn-5 years. Preschool Steps, Sports, School Skills classes for 2-5 years. Our 7 level developmental based programs focus on the whole child's growth in social, emotional, physical and cognitive areas.

Open House:

Free preview class can be scheduled by calling us anytime.

Harmonia School of Music & Art;


204 F Mill St., NE, Vienna, VA

Activities: Music lessons, theater, drama classes.

Harmonia School offers outstanding performing arts programs. It includes instrumental and Voice lessons and early childhood classes. Our Theater department offers one of the finest Musical Theater and Acting programs that culminate in productions. The classes are offered to all ages & all levels. Taught by highly educated and experienced teachers.

HeartBeats Music & Dance Center;


8060 Rolling Rd., Springfield, VA

Ages: 18 months-Adult

Activities: Dance

Hours of Operation: See website or call for up-to-date info.

HeartBeats Music and Dance Center offers weekly classes in Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Hip Hop, Modern, Acrobatics and Musical Theater Dance for ages 18 months-adult as well as private music lessons in a variety of instruments and styles. Conveniently located in the Saratoga Shopping Center.  Great Customer Service, Easy Online Registration and Dance Masters of America Certified Instructors.  At HeartBeats Music and Dance Center we pride ourselves on developing creativity, cultural appreciation, self-confidence, and a healthy and active lifestyle in students of all levels and ages by providing well-rounded, high-quality dance and music education. We appreciate each student's unique capabilities and endeavor to give each individual the education and attention they deserve by cultivating a positive and caring atmosphere, and a staff committed to constant learning and self-improvement. Come experience the HeartBeats difference!

Imagination Stage


Early childhood acting, musical theatre, dance and filmmaking. Fall classes: 6 & 10-week classes for ages 1-18.

InCourage Martial Arts – Ashburn;


42910 Winkle Dr., Ste. 135, Ashburn, VA

Ages: 4-12

Hours of Operation: 12-8 p.m.

Activities: After School Program, Martial Arts classes

Responsibility, consistency and hard work: these are values that we teach in our programs at InCourage, helping to build habits that extend to success at home and school. Visit our website and Facebook to see videos, reviews and more!

International School of Music;


10450 Auto Park Ave., Bethesda, MD

Ages: 4+

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Activities: Music Lessons

Music lessons in all instruments and voice offered to students of all ages and abilities. Optional performances and recitals available.

Kids First Swim Schools;

Check our website or Facebook for a list of all 30 locations.

Ages: 2 months-Adult

Hours: 9 a.m.-8 p.m.

The KIDS FIRST® Swim Schools are America’s largest provider of year round warm water swimming instruction, operating 30 locations across 5 states, teaching over 125,000 students annually.

Kid Museum

KID Museum is a new kind of museum serving children and families in the Washington, D.C. area. KID Museum offers unique, interactive experiences for elementary and middle school-aged children that integrate hands-on science, technology, engineering, art and math learning with an exploration of world cultures and global citizenship.

Levine Music

Love music? Learn to play! Our diverse and comprehensive instruction offerings are tailored to create the richest and most fulfilling experience for both students and families. All ages, levels of experience and interests! Offering early childhood music classes, individual lessons, group classes and music therapy.

The Pavilion at BeanTree


43635 Greenway Corporate Dr., Ashburn, VA

The Pavilion at BeanTree in Ashburn offers a rigorous academic curriculum that exceeds the Virginia Standards of Learning. Currently expanding through 2nd grade, The Pavilion at BeanTree offers an advanced accredited curriculum,  STEM coursework and small classes for individualized instruction. The Pavilion at BeanTree provides an unparalleled environment for academic excellence.

Perfect Pointe Dance Studio


2499 N. Harrison St. , Ste 1-LL, Arlington, VA

Hours: Please check website or call

Perfect Pointe dance Studio offers weekly classes in Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Hip Hop, Modern, Acrobatics and Musical Theater Dance for ages 18 months-adult. Great Customer Service, Easy Online Registration, Award-Winning Competition Companies, Dance Masters of America Certified Instructors. Conveniently located in the Lee-Harrison Shopping Center.   At Perfect Pointe Dance Studio we pride our self on developing creativity, cultural appreciation, self-confidence, and a healthy and active lifestyle in students of all levels and ages by providing well-rounded, high-quality dance education. We appreciate each student's unique capabilities and endeavor to give each individual the education and attention they deserve by cultivating a positive and caring atmosphere, and a staff committed to constant learning and self-improvement. Come join our dance family!

Potomac Arts Academy;


4260 Chain Bridge Rd., Fairfax, VA

Ages: 3 - Adult

Hours of Operation: Monday - Thursday, 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.; Tuesday & Wednesday, 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.; Fridays, 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.; Saturdays, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Activities: Music, Theatre, Visual Arts, Computer Game Design

Offering enrichment in the arts to community members ages 3-103! Classes, private lessons, showcases and summer programs.

Robot Works, LLC

8992 Fern Park Dr., Burke, VA


Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Mon-Sat

Robot Works offers after-school and in-school programs and workshops in basic and advanced robotics and robotics programming for K through 12th graders, as well as tailored robotics workshops for home-schoolers. Our programs are fun, hands-on STEM learning experiences where students get to design, build and program robots and test them against other students’ robots in our exciting competitions. We also conduct hands-on Saturday Robotics Workshops where students not only get to build and program robots all day, but can also participate in unique one-hour classes. The classes cover a wide variety of robotics topics.

Tiny Dancers;


Fairfax City, Old Town Alexandria, Mosaic District

A unique program for children two to 12. Ballet, tap, jazz, musical theater and Wiggletoes taught in a fun and nurturing environment that allows each child to develop a love of dance.


Field Trip

Glen Echo Park Aquarium;


7300 Macarthur Blvd., Glen Echo, MD

Celebrate with the fishes! The Glen Echo Park Aquarium, a Chesapeake Bay Discovery Center, offers a unique experience. Follow the flow of water from local streams, to rivers, the Bay and the ocean. Tour the exhibit hall, touch live sea creatures, craft and celebrate in a party room.

Leesburg Animal Park;

703-433-0002; 19270 James Monroe Highway, Leesburg, VA

Go Wild at Leesburg Animal Park! Enjoy indoor or outdoor party areas, pony rides, animal petting and feeding, kid’s play zone and more! Or we can bring the zoo-to-you anywhere in the DC metro area.

Mount Vernon


3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway, Mount Vernon, VA

Hours: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Open 365 days a year. Explore 50 acres of gardens and historic grounds, a working 18th-century farm, and hands-on history center.

Shenandoah Discovery Museum


19 West Cork, Winchester, VA

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