Private School Reviews by I AM Modern Magazine
for Northern Virginia and Metro DC
One wonders if there is some clandestine secret to the success behind Nysmith School’s philosophy, but it is soon apparent that it’s based on a pretty rudimentary concept. Learning should be fun and, at Nysmith, it’s just that. That is not to say they don’t have a rigorous curriculum and that there’s not some serious learning going on here. On the contrary, their curriculum is challenging, and the incorporation of computers, science, logic and foreign languages can’t help but expand each and every student’s academic opportunities.
When John F. Kennedy welcomed Nobel Prize winners as his guests at a White House dinner, he said, “This is the most extraordinary collection of talent, of human knowledge, that has ever been gathered together at the White House, with the possible exception of when Thomas Jefferson dined alone.”
Take one look at the Bristow Montessori School, and you will immediately see what all the buzz is about. From the incredible attention to detail to the sustainably-sound classroom supplies, it's clear that this school is not your average Montessori. Take an even closer look at the masterminds behind this state-of-the art private school, and you will uncover why this is not your typical, run-of-the-mill story.
Loudoun Country Day School, an accredited, independent, coeducational school, educates students in pre-kindergarten through eighth grade. Cultivating the intellectual, social, emotional, and physical growth of each child, Loudoun County Day School prides themselves on thier rigorous core curriculum, nurturing environment, and extensive programs in foreign languages,
arts, technology, and athletics.
This is not only because of the unsurpassed academic curriculum that is offered to all children, but also because of the plethora of on-site attractions which make this facility unmatched to any other. BeanTree Learning is a 21,000 square foot establishment, privately owned and operated by Jennifer Bower, who has a long standing background in curriculum and instruction. Her resume includes working for more than a decade as the Associate Headmaster for a prestigious K-12 private school in Atlanta, Georgia, as well as serving as the President for seven years at a multi-market child care center.
Preschool with half and full day, 3-5 day options; full day kindergarten; no daycare; ages three-grade 8; 180 students; Hands-on learning environment and special focus on outdoor learning and environmental education; “Dedicated to providing a joyful, supportive learning environment for the development of excellence in each of us.”