EDUCATION

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 […]

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, […]

Founded in 1987, Brooksfield School is a private school in McLean dedicated to the gentle explorations of Montessori education. Its logo is a simple series of loops that forms a tree. The interconnected loops drop down into the trunk of the tree which joins the “K” in the school’s name. Its purposeful choice of logo […]

Extraordinary Teens

VivaTysons Reston Lifestyles magazine is thrilled to present our readers with a selection of exceptional teens from our local area we found through personal recommendations and Internet searches. Teen Participants from (the) Unruly Theatre Project Hometowns: mostly McLean, Vienna, and Herndon VivaTysons Reston Lifestyle magazine called both the McLean Community Center as well as the […]

The mark of a new school is often anticipated with a mix of emotions for kids and parents alike, ranging from exhilaration to anxiety. Kids are excited to wear their new clothes, see their classmates, and participate in extracurricular activities. Parents are proud to see their kids reach another milestone and look forward to exciting […]

Getting a good education is often the precursor to a successful career. Parents want to ensure that their children have the best preparation for life after high school graduation. For many, this often means an advanced degree. However, getting into their top choice college can be difficult. One important factor is the SAT score. Most […]

Camps are about more than just providing childcare during the weeks off from school and giving the kids something to do. Day camps of modern times are enriching experiences that expose students to new experiences, hone their talents, or challenge them to go beyond their limits. In Northern Virginia, there are hundreds of options for […]

When choosing a school for your child, many factors have to be considered. For example, the teaching style, the location, and the curriculum are important criteria to take into account. Another crucial factor is class size. Many studies have shown that the lower the student-teacher ratio, the higher the student achievement. The article, “How important […]