EDUCATION

A Sense of Belonging

It’s Tuesday afternoon and as the school day at Cunningham Park Elementary School draws to a close, kids are abuzz with excitement. A question on many minds: “Is today our day to visit Ms. Karen?”  Karen Covell, known for her white hair and jovial hospitality by dozens of neighborhood families, is Program Director for Belong!, […]

Prepare Your Kids for Careers in an AI-Driven Future-World

Many parents today never experienced a world where computers weren’t a standard household fixture, let alone a world without the Internet. When the World Wide Web first became available to the public in 1991, it was archaic compared to today. Yet at the time, it was quite the phenomenon. But the rapid speed of technological […]

Fusion Academy: The Nation’s Most Engaging Private School

Fusion Academy, the nation’s most engaging private school, opened a new campus in Reston, VA, where it joins six campuses in the greater Washington D.C. area and reflects the company’s commitment to local neighborhood schools that offer accredited, personalized education. Classes at Fusion are one-to-one: one student and one teacher per classroom, with different teachers […]

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 […]