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 […]

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 […]