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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.

Private/Independent School

ACORN HILL WALDORF KINDERGARTEN & NURSERY SCHOOL

acornhill.org; info@acornhill.org

301-565-2282

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

aidanschool.org; admission@aidanschool.org

202-387-2700

2700 27th St., N.W., 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:

Call to schedule a tour.

THE AUBURN SCHOOL – FAIRFAX CAMPUS

theauburnschool.org; admissions.fairfax@theauburnschool.org

703-793-9353

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

theauburnschool.org; mivey@theauburnschool.org

301-588-8048

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

barrie.org; admission@barrie.org

301-576-2800

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.

BEAUVOIR, THE NATIONAL CATHEDRAL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

beauvoirschool.org

202-537-6485

3500 Woodley Rd., N.W., 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

bethesdamontessori.com

301-986-1260

7611 Clarendon Rd., Bethesda, MD

Ages: 3-6

Hours: 8 a.m.-6 p.m.

An AMI school, beginning our 36th year of operation, we serve children 3-6 years of age. Offering a high

academic experience to provide the best start for your child.

Open House:

Call to schedule a tour. We will begin scheduling tours on Oct 1, 2018 for those families interested in enrolling for the 2019-2020 school year.  You may submit an application as early as Sept 1, 2018.

BRITISH INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF WASHINGTON

biswashington.org; admissions@biswashington.org

202-829-3700

2001 Wisconsin Ave., N.W.

Washington, DC

Ages: 2-18 (IB Diploma)

Hours: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

At British International School of Washington, our individualized learning plans and experienced teachers help guide each student to a successful future through challenging international curricula and inspirational learning experiences, both inside the classroom and around the world.

Open House:

Call to schedule a tour.

BROOKSFIELD SCHOOL

brooksfieldschool.org; brksfield@aol.com

703-356-KIDS

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.

BURGUNDY FARM COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL

burgundyfarm.org; info@burgundyfarm.org

703-329-6968

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

chds.org; admissions@chds.org

202-386-9920

210 South Carolina Ave., S.E., Washington, D.C.

Grades: PK4-Grade 8

Preschool Age: 4 by Oct. 1st

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

Activities: French, Spanish, Visual and Performing Arts, Library, Physical Education, and After School Program with optional enrichment activities (soccer, yoga, mad science, computer programming, music and ensemble lessons, and more). Weekly summer camps for a variety of ages and interests.

Field Trips: An unparalleled Field Education Program, with approximately 300 field experiences school-wide each year.

Capitol Hill Day School deeply engages a diverse community of students in connecting the classroom to the larger world, supporting each child in developing the confidence, compassion, and intellectual capacity to live a life of purpose and value. In 2019, the Capitol Hill Day School middle school program will expand into nearby Farren’s Stable, a space being designed with middle school learners in mind.

Open House:

Oct. 12, Nov. 7, Dec. 7

THE CONGRESSIONAL SCHOOLS OF VIRGINIA

schools.org; admissions@csov.org

703-533-9711

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:

Call to schedule a tour.

EDLIN SCHOOL

edlinschool.com

703-438-3990

10742 Sunset Hills Rd., Reston, VA

Grades: K4, K5-8

Open House:

Sept. 22, Oct. 20, Nov. 10

FAIRFAX CHRISTIAN SCHOOL

fairfaxchristianschool.com; admissions@studyfcs.com

703-759-5100

22870 Pacific Blvd., Dulles, VA

Grade: K-12; Ages: 4-19

Activities: Competitive Sports, Art & Music, Enrichment Programs

Fairfax Christian School is an award-winning, independent, university-preparatory school serving Kindergarten through 12th grade since 1961. Call today for your private tour and educational consultation.

FEYNMAN SCHOOL

feynmanschool.org; admissions@feynmanschool.org

301-770-4370

11810 Falls Rd, Potomac, 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.

FRIENDS COMMUNITY SCHOOL

friendscommunityschool.org; connie@friendscommunityschool.org

301-441-2100

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

FRIENDSHIP CHILDREN’S CENTER

202-244-5115

friendshipchildren.org

5411 Western Ave., N.W., 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.

GESHER JEWISH DAY SCHOOL

gesher-jds.org; admissions@gesher-jds.org

703-978-9789

Gesher JDS is a Jr. Kindergarten through 8th grade pluralistic Jewish independent school. We proudly serve students from Fairfax County, Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax City, Manassas, Falls Church City, Vienna, Burke, and Loudoun County. Our signature programs create an educational experience that is truly unique: GesherGreen – an interdisciplinary scientific and values-based approach to studying and caring for the environment, GesherTravel – extending the classroom well beyond our walls, Gesher students experience life and learning in Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, TEVA at Pearlstone Retreat Center, Israel and more, GesherTech – Gesher proudly offers cutting edge cloud-based integrated learning with one-to-one devices, a S.T.E.A.M. Lab, coding, and 3D printing. In partnership with committed parents, we provide an outstanding education anchored in Jewish values that enables our children to grow into adults engaged in healthy relationships. creative work, ethical leadership, and communal involvement. We are building the vibrant future of our community and our world one child at a time- join us!

Open House:

Tour Tuesdays! (9-10:30 a.m.) – Oct. 16, Nov. 13, Dec. 18

IMMANUEL LUTHERAN SCHOOL

immanuelalexandria.org; school@immanuealexandria.org

703-549-0155

1801 Russell Rd., Alexandria, VA

Teaching the next generation of classical thinkers. Serving families for more than 70 consecutive years, Immanuel Lutheran School inspires in students a genuine love for learning through a strong liberal arts curriculum, Lutheran catechesis, and a rich academic environment that encourages subject mastery. Our teachers emphasize academic excellence, the development of curiosity, consistency, perseverance, and discussion. Together, teachers and students in Jr. Kindergarten through 8th grade embark on a shared journey to experience the beauty in the complexity of the natural world, great literature, history, and the Creator who made us all.

Open House:

2018: Oct. 11 (9 a.m.), Nov. 8 (9 a.m.)

2019: Jan. 10 (9 a.m.)

KENWOOD SCHOOL

kenwoodschool.com; admissions@kenwoodschool.com

703-256-4711

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

leportschools.com/nova; aldie@leportschools.com

703-810-7160

24328 Marrwood Dr., Aldie, VA

Ages: Toddler-Kindergarten

Open House:

Call to schedule a tour.

LEPORT SCHOOL BROADLANDS

leportschools.com/nova; broadlands@leportschools.com

703-810-7808

42945 Waxpool Rd., Ashburn, VA

Ages: Toddler-Grade 3

Open House:

Call to schedule a tour.

LEPORT SCHOOL CHANTILLY

leportschools.com/nova; chantilly@leportschools.com

571-222-4728

4550 Walney Rd., Chantilly, VA

Ages: Toddler-Grade 3

Open House:

Call to schedule a tour.

LEPORT MONTESSORI SCHOOL RESTON

leportschools.com/nova; reston@leportschools.com

703-810-7811

11579 Cedar Chase Rd., Herndon, VA

Ages: Toddler-Kindergarten

Open House:

Call to schedule a tour.

LINDAMOOD-BELL LEARNING PROCESSES

lindamoodbell.com

202-237-7695

4900 Massachusetts Ave. N.W. #220, Washington, DC

Grades: K-12

Lindamood-Bell believes that all children and adults can learn to their potential. At our learning centers, we provide highly individualized instruction in reading, comprehension, and math utilizing the programs developed by our founders. The research-validated programs we utilize are unique because they focus on the sensory-cognitive processing necessary for reading and comprehension. We are the only organization globally to address this with our instruction. Our instruction has been proven successful for individuals with learning challenges, including dyslexia, hyperlexia, ADHD, and autism spectrum disorders. Lindamood-Bell and all of its Learning Centers are accredited by AdvancED.

THE MANOR MONTESSORI SCHOOL

manormontessori.com

301-299-7400

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.

MONTESSORI SCHOOL OF CEDAR LANE

preschoolmontessori.com; info@cedarlanemontessori.com

703-560-4379

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 SCHOOL OF MCLEAN

mcleanmontessori.org

703-790-1049

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.

MONTESSORI SCHOOL OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA

msnv.org; info@msnv.org

703-256-9577

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.

NYSMITH SCHOOL FOR THE GIFTED

nysmith.com; ebalberds@nysmith.com

703-713-3332

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.

PINECREST SCHOOL

pinecrestschool.org; admissions@pinecrestschool.org

703-354-3446

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:

2018: Nov. 12, 12:30-2 p.m., Dec. 9, 1-4 p.m.

2018: Jan. 13, 1-4 p.m.; Feb. 10, 1-4 p.m.*; March 10, 1-4 p.m.

*The open house on Sunday, February 10, is for prospective school families to learn more about our school as well as prospective camp families to learn more about our summer camp.

RANDOLPH-MACON ACADEMY

rma.edu; admission@rma.edu

540-636-5484

200 Academy Dr., Front Royal, VA

Grades: 6-12, Postgraduate

Activities: Flight Program, Air Force JROTC, Drama, Band, Chorus, Drill Team, 18 Varsity Sports

Randolph-Macon Academy: a co-ed college-prep boarding and day school on a 135-acre campus.

Students experience “The Power of Rise” as they engage in an academic program that encourages innovative thinking, creative leadership, and collaborative problem-solving, in an environment that emphasizes responsibility and accountability.

Open House:

Oct. 8, Nov. 12, Dec. 2

RESTON MONTESSORI SCHOOL

restonmontessori.com; office@restonmontessori.com

703-481-2922

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.

THE SIENA SCHOOL

thesienaschool.org; info@thesiennaschool.org

301-244-3600

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.

SPRING BILINGUAL MONTESSORI ACADEMY

spring-bilingual.org; info@spring-bilingual.org

301-962-7262

3514 Plyers Mill Rd., Kensington, MD

Ages: 2-6

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

Since 1967, Spring Bilingual Montessori Academy (SBMA) has protected and encouraged children, and at the same time challenged and stretched them to the limits of their intellect and imaginations. Children arrive at SBMA as two year olds, barely out of diapers, and leave after kindergarten at the age of six: confident, assured and well-educated, possessing qualities of mind and character which serve them well as they continue to learn and achieve. Within the walls of our school children become literate and numerate. They develop pride in their own accomplishments and respect for the talents of their classmates. This is, above all, where children learn how it feels to do one’s best work, and to have the effort as well as the product recognized and celebrated.

Open House:

2018: Nov. 3, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

2019: Jan. 5, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

SUNSET HILLS MONTESSORI SCHOOL

sunsethillsmontessori.com

703-476-7477

11180 Ridge Heights Rd., Reston, VA

Hours: 7:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Open House:

Sept. 23, 2-4 p.m.

WESTMINSTER SCHOOL

westminsterschool.com; admissions@westminsterschool.com

703-256-3620

3819 Gallows Rd., Annandale, VA

Grades: Preschool-Grade 8

Ages: 3-14

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

Activities: Music, Art, Drama, Daily PE, Chess, Chorus, Orchestra, Clubs

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:

2018: Preschool- Grade 8 – Oct. 17th, 6-7:30 p.m., Nov. 12th, 9-10:30 a.m.; Preschool only – Oct. 12th, 9:30-11 a.m.

2019: Preschool- Grade 8 – Jan. 15th, 9-10:30 a.m.; Preschool only – Apr. 12th, 9:30-11 a.m.

Enrichment/Extracurricular Activities

ACTING FOR YOUNG PEOPLE

afyp.org; mary@afyp.org

703-554-4931

Fairfax, VA

Celebrating over 20 years of fun, challenging classes for ages 5 – adult taught by theater professionals. Our after-school programs, weekend & school holiday classes, summer acting camps, and more, teach skills that can be used on stage and off!

BEANTREE ASHBURN CAMPUS

beantreelearning.com

571-223-3110

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

beantreelearning.com

703-961-8222

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

ncacbsa.org; info@ncacbsa.org

301-530-9360

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.

CASTLE LASER TAG

castlelasertag.com

240-224-7766

9100 Gaither Rd., Gaithersburg, MD

Whether you’re playing a solo game or here for a corporate event, you can choose to defend the castle from all other players or play as a team to develop strategies and face the challenges together. Whatever the adventure, the experience will surely bring fun and excitement.

THE CENTER FOR BALLET ARTS

centerforballetarts.com; ctrbalarts@aol.com

703-273-5344

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

Now in our 26th year! Classes in ballet, pointe, modern, jazz, tap, Pilates and Body Barre Conditioning. Kinderballet beginning age 3. Adult classes offered. Performing Company and Intensive Program for teens.

ENCORE STAGE & STUDIO

encorestage.org; info@encorestage.org

703-548-1154

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!

FENCING SPORTS ACADEMY

fencingsports.net; fencingtoday@gmail.com

888-300-5095

10310-A Main St., Fairfax, VA

HARMONIA SCHOOL OF MUSIC & ART

harmoniaschool.org; harmonia@harmoniaschool.org

703-938-7301

204 F Mill St., NE, Vienna, VA

Activities: Music lessons, Musical Theatre and Acting Classes and shows

Harmonia School offers outstanding performing arts programs. It includes private and group 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 students can also be a part of the Main stage productions in fall, spring and summer. The classes are offered for all ages and levels. Taught by highly educated and experienced teachers.

INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF MUSIC

ismw.org; info@ismw.org

301-365-5888

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

kidsfirstswimschools.com; contact@kidsfirstswimschools.com

Check our website or Facebook for a list of all 35 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 35 locations across 7 states, teaching over 150,000 students annually.

LITTLE HANDS

littlehands.com; info@littlehands.com

703-631-2046

P.O. Box 3, Centreville, VA

Little Hands has been making music with children and their families in the Washington D.C. area since 1993. We have served thousands of families with music and movement classes in private studio settings, preschools and day care centers. From 2000-2010 Little Hands was awarded “Maestro” status by Kindermusik International as one of the top studio programs in the country. Check out our blog called Music Notes for the latest information on our programs, child development, and more.

PERFECT POINTE DANCE STUDIO

perfectpointe.com; staff@perfectpointe.com

703-533-8830

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

Offering classes in ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, modern, musical theater, dance and acrobatics for ages 18 months through adult! Qualified and caring staff, family-friendly atmosphere, fun performance opportunities.

PERFECT POINTE (FORMERLY HEARTBEATS) MUSIC & DANCE STUDIO

hbeats.com; staff@hbeats.com

703-440-9000

8060 Rolling Rd., Springfield, VA

Offering classes in ballet, tap, jazz, hiphop, modern, acrobatics, contemporary & musical theater dance styles. Private music lessons include guitar, ukulele, violin/viola, drums, voice and more! Highly qualified staff, family-friendly atmosphere and fun performance opportunities.

POTOMAC ARTS ACADEMY

potomacacademy.org; potomac@gmu.edu

703-993-9889

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 3-10! Classes, private lessons, showcases and summer programs.

ROCKIN’ JUMP

rockinjump.com/gaithersburg/; Gaithersburg-MD@RockinJump.com

301-327-2821

18620 Woodfield Rd., Gaithersburg, MD

We’re actually pretty easy to understand. We’re people like you who want to exercise, but also like to have fun. Lots of fun. So instead of stairclimbers and weight machines, we decided to create a place where you can soar in open jump arenas, dive into pools of soft foam cubes, play trampoline dodgeball, do flips and somersaults.

ROBOT WORKS, LLC

robotworksacademy.net

8992 Fern Park Dr., Burke, VA

703-364-5418

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.

SCHOOL OF ROCK

schoolofrock.com

Vienna: vienna@schoolofrock.com

703-242-2184; 111 Center Street South, Vienna, VA

Silver Spring: silverspring@schoolofrock.com

301-589-7625; 8634 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring, MD

Ashburn: ashburn@schoolofrock.com

703-858-0820; 20660 Ashburn Rd., Ashburn, VA

School of Rock is Music School reimagined. Our music programs are designed to encourage learning in a supportive environment where students of all skill levels are comfortable and engaged. We take the music school concept to the next level for kids, teens and adults. There’s no place like School of Rock.

SKATEQUEST

skatequest.com; info@skatequest.com

703-709-1010; 1800 Michael Faraday Ct., Reston, Virginia

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

SkateQuest is a twin sheet indoor ice skating center in Reston, with full service pro shop, café, and party rooms. Open year round, SkateQuest has been home to recreational skaters, figure skaters, and hockey players since 1993.

SILVER STAR GYMNASTICS

gosilverstars.com

301-589-0938

2701 Pittman Dr., Silver Spring, MD

Silver Stars Gymnastics provides 18,000 square feet of space where kids learn to jump, swing, roll, flip, and every kid is a star! Silver Stars offers seasonal classes, summer/winter/spring break camps, school’s out day camps, open gym and hands-free birthday parties.

STUDIO OF BALLET ARTS

studioofballetarts.com; studio@studioofballetarts.com

301-260-2626

The Studio of Ballet Arts Ltd., established in 2003, is dedicated to creating the love of dance for all ages in a caring atmosphere. Our staff encourages the development of self-confidence, poise, and a sense of purpose in each student.

Field Trip

AMAZING FARM FUN AT TICONDEROGA FARMS

ticonderoga.com

26469 Ticonderoga Rd., Chantilly, VA

Amazing Farm Fun at Ticonderoga Farms is a place where kids and adults can be a kid! Experience “more than just your typical farm.” You get entertainment provided for all ages, kids and adults with hands-on agricultural experience and outdoor classrooms. We offer an assortment of activities including hill slides, pillow bounce, Noah’s Ark, goat tower with petting animals, a giant bamboo maze, Virginia’s longest swinging bridge, hayrides and many other activities.

GLEN ECHO PARK AQUARIUM

gepaquarium.org; info@gepaquarium.org

301-955-6256

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.

MOUNT VERNON ESTATES

mountvernon.org

703-780-2000

3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Hwy., 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.

ROER’S ZOOFARI

roerszoofari.com; groups@roerszoofari.com

703-757-6222

1228 Hunter Mill Rd., Vienna, VA

Roer’s Zoofari is a family zoo that covers an area of 30 acres. Come on an open air safari bus tour, experience animals up close and

personal and more.