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“In the 5 years my daughter was at The Boyd School, I knew that she was able to learn everything she needed to be independent, kind, and aware of her environment. She was loved, and guided to be the best she can be and be happy with herself. As a result, she maximized her potential in learning.”
~ Oya Simpson, The Boyd School parent (Broadlands Campus)
The Boyd School is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges & Schools, the American Montessori Society, and recognized by the Virginia Council of Private Education.
What is accreditation?
Accreditation is a set of rigorous protocols and research-based processes for evaluating an institution’s effectiveness and to distinguish schools adhering to a set of educational standards as well as a school’s ability to effectively drive student performance and strive for continuous educational improvement.
ACADEMIC STANDARDS AND ASSESSMENT
The Boyd School utilizes a number of tools to assess a student’s success. Our student assessment program is designed to provide the student and parent with comprehensive information on personal, social and academic development.
Our nurturing teachers all have completed extensive educational training on the Montessori method and maintain current credentials. All staff at The Boyd School are required to maintain current CPR and First Aid certifications and must pass criminal background checks by the Virginia State Police and through the FBI database.
YEAR ROUND LEARNING
The Boyd School provides academic programs for children twelve months out of the year. This continued learning calendar allows for an extended period of educational growth during the summer months when traditional programs are closed. Although we firmly believe in the benefits of providing children with the consistancy of our year round program, we do understand the importance of holiday and family time and do provide the option of customizable enrollment dates.
The Boyd School has a rich tradition of providing northern Virginia families with a safe, secure, and nurturing environment for their children to learn. Unlike many nationally franchised child care or early learning centers, The Boyd School is family owned & operated by trained educators.
INFANT (8 weeks - 18 months) TODDLER (18 months - 3 years) EARLY CHILDHOOD (3 - 6 years) Full Day Kindergarten ELEMENTARY (grades 1 - 6) MIDDLE SCHOOL (grades 7 & 8)
Montessori education is a preparation for life, not a search for intellectual skills. The children have one intuitive aim in their self-development: they want to develop their inner resources and ability to cope with a strange and complex world. The child who accomplishes this, moves into harmony with this world and becomes a whole person. Montessori as an educational approach is not designed simply to teach children basic skills and information. Children need to learn to trust their own ability to think and solve problems independently. Montessori encourages students to do their own research, analyze what they have found, and come to their own conclusions. The goal is to lead students to think for themselves and become actively engaged in the learning process.
Curriculum and Classroom
The Montessori curriculum is organized as an inclined spiral plane of integrated studies rather than a traditional model in which the curriculum is compartmentalized into separate subjects, with given topics considered only once at a given grade level. It is an integrated thematic approach that ties the separate disciplines of the curriculum together into studies of the physical universe, the work of nature, and the human experience. Literature, the arts, history, social issues, civics, economics, science and the study of technology all complement one another in the Montessori curriculum. The physical environment is carefully prepared, orderly, precise and attractive. It invites learning without being over-stimulating and allows the children to experience success that becomes truly meaningful to each child in the following core areas of the classroom: practical life, sensorial, math, language.
Montessori Math Materials
Each classroom at The Boyd School is carefully designed to maximize the learning and development of children. The classroom layout is purposefully considered with the child in mind and organized to stimulate integrated, hands-on learning. Open floor plans with ample natural light provide children with the opportunity to discover and the freedom to explore, learn at their own pace and pursue varied interests. Each classroom contains finely crafted, research derived, developmentally appropriate learning materials which are prepared to by our highly trained teachers to guide children to achieve and maximize their potential.
â€œThe Montessori learning method establishes a collaborative environment ... as well as self-directed learning and discovery.â€? ~ Steve Denning, FORBES August 2011
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Aldie / Stone Ridge Campus
24328 Goshen Rd Aldie, VA 20105 firstname.lastname@example.org 703.542.5522
Broadlands / Ashburn Campus
42945 Waxpool Rd Ashburn, VA 20148 email@example.com 703.723.3364
Cascades / Potomac View Campus 20685 Fernbank Ct Sterling, VA 20165 firstname.lastname@example.org 571.434.7555
Fairfax / Fairfax Station Campus 3909 Oak St Fairfax, VA 22030 email@example.com 703.934.0920
Herndon / Oak Hill Campus
13251 Woodland Park Rd Herndon, VA 20171 firstname.lastname@example.org 571.203.8686
Reston / Great Falls Campus
11579 Cedar Chase Rd Herndon, VA 20170 email@example.com 703.404.9733
Westfields / Chantilly Campus
4550 Walney Rd Chantilly, VA 20151 firstname.lastname@example.org 571.321.0364
A brief introduction to The Boyd School. An accredited private school with seven locations in Northern Virginia