Founded in 1969, the Washington Waldorf School is a vibrant school community that is part of the worldwide Waldorf education movement.
Our Early Childhood program supports the development of children’s awakening capacities to think clearly, to feel fully, and to act freely. Our preschool and kindergarten emphasize creative imagination and play along with considerable time outside in all weather.
Our classes start at birth with a parent-child program and go through 12th Grade. Our school traditions and festivals connect us with a strong community spirit.
Some options include: forest kindergarten, summer camps, and healthy lunches.
Parent-Child, Preschool to 12th Grade
The Young Actors Program nurtures creativity, develops vocal and physical skills, and enhances each young actors’ ability to perform and work together as part of an ensemble. This program is for students ages 10 to 17 and previous experience is not a requirement. Classes meet daily for three weeks. Students will spend their mornings training in Voice, Movement, and Musical Theatre. Using the tools taught in these classes, the Young Actors will work together to create original ensemble pieces. Afternoons are spent cultivating their acting skills with one of our most experienced faculty members. This includes playing theatre games, exploring improvisations, and developing monologues and scenes from modern and classical plays. At the end of the three weeks, the students will present their work for an invited audience of friends and family. Full scholarships available – call 202.232.0714 to learn more.
Potomac Music is Northern Virginia’s home for all things music! We offer an award winning Kindermusik program for children ages birth – 7. Join us for one of our weekly classes or playdates! Potomac Music also offers one-on-one lessons on ALL instruments for children ages 5+ and adults, plus lots of small group classes, seasonal camps, bi-weekly Open Mic Nights, FREE outdoor live music during the summer, and best of all we have a wonderful community. We invite you to be a part of it!
The Cinema Academy launches its filmmaking program designed for middle school youth. Our program is unique in its two-pronged approach: develop the creative/ technical side as well as build the social skills necessary for creative collaboration. Students learn the art of communication, leadership and team building – all in the process of filmmaking. This year-long academic program (September–May) guides students from concept to screen, including screenwriting, directing, production, and editing. Directed by Professor Lucy Gebre-Egziabher, weekly classes take place on Saturdays from 10 am – 1 pm at HB Woodlawn, serving students in Arlington, Alexandria, Northern Virginia and the District of Columbia.
Photos credited to Barry Wilson.
Washington Conservatory of Music is a nationally accredited, nonprofit community music school serving children, teens, and adults in the Washington, D.C. metro area, through individual lessons on all instruments and voice, group classes, camps, and ensembles taught by highly-credentialed educators and professional musicians. Teaching is in-person and online. WCM also provides free professional concerts for the community and an outreach music program for underserved children.
For Love of Children (FLOC) mission is to provide educational support and services beyond the classroom to help students succeed from second grade through college and career. We offer intervention tutoring programs meant for students who are behind in reading and/or math. Our tutors start where the students are to help build their foundational skills in these subjects. After 28 hours, students can regain at least 1 year of grade level proficiency. We work exclusively with the DC population by teaching, empowering and transforming students’ lives through our Neighborhood Tutoring Program. Along with coaching through college and career readiness in our City Leaders program.
SPRING BREAK ART CAMP APRIL 12 – 16
AGES 5 – 13
Let your child’s imagination soar!
The Children’s Art Studio has been bringing the joy of art to the youngest residents of Washington DC for over a decade. We have moved all of our programs to an online format to meet the needs of our students during this extraordinary time. It turns our the online format lends itself beautifully to teaching skills based art. We have called upon our decades of experience to create great programs. We hope your child will join us!
We will offer an Online Art Camp in April. Please enroll on our site: http://www.childrensartstudio.org
Welcome to Rockville’s “little school with a big heart.” Christ Episcopal School is a co-ed independent Episcopal School serving students in preschool – grade 8. Located in downtown Rockville, CES has been educating students in the Episcopal tradition since 1966. We provide the greater Montgomery County community with a top-notch and affordable private school education to students of all backgrounds.
Our mission has always been to provide a caring, values-focused, rigorous academic program where students get individualized attention from small class sizes (12:1 student/teacher ratio).
School Motto: Inspiring Minds to Learn, Hearts to Love, Hands to Serve. Learn more at https://www.cesrockville.org/about.
Camp Under the Stars is a nonprofit, overnight summer camp for ages 5-12 with a leadership program for ages 15-17. We are located in the Prince William Forest National Park in Dumfries, Virginia.
Our mission is to provide a supportive, inclusive camp community that values each child’s uniqueness, celebrates our differences, and respects nature and the planet.
Our camp program is outside in nature in the National Park. Camp activities include mindfulness & yoga, hiking, waterfall walks, cooking nutritious campfire meals, library, art, STEM, and outside play.
The one-week overnight camp program for ages 5-12 is designed for first-time campers and those who have camped before. Campers live in cabins with cots and electric lights, with flush toilets very close by. Some meals take place in the dining hall and others are prepared over a campfire.
The Culinary CIT program is a one-week, overnight camp-volunteer-in-training program for ages 15-17. This unique program includes learning to be a camp volunteer as well as culinary education in the kitchen and over the campfire. CITs will learn about child development and positive ways to interact with younger children. In the kitchen, CITs will improve their cooking and baking skills and help to prepare and cook camp meals. There will also be time for camp fun like art, hiking, waterfall walks, yoga, and more!
More information can be found on our website. http://www.underthestarsinc.org
The North America Caribbean Training Method (NACTM) Academy is a national soccer school and summer camp program open to all levels of players between the ages of 5 to 18. The program promotes Caribbean coaches living in North America as well as coaches living in the Caribbean. Every year we invite youth Caribbean national team coaches to the United States and Canada as a coaching exchange program to learn from our North American based coaches. This knowledge translates to the players who learn the Caribbean methodology of training which is fast pace, high-tempo, and fun! Our camps are age specific. Our 5-8 year old curriculum focuses on teaching our students how to develop a love for the game. Our 9-12 year old curriculum focuses on ball mastery and technical skill development. Our 13-15 year old curriculum focuses on teaching our campers how to play the game at a high level with emphasis on tactics. Our 16-18 year old program prepares players for the next phase which in most cases is the college soccer game.
MONTESSORI SCHOOL OF CHEVY CHASE
Your Child Deserves A Quality Education!
- Year round school
- English, French Immersion and Toddler Classes
- Hours: 8:30 am – 6 pm
- Ages: 18M – 5 Years (including Kindergarten)
Learning Leaf is a unique Reggio-Emilia Approach inspired child development center providing exceptional care for Infants (6 weeks) to Pre-K. We offer safe and loving individualized care, small classes, high teacher to student ratios, Kindergarten pre-readiness, use of STEAM, sign language, music enrichment, extracurriculars, and other unique curricula offerings. We are open Monday through Friday, from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm.
Moonlit Wings performing arts programs are WINNERS of Washington Family Magazine’s 2020 “Best for Families” contest for the categories of “Best Arts Program” and “Best Children’s Theatre & Drama Instruction.” These award-winning programs include acting classes, camps and advising for arts college admissions. Founded in 2008, Moonlit Wings Productions produces creative events and award-winning educational programs that elevate the greater DC area as a major hub for theater and filmmaking through collaborations from NY, LA and beyond.
CommuniKids Language Immersion Preschool offers full-day Spanish immersion in DC for children 18 months to 2 /12 years of age. As part of the DC’s Enhancement and Expansion Program, DC residents can enter lottery and get FREE PreK 3 and 4. Our programs are NAEYC accredited which is the gold standard in early childhood education. Our Falls Church Location offers your choice of Spanish, French, or Mandarin Immersion programs for children 2 1/2 to 5 years of age. All locations offer before and aftercare, weekly language classes, afterschool programs, and summer camps.
Partners in Learning provides educational support to families and independent schools in the D.C. metro area. PIL offers one-on-one tutoring, enrichment, speech-language therapy, behavioral support, assessments, consulting, and professional development.
Specializations include supporting students with specific learning disabilities, attention deficit disorder, receptive/expressive language deficits, students learning English as a second language, and autism. Additionally, PIL offers a variety of workshops to train teachers in supporting students in areas of need.
We enjoy supporting students from a variety of schools and work closely with teachers to align content and ensure students carry over skills from tutoring and speech into the classroom. Some of the schools that our students attend include GDS, St. Patricks, NPS, Landon, St. Albans, Lowell, Maret, Norwood, and public schools in DC, Maryland, and Virginia.