About Golden Pond School

Golden Pond School is Loudoun County’s premier private preschool and kindergarten. Our mission is to educate the whole child in a developmentally appropriate manner with brain-based methods through an integrated curriculum. Our approach highlights best practices by combining experienced teachers, proven (research-driven) teaching techniques with a joyful, child-centered environment. We call this approach the Golden Pond Way.  As a result of this approach, we have been gratified to see amazing, some would say magical, results in terms of  early readers, higher level thinkers and exceptional scores on the Virginia PALs test for rising kindergarteners. Part of the reason for our success is that we specialize in early childhood education – serving children ages 2 through 8.

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Latest News & Events at GPS

  • New Research Highlights Golden Pond Philosophy

    Friday, July 17, 2015

    Today’s Washington Post article, Kindergarteners’ Social Skills May Predict Success reveals that the social-emotional skills learned by young children have been linked as powerful predictors for success later in life. Social interactions are woven into the daily structure of the curriculum at Golden Pond School providing ample opportunities for children to master these important life skills. […]


  • Butterfly Launch – 2015

    Wednesday, June 3, 2015

    Golden Pond School played host to a kaleidoscope of butterflies this month!



Every child is unique. Golden Pond programs meet your preschooler or kindergartener where he or she is—cognitively, emotionally, physically, and socially. Then, we nurture their progress through exciting, theme-based curricula that evolve with them as they grow and learn.

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Choosing the right school for your child is an important decision. Through our open houses and private tours, we offer many opportunities for you to get to know the school and feel confident that Golden Pond is the best choice for your family.

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Parent Involvement

Our preschool and full-day kindergarten teachers start building one-on-one relationships with home visits to each of their students before the school year begins. At Golden Pond, we foster a diverse, dynamic, and supportive community through field trips, holiday celebrations, and service-oriented activities which parents, grandparents, and siblings are regularly encouraged to join in.

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What Our Parents Say

At Golden Pond, our parents are our biggest advocates and frequently praise our passionate teachers and engaging curriculum. They understand that a child’s first preschool experience should spark a lifelong love of learning. While impressed by our focus on play and print-rich rooms, what they most appreciate most is a safe and happy child returning home to them every day. Listen to what our parents say.