About Golden Pond School

Golden Pond School is a private preschool (pre-kindergarten) and kindergarten in Ashburn, Virginia, known for our nationally-recognized curriculum, the Golden Pond Way. At Golden Pond, our mission is to educate the whole child in a developmentally appropriate manner with brain-based methods through an integrated curriculum.

Serving children ages 2.5 to 7, we enroll more than 300 students each year in our second-to-none preschool, kindergarten, kindergarten enrichment, and extended school programs from 7:30am – 6pm. Our intimate campus includes 12 classrooms and three, age-appropriate, well-equipped playgrounds. Every classroom has at least two teachers and is designed to be a rich, interactive learning environment.

Golden Pond School has exceeded the qualifications of the nationally recognized accreditation in 2015 by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI), a division of AdvancED. This is an indication to parents that we have met the high standards and made a commitment to implement a continuous process of school improvement focused on increasing student performance. It reflects that teaching the Golden Pond Way provides children with the ultimate quality education.

School leaders have adopted a mission to use brain-based instructional methods to educate the whole child in a developmentally appropriate and nurturing environment. That mission is carried out passionately and with fidelity by all staff members in a classroom. The school’s children are highly engaged in a theme-based instructional process that allows them to connect prior knowledge to new learning.” AdvancED Review. Early childhood research proves that the first five years are forever and Golden Pond is leading the way!

Golden Pond School is one of the few non-faith based schools in Loudoun County. Also serving Brambleton, Lansdowne, Broadlands & Willowsford areas, we are Northern Virginia’s go to school if you are looking for a private, non church-based school with expertise in early childhood education.

Owners Kathie and Stephen Burrell have operated the school since 2002. Kathie, a longtime teacher and early childhood education specialist, is creator of the Golden Pond Way.

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