Golden Pond School is Loudoun County’s premier, accredited private Preschool, Kindergarten and After School Enrichment located in Ashburn, Virginia. Our mission is to educate the whole child in a developmentally appropriate manner with brain-based methods through an integrated curriculum. This approach is called the Golden Pond Way and highlights best practices by combining experienced teachers, proven research-driven teaching techniques with a joyful, child-centered environment. 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 Kindergartners. A cornerstone of our success is that we specialize in early childhood education – educating children ages 2 through 9. We are an accredited Preschool and Kindergarten with After School Enrichment from 7am - 6pm, as well as being one of the few non-faith based schools in the area. Golden Pond Families live in Ashburn, Brambleton, Lansdowne, Leesburg, Broadlands & Willowsford and have wonderful testimonials to share.    
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Programs

GPS fulfills all your academic and child-care needs in our Preschool, Kindergarten and After School Enrichment programs for ages 2 - 9 from 7:00am - 6pm.

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Admission

We meet the developmental needs of individual children and their families while reflecting the vibrancy and diversity of the community we serve.

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Faculty & Staff

Meticulously assembled over many years, our faculty and staff bring unparalleled credentials and passion for early childhood education to Loudoun County.

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For Parents

Golden Pond School has constructed a carefully planned school year that provides multiple opportunities for parent involvement and participation.

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We spotted this GPS cutie at the Trailside Middle School back to school night for her older sibling. We can just imagine seeing her sitting there in 6 years when it's her turn! 💗

We spotted this GPS cutie at the Trailside Middle School back to school night for her older sibling. We can just imagine seeing her sitting there in 6 years when it`s her turn! 💗 ...

Help fight childhood cancer at the GPS Trike-A-Thon!

🚦Save the date: Wed., Sept. 27 and Fri., Sept. 29 at GPS

 👀 Be on the lookout for details from your child's teacher and 💙 how to donate
 🏥 Together we can raise awareness about St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Every dollar truly makes a difference:

$132 Complete blood count test
$447 1 day of oxygen
$516 Physical therapy per hour
$565 Spinal tap (includes physical fee)
$1,474 1 day of chemotherapy

Thank you for participating in our second annual Trike-a-Thon: GPS kids helping St. Jude kids!

Help fight childhood cancer at the GPS Trike-A-Thon!

🚦Save the date: Wed., Sept. 27 and Fri., Sept. 29 at GPS

👀 Be on the lookout for details from your child`s teacher and 💙 how to donate
🏥 Together we can raise awareness about St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Every dollar truly makes a difference:

$132 Complete blood count test
$447 1 day of oxygen
$516 Physical therapy per hour
$565 Spinal tap (includes physical fee)
$1,474 1 day of chemotherapy

Thank you for participating in our second annual Trike-a-Thon: GPS kids helping St. Jude kids!
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Learning about the #2️⃣ is 2 cute in Junior Kindgerten!

Learning about the #2️⃣ is 2 cute in Junior Kindgerten! ...

Mrs. Dhir's heart is full when she is able to watch children grow and develop in her classroom. The first five years are forever 🐤 85% of a child's brain is formed by age 5 🐤 A 4-year old asks 400 questions per day 🐤 Children can learn 10 new words a day!

Mrs. Dhir`s heart is full when she is able to watch children grow and develop in her classroom. The first five years are forever 🐤 85% of a child`s brain is formed by age 5 🐤 A 4-year old asks 400 questions per day 🐤 Children can learn 10 new words a day! ...

Teacher Training just got A LOT more fun. 🥰 We welcomed back Kathie Burrell with big hugs, cheers and a few tears of joy. Mrs. Burrell created The Golden Pond Way curriculum and was the original owner of GPS. You can find her legacy in every lesson plan and classroom she touched. Her enthusiasm about building young brains is contagious and the entire school was energized to start the year.

Teacher Training just got A LOT more fun. 🥰 We welcomed back Kathie Burrell with big hugs, cheers and a few tears of joy. Mrs. Burrell created The Golden Pond Way curriculum and was the original owner of GPS. You can find her legacy in every lesson plan and classroom she touched. Her enthusiasm about building young brains is contagious and the entire school was energized to start the year. ...

When we said Fun on the Farm.. we meant FUN! Mooooo! 🐄

When we said Fun on the Farm.. we meant FUN! Mooooo! 🐄 ...

Fun on the Farm starts today! 🐷🤠🐮

Fun on the Farm starts today! 🐷🤠🐮 ...

Our team of energetic, creative and dedicated early childhood professionals is growing! If you share our love of young children, have a passion for high-quality education, and would enjoy further developing your skills, we hope you will explore a career with GPS. 

🐤 Learn more and apply at www.goldenpondschool.com/teach-at-golden-pond

Our team of energetic, creative and dedicated early childhood professionals is growing! If you share our love of young children, have a passion for high-quality education, and would enjoy further developing your skills, we hope you will explore a career with GPS.

🐤 Learn more and apply at www.goldenpondschool.com/teach-at-golden-pond
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Campers loved "escaping" the Jurassic Park themed escape room activity!

Campers loved "escaping" the Jurassic Park themed escape room activity! ...

Testimonials

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