Programs

Golden Pond School provides a wide range of programs for children ages 2-9 that meet both children’s developmental needs and parents’ busy schedules.

Preschool

Our impressive Preschool programs emphasize developmentally appropriate learning. We group our Preschoolers into two separate paths six months apart. Narrowing the age range lets teachers individualize the curriculum, which progresses as your child learns and grows. Parents can select from 2 Day, 3 Day or 5 Day classes plus optional Lunch Bunch (until 1:20pm) and Stay & Play (until 6pm).

Kindergarten

Kindergarten at Golden Pond School is a 5 Day program from 8:10am – 2:10pm. Students enrolled in our Kindergarten program thrive with our experienced teachers, engaging activities and small class sizes. Our established curriculum far exceeds the Loudoun County Public School Standards of Learning and the confidence and excitement these student gain is tremendous. Our After School Enrichment Program is available for Kindergarten students until 6pm.

After School Enrichment

Children enrolled in our Kindergarten Program as well as for children attending Kindergarten – 3rd Grade in the local public schools are eligible for this exciting program available until 6pm. Students are provided with a comfortable, fun and familiar place to spend the afternoon while enjoying recess, snack, theme-related and free choice activities, and homework assistance.

Summer Camp 

Summer Camp at Golden Pond School is an exciting time! Preschool and School-Age Campers age 2 1/2 – Rising 4th Grade enjoy fun themes like Carnival Delights, STEM Carnival, Stars & Stripes, Finger Licken’ Fun, Mini-Masterpieces, Edible Science, Spy Kids, Wacky Science, Commotion in the Ocean, Grossology, Gigantic Games and Icy Adventures. Our popular Specialty Camps include Reading, Art and Drama.

 

PALS


Golden Pond’s rising kindergarten students (4 year olds and junior kindergarten classes) have again exceeded the top end of the Virginia development range for the Phonological Awareness Literacy Screening (PALS). PALS provides a comprehensive assessment of a young child’s knowledge of important literacy fundamentals. This test is an approved screening tool for the state of Virginia, and is an indicator of early reading success. 99% of all school divisions in the state use this tool on a voluntary basis. Educators are then able to use the information from PALS to plan appropriate instruction for each student and to intervene early to prevent reading problems. All kindergarteners are administered this test as they begin their first year in Loudoun County Public Schools.