VivaTysons’ Picks for Top Private Schools

Patricia Lee Hall Education, Features

Northern Virginia has some of the best public school systems in the United States. Still, many local families choose to send their children to private schools. Why take on the extra expense? From smaller class sizes to advanced programs and some unique environments and features, private schools generally can offer more than public schools, often limited by budgetary and policy …

Students Step Up

Tysons Today Around Town, Education, Features

Health is Right School Program Starts Strong Imagine a world where all people live healthy and decent lives. That is what many students throughout the Northern Virginia area are starting to do thanks to the efforts of the Health Is Right School Program. This Youth Teams project is another brainchild of Dr. Kavian Milani, whose Center for Health and Human …

Summer Camps Kids Are Raring To Go To

Tysons Today Education, Features, Staff Picks

[vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1514476766533{margin-bottom: 0px !important;}”] Summer may seem like a long way off, but it will be upon us soon enough. To help you plan some fun, enriching experiences for your children, we’ve put together a list of summer camp options to consider, ranging from day camps that encourage them to move or explore their creativity to learning experiences that …

Find Success With Reggio Emilia Approach To Learning

Tysons Today Education

At the beginning of September, Beth Emeth Early Childhood Center (BEECC) welcomed Robin Cohen to the role of Center Director for the 2017-18 school year, with her goals being to enhance the fundamentals of the Reggio Emilia inspired curriculum and foster an environment that respects children’s ideas and thoughts while encouraging exploration of the world around them. The school, located …

Education Review

Cassandra Parker Education, Features

Private Schools and Tutoring Throughout the area are several extraordinary private schools dedicated to superior learning across all grades. Whether a family is seeking rigorous instruction, more individual attention or specialized programs, there are private schools that offer opportunities that may not be readily available through public schools. While the following is not an exhaustive list of schools in the …

How to Apply to Private School: Admissions 101

Cassandra Parker Education

If you’ve decided that private school is the best route for your child’s education, you may have questions about the application process. Each private school will have a different admissions process with different deadlines and requirements. Once you’ve chosen the right private school for your child, you will need to start the application process to try and secure your child’s …

5 Mistakes to Avoid When Visiting Private Schools

Cassandra Parker Education

Visiting private schools is one of the most important steps in finding the right private school for your child. Once you’ve weighed the pros and cons of private school and started looking for the right private school for your child, you will need to schedule school visits to check out each potential private school in person. Each school visit will …

How to Choose the Right Private Schools for Your Child

Cassandra Parker Education

According to the Council for American Private Education, private schools make up 25 percent of all schools in the United States and serve five and a half million students across the country. For many parents, private schools offer a great alternative to underfunded public schools, schools that fail to live up to their expectations, and schools that can’t quite meet …

Private Schools vs. Public Schools: Pros & Cons

Cassandra Parker Education

Parents all over the country are at some point faced with the question: public school or private school? It can be a difficult decision for parents to make, and should be made after careful consideration of what is best for your child and family overall. There are many advantages and disadvantages to both public and private educations, and even these …