Where Learning Comes To Life
Our innovative teaching methods and exciting community make Golden Pond School a true gem in Ashburn, Virginia. The Golden Pond Way of teaching, based on current brain development research, creates excitement and joy in our students. Children discover and explore through meaningful, experimental and active learning. The fun continues with annual special events exclusive to Golden Pond that create special relationships within our community. Golden Pond School is building brains, one stimulating experience at a time. We invite you to Discover The Golden Pond Difference!
GPS Students Exceed State Averages AGAIN in PALS Testing

We're proud to report that 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).

Making Your Child's First

School Days Happy Ones!

Our dedicated, creative faculty is available to help make the first day of school a happy, fun transition. Check out our suggestions for assisting your child during this pivitol time. 
2017 Enrollment Begins October 1

New Family Enrollment begins October 1st! Schedule your tour today and get a preview of what the Golden Pond Difference is all about!

First Look Fridays
Please join us for a Group Tour of Golden Pond and enjoy Apple Cider and Chocolate Chip Cookies made in coordination with our Junior Kindergartners lessons! Learn about The Golden Pond Way and get a peek at a day in the life of a Golden Pond student. 

Upcoming date:

October 14th,  9-10am

In September, our JK
students enjoy the classic children's book, The 
Doorbell Rang.  The classes complete many
ting, active learning experiences
including cooperative games, acting out the story, math, and science activities. The culminating activity is baking their own cookies.  The student's recipe and cookies will be shared with you!

Fall Happenings at GPS 

At Golden Pond, there's always something special happening! We're gearing up for another great year of events, including our Back to School Night, Brain Building Workshop, Wine & Cheese Social for Parents, Simple Machines Expo, Halloween Parade, Thanksgiving Feast, Kindergarten Pow Wow and Happy Feet Soccer Enrichment!

Brain Building Workshop 

Golden Pond School is here to partner with your family during this exciting time of rapid brain development and innate curiosity for your child.

Kathie Burrell, owner of GPS for 14 years, will be presenting her interactive Brain Building Workshop to Golden Pond Families and their guests. Learn how to make a powerful impact on your child during these formative years when 85% of a child's brain development takes place.

Workshop Details:
Tues., Sept. 27th,  6-7:30pm
Location: Golden Pond School

RSVP: Call today, as space is limited! (703) 723-7663
GPS Spotlight: Parent Group

More than a school... a community! Our parent group is a great way to feel connected to the school and to make lasting friendships with other GPS families. We're gearing up now for some amazing events this Fall - stay tuned! 

Sneak Peek:
All Weather Carline
Rain or shine, start your day right with our all-weather carline! Our friendly, professional team will greet your little one with a smile (and occasionally an umbrella!) 


We Bring the STEAM to Learning!

At Golden Pond School, we have chosen to link our students first steps into science and math with the exploration of the world around them.  Our hands-on, science-based activities are built upon the theme-related books that our children are enjoying.  Check out the Golden Pond Difference!

Program Spotlight: Kindergarten

Kindergarten is an important milestone for both parents and children, marking the beginning of a child's formal school career. Our full-day Kindergarten curriculum not only exceeds the Virginia Standards of Learning, but also integrates the experiential learning methods and theme-based approach of the Golden Pond Way. 

Stay tuned for this month's Ask A Kindergartner Question: What tools did the Three Little Pigs use to build their homes?  Visit our Facebook page >
Stay _ Play_ Year-round quality enrichment from 7_30am-6pm_
What our Golden Pond Families are Saying

"Our family has been with Golden Pond since 2010. Our sons have had the best experience and I can't say enough good things about the school. The environment is family-oriented and even teachers who haven't had my kids, still know them by name! A nurturing, safe, fun place for all children and of course a great education. My two older boys also attended full-day Kindergarten which was worth every penny and then some. We still keep in touch with the families we have met through the years and my kids have playdates with children they met at age 3. (they are now 9 and 6.5). Some of my best mommy friends are from previous classes and we still keep in touch too. I am looking forward to my youngest son starting at Golden Pond this Fall and being the first class of "Stay and Play" (full day). Love love love this school! They are like family to us!" --  Karyn B., Parent

Discover the Golden Pond Difference:
Take a Tour Today!

For more information about our programs and enrollment,
please contact Margaret Grace, Admissions Director: 


Golden Pond School
43940 Farmwell Hunt Plaza | Ashburn, Virginia 20147
Tel: (703) 723-7663 | Fax: (703) 723-9166

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