Join us for a Group Visit + a Play Date!

New families are welcome to visit GPS while your children enjoy engaging activities with new friends and a tasty snack with our wonderful teachers Mrs. Culfogienis and Mrs. Zulandi. Mrs. Margaret Grace, Admissions Director, will walk you through our impressive school and show you the Golden Pond difference! Don't be surprised if your little one wants to stay - children love being at GPS!

RSVP's are recommended but not required. 
2019-20 Enrollment and Summer Camp is now available! 
Our After School Enrichment students enjoy a safe environment, engaging themed activities, homework assistance, snacks plus great friends! Buses will be picking up children from local elementary schools including:
          • Ashburn Elementary
          • Belmont Station
          • Moorefield Station
          • Mill Run Elementary
          • Discovery Elementary
          • Cedar Lane Elementary
          • Dominion Trail Elementary
Fours students enjoyed preparing their masterpieces for the Art Show

The Fours (Pre-K) begin developing basic skills in literacy and math.  The written word continues to be highlighted through songs, poems, nursery rhymes, stories and books. As the year progresses, children are introduced and encouraged to use inventive spelling. Children manipulate print as they sign-in daily, label murals, create graphs and add to class messages. Mathematics become a key part of theme content. The children practice one-to-one correspondence, rote count forwards and backwards to 10, sort using 3+ attributes, find patterns and work together to create class graphs. Additionally, daily Spanish lessons continue in the 4 year old program.
These classrooms are referred to as the Frogs and Butterflies and children are 4 years-old by September 30th. Lunch Bunch until 1:20pm and Full-Day Preschool Enrichment until 6pm is available.   
Recent News
Art Show

It was a dazzling night of beautiful artwork! Mrs. LaBillois, our talented Art Specialist, transformed GPS into an art museum showcasing student masterpieces.  

Each student contributed at least 2 pieces of artwork to our gallery! Children created people statues, drawings of what imagination looks like, sculptures, self-portraits and more! Art masters' inspired works including Matisse paper cut-outs, Van Gogh Starry Night Cats and Jackson Pollack splatter paintings.

Two interactive classrooms kept the event buzzing with excitement. Children created their own dot art inspired by Yayoi Kusama, an exciting contemporary artist. The other classroom was filled with art projects and sensory exhibits.

"The buzz when families walk into the Art Show is energizing! The children are very proud of their artwork and I love sharing this joy with the GPS families."
-Maggie LaBillois, GPS Art Specialist
The Parent Group
Fun Night Out

A good time was had by all who attended the Golden Pond Parent Group's 2nd annual Family Fun Night at Luv2Play on the evening of March 29th. Families socialized while children enjoyed the indoor playground, baby + toddler area, Kinetic sand table, climbing walls and yummy food! Lisa Moriarty, Principal, said  "Golden Pond School is a strong community of wonderful families. Giving parents the opportunity to get to know one another outside of our school day makes for a special night!" 
Kindergarten Fairy Tale Tea

Golden Pond Kindergarten students hosted their parents with a magical Fairy Tale Tea last week. This culminating event was the result of a busy month of math, literacy, science and creative thinking for the Robin and Bluebird classes. Parents enjoyed the "Jolly Postman lemonade" and student made "vanishing oatmeal cookies" served in honor of one of the fairy tale characters visited in the story, Goldilocks. Centerpieces were bean plants sprouted and nurtured by the students and then brought home to continue the magic. 

Leading up to this event, the Kindergarteners spent the month of March following the fictitious mail route of  "The Jolly Postman". As the Jolly Postman makes his journey to the homes of different fairy tale characters, the Kindergarteners reviewed parts of a story and were inspired to write about  "What Goldilocks Would Find in My Bowl" and  "What I Would Trade for Magic Beans". Math games during March focused on number bonds to 10 and manipulatives included Jack's magic beans found inside golden eggs. The children transformed their lofts into the Giant's castle - a dynamic combination of art and literacy! It was another fun-filled month in Kindergarten.  
Staff Spotlight
Saba Shaikh
Lead Teacher, Preschool 
Teacher at GPS since 2016 
21 Years of Teaching Experience

Saba is a passionate teacher who loves working with young children. Saba and her family moved to Loudoun County in 2013 and then she joined our team at Golden Pond School in 2016 as the Lead Teacher in the Extended School Program for 1st - 3rd grades. Her joy and warmth provide a creative and safe environment for children to explore the world. Saba takes pride in finding the unique qualities of each child and nurturing their natural curiosity. Saba loves reading, gardening, cooking and exercise. 

"Golden Pond School allows teachers to teach from the heart and not just from the book!"
Now Enrolling!
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Golden Pond School was recently acquired by Cadence Education and we are looking forward to a bright year ahead!
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Golden Pond School
43940 Farmwell Hunt Plaza | Ashburn, Virginia 20147
Tel: (703) 723-7663 | Fax: (703) 723-9166

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