Montessori children usually adapt very well to new school situations. They have learned to be independent problem-solvers who make decisions easily and therefore can adapt to new situations with confidence. They work well in groups or by themselves, and have developed good self-images that lead to success in future endeavors.
Our sister school, Berthold Academy for the Gifted and Talented, is an excellent choice to continue your child’s Montessori Education. Located at 11480 Sunset Hills Road, just down the street from us, Berthold Academy is owned by Rodney Berthold, a Montessori educator in the Reston area for many years. From their website:
“Berthold Academy for the Gifted and Talented is an independent school serving elementary through middle school students. Our educational philosophy not only is rooted in Montessori but also encompasses modern, progressive pedagogy, philosophy, and psychology. We create a nurturing environment conducive to learning in which children have the opportunity to construct themselves in today’s society while also building emotional and spiritual relationships. Students will be free and responsible to search for truth and meaning while respecting the inherent worth and dignity of every person. Our learner outcomes will reflect academic excellence, creativity, and self confidence.”
We have a reciprocal agreement with our sister school, offering a 5% discount for the first year of attendance to families from Berthold Academy that enroll younger siblings with us, and 5% discount for the first year at Berthold Academy for our students that enroll in their school.
Feel free to speak to us about Berthold Academy for the Gifted and Talented, or visit their website at http://www.bertholdacademy.com/.