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Dominion Blog

Five Tips for Raising Independent Children

It is difficult for us as parents to sit back and watch our children struggle. So, whether we are inclined to be helicopter parents, lawnmower parents, or snowplow parents, we want to protect our children. But, there is a difference between...

Alumni Spotlight with Anna Grace Shepherd

We talked with Anna Grace ('19) about her experience here at Dominion. 

Northern Virginia Holiday Activities for the Whole Family

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Christmastime in Northern Virginia is full of dazzling displays and festive activities that are guaranteed to put you in the holiday spirit. It’s time to bundle up, grab the kids, and explore all that...

Historic Trips for your Family in Northern Virginia

Dominion teachers offer such a wealth of historical information, as all classical educators should. But as a parent, you can build on that foundation and in the process redeem your own education by leading your children on trips to historic sites...

Engaging in the "Great Conversation" with "Great Books"

Today, we continue our discussion about classical education, turning attention to two phrases used frequently in classical schools: the "Great Books” and the "Great Conversation.”

What is the Harkness Method?

The Harkness Method is a round-table approach to learning that was developed at Phillips Exeter Academy, a premier New England college-preparatory secondary school founded in 1781.  This approach to teaching emphasizes conversation-based...

Podcasts on Classical Education

Podcasts are such a convenient and interesting way to learn. I love how easy it is to pop in my headphones and go for a walk, do the dishes, or mow the lawn — all while learning about the latest startup in Silicon Valley or how to hack my morning...

What is the Trivium?

Until the progressive educational reforms of the late 1800s and early 1900s, classical education was the prevailing form of education. It was the education of our forefathers as well as most significant thinkers and philosophers throughout human...

Easy, Healthy, and Kid-Approved Lunches

Let’s be honest: you're busy. You might not have time to cut your kid’s sandwich into little stars and leave an inspiring note. And that’s okay. Your child will grow up feeling just as loved as the person whose lunch is color-coded. 

7 Wonderful Ways to Prepare Your Child for Kindergarten

As parents, we often want to do everything we can to prepare our children for success.  We’ve come up with a list of some terrific, and perhaps, unexpected ways that will aid in developing your child’s brain and body to enter primary school.