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30 Things to Do With Your Children While You're At Home

As a school leadership team, we've recently discussed the difference between "entertainment" and "leisure."  Screens provide entertainment.  Have we lost what it means to enjoy "leisure?"  Below, we offer a series of ideas that may help you add...

Six Tips for Managing Technology While Your Children Learn at Home

Coronavirus has turned the world on its head.  As a school that strives to minimize the use of technology, today we find our students using it extensively for their learning.  We want to encourage our community to be intentional about when and...

Redeeming the Use of Technology

When I was a student in a theologically conservative and Reformed college, we often used the phrase, “The antithesis runs through it.”  In one sense, the statement is a reminder that the distinctions of good and bad or sacred and secular don’t...

Classical, Christian Education: Higher SAT Scores Than All Other School Types “Without Even Trying”

One of the distinguishing features of classical education is we refuse to “teach to the test.” Instead, we immerse students in the great conversation of Western, Christian Civilization, exposing them early and often to the best minds humanity has...

A 10-Step Guide to College Applications

 

“Coming up on your senior year? What are you thinking for college?” – a common refrain heard from many a Northern Virginia parent. Senior year can be a stressful enough time for any high schooler juggling school, extracurriculars, and time with...

Six Tips for Managing Children’s and Teens’ Use of Technology

The modern household is overrun with technology. And, what’s hard is that technology is easy.

It entertains us.

It is addictive.

It entertains and keeps our children quiet after a long, hard day at work.

But, brain-based research says it’s...

How to Cultivate Your Child's Sense of Wonder in Northern Virginia

 

While vacationing near Assateague Island this summer, I picked up a small book by Rachel Carson entitled The Sense of Wonder. Carson’s descriptive prose recounts delightful explorations with her young nephew Roger near her home in Maine.

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Avoid the Summer Slide: Tips For Keeping Kids Learning

In The Wind in the Willows, Kenneth Grahame writes about Mole’s summer vacation:

This day was only the first of many similar ones for the emancipated Mole, each of them longer and full of interest as the ripening summer moved onward. He learnt to...

Top Ten Summer Reads for Ten-Year-Olds

By Sarah Flenniken, Dominion's Fourth Grade Teacher

 

Reading between the ages of 8-11 can be a magical time. I was around this age when I first remember getting lost in a book for hours at a time. It’s a sweet spot-- most children in this age...

Welcome to Our New Website and Blog!

Whether you were directed here from a Google search, a friend’s recommendation or social media, we warmly invite you to join us as we navigate the ins and outs of parenting, hear stories of faith from our school community and learn about the...