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Dominion Blog

The Impact of One

Living in Northern Virginia, I am somewhat used to the transient nature of this area. Our school has many military families and families who work for the state department, so we are used to having students come and go, usually at the end of the...

Science Olympiad: STEM Success at State Competition

Myth: Classical schools teach humanities well, but they don’t have strong math or science programs. ⁠

The Treasures of Mount Vernon

As a K-12 classical Christian School, Dominion values the study of history, the pursuit of leisure over entertainment, and igniting the imaginations of children.  Our area offers a wealth of treasures that support all of these goals, and a Dominion...

Raising Kids to Not be Tech-Dependent

It seems that schools across the country are focused on “digital literacy,” which—to many of us old-school parents—simply means the ability to get information on a topic. Back in the day, our parents told us to go to the library to answer tough...

Winter Walking and Hiking Paths in Northern Virginia

Dominion rounds out a rigorous classical education with year-round field trips, outdoor time, and fresh air.  My family tries to build on that by taking weekend walks and hikes, especially during the winter. Fortunately, Northern Virginia and the...

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 helping...

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.”