The Compass School, Ashburn Virginia

We are a Reggio Emilia inspired early childhood school located in Ashburn, Virginia serving children aged 6 weeks through 12 years old.

Through the Reggio Emilia-inspired approach, children are given the tools and support to steer through their own distinct paths of discovery. Our project-based curriculum encourages children to be active participants in the learning process and to develop the skills needed to explore their ideas, interests, and questions in a meaningful way.

Thank you for thinking of us, Symsack family-
The infants in our Explores and Navigators classrooms are so excited to investigate all of their interesting new toys!

Pretty sure you'd eat a little healthier if your fruit salads were being made by Miss Cara and Miss Kristen's adorable Pathfinders (Toddlers) sous chefs, too!

Inventor's Workshop (Twos) cooked up some... "inventive" new habitats for their animal friends today!

Hurricane Florence wasn't going to get US down! Last Friday, we had a "Hurricane Day" here at The Compass School, inviting students and teachers to wear their comfiest pjs and join us for s'mores (Thanks, Miss Diana!) and stories in the school plaza. Miss Katelin even built a "fire" and piped in some camping sounds (Think: crackling fires, crickets, hooting owls!) for our classes to enjoy.

Miss Brittany's Inventor's Workshop Twos students went
๐Ÿ•๏ธCAMPING๐Ÿ•๏ธ in their classroom last week. There was an indoor "campfire," a bear hunt led by flashlight, and rest time complete with pajamas and sleeping bags!

The Inventors were very courageous while facing all the dangers of the wild- Miss Brittany most of all! (I mean, who's brave enough to take eight 2 year olds on a camping trip?!?)

Miss Elizabeth and Miss Casey's Trailblazers Twos class had a SMOKIN' GOOD time during their visit from Ashburn Volunteer Fire Rescue Department - AVFRD!

Thanks so much, guys, for coming out to visit us here at The Compass School. The students are still talking about exploring your "super cool" fire engine and ambulance.๐Ÿš’๐Ÿš‘๐Ÿ”ฅ

Little Hands music stopped by our plaza during pick up last week for a fun, hands-on-drumsticks demonstration with students and parents alike.

The program is open to all ages and the next session at Compass begins this week. Come join our drum circle!๐ŸŽถ

Thank you to all the "special someones" who joined us for our Goodies with Grandparents activity on Friday. We loved crafting (and cookie-ing!) with you!

Somehow, they managed to have even S'MORE fun learning about fire in Miss Elizabeth's Trailblazers (Twos) classroom today!

(Save some for the Front Desk, please, Friends! )

Miss Ilu's Preschool (3s) class had THE BEST time making bouncy balls today. Three cheers for science!โš—๏ธ๐Ÿ”Ž๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ”ฌ

Just a little handwriting practice in our Art Studio Pre-Kindergarten classroom this morning...

Our Pathfinders Toddler class made no-bake pizzas as part of their new unit on Foods today! With the help of their teachers, Miss Kristen and Miss Cara, they layered on sauce, cheese, and pepperoni, then ate their creations.

I scream, You scream, We all scream for

S U M M E R!!

Yesterday's End- Of- Summer visit from The Inside Scoop ice cream truck was enjoyed by Students and parents alike...

Yesterday marked the last day of CompassQuest 2018 Summer Camp. Campers celebrated a summer well spent with a trip to Ashburn Ice House, followed by an all-school visit from The Inside Scoop mobile ice cream parlor.

Until next summer, friends!

"Prowling his own backyard or asleep by the fire, he is still only a whisker away from the wilds." -Jean Burden

We LOVE the creativity of this Backyard exploration project by our Inventor's Workshop Twos classroom, lead by Miss Brittany and Miss Rasha!

We think The Official Loudoun County Public Schools are MERMAID-ZING and want to help start their year off with a SPLASH!

You probably knew we bus K-5 students to our aftercare Clubhouse program- but DID YOU KNOW WE DROP OFF MERMAID TAIL PINATAS FOR THEIR OFFICE STAFF, TOO?! Thanks for all that you do, LCPS! ๐Ÿงœโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿญ

(Plus, new Compass students and LCPS employees: Mention our LCPS Special and receive a discounted registration fee of only $20.18 for Clubhouse this school year!)

Thanks so much to Tony Hayes and Loudoun County, Virginia's Recycling Department! Our Art Studio Pre-Kindergarten classroom loved your visit and the students learned so much about how they can help do their part! ๐ŸŒŽโ™ป๏ธ

Our Infant classrooms are loving learning about the ocean this week! In addition to "reading" books about sea life, we've been practicing songs and sign language related to the water, as well.

In case your Wednesday is feeling more like a Monday, we give you:

"โ˜€๏ธ Adorable-Infants-In-Sun-Hats-Splashing-In-Sunshine! โ›ฑ๏ธ"

We swear it's a thing. (Don't you feel better already?)

Our Art Studio Pre-Kindergarten class spent a hot morning visiting with four-legged friends at Leesburg Animal Park today! From donkeys to zebras, camels to goats, and rabbits to gibbons- students observed, fed, and interacted with a wide variety of animals, then went on a wagon ride and explored the playground!

Look, Compass families! It's Mr. Matt as Cogsworth in the Sterling Playmakers production of Beauty and The Beast!

Thank you to everyone who came out to enjoy our Summer Family Night on Friday afternoon! We had such a blast meeting farm animals from Ponies Plus, bouncing in our Moon Bounce, and exploring our latest Ice Cream- themed sensory bins.

Our CompassQuest Summer Campers had a moooooo-velous time visiting South Mountain Creamery in Middletown, Maryland today! Campers went on a guided tour, learning all about the milking process and the cows' life at the Creamery (Who knew Cows get pedicures?!)- then enjoyed some delicious ice cream, homemade on the premises.

Thanks for letting us visit, South Mountain- Sophia was wonderful!๐Ÿ’˜๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฆ

Yesterday was "Doughnut Day" for our Preschool and Pre-Kindergarten classrooms.

From reading the recipe, to gathering the ingredients, to mixing and baking- these yummy, allergy friendly treats were a hit!

A few clouds in the sky couldn't keep our Inventor's Workshop Twos class from Water Play-

The playground absolutely *BUBBLED* with fun this morning!

Thanks for another great visit, Waltonwood Ashburn- Our Sound Stage and Art Studio Pre-K classes loved visiting your residents to sing about our Grand Old Flag today! (And the cookies and juice didn't hurt, either!๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๏ธ )

CompassQuest Summer Camp took the party all the way to Maryland today for a hands-on trip to Glen Echo Park Aquarium!

Who says kids get to have all the fun??

(Mr. Matt miiiiiiight have had more fun than our Art Studio Pre-K students on their summer field trip to Kid Junction yesterday!)

It's a beautiful day for a buggy full of babies!
(& when DON'T pinwheels make anything more fun?!?๐ŸŒ€)

Our Trailblazers twos class has immersed themselves in ocean projects this week-

Right down to the sea turtles they made for snack with their teacher, Miss Elizabeth!

It's a beautiful day for a Mud Kitchen- and our Sound Stage PreK students make the very best sous chefs!

โ€œCheck out our castle! Weโ€™re the king and queen. We have $10,350. But we spent it all on our castle...โ€ ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿฐ

The Art Studio classroom is focusing on learning about a country each week! This week was Botswana.

The Art Studio classroom is focusing on learning about a country each week! This week was Botswana.

This beautiful Rainbow Walk project (created by our Think Tank Preschool class) has us seeing hearts today!

Our Sound Stage Pre-Kindergarteners were getting their "Om" on yesterday!

Today is the Summer Solstice, the LONGEST and, thanks to all that extra Vitamin D- HAPPIEST day of the year!

How will you enjoy your extra moments of sunshine today?

We had a wonderful time at our Building Memories event yesterday. Happy Fatherโ€™s Day to all our Compass Dads!

A big congratulations to our Sound Stage Pre-Kindergarten class!
Yesterday, they graduated from The Compass School- some of them having been students since infancy and with their teacher, Ms. Leia, for several years.

The brave team from Loudoun County Fire and Rescue made our Pre-Kindergarten classes' day yesterday when they came to visit. Thanks so much, guys, for your time, patience, and a great hands- on experience!

Happy National Donut Day! We hope you can join us for one (or one dozen!) in the plaza this morning...

Junior Kindergarten is coming to the Compass School this fall! If you'd like more information, or to reserve a space for your child, please call us at 571.223.1900 or email us at

If "ROAAAARRRRR!!!!" really DOES mean "I love you" in Dinosaur, then there was an awful lot of love floating around our Nature Center Preschool students in the Light and Shadow room today!

Yesterday, we were lucky enough to have a visit from Miss Spencer, the Art Instructor at The Compass School, Manassas. Our Pathfinders Toddler class especially enjoyed their time with her, creating not one but two masterpieces: Night and Day canvas paintings and watercolor art using markers and rain!

[05/17/18]   Happy Birthday to (Us),
Happy Birthday to (Us),
Happy Birthday, dear Compass Ashburn,
Happy Birthday to Us! ๐ŸŽ‚๐ŸŽˆ๐ŸŽ‰

The Compass School is celebrating our FIFTH birthday today! Will you join us for birthday treats in the Plaza?

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44128 Navajo Dr
Ashburn, VA

Opening Hours

Monday 06:30 - 18:30
Tuesday 06:30 - 18:30
Wednesday 06:30 - 18:30
Thursday 06:30 - 18:30
Friday 06:30 - 18:30
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