A private school in Ashburn, VA. designed to inspire and challenge students in grades 6-12. When you put together curious students and dedicated teachers, the experience is truly transformative.
Committed to learning and working for social justice. WHERE BRIGHT MINDS THRIVE Founded in 2008, Loudoun School for the Gifted is the only middle and high school for advanced students in Virginia. Students work in a small, supportive community where school feels right and their ideas, interests, and highest aspirations really matter. Classes are small and are designed to encourage dialogue among teachers and peers. The setting is comfortable and the workload is reasonable. We believe this environment allows students to be and do their best. The courses are built on great books and challenging questions, with the aim of helping students learn to think critically and creatively. Our teachers have doctorates or engineering degrees in their respective fields, allowing them to provide expert guidance and academic work designed to prepare students to be successful in higher education and in their professional lives. At our school, teachers know their students, students know their peers, and together we work to help each other do great things.
Mission: We are here to offer you a truly educational, challenging, enjoyable, and inspiring school experience, So you pursue every opportunity to Read and learn deeply and broadly, Think honestly, creatively, and critically, and Work with optimism and grit to solve complex and meaningful problems. Do Great Things.
Operating as usual
CELEBRATE the holidays with LSAS. Use your creativity to design a gingerbread art piece! 🎨 Share it with us on Instagram and Facebook. ☃️ Happy Holidays! ❄️
LSAS covered in snow. Get outside and enjoy! #snowday
6th GRADE life science students broke up into groups to analyze bacteria cultures, swabbed from different parts of the science classroom. YUCK!!!🤮#science #handsonlearning #sciencekids
7th GRADE life science students designed experiments to test their own hypotheses about photosynthesis. #science #greatteachers #handsonlearning
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STAYING FOCUSED online can be challenging. LSAS teachers inspire students to collaborate even on Zoom. #greatstudents #greatteachers #onlinelearning #inpersonlearning #stayfocused #zoom
MS ENGLISH did a shared reading of Isaac Asimov’s “The Fun They Had,” set in 2155 when “teachers” are appliances in homes. Two kids find a printed book — a relic of a time when school was social and taught by people. Students discussed the benefits and drawbacks of using technology for learning. We also did exercises to prevent eye strain. (follow your finger) 😂 #reading #middleschool #greatteachers
MORE After school clubs are a big part of our culture & continuation of learning. Today, art club students chose to make Sculpey clay figures & jewelry for upcoming gift giving! #creativity #afterschoolclubs #lovelearning #loudounschoolforadvancedstudies
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CONVERSATIONS IN US HISTORY, Mr. Percoco is using award winning author, Michael Burgan's BREAKER BOYS: HOW A PHOTOGRAPH HELPED END CHILD LABOR. This is an examination of the power of photography and how photographs can actually change or make history. Students will explore the ground breaking work of photojournalist Lewis Hine who documented child labor in the early 20th century and how his photoghraphs helped generate federal legislation for child labor laws. #history #greatteachers #projectbasedlearning #loudounschoolforadvancedstudies
LIFE SCIENCE outside with Ms Gam getting into the weeds on trees. #coolscience #stemeducation
DICHOTOMOUS KEY middle school students in Ms. Gam’s class are learning about an important scientific tool to identify leaf specimens. #stemeducation #lovescience #outdooreducation #handsonlearning
WORKS IN PROGRESS High school art students chose a personal still life composition & color palette to express meaning with layering acrylic paint #creativity #art #loudounschoolforadvancedstudies
STRESS Nurses facilitating positive & negative stress coping strategies with some of our high school students.
CHEMISTRY conversation continues with Dr Sohl about Brønsted-Lowry acids and bases. #stemeducation #greatteachers #chemistryclass
EXPERIMENT to learn about the interaction of acids with rocks to figure out how sinkholes form. 😬#sinkholes #loudounschoolforadvancedstudies
GEOLOGY Real implications of increased carbon dioxide and acid rain with our very own geologist, Dr O’Brien, in high school chemistry. #loudounschoolforadvancedstudies #ashburnvirginia
FRENCH 2 with Madam Carraway. Students (in-person and virtual) are learning party/celebration vocabulary. They listened to someone describe plans for a future party and answered comprehension questions about it. In the first half of class, students listened to the dialogue multiple times and took notes, then compared their notes and their answers to the comprehension questions with a classmate during breakout sessions. They did a really great job! #loudounschoolforadvancedstudies #ashburnvirginia #virtuallearning2020
PE on this beautiful day! #loudounschoolforadvancedstudies #ashburnvirginia #ashburnmoms
GUEST SPEAKER Singer, songwriter, story teller, activist Reggie Harris Zooms from Middleburg, NY with Jim Percoco’s “Reckoning with US History” class. They discussed the current social, political, and racial climate in the United States. #loudounschoolforadvancedstudies #ashburnvirginia
MIDYEAR TRANSFERS We welcome students who want to join during the academic year. Our plan for the 2020-2021 school year increases safety for our teachers and students. An online option is also available to provide seamless flexibility. Learn more at https://www.loudounschool.org/our-mission #ashburnvirginia #stemeducation #lovemath #ashburnmoms #greatteachers
PRESENTATIONS in pre-algebra. To review percents and decimals, students go on a $500 shopping spree and present their purchases including sales and discounts. #loudounschoolforadvancedstudies #lovemath
PHYSICAL COMPUTING focuses on the interaction of code with the outside world. It’s based on a course taught at NYU. David Romero introduces our students to basic electrical engineering and design of circuits that sense and interact with their environment. #nyutisch #physicalcomputing #loudounschoolforadvancedstudies #ashburnvirginia
COMMUNITY Service Club at Loudoun School For Advanced Studies (LSAS) organized a Food Drive Contest during the month of October for the Dulles South Food Pantry. The students, staff and LSAS community generously donated loads of non-perishable items. Winners of the contest to be announced next week! #ashburnvirginia #loudounschoolforadvancedstudies #ashburnmoms
HALLOWEEN the first costumes of the day!
DESIGN THINK PROCESS presentations creating products and solutions for young children as clients: Empathize, define, ideate, prototype and test.
LEARNING through doing! Creating games and making beautiful digital art means learning to code. #loudounschoolforadvancedstudies #ashburnvirginia
COMPUTER SCIENCE for our middle school students means teaching themselves to code with a little help from Dr Oliveau.
LUNCH Warm food & ice cream can cheer up the gloomiest day! 😊
AFTER-SCHOOL Clubs keep the day going. Debate, art and sports are on today’s schedule.
LUNCH the food trucks are back! Making lunch time extra fun.
WHERE BRIGHT MINDS THRIVE Founded in 2008, Loudoun School for Advanced Studies is the only middle and high school for advanced students in Virginia. Students work in a small, supportive community where school feels right and their ideas, interests, and highest aspirations really matter. Classes are small and are designed to encourage dialogue among teachers and peers. The setting is comfortable and the workload is reasonable. We believe this environment allows students to be and do their best. The courses are built on great books and challenging questions, with the aim of helping students learn to think critically and creatively. Our teachers have doctorates or engineering degrees in their respective fields, allowing them to provide expert guidance and academic work designed to prepare students to be successful in higher education and in their professional lives. At our school, teachers know their students, students know their peers, and together we work to help each other do great things.
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