Loudoun School for Advanced Studies

Loudoun School for Advanced Studies

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Today our friends from Loudoun School for Advanced Studies joined us to harvest 460 lbs of lettuce, kale and radishes for people in our community facing food insecurity. Thank you Loudoun School!
Next week our volunteers from Loudoun School for Advanced Studies will be harvesting these fresh greens for our local food pantries 🌱💚
The 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 almost 300 pounds of non-perishable items! And, the winner is....7TH GRADERS!! Thank you for the great support!
#neighborsfeedingneighbors
Loudoun School for Advanced Studies volunteers worked very hard planning this garden along with input from our Audubon at Home volunteers. Thanks to Watermark Woods - Native Plants and other donations this excited team of volunteer adults and students has established well over 150 plants for education and wildlife in Ashburn!
On Sunday, June 14th, this march will start at the Ashburn Village Center near Ashburn Village KinderCare, march down Christiana Drive, right on Gloucester, left on Ashburn Road to the Loudoun School for Advanced Studies/ the historic Ashburn Colored School.

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Photos of Loudoun School for Advanced Studies on Ashburn Rd.

Loudoun School for Advanced Studies is the private day school designed to inspire and challenge advanced students in grades 6-12. Loudoun School for Advanced Studies offers an academic program that engages and challenges students with real-world problems as well as a learning environment that promotes curiosity, self-reliance and citizenship.

Operating as usual

Photos from Loudoun School for Advanced Studies's post 06/24/2022

LSAS FINE ARTS NIGHT 2022! Check out this sample of some of the brilliant visual work we had on display! Fine Arts Night is one of our favorite traditions, complete with live music, sculpture art, graphic design, 2d art, and so much more. We can’t think of anything better than gathering as a community and celebrating our students’ creativity :-)

06/14/2022

Connect with us at LoudounSchool.org to experience the LSAS difference

06/07/2022

Dr. Oliveau? More like Dr. OlivDOUGH! He should know better than to make bets with our students… they are always ready to rise to the occasion, especially if the reward is to coat him in flour.

Field Day 2022 was a blast! We hope your summer break is filled with just as much fun

06/06/2022

"I'd be lying if I said grades don't matter to me anymore, because they do, and I know I'll care in college, but I also know what I'll miss most at LSAS is talking and messing around with all of my friends and teachers during classes and study breaks, during lunch and field trips, rather than cherishing every A." - Gabi, our 2022 Valedictorian

Congratulations to the Loudoun School for Advanced Studies Class of 2022! We are so proud of all that you have accomplished and are filled with confidence that you will all go off to Do Great Things in this world. Thank you for the impact you have made on our community here at LSAS. We can't wait to see you again!

Photos from Loudoun School for Advanced Studies's post 05/30/2022

LSAS is the "Futures" of education! This year for our DC trip, middle and high school students had the opportunity to explore the Smithsonian "Futures" exhibit and get a glimpse Into the world of tomorrow. After all, we know our students will play a big part in creating it!

Photos from Loudoun School for Advanced Studies's post 05/27/2022

We've been pranked! The senior class of 2022 has turned our world upside-down... literally!!! Happy last day of classes to all of our students here at LSAS, and best of luck on your final exams next week! We can't wait for all of you to get out there and this summer break

05/26/2022

Celebrating our students' love of reading one book at a time, our middle school choice-book chain has made its way around the entire classroom!

Each link represents a book read by one of our brilliant middle school students. At a whopping total of 365 links, the chain averages at about 10 books per student this year alone-- and that's not counting books assigned by teachers!

05/23/2022

Order in the court! The LSAS court is now in session, the honorable judge Mrs.Derr presiding. The Middle School English class culminated their study of "The Outsiders" in a mock trial, with the graduating class of 2022 serving as the jury.

Photos from Loudoun School for Advanced Studies's post 03/18/2022

Our French classes had an awesome field trip this week to the National Air & Space Museum's Dulles Annex, the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center and Petite Loulou Crêperie for lunch! They got to see various aircrafts that flew over France in WW-II, French space shuttles, other French aviation exhibits, and the IMAX presentation "The Dream is Alive," an in-depth look at inside the space shuttle in 1984. If you haven't checked out Petite Loulou Crêperie in Purcellville yet, LSAS can attest it's worth the trip! Our students said it was like a bit of Paris in northern VA. Thank you to our incredible French teacher, Madame Buld, for planning such a wonderful trip!

Photos from Loudoun School for Advanced Studies's post 03/14/2022

Happy Pi Day from LSAS! 🥧 ➗🎉 Thank you to our AP Calculus students for putting together some fun activities for us today to celebrate!

Timeline photos 03/03/2022

Join our free webinar on March 9 to learn how you can improve your child's behavior in a positive way! Led by Dr. Amy Brereton, the Vice President of Academics at Endeavor Schools, this free session will give parents the tools to guide their child’s behavior in a more positive direction. You don’t want to miss this highly informative and fascinating session. Sign up here: https://bddy.me/3IFtBc1

02/02/2022

ENGLISH: In today's English class, middle school students played a "Battle of the Gods" game, using cards they made based on the Olympians. They practiced annotation and reasoning skills, while learning about the characters of Greek mythology.

Photos from Loudoun School for Advanced Studies's post 01/28/2022

NEUROSCIENCE lab to understand what neurons are, how they communicate, the principle of rate coding, and how to record spikes using a SpikerBox! @loudoun_school

Photos from Loudoun School for Advanced Studies's post 12/19/2021

TAKE THE JOURNEY through American history with our very own Jim Percoco. As an author, historian, and educator, Mr Percoco inspires LSAS middle and high school students everyday as he brings history to life. @loudoun_school

Photos from Loudoun School for Advanced Studies's post 12/14/2021

JINGLE ON THE RUNWAY once again, LSAS students, parents and teachers came together to run for great causes. Race proceeds benefit Special Olympics Virginia, the Committee for Dulles Community Outreach, and the Washington Airports Task Force, all 501c3 nonprofit organizations. @loudoun_school

Photos from Loudoun School for Advanced Studies's post 12/14/2021

ON THE MOVE our students and teachers participated together in the Sprout 5k. We are so lucky to have such a great sense of community here at LSAS! @loudoun_school

Photos from Loudoun School for Advanced Studies's post 12/13/2021

HOLIDAY CHEER for everybody with the help of our incredible Art teacher, Danielle Ferrin. She makes every Monday special for our students and faculty. We added some puppy love too! ⛄️🎨🐶 @loudoun_school

Photos from Loudoun School for Advanced Studies's post 12/12/2021

MIDDLE SCHOOL at LSAS Each link on the chain represents a book that a middle schooler has chosen to read (not assigned by a teacher) and finished. Doing our part to create lifelong readers! ❤️📚. @loudoun_school

Photos from Loudoun School for Advanced Studies's post 11/30/2021

GEOMETRY exploring similarity with proofs. @loudoun_school

Photos from Loudoun School for Advanced Studies's post 10/25/2021

LSAS HALLOWEEN fun thanks to one of our very special families. Our ground floor was transformed into a Haunted Carnival full of scary surprises for everyone who dared to enter! Thank you to all the volunteers who helped make this a great event for our students. @loudoun_school

Photos from Loudoun School for Advanced Studies's post 10/08/2021

CREATIVITY: Our Spanish 2 class recently completed a project where they got to write and act out their own scene about shopping at a store while learning about that vocabulary this unit! In tandem with our school-wide efforts to be more eco-friendly this year, students were challenged to make their own outfits using recycled materials. Props to our amazing teacher, Ms. Moreno, for always making class so much fun!

Photos from Loudoun School for Advanced Studies's post 10/08/2021

JOLLIFICATION: One of our favorite biweekly advisory activities is Jollification, a competition of mini-games and challenges between grade levels. This week's competitions involved catching markers in buckets on top of our heads and shooting soda cans hung by toilet paper with rubber bands. It's definitely a way to add a little extra fun to our day. The 8th graders are in the lead right now, but it's a long year, so it's anybody's game! Stay tuned for more challenges!

Photos from Loudoun School for Advanced Studies's post 09/22/2021

BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT at LSAS for parents and teachers to meet and share a day in the life of our students. @loudoun_school

Photos from Loudoun School for Advanced Studies's post 09/13/2021

A DAY IN THE LIFE come see how school is different at LSAS. Our courses emphasize research, problem solving and collaboration. Curious students who aspire to positively impact the world belong at Loudoun School for Advanced Studies. @loudoun_school

08/26/2021

Day 1 the beginning of another inspiring year at LSAS thanks to our extraordinary teachers, students and families. @loudoun_school

Photos from Loudoun School for Advanced Studies's post 08/26/2021

BACK AT IT students and teachers are back in the classrooms and enjoying lunch outside by the LSAS garden. @loudoun_school

Photos from Loudoun School for Advanced Studies's post 08/26/2021

BACK TO SCHOOL after a long summer of planning, preparing and looking forward to the exciting return of our students. @loudoun_school

Photos from Loudoun School for Advanced Studies's post 08/05/2021

DESIGN CHALLENGES fort building, water rockets and mousetrap cars. Learning is messy! @loudoun_school

Photos from Loudoun School for Advanced Studies's post 08/04/2021

FORT BUILDING design challenge begins! @loudoun_school

Photos from Loudoun School for Advanced Studies's post 08/04/2021

GEOMETRY of bubbles using Zometool, developed to ignite the imaginations of future architects, scientists and engineers. @loudoun_school

Photos from Loudoun School for Advanced Studies's post 08/02/2021

DR SOHL explores geometry with our summer campers. @loudoun_school

Photos from Loudoun School for Advanced Studies's post 07/10/2021

LSAS SUMMER CAMP August 2-6 from 9-4 Join Mr. Romero, Dr Sohl and Coach Dan for a peek into life at LSAS. Sports in the morning with Coach Dan. Water rockets, mousetrap car design competitions, bubble math and triangle tricks are just some of the activities planned for afternoons full of fun. Perfect for rising 6-9th graders! Text us at 703-956-5020 to learn more. @loudoun_school

2021 Signatures of Loudoun Design Excellence Awards 07/04/2021

So great! Congratulations

The Loudoun School for Advanced Studies was recognized with a Pace Setters award.

Photos from Loudoun School for Advanced Studies's post 07/02/2021

TEACHER SPOTLIGHT: Dr. Julie Sohl received a B.A. in Chemistry and a minor in Biology from Gustavus Adolphus College. As an undergraduate, she did research in Biochemistry studying enzyme kinetics and protein dye binding. Dr Sohl pursued a Ph.D. in Biophysics at the University of California at San Francisco where she studied protein folding and published numerous papers before continuing post-doctoral research on proteins at UC Berkeley.

Dr Sohl has two children and learned to speak Swedish while living in Sweden for several years. Upon returning to the United States, Dr. Sohl began teaching at the Academy of Science (AOS) in Loudoun where she taught Integrated Science (physics, Earth science and chemistry), and AP Biology, while also mentoring independent student research for over a decade before accepting a teaching position at LSAS. Dr. Sohl most enjoys teaching by answering questions with more questions in order to allow students to experience the joys of self-discovery. Her goal in the classroom is to develop the skills of a lifelong learner by sparking every student’s innate curiosity and then helping them develop the tools to collect and evaluate data in order to answer their questions.

Outside of school, Dr. Sohl enjoys riding her bike. Many years ago she rode through Indonesia, India, Malawi, Tanzania and Kenya (with some flights in between!) and learned that the world is very different from Nebraska where she grew up.

Photos from Loudoun School for Advanced Studies's post 07/02/2021

TEACHER SPOTLIGHT: Meet Mr. Romero
Department Chair: Science & CS

David earned his B.S. in Physics from Caltech. He is interested in condensed matter physics – specifically systems that demonstrate quantum effects at large scales, like superconductors and superfluids.

David’s been teaching since 2006. He served as an AmeriCorps member at Tenth Street Elementary in Los Angeles as part of Everybody Wins L.A.!, working with ELL students, organizing lunchtime read-alouds with downtown Los Angeles professionals, and facilitating a path-to-college workshop for parents. At Western New York Maritime Charter in Buffalo he supported struggling students, organized talks from University of Buffalo engineering students, and collaborated with other service sites throughout the region. For three years, David taught advanced students at BASIS Scottsdale, teaching physics and math. He coached the Science Bowl team to three state championships, with the team placing in the top ten at the national competition.

David feels the most whole when he is serving others. The joy of watching how quickly young people can learn and grow gives him hope for the future. LSAS’s optimistic and caring atmosphere is what drew him to move across the country just to work here. He hopes to explore what can and should be done to enable students to work hard and enjoy learning.

Photos from Loudoun School for Advanced Studies's post 06/27/2021

SUMMER SPOTLIGHT our first middle school book club took place earlier this week. The discussion was based on Amal Unbound by Aisha Saeed. A fun way to stay connected with LSAS friends over the summer! @loudoun_school

Photos from Loudoun School for Advanced Studies's post 06/06/2021

CLASS OF 2021 is off to University of Virginia, William & Mary, Clemson, VCU, CNU Presidential Leadership Program, Ursinus, Bryn Mawr, GMU Honors Program, University of Tennessee and Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. Congratulations to our graduates. We will miss you! @loudoun_school

06/06/2021

CLASS OF 2021

LSAS GRADUATION procession on this beautiful day. Students, families and faculty celebrate our seniors!

Photos from Loudoun School for Advanced Studies's post 06/04/2021

RESEARCH: This week, we got to listen to our high schoolers present their spring semester independent research projects and our 8th grade class present their semester group research project! With topics that ranged from mechanotransduction to Japanese architecture, it's safe to say we all learned a lot this week by listening! Major thanks to Ms. Gam, Dr. Sohl, and Dr. Clinton for serving as the faculty advisers for these students as they completed their projects throughout the semester. Great job, everyone!

Photos from Loudoun School for Advanced Studies's post 05/27/2021

OPEN HOUSES in person at LSAS on Friday 5/28 and Friday 6/4. Curious students who aspire to positively impact the world belong at Loudoun School for Advanced Studies. Come see for yourself 9am-4pm. @loudoun_school

05/27/2021

Come Visit

OPEN HOUSES in person at LSAS on Friday 5/28 and Friday 6/4. Our curriculum empowers students to build confidence, discover their gifts, and thrive. We want students to be happy and optimistic—not anxious or overwhelmed. We invite you to come see for yourself. Grades 6-12

Photos from Loudoun School for Advanced Studies's post 05/27/2021

FINAL COUNTDOWN to another LSAS graduation. Seniors creatively thanked the faculty for making their school experience unforgettable.

Our Story

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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CLASS OF 2021
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20577 Ashburn Road
Ashburn, VA
20147

Opening Hours

Monday 8am - 4:30pm
Tuesday 8am - 4:30pm
Wednesday 8am - 4:30pm
Thursday 8am - 4:30pm
Friday 8am - 4:30pm

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