GPS is an accredited private Preschool, Kindergarten, After School Enrichment & Summer Camp for ages 2-9, 7am-6pm with Part-Time and Full-Day options in Ashburn, VA.
Golden Pond School specializes in early childhood education for ages 2-9, offering Preschool, Kindergarten, Enrichment and Summer Camp. The brain-based curriculum involves hands-on engaging academics, Spanish, Music and Arts in a joyful and loving environment.
Mission: To educate the whole child in a developmentally appropriate manner using brain based principles through an integrated curriculum.
Operating as usual
If You Give a Pig (or Butterfly!) a Pancake! 🥞
The Butterfly class has been busy learning about the Grocery Store this month and enjoyed making and eating pancakes today! They retold stories, enjoyed oatmeal sensory play and engaged in cake math games. The hallways sure do smell nice today! 🦋 #GPS #Butterflies #Pancakes
Lots of yellow and blue today for GPS Spirit Day! 🐤 #GPS
Kindergarten students are searching for Mayflower sight words in their classrooms through a spy glass and finding words with a magnifying glass hidden in a corn picture! #GPS #kindergarten
When the body is moving the brain is learning! The Kindergarten Owl class had so much fun counting to 10 in Spanish while doing Jumping Jacks! #BrainBuilding #GPS #SpanishSpecial
Please help fill the cart for the annual Parent Group Thanksgiving Basket Food Drive. Food donations support the families of Blue Ridge Elementary, a Title 1 school in Harper's Ferry, WV. #GPS #FoodDrive #GPSParentGroup
Abstract Kandinsky-inspired art helps children see that art can be created in many different ways. Great job Giraffe class! 🖼 🎨
Pajama Day is a great day at GPS!
GPS is THANKFUL for our STUDENTS! The children's smiles light up our classrooms, their laughter fills the hallways and their sweet smiles warm our hearts. #ThankfulThursday #GPS #ThankfulForOurStudents
"My son LOVES being a Monkey! I came home from the gym at about 6:30am to him fully dressed, breakfast had been eaten and cleaned up, and he was sitting there putting his shoes on. He saw me, ran to grab his backpack, and then looked at me and said, “Ready Go Golden Pond!” And he proceeded to cry when I told him he needed to take his shoes off because we had over an hour before we had to leave for school. It’s a true testament to how much he’s loving the Monkey class! 😁"" Jessica D. #SomethingToQuackAbout #GPS #Monkeys
The Preschool Enrichment Butterflies have been exploring seeds and pumpkins with Mrs. Kareem through science and art! #PreschoolEnrichment #GPS
Parent-Teacher conferences have begun! This one-on-one meeting with your teacher concentrates on the social-emotional aspects of development including: separation, participation, adjustment, independence and sharing. GPS teachers are dedicated to creating a loving, safe envirmonment for your child to thrive. #ParentTeacherConferences #GPS
Have a happy and safe Halloween! #HappyHalloween #GPS
Why didn’t the skeleton go to the GPS Halloween party?
Because he had no-BODY to go with!
Junior Kindergarten Tigers are learning letter sounds and recognition with Mrs. Erdas. #JuniorKindergarten #Tigers #GPS
Congratulations to a very creative Robin and her Kindergarten classroom for winning the GPS Pumpkin Decorating Contest! The "Have a bite of my apple says the Witch" pumpkin was loved by many. There were so many wonderful pumpkins submitted. Thank you to all our pumpkin decorators! #GPS #PumpkinDecoratingContest #HappyHalloween
The Giraffe Explorers learn how to cut properly with a smiley face on their thumb - always see the smile while cutting! Mrs. Kinstle and Mrs. Workman mixed yellow and blue in water and then turned cooked pasta green to practice cutting. #AlwaysSeeTheSmile #Giraffes #GPS
This sweet Zebra loved being the birthday girl at school! 🎈 🎉
What happens when you mix baking soda and vinegar - fizzy pumpkins! Plus lots of smiles in Preschool Enrichment with Mrs. Horton! #STEAM #PreschoolEnrichment #GPS #MrsHorton
Kindergarten students have learned to GREET FROM 6FT. with air hugs, fist bumps, high fives and raising the roof - great job Robins! #GreetFromSixFeet #GPS #HealthyHabits #GreetFromSixFeet #GPS #HealthyHabits
After School Enrichment students love games, playing outside and making clay creations! #AfterSchoolEnrichment #GPS
The Kindergarten Robins and Owls experienced the Simple Machine Expo today! Students have been learning how Simple Machines make work easier and our teachers have integrated the machines into their daily academic lessons. A catapult is used to play a word toss activity, a pulley system is a math game and a hammer is used as a lever to write sight words in nail brads. The inclined plane was a vowel activity! And the nail brad is an example of a wedge! Simple Machines are used all around us - wheel barrows, shopping carts, fishing rods - next time you are at the GPS flag pole ask a Kindergarten student to explain a pulley system! #SimpleMachineExpo #GPSKindergarten #GPS #BrainBuilding
Shake, rattle and roll with Mrs. Foster! Hearing the subtle differences in sound and pitch increases phonemic awareness. When combined with printed words and versus, Music & Movement greatly improves early reading skills. #musicandmovement #MrsFoster #GPS #BrainBuilding
Preschool Enrichment with Mrs. Kareem is full of fun - making fall prints, painting, sensory bins, math games and science experiments. #PreschoolEnrichment #GPS #MrsKareem
Junior Kindergarten Bears searched their classroom for letters during an Alphabet Mystery activity! #JuniorKindergarten #Bears #GPS
The Junior Kindergarten classes are studying Nocturnal Animals through art, games, writing, books and music. The bat reading cave is a student favorite! 🦊 🦇 🐁
Help the Parent Group fill the cart with groceries! This annual event benefits A Piece of the Pie, a wonderful charity organized by a GPS alum. Donations support Blue Ridge Elementary school in Harper’s Ferry, WV. #FillTheCart #GPSParentGroup #GPS
Guess what happened when the Butterfly class added vinegar to raw eggs during a science experiment? The egg shell disappeared and the egg became bouncy like rubber! #GPSScience #Butterflies #HumptyDumpty #GPS
Dramatic play in the Explorer Zebra class helps build social and problem solving skills while sparking language development. #Explorers #Zebras #DramaticPlay #GPS
When raising a reader it is important to present reading as a fun meaningful activity! Give your children age appropriate books, ask questions about the story, run a finger under the words while reading, listen to audio books and reread favorite books. Pick up a good book today and have some quality time together! #RaisingAReader #BrainBuilding #GPS
"We have loved getting back to the Pond, to see all the kids and teachers' eyes light up when they got the children out of the cars is so special. Most days my child does not want to leave school when I pick him up!"
A good book leads to fun games at GPS! The 2 year old Monkeys enjoyed a color spinning game after reading a favorite book - Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? #Monkeys #GPS #LearningWithGames
The 3 year old Bees are learning about feelings and the children practiced making different emotions in the mirror and rolling Emotion Balls. Our favorite emotion is seeing Joy on their faces. #GPS #Bees #Feelings
A big GPS welcome to Jennifer Brummet! Early childhood education gives Jennifer tremendous joy. She spent 15 years in Virginia and Texas as an administrator plus 3 years in Florida and Texas as a teacher in both public and private schools. Jennifer is dedicated to the GPS brain-based curriculum and connecting with families and staff. Her experience in Social Emotional Intelligence and Training are a great asset for GPS! #StaffSpotlight #WelcomeMrsBrummett #GPS
Space available for ages 2-6! GPS is successfully giving children an engaging, meaningful learning experience in a safe and loving environment. Our brain-based curriculum, small class sizes and creative approach has created a haven for children. Join us at GPS! Learn more at www.goldenpondschool.com
Freeze Dance and the Hokey Pokey with Señora Aviles make learning Spanish lots of fun! Next time you would like your kids to stop in the moment say "estatua"! #GamesInSpanish #GPS
|Monday||07:00 - 18:00|
|Tuesday||07:00 - 18:00|
|Wednesday||07:00 - 18:00|
|Thursday||07:00 - 18:00|
|Friday||07:00 - 18:00|