The Golden Pond School

GPS is an accredited private Preschool, Kindergarten, After School Enrichment & Summer Camp for ages 2-8, 7am-6pm with Part-Time and Full-Day options.

Golden Pond School specializes in early childhood education, offering a variety of part-time preschool programs and a full day kindergarten course. This school also offers a kindergarten enrichment program for children attending public schools. The curriculum involves introductory academics and Spanish. Children also engage in music and arts activities. Enrollment information is available on its website

Mission: To educate the whole child in a developmentally appropriate manner using brain based principles through an integrated curriculum.

Simple Machines!

Did you see the pulley system in the lobby? The Kindergarten classes learn about Simple Machines and show them in action at the annual Simple Machine Expo on the playground! The pulley is one of the 6 basic Simple Machines - what are the other 5? Ask a GPS Kindergarten! I ♥️ GPS!

Our camp themes are full of adventure this Summer! Campers age 2 – Rising 4th Grade can enjoy fun themes like Stargazing, Pirates + Mermaids, How to be a Superhero, Jungle Jamboree, Rodeo Roundup, Dino Splash & Dash, Surf’s Up!, Space is the Place, Treasure Hunters, Go for the Gold, Inventors Workshop, Pyramid Builders, Music Mash Up, Gold Rush, The Ice Age and more! Our popular Specialty Camps include Reading and Art. 5% Early Enrollment Discount ends MARCH 1st!

Thank you Butterfly Class for hosting us at your very creative Opposites Museum!

Bunnys make silly faces while strengthening math, executive function and fine motor skills🤪

At GPS we like to indulge all our senses when we are learning. This means that in JK we sometimes eat school buses🚌

Science, literacy and math are beautifully woven into the JK Bus theme. It has been so much fun we don't want it to end...until we discover the next JK theme - Mo Willems!

Assistant Teacher, Preschool & After School Enrichment
Teacher at GPS since 2005
15 Years of Teaching Experience

Nancy joined Golden Pond School in 2005 and feels fortunate to have spent time in many of our programs including Preschool, Kindergarten Enrichment, After School Enrichment and Summer Camp.

Nancy is originally from El Salvador and moved to the United States when she was 9 years old. Nancy lives in Ashburn with her loving husband, two beautiful daughters and one very outgoing son, who has attended GPS and is a Kindergarten alumni.

“I have always adored working with young children. It is such an influential time in their lives and I feel so lucky to be a part of it!”

Patty-cake, Patty-cake
Say hello to Mrs. Shaikh!

Thank you Loudoun County Animal Services (along with Hunter and Kyle) for your visit to wrap up the pet theme today!

Junior Kindergarten Information Sessions TODAY!

Morning and evening sessions are today from 9-10am & 6-7pm! Junior Kindergarten is for students 5 years old by February 28th. Questions will be answered and our impressive theme-based curriculum with be discussed. We look forward to seeing you there!

Vote GPS for Best Private Kindergarten for Posh Seven Best of Suburbia 2019!

We are excited be nominated for our impressive Kindergarten program! Thank you for your vote! Voting ends Feb. 22nd!


Two convenient times today from 9-10am & 6-7pm! We can't wait for you to learn how our classrooms inspire joyful, active learning. All your questions will be answered about the engaging curriculum in our Kindergarten classrooms and what to expect during the milestone Kindergarten year.

Hello 🌞! We are ready to get our summer camp on!

I ♥️GPS! Drop-off and pick-up just got a bit more fun - the lobby is full of GPS love! Drive the school bus, play in the Specials sensory bin, write a love note to your favorite teacher, vote for your favorite part of GPS and enjoy a Duck Feed snack made by our Eagles After School Enrichment class. GPS is your home away from home - let's celebrate all that we love about GPS! What do you love about GPS?

When science and math are fun and meaningful children learn to love it!💙This is the Golden Pond Way!

Please join at our Open House event this February!

See why Devin C., a GPS Parent, says "Simply the best choice in the area. As an educator, I can’t recommend this school enough." Bring your children - classrooms will have center activities and we can't wait to meet your family!

Please join us TODAY and learn about The Golden Pond Way - our unique, brain-based, theme-centered curriculum - at our OPEN HOUSE! 10AM - 1PM

Please join at our Open House events this February!

See why Devin C., a GPS Parent, says "Simply the best choice in the area. As an educator, I can’t recommend this school enough." Bring your children - classrooms will have center activities and we can't wait to meet your family!

It might be chilly outside, but we are planning a fantastic summer! GPS Summer Camp registration begins February 1st at Enroll before March 1st for a 5% early enrollment discount!

Theme related word find fun!

JK Tigers are inspired by their project approach - Bus theme and it shows. Literacy is everywhere!🚌

The Giraffes are thoroughly enjoying their pet theme. Are we developing the veterinarians of the future?

Preschoolers are fascinated by school buses. Thank you LCPS for bringing the bus to GPS today so our Junior Kindergarteners could have this experience as part of their transportation theme 🚌

More fun, fine motor strengthening and sensory exploration with our ice and snow theme in Stay & Play❄️

Stay & Play Koalas are proud of their snowman puppet creations⛄️

We love SCIENCE! the Koala class made baking soda ice cubes and dissolved them using pipettes of vinegar!

Thank you to Whole Foods Market for the great morning of GPS fun discovering pets! We made puppy chow and cat sandwiches! Mrs. Missy Zulandi, lead the children in stories and songs with our amazing Music Specialist, Mrs. Foster. This dynamic duo had the children laughing and enjoying dog grooming, pet sorting and a special take home pet project. 🐶🐱🐢

This is hands-on, meaningful learning! The 3 year old classes explore hot and cold in January because the cold is all around us! Brrrrr❄️

Indoor ice skating is a fun way to "get the wiggles out" on a cold day and strengthen gross motor skills at the same time❄️

Assistant Teacher, Preschool
Teacher at GPS since 2018
5 Years of Teaching Experience

After completing her Bachelors of Education in Child Development and Family Services, Emilie began working in a 2 year old preschool class where she fell in love with teaching young children. A former GPS family recommended Emilie and we are delighted to have her on our team. Emilie is excited to be part of the impressive staff at GPS and applying her knowledge and education to her classroom.

“I love working with children and watching them learn!”

Thank you to the Moms Club of Leesburg South for having us at their Preschool Fair today! We met lots of new families, saw old friends and all the children enjoyed making pretend hot chocolate in our sensory bin. Bella Ballerina Northern Virginia entertained the children and allowed the parents time to enjoy the exciting event!

By the age of 3 a child's brain has developed to about 85% of its adult size. These brains are developing quickly and are more active than an adult brain. Coordinating visual skills with advancing movement abilities can be fun. Blow up a balloon and try to keep it from touching the floor! Or have your child balance a small plastic cup on their head while walking! Learning is fun! 🎈

The 5 day 3's sing "red and yellow make orange" and sprinkle glitter to make their sun🌞

[01/13/19]   Due to the snow, the GPS open house scheduled for Sunday, January 13th has been cancelled.
Join us at the next open house on February 2nd (10am-1pm) or email [email protected] to schedule a private tour.
Stay safe out there!❄️

Subitizing sounds like a big skill for preschool, but simply put subitizing is the ability to quickly identify the number of items in a small set without counting. The Ducklings practice subitizing while they work the fine motor skills👍

JK Tigers count tally marks from their transportation walk🚗

Show this post some love if you appreciate Golden Pond carline on a cold and windy day like today🌞☔️💨

Experts agree that young children learn best through social interaction, movement, exploration and imaginative play. Children get enough screen time away school - at GPS our days are intentionally filled with sensory rich, engaging, and active activities.

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The kids were smiling ear to ear today at our event at Go Bananas in the Brambleton Town Center! New and familiar faces enjoyed the special Winter Weather event. GPS Teacher, Michele Horton, read stories, and our talented Music Specialist, Mrs. Foster, had everyone dancing and singing. The children made winter trees and ice skates! ❄️☕

Great job with your transportation mural Junior Kindergarten! We love your inventive spelling!

Learning comes alive at Golden Pond School! Thanks for sharing the hermit crab with the Giraffe class as they learn about pets!

Did you know that sensory play helps children learn important sensory attributes (hot, cold, sticky, dry, etc), while supporting language development, cognitive growth, motor skills, problem solving skills, and social interaction? JK Tigers thought they were just having fun with the carwash!

Graphing transportation in JK🚗🚙🚌

This t-shirt says it all - READING IS THE BEST! Books are a powerful tool for young children. Reading helps children acclimate to new experiences, strengthens their ability to focus and develops critical thinking skills. Reading to children is one of the most important steps in providing a foundation for academic excellence. 📚

We love science!!

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43940 Farmwell Hunt Plz
Ashburn, VA

Opening Hours

Monday 07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday 07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday 07:30 - 18:00
Thursday 07:30 - 18:00
Friday 07:30 - 18:00
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