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.
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.
Three year olds explore their sense of smell👃
Unplug from technology this summer and join us for Summer Camp! ☀️Our impressive Summer Camp provides a balance of planned indoor and outdoor activities for all ages with periods of child-directed, unstructured play. 3 year olds will enjoy herding sheep and lassoing the bull during the Week 8 Rodeo Round Up camp parrot and meeting a pirate and his animals during Week 3 Pirates + Mermaids camp 🐊🏴☠️. School Age children will love Week 2 or 3 Art Camp 🎨with the talented Mrs. LaBillois and discover giant sized animals frozen in ice during the Week 9 The Ice Age camp.
Learn more at www.goldenpondsummercamp.com or check out our video on the RLOLC page: https://www.rlolc.com/copy-of-fs-apex?fbclid=IwAR3E5DTMEG9QYg79C0zrp9BoDQM_eVgSTmC7zMVxCJzVyLG43sq-7boDNYQ
Connect with your 3 year-old with a Brain Development Activity! Have your child help set the table and help them count and place the number of plates, forks and cups. Giving objects to count develops a child’s ability to say the number and see the amount. Just being able to say the numbers in order doesn’t give meaning to the numbers.
Full-day Preschool Enrichment students enjoy playground time, snack and hands-on activities every afternoon! Join us!
Happy Mother's Day!
Wishing our wonderful GPS mothers a special day with your children. Thank you for entrusting us with the most precious part of your life.
Golden Pond staff gives a HUGE shout out to our parents for being THE BEST!! We feel loved, appreciated and even a bit spoiled. Thank you for a wonderful Teacher Appreciation Week!
Kindergarteners launch their creepy crawly theme sorting attributes of insects/not insects🦋🐜🕷🦗
First Look Friday Group Tour Today!
It's not too late to visit us today from 9-10am for a Group Tour + playdate! Learn more at www.goldenpondschool.com
Can't wait to see how the ants form their tunnels in Kindergarten!🐜
Frog addition and subtraction with Kindergarten🐸
After School Enrichment for K-3rd until 6pm!
Our After School Enrichment students enjoy a safe environment, engaging themed activities, homework assistance, snacks plus great friends! Buses will be picking up children from local elementary schools next year including:
- Ashburn Elementary
- Belmont Station
- Moorefield Station
- Mill Run Elementary
- Discovery Elementary
- Cedar Lane Elementary
- Dominion Trail Elementary
GPS Kindergarten-Third Grade After School Enrichment students enjoy social time on the playgrounds, homework time, snack and engaging hands-on activities every day! Next year we will pick up at Cedar Lane, Moorefield Station, Discovery, Dominion Trail, Ashburn and Belmont Station Elementary schools! Join us!
The 3s commenced their Five Senses theme with a Sight & Sound Walk 👀👂
Lead Teacher, Junior Kindergarten
Teacher at GPS since 2016
9 Years of Teaching Experience
Palak began at Golden Pond School as a GPS parent for three years when her daughter was a student. Palak came to the United States from India in 2006 to pursue her Masters of Education. She completed her student teaching at Marymount University, VA and at Dranesville Elementary School in Herndon, Virginia, where she taught kindergarten, first and fifth grade plus worked as a substitute for Fairfax County Public Schools. Palak continues to tutor elementary age children in reading and math.
Teaching has always been Palak’s passion. She was impressed by the curriculum, classrooms and materials at GPS and loves working in this creative and challenging environment. Palak believes that all children have their own capabilities that they will discover and she will nurture. She feels this is the beginning of a long journey in a child’s education and works hard to provide a strong foundation of academic and social skills. Being partners with the children and their families make that journey a success.
“If children leave preschool with a positive attitude towards learning, self-confidence, friendships and academic skills, then I know I have done my job well.”
JK's annual egg drop is a lesson in teamwork, science and creativity!
Spring Sing 2019 was OUTSTANDING!!🎶
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Spring Sing is TONIGHT! 6-7pm!
Spring Sing is an annual GPS tradition for 17+ years! Students will beam with pride on the Broad Run High School stage this evening. The charismatic and talented Mrs. Foster created a Singing in the Jungle event to be remembered. The children gained confidence creating their own mascot costumes and developing movements.
The Parent Group has organized a professionally recorded DVD sale of the production to purchase in advance or on the night of the show. They will be providing carnations and spirit wear for sale and generously giving every student a favor to remember the special night and to congratulate them on a job well done!
"This is my favorite time of the year!" Mrs. Foster, Music Specialist
Preschool Enrichment students have fun with the life cycle of a butterfly🦋
PJs and Popsicles! What a party:)
The Frogs ate the whole plant!🌸
Thanks to all who contributed to "Be the Change" by donating to Christine's Crew in support of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. We will celebrate our successful drive with a school-wide pajama AND popsicle party tomorrow! Two day classes will celebrate on Friday!
Explorers are busy planting individual and class gardens🥕🌻
Fri., May 31st, 10:30-11:30am, Brambleton Library Preschool is an important milestone for children. Preschool encourages independence and helps children master self-help skills while meeting academic and physical goals. Join us at the Brambleton Library to learn how to prepare and what to expect at Preschool. Children are welcome! Learn more about Golden Pond School at www.goldenpondschool.com
At Golden Pond we are super proud of our alumni. We were thrilled to have several alumni join us yesterday for Take Your Child To Work Day!
The 4s follow a rebus recipe to make a sunflower snack🌻
"GPS is the school that all of my teacher friends and I would have made if we could! I knew the minute I walked in with my son that GPS was the school for our family!" Karyn P., FCPS Educator and GPS Parent
Explorers have fun with gardening experiments! #welovescience
Thanks for a great time for a great cause today Parent Group!🍋💙🐥
Gardening, worms and science fun with the 4 year olds!
Please join us today during your pick up carline for the Parent Group's Lemonade Stand! There are sweet, healthy and gluten free treats, as well as face painting, games and more!
Assistant Teacher, Preschool
Teacher at GPS since 2008
12 Years of Teaching Experience
Sonali had previous experience in a preschool environment which allowed her to recognize a quality school and their teachers instantly. She was passionate about continuing to work with young children and could not imagine a better place to grow professionally. Sonali joined Golden Pond School and has never been happier. Each day she arrives feeling energetic and enthusiastic; delighted to be working with amazing colleagues and supporting the wonderful children in her class.
Sonali is originally from India and settled in the United States in 1998. She lives in Ashburn with her husband, son and daughter. Sonali enjoys cooking, traveling, and the sun and sand! She also conducts creative classes for children in her spare time.
“I love working with children and helping them thrive!”
The 4s create and label a beautiful garden mural 🌷
Students are preparing fresh squeezed lemonade for the Parent Group Lemonade Stand tomorrow. We hope to see you there!
Welcome back! Do you have all your ducks in a row for Summer Camp and Fall enrollment? Please contact Margaret Grace, Admissions Director or Teresa Wolfe, Enrichment + Summer Camp Director with any questions! www.goldenpondschool.com/contact/
GPS is closed for Spring Break - we look forward to seeing our friends back at GPS on Monday, April 22nd.
Math and worms. This clever unique, hands-on combination is brought to you by Golden Pond School's 4 year old program🖐
We love our Golden Pond families! Today we celebrate Family Friday; please join us and post a picture of your Golden Pond family in your reply.
More fabulous photos from the GPS Art Show! What a special night! Thank you to TC from Big Bash Photo for these amazing photos! She captured the joy of GPS! #GPSArtShow #MrsLaBilloisIsMagic
Drip drip drop art💧💦💦
Kindergarteners took a field trip to Raflo Park & Sculpture Garden on this Arty Thursday!
Oviparous Art on this Artsy Thursday!
JK made these unique turtles and used them to sing their "Little Turtle" rhyme🐢
New friends had a fantastic time learning about the 5 Senses today! TASTE: A sweet and sour taste test with lemonade and apple juice plus silly face cookie decorating with fruit. TOUCH: Sticky, gooey Gak! SEE: Made binoculars with smelly stickers SMELL: Matched game with smell bottles HEAR: Music and stories PLUS: Mr. Potato Head and texture sensory bins and a Whole Foods Market 5 Sense Scavenger Hunt! This exciting theme comes straight from our 3's program and the children loved getting a taste of what you experience as a student at Golden Pond School. SEE for yourself the magic at GPS! Learn more at www.goldenpondschool.com 👃👀👄👏👂
Water, water everywhere! Three year old preschoolers are immersed in their water theme!💧💦
Junior Kindergarteners worked together planning & creating protection for Egg Drop 2019! Teams also shared “extra materials” they weren’t using with other teams that could use them.
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