Golden Path Academy

We offer a safe, fun and exciting learning environment for children 6 weeks through after school-age We will be a supportive path for the entire family.

"Train a child up the way they should go, and when they grow old they will not depart from it." ~Proverbs 22:6

OPENING 2017!! Golden Path Academy is Northern Virginia's premier Christian Child Development Center. Our program is guided through love of Christ and we represent ourselves that way. It is our mission to provide a nurturing, safe environment for all the children. We believe that childre

Operating as usual

Photos from Golden Path Academy's post 07/14/2023

Hello from England! ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟโ˜•๏ธ๐Ÿฐ This week was all about literature. The classes spent time learning about authors and books. They also learned about English culture and architecture.

Stay tuned next week for our trip to Germany! ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿฅจ๐ŸŽ„

Photos from Golden Path Academy's post 07/01/2023

Bonjour! ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐ŸซŽ๐Ÿ Welcome to Canada! This week was all about the Great Outdoors and camping. Students studied wildlife and nature. Some classes were lucky enough to try some Canadian goodies, such as poutine!

Next week weโ€™ll be staying home and focusing on the USA and monuments! ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ—ฝ๐ŸŽ† Happy Fourth!

Photos from Golden Path Academy's post 06/23/2023

Gรณรฐan dag! ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ”ฅโ„๏ธ Welcome to Iceland! This week was an exploration of geology. The students spent all week learning about rocks, geodes, volcanoes, geysers, and of courseโ€ฆ ice!

We canโ€™t wait until next week when we travel to our neighbors to the North, Canada! ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐ŸซŽ๐Ÿ

Photos from Golden Path Academy's post 06/16/2023

Mabuhay!๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ญ๐ŸŒด๐Ÿš The themes for this summer are all based in different countries, and GPA started the summer off strong with a trip to the Philippines! Our Education Coordinator, Ms. Beatrix, is from the Philippines and had the chance to spend some time in the classrooms this week. She shared traditional clothing, types of transportation, and snacks. Thanks for sharing your culture with us this week, Ms. Bea!

Stay tuned for next weeks trip to Iceland! ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ”ฅโ„๏ธ

Photos from Golden Path Academy's post 06/11/2023

GPA summer kick off!! Whoot Whoot ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰
A HUGE thank you to all our teachers and families for a great school year ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰

Photos from Golden Path Academy's post 06/08/2023

Huge shoutout to our Health & Safety Coordinator, Ms. Takiea, for completing the Spotlight Safety Cohort on behalf of Golden Path! Weโ€™re proud to have this plaque in our name.



Happy Memorial Day ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

Photos from Golden Path Academy's post 05/12/2023

Happy Childcare Provider Day to all of GPA!
Today we celebrated with some refreshing Kona Ice! We are forever grateful for all of our teachers and staff that make GPA possible. Enjoy the warm weather and sunshine! โ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’›
Thank you Kona Ice for celebrating with us today!

Photos from Golden Path Academy's post 05/06/2023

Happy Saturday GPA Community!
Golden Path Academy is proud to have such amazing and passionate teachers. Today, was just another example of our teachers showing dedication to their field. Members of our Infant and Toddler teams spent 7.5 hours of their weekend in a large training session that was about creating playful environments as well as building, caring, and joyful connections with their students.

Weโ€™re so grateful to have these opportunities to grow! Thank you to the Virginia Infant and Toddler Specialist Network for having us join in Celebrating Playful Babies and Tots.

Photos from Golden Path Academy's post 05/05/2023

โญ๏ธ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’™Teacher Appreciation Week, Day 5!๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’›โญ๏ธ
Friday was GPA Parent Potluck! Thank you to everyone that brought something in for us to share as a team. It was all delicious! Weโ€™re always grateful for the continued partnership between us and our community.

Huge shoutout to all of our wonderful teachers and staff! We wouldnโ€™t be here without you. We hope you felt appreciated this week.


Photos from Golden Path Academy's post 05/04/2023

๐Ÿชโญ๏ธ Teacher Appreciation Week, Day 4! โญ๏ธ๐Ÿช
Thursday was Snack Bucket day! GPA is proud to be surrounded by such a wonderful community of families. Thank you for filling up our buckets today and everyday. We hope all of our teachers and staff feel appreciated today!

Photos from Golden Path Academy's post 05/03/2023

โญ๏ธ๐ŸŒ‘Teacher Appreciation Week, Day 3!๐ŸŒ‘โญ๏ธ
Wednesday was lunch provided by GPA. We surprised our team with Super Chicken! Something weโ€™ve never done before, but it was delicious and fun!
Super Chicken: Sterling

Photos from Golden Path Academy's post 05/02/2023

๐ŸŒŽโญ๏ธTeacher Appreciation Week Day 2!โญ๏ธ๐ŸŒŽ
Tuesday was Room Service day. Each teacher or staff member was able to choose from a variety of snacks that were delivered during nap time. Thank you for all that you do for GPA!

Photos from Golden Path Academy's post 05/02/2023

โญ๏ธ๐Ÿช Attention GPA Community! ๐Ÿชโญ๏ธ
Teacher Appreciation week has begun! We started the week off yesterday with breakfast from Anitaโ€™s and plants for all of our amazing teachers. Make sure to leave a note in our Golden Galaxy and check out our Shooting Stars display! Our team is truly out of this world!

Photos from Golden Path Academy's post 04/26/2023

A BIG shout out to our AMAZING Administration!

Photos from Golden Path Academy's post 04/11/2023

๐Ÿ“šโœจ GPA is excited to announce the beginning of our annual Book Fair! โœจ๐Ÿ“š

Books will be on display in the front lobby to browse and purchase during the week of April 17th-21st. Purchases can be made in-person with a credit card, or online at our GPA Scholastic home page using the link below:

Teachers will be posting wish lists on their classroom door if you would like to purchase gifts for a class. You may also Purchase Gift Cards for teachers or other families using the link below:

We're looking forward to a very exciting week, including a spirit week to coordinate with books! Please take a look at the attached image to see what each day will be.

๐Ÿ“šโœจ Happy Reading! โœจ๐Ÿ“š


From our GPA family to yours, have a blessed Easter. He is risen!

Photos from Golden Path Academy's post 03/17/2023

St Patrickโ€™s Day Shenanigans ๐Ÿ€โ˜˜๏ธ


GPA Community!

Join us next week as we host a private kindergarten info night, Monday, February 6th at 6:00pm. Enrollment for private kindergarten will open on Tuesday, February 7th (forms will be available at the front desk).

Come learn more about the GPA private kindergarten program; how we align with state standards, how we are different, meet the teacher, see the classroom, etc. Anyone with a possible interest in their child attending private kindergarten next year is welcome!

See you there!


Merry Christmas, from our GPA family to yours! ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’›


โ„๏ธ๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…Spirit Week coming soon! Dec 19-22๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽ„โ„๏ธ


It's time again for our annual Christmas coat drive! Drop off your new or like new coats and new winter accessories at the front desk by December 15. Thank you for your generosity!


GPA is thankful for all the families and staff that make up our community. We hope you have a splendid holiday full of warmth and appreciation! ๐Ÿฆƒ๐Ÿ‚


๐Ÿ—๐Ÿฅง Huge thanks to our GPA families for supporting our annual Thanksgiving dinner drive. 40 complete meals were assembled and delivered to Loudoun Hunger Relief for local families to enjoy on Thanksgiving. We love partnering with you to support our community at large! ๐Ÿž๐ŸŒฝ


GPA is forever grateful for those who have served our country.

Happy Veterans Day! ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ


๐Ÿ“Making a list and checking it twice? These books make great Christmas gifts! The online book fair has been extended until Sunday, Nov 13 at midnight.๐ŸŒ›

If youโ€™d like free shipping to GPA, email [email protected] prior to placing your order.

Thank you to everyone who has ordered so far!


๐Ÿ“šโœจA Book Fair is in the air at GPA this week!โœจ๐Ÿ“š

We're excited to be bringing back an Usborne Book Fair as they have so many different titles to meet your kiddos interests as well as fun activity books.

Preview our display during drop off and pick up! Purchase books for gifts, your home library or for your kid's teachers. Browse the full Usborne catalog & place your order online at


Go Team Golden! ๐Ÿˆ๐Ÿ’๐ŸฅŽ๐Ÿงข๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿˆ๐Ÿ“ฃ ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’›


Trunk or Treat starts now! Join us until 12p today! Hope all your ghouls and goblins have a great time!


Put on your best costume and join us for GPA's annual Trunk or Treat, this Saturday, October 22, from 10a-12p. Moon bounces, crafts, fire trucks, and more!

Food available to purchase from The Big Cheese truck.

Sign up to host a trunk (GPA families can win $100 tuition!) at

Candy donations are still being accepted at the front desk.

See you on Saturday!


October 15th is Global Hand-washing Day! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿซง With the help of our Health and Safety Coordinator, Ms. Takiea, we celebrated the importance of washing our hands with soap and water during key times throughout the day. Way to go team! Stay Golden! ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’™


๐ŸšจBest day ever!๐Ÿšจ Thank you to the Sterling Volunteer Fire Company for visiting GPA today and teaching our older students what to do in an emergency, what a firefighter wears to stay safe, and what the difference is between the two big trucks. We loved the visit! ๐Ÿง‘โ€๐Ÿš’๐Ÿš’๐Ÿงฏ


โœจGood Vibesโœจ were the focus at todayโ€™s professional development event. Our Sterling and Stephenson locations came together for a day of learning and team building. We are refreshed and ready to love, serve, and care for our GPA students and families ๐Ÿ’›

Photos from Golden Path Academy's post 10/03/2022

HIGH FIVE GPA!! Today we celebrated FIVE YEARS! We are forever thankful for our amazing team and all our GPA families. Cheers to another FIVE.

Photos from Golden Path Academy's post 09/24/2022

Friday was filled with FUN!
We celebrated TEAM GOLDEN and all their hard work with โ€œGames & Goodiesโ€


๐ŸŒด๐Ÿฅฅ๐Ÿ๐ŸนHappy "Aloha Friday"! We celebrated with tropical attire, Hawaiian music, and make-your-own fruity drinks. Cheers to the weekend ahead! ๐Ÿน๐Ÿ๐Ÿฅฅ๐ŸŒด


Congratulations to all the GPA graduates! We loved celebrating with you and we know you will do great things in the years ahead ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’›


We had a delicious time kicking off the weekend with popsicles and parents! We are grateful for our GPA families! ๐Ÿก๐Ÿก๐Ÿก


Save the date! Pre-K, Jr K, and Private K graduation will be June 8.


As Teacher Appreciation Week ends, we have to highlight the best part- our teachers! Nowhere else will you find such heart and camaraderie. GPA teachers are the absolute best! ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’›

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Congratulations to all the GPA graduates! We loved celebrating with you and we know you will do great things in the year...
Happy Administrative Professionals Day to Ms. Takiea & Ms. Katelin! The best of the best!
Happy 4th Birthday GPA! Whoot WhootWe are forever grateful for TEAM GOLDEN and all our AMAZING families!! THANK YOU ๐ŸŽ‚โค๏ธ
Happy Socktober! Please help us reach our goal of 500 pairs of socks by donating new pairs in our sock box! Child, youth...
The best conversation to have first thing in the morning โค๏ธ Thank you, mama, for sharing your video with us!
Exciting things are happening! Phase 2 of GPA construction is underway. We will be adding two new classrooms in November...
Spanish class is a new addition to our curriculum this year; it has been a big hit for all ages!
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GPA Open House: Ridgetop Spring Market




21631 Ridgetop Circle
Sterling, VA

Opening Hours

Monday 6:30am - 6:30pm
Tuesday 6:30am - 6:30pm
Wednesday 6:30am - 6:30pm
Thursday 6:30am - 6:30pm
Friday 6:30am - 6:30pm
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