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Merritt Academy

9211 Arlington Boulevard
Fairfax, VA 22031

(703) 273-8000


Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"Encouraging the unique talents and potential of each child in a safe and nurturing environment
Embracing the joy of learning
Promoting academic excellence
Developing the strength of character to make morally sound decisions
Providing support and service to our families
Treating the members of our community - students, staff and parents - and the world around us with respect and kindness
Nourishing compassion and the desire to serve others
Promoting harmony between the physical, spiritual, emotional and intellectual

Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"Toddler Program (24 months – 3 years)


Playground time
Circle Time
Interest Centers
Planned Activities
Free play

Preschool Program (3 and 4 year olds)

After morning recess, the children spend the time before lunch in learning centers and specialty classes. After lunch, the children have recess and then a nap. In the afternoon, the children have free play and centers. For children who have signed up, afternoon activities take place after 3:00 p.m.
Excerpted from the preschool's website