"Our Mission: To provide an excellent college preparatory liberal arts education to able, motivated students.
Our Students: Our educational programs are designed to serve students whose intellectual abilities and academic skills are in the average and above average range for college bound students in independent schools nationally.
Our Goals: To provide a nurturing environment where each student is guided toward his or her maximum intellectual, personal, extra-curricular, and athletic development.
To symbolize the very best in independent education in the Commonwealth of Virginia through the academic accomplishments and personal example of our students.
We believe that academic excellence results from outstanding teachers, high standards, small classes, an imaginative curriculum, and students and parents who value achievement.
We place, in addition to academics, a priority on developing the qualities of self-esteem, self-discipline, integrity, compassion, and respect for others.
Our Core Values:
students are unique with individual strengths, weaknesses, and learning styles
with thoughtful instruction, support, and challenge each student can reach his or her potential as an independent learner
students must be taught with respect and dignity
learning should be both broad and deep - including basic academic, study, and organization skills as well as higher levels of thinking
learning affords students the opportunity to experience achievement and mistakes, success and failure, joy and disappointment - all of which contribute to healthy human development
curricular programs should be designed to support student growth intellectually, emotionally, physically, and ethically - through a study of humanities, arts and sciences, and participation in demanding physical activity
universal values of respect, responsibility, compassion, and honesty are essential for a productive and harmonious school community
the Academy affirms the value of differences - in people, in ideas, and in actions, recognizing that such differences provide opportunities for greater understanding, appreciation, and growth"
Excerpted from the preschool's website