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A Deeply Personalized Montessori Education


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A Deeply Personalized Montessori Education


Northern Virginia's First Elementary Through Middle School Montessori Education Located In Reston, Virginia.

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Our Vision


Our Vision


the quality of being clever, original, and inventive. At Berthold Academy we believe in the power of originality.  We do not expect children to think in a singular way, nor do we want them to memorize information and regurgitate it for evaluation.  We instead ask children to take the time to actually understand what they are learning.  Our students learn through     engagement, discovery, and repetition.  

the quality of being clever, original, and inventive.

At Berthold Academy we believe in the power of originality.  We do not expect children to think in a singular way, nor do we want them to memorize information and regurgitate it for evaluation.  We instead ask children to take the time to actually understand what they are learning.  Our students learn through     engagement, discovery, and repetition.  

the ability to transcend traditional ideas. Our school is founded on the idea that there are multiple ways to complete any task.  We must guide our students in leadership and innovation.  What we want for your children is not exclusively academically driven.  We also want them to explore internally exactly who they are and discover their unique gifts and talents. 

the ability to transcend traditional ideas.

Our school is founded on the idea that there are multiple ways to complete any task.  We must guide our students in leadership and innovation.  What we want for your children is not exclusively academically driven.  We also want them to explore internally exactly who they are and discover their unique gifts and talents. 

the quality of having special knowledge or skill in a field. Throughout your child's duration at Berthold Academy, he or she will explore many different academic and practical concepts.  Through project-based learning, children discover their unique gifts and talents. Our staff encourages students to pursue these talents to their fullest potential. 

the quality of having special knowledge or skill in a field.

Throughout your child's duration at Berthold Academy, he or she will explore many different academic and practical concepts.  Through project-based learning, children discover their unique gifts and talents. Our staff encourages students to pursue these talents to their fullest potential. 

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“The only way you can invent tomorrow is if you break out of the enclosure that the school system has provided for you by the exams written by people who are trained in another generation.
— Neil Degrasse Tyson

Montessori Today

  

Berthold Academy delivers a high quality Montessori education to our students while taking a vested interest in each individual to ensure happiness and success in education and life.

For too long the state of American education has been stagnant.  Children in traditional and public education have been trained from the moment upon entering to serve the adult without taking the time to learn about who your child is and how he or she may most effectively learn.  

Education needs to be holistic and personalized.  Children need an individualized curriculum that challenges them at their own competency level in each area of the classroom.   If done properly, children will remain engaged in their work, and progress rapidly.  A school can have a multitude of resources and tools available to students; however,  if the student is not engaged in meaningful work, the resources remain idle.

We challenge your children to take ownership of their own education, and feel empowered to engage new concepts with confidence, competence, and curiosity.  We encourage your child to open the doors to the unlimited realms of what is possible.  Through low teacher to student ratios, mindful engagement, and an extensive practical life curriculum, Berthold Academy stands out as the only elementary and secondary Montessori school in the Northern Virginia area.

 

About Our Founder


About Our Founder


Rodney Berthold - Founder/CEO

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Rodney Berthold has been teaching elementary, middle school, and high school students for almost two decades. In addition to acquiring his Masters in Secondary Education at Xavier University, Rodney holds AMS certifications in El I, El II, Sec I, and Sec II. He has also worked as an instructor in Elementary Geometry at the Institute for Advanced Montessori Studies. He has served on several AMS accreditation onsite visitation teams. Rodney has presented sessions at numerous AMS conferences. Rodney founded Berthold Academy for the Gifted and Talented in 2015.

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Our Staff


Our Staff


Rodney Berthold - Founder/Middle School Lead Educator

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Ryan Plummer - Director of Admissions

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Jessica Fawcett - Yoga and Peace Educator

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Sze Wong - Technology Discovery Educator

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Jaya Kedar - Lower Elementary Lead Educator

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Ainsley Van Over - Upper Elementary Lead Educator

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Jessica Wallach - Lower Elementary Assistant Teacher

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Colleen LaFrance - Learning Differences Assistant Teacher

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Friends of Berthold


Friends of Berthold


Berthold Academy gets by with a little help from our friends!  Below is a list of our partners in bringing the highest quality education to our students. 

 

Check out Children's House Montessori School, our sister school in Reston.  Receive 5% off our tuition if coming from Children's House and younger siblings of Berthold students (Primary aged) will receive 5% off tuition at Children's House MontessorI!

We love Little Oaks for their research and psychological approach to Montessori!  

Berthold has partnered with the Reston YMCA in many capacities from our before and aftercare program to our community garden.  

Berthold Academy's yoga curriculum and program is sponsored by ivivva, you might have heard of their parent company...Lululemon!

Jessica Wallach our resident photographer owns her own business as well!  Click on the logo to visit her website!

We use scandic health daily to increase concentration, relax, and calm down.  We have seen amazing effects using this product and are happy o be partnering with them!

Jessica Fawcett, Berthold's on-staff Yoga Instructor/Peace Educator has her very own private yoga business!  Click on the picture below to learn all about Soul Wise Yoga.

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