the quality of being clever, original, and inventive. At The Berthold Academy we believe in the power of originality.  Traditional education requires the child to think in a singular way.  To memorize information and regurgitate it for evaluation.  We don't ask children to take the time to actually understand what they are learning.  Our goal for our students is to learn through     engagement, discovery, repetition, and failure.  

the quality of being clever, original, and inventive.

At The Berthold Academy we believe in the power of originality.  Traditional education requires the child to think in a singular way.  To memorize information and regurgitate it for evaluation.  We don't ask children to take the time to actually understand what they are learning.  Our goal for our students is to learn through     engagement, discovery, repetition, and failure.  

the ability to transcend traditional ideas. Our school is founded on the ideal that there isn't just one way to complete any task.  We must guide our students in leadership and innovation.  What we want for your children is not only an academic education of the highest caliber, but for them to explore internally exactly who they are and what they excel at.

the ability to transcend traditional ideas.

Our school is founded on the ideal that there isn't just one way to complete any task.  We must guide our students in leadership and innovation.  What we want for your children is not only an academic education of the highest caliber, but for them to explore internally exactly who they are and what they excel at.

the quality of having special knowledge or skill in a field. Throughout your child's time with The Berthold Academy, he or she will explore many different academic and practical concepts.  Through keen adult observation and conversations with you and your child we will start to hone in on exactly the areas in which they truly excel.  They will be encouraged to pursue these talents to their fullest extent. 

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

Throughout your child's time with The Berthold Academy, he or she will explore many different academic and practical concepts.  Through keen adult observation and conversations with you and your child we will start to hone in on exactly the areas in which they truly excel.  They will be encouraged to pursue these talents to their fullest extent. 

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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

modernizing montessori.

  

At Berthold Academy our goal is to provide a high quality Montessori education to our students while taking a vested interest in each 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.  They tell children what to learn, when to learn, and how to learn.  Never taking the time to learn about who your child is and how he or she may most effectively learn.  

Education should be about the whole child experience.  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.  We pride ourselves in having a goal of 100% student engagement.  A school can have a multitude of resources and tools available to students; however,  if the student is not engaged, resources become meaningless.

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