At Berthold Academy for the Gifted and Talented 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.