The Golden Pond School

The Golden Pond School


My kids are 12/13/15 now but whenever we are anywhere near Golden Pond....we have to do a drive by! Every time!!!
This is Karen-Ryan’s wife. I received the email from the school regarding the generous offering to refund tuition back to the parents of enrolled students. Although I am appreciative of the generous offer, I would rather pool my refund and give to my kids’ teachers to continue the virtual education for this school year. I have been overwhelmingly impressed with the proactive nature our teachers have taken in making sure to provide challenging curriculum. They have adapted fast and my kids are responding amazingly. I would prefer to have my kids attend in person but see so much value in continuing in a virtual means vs. not at all. I am happy to coordinate with anyone else who would also like to explore ways to support our teachers in this very difficult time. The Golden Pond School
Hi Golden Pond Families! Curious if anyone has found a good camp for their Pre-K Kiddos for the upcoming Nov 4-5 holiday. Thanks in advance.
Five years ago, after being a Golden Pond parent for 9 years, I started to entertain the idea of returning to the classroom. When the opportunity arose, the decision was easy. Golden Pond had become a second home to my four children, and now it would become mine. No two of my kids are exactly the same, but this magical place supported, educated, and enriched them all. I look at their years on “The Pond” as a gift, and am happy to be paying it forward to so many new families. Here’s to another great school year!
This will be our family’s 6th (and likely last!) year at Golden Pond. All three of my kids have gone here. My eldest did Kindergarten Enrichment while my middle did the 3s class and 4s class. My youngest did the 3s and 3.5/Explorers class and is now in the Jr Kindergarten extended class. GPS is PHENOMENAL. I am emotional just writing this because no words could truly describe how lucky our family has been to be a part of this amazing school. The teachers, admin, staff and families are incredible. For those families of kids with allergies (mine have airborne nut allergies), your child is safe! For all kids in general, your child is not only safe but loved, nurtured and encouraged. I am so grateful to Golden Pond School for inspiring my children to love to learn. Thank you!
Golden Pond has been tremendous in teaching and developing my oldest daughter. I look forward to sending my other daughter and son to Golden Pond in the future.
This was one happy kindergartener this morning ❤️🍎 The Golden Pond School
The JrK bears want to wish their beloved Abbey Leigh Robison the happiest of birthdays! Thank you for everything you do Mrs. Robison for the kids, they all LOVE you! 🐻 ❤️🎂
We are looking forward to a great event with our Golden Pond families!
I just love Golden Pond’s Thanksgiving celebrations! Thank you for allowing us parents to be part of such sweet event. My son has been attending since he was a baby, so I guess it is part of our Thanksgiving traditions by now! ❤️
Golden Pond - you have a special place in our hearts. Today, we said goodbye to our home away from home - a place that has helped us nurture 3 children through preschool for the past 11 years. You have helped shape their little minds, groom them into smart, inquisitive, kind beings and instill in them a love of learning. I am in denial that we will no longer walk the halls of this special school and see the smiling teachers greet us with nice words and big hugs. To our teachers (those who are no longer there and the ones who still grace this school with their presence) - there are no words to express our gratitude for blessing our children's lives with your warmth, kindness, and passion for teaching. You are beautiful souls...we love you and will miss you. THANK YOU for all you have done for my family and all the other families who have been lucky enough to call this place their school!

GPS is an accredited private Preschool, Kindergarten, After School Enrichment & Summer Camp for ages 2-9, 7am-6pm with Part-Time and Full-Day options in Ashburn, VA.

Golden Pond School specializes in early childhood education for ages 2-9, offering Preschool, Kindergarten, Enrichment and Summer Camp. The brain-based curriculum involves hands-on engaging academics, Spanish, Music and Arts in a joyful and loving environment.

Mission: To educate the whole child in a developmentally appropriate manner using brain based principles through an integrated curriculum.

Operating as usual

After School Enrichment students love games, playing outside and making clay creations! #AfterSchoolEnrichment #GPS

The Kindergarten Robins and Owls experienced the Simple Machine Expo today! Students have been learning how Simple Machines make work easier and our teachers have integrated the machines into their daily academic lessons. A catapult is used to play a word toss activity, a pulley system is a math game and a hammer is used as a lever to write sight words in nail brads. The inclined plane was a vowel activity! And the nail brad is an example of a wedge! Simple Machines are used all around us - wheel barrows, shopping carts, fishing rods - next time you are at the GPS flag pole ask a Kindergarten student to explain a pulley system! #SimpleMachineExpo #GPSKindergarten #GPS #BrainBuilding

Shake, rattle and roll with Mrs. Foster! Hearing the subtle differences in sound and pitch increases phonemic awareness. When combined with printed words and versus, Music & Movement greatly improves early reading skills. #musicandmovement #MrsFoster #GPS #BrainBuilding

Preschool Enrichment with Mrs. Kareem is full of fun - making fall prints, painting, sensory bins, math games and science experiments. #PreschoolEnrichment #GPS #MrsKareem

Junior Kindergarten Bears searched their classroom for letters during an Alphabet Mystery activity! #JuniorKindergarten #Bears #GPS

The Junior Kindergarten classes are studying Nocturnal Animals through art, games, writing, books and music. The bat reading cave is a student favorite! 🦊 🦇 🐁

#GPS #JuniorKindergarten

Help the Parent Group fill the cart with groceries! This annual event benefits A Piece of the Pie, a wonderful charity organized by a GPS alum. Donations support Blue Ridge Elementary school in Harper’s Ferry, WV. #FillTheCart #GPSParentGroup #GPS

Guess what happened when the Butterfly class added vinegar to raw eggs during a science experiment? The egg shell disappeared and the egg became bouncy like rubber! #GPSScience #Butterflies #HumptyDumpty #GPS

Dramatic play in the Explorer Zebra class helps build social and problem solving skills while sparking language development. #Explorers #Zebras #DramaticPlay #GPS

When raising a reader it is important to present reading as a fun meaningful activity! Give your children age appropriate books, ask questions about the story, run a finger under the words while reading, listen to audio books and reread favorite books. Pick up a good book today and have some quality time together! #RaisingAReader #BrainBuilding #GPS

"We have loved getting back to the Pond, to see all the kids and teachers' eyes light up when they got the children out of the cars is so special. Most days my child does not want to leave school when I pick him up!"
Nicole D.
#SomethingToQuackAbout #GPS

A good book leads to fun games at GPS! The 2 year old Monkeys enjoyed a color spinning game after reading a favorite book - Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? #Monkeys #GPS #LearningWithGames

The 3 year old Bees are learning about feelings and the children practiced making different emotions in the mirror and rolling Emotion Balls. Our favorite emotion is seeing Joy on their faces. #GPS #Bees #Feelings

A big GPS welcome to Jennifer Brummet! Early childhood education gives Jennifer tremendous joy. She spent 15 years in Virginia and Texas as an administrator plus 3 years in Florida and Texas as a teacher in both public and private schools. Jennifer is dedicated to the GPS brain-based curriculum and connecting with families and staff. Her experience in Social Emotional Intelligence and Training are a great asset for GPS! #StaffSpotlight #WelcomeMrsBrummett #GPS

Space Available for Ages 2-6!

Space available for ages 2-6! GPS is successfully giving children an engaging, meaningful learning experience in a safe and loving environment. Our brain-based curriculum, small class sizes and creative approach has created a haven for children. Join us at GPS! Learn more at

Freeze Dance and the Hokey Pokey with Señora Aviles make learning Spanish lots of fun! Next time you would like your kids to stop in the moment say "estatua"! #GamesInSpanish #GPS

Oobleck is always a hit during Preschool Enrichment with Mrs. Horton! Sensory play builds language development, cognitive growth, fine motor skills and problem solving skills. #PreschoolEnrichment #GPS #BrainBuilding

Today is Fly Ups hat and pin pick up and school spirit day!

Four siblings excited by the Three Little Pigs Kindergarten unit since 2013! We are so lucky to be part of this family’s early childhood education!

We have some busy 2-year-old Bunnies! #BusyBunnies #Scramblers #GPS

A beautiful retirement send off to our beloved Principal, Mrs. Lisa Moriarty! The lawn sign, Kona Ice treats, gifts, flowers, balloons, dedication bench, Panera staff lunch and all the good wishes made Lisa feel loved and appreciated. Thank you to our families, alumni, teachers and administrators for making this a day to remember. We will miss you Mrs. Moriarty! You are one special lady and we are so fortunate you spent the last 13 years at Golden Pond School!

Being 2 is terrific! Mrs. Manthe' and the Bunnies enjoyed snack and a song! #GPS #Bunnies #SnackAndASong

The Three Little Pigs unit in Kindergarten done the Golden Pond Way means math games, sight word challenges, art and center time with teachers. 🐷 🐷 🐷

GPS is Still Enrolling!

GPS is still enrolling in our accredited, in-person Kindergarten program. Now more than ever, Kindergarteners need an engaging environment, social interaction and a safe place to thrive. Class sizes are 14 or less and taught by two exceptional teachers with both Half-Day and Full-Day options. Learn more at #GPSKindergarten #GPS

Back to School nights went Virtual this year! GPS Families are the BEST! Thank you for making them successful this year - even without the wine and cheese! #BackToSchoolNights #GPS #WeLoveOurParents

The wheels on the (Golden Pond!) bus go round and round, round and round, round and round... 🚌 🎵 Great job monkeys finding the wipers, horn and signals! 🐵

Cutting with scissors helps develop the small muscles in children's hands that are important for holding a pencil properly. 👏✂️✏️ #GPS #FineMotorSkills

Mrs. Horton and the 3 year-old Bees have been busy making friends, reading stories and learning about circles and horizontal lines! 📚🐝

Kindergarten feeling good and safe video!

The Kindergarten Owls start their mornings with a super song to help with masks and social distancing rules. Mrs. Briggs and Mrs. Gill can make anything fun!
Warning: you’ll be singing this song for the rest of the day!

The 2 year-old Monkeys learn to wash hands by getting a dinosaur stamp and washing it off! #WashYourHands #GPS

Thank you to the Jones family for the delicious Panera breakfast! Although you can’t see it, Mrs. Manthe’ has a big smile under her mask because of the gluten free treats 🥯 ☕️ 🍪 🍓

Fresh air + friends = happy children! #FreshAir #Play #GPS

Today is Spirit Day at GPS - please post your yellow and blue pics below! The locally handmade Duckie masks given to the staff are too cute! 🐤 😷

We are loving this great September weather! ☀️

April 2, 2020

Story time with Mrs. Kinstle!

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43940 Farmwell Hunt Plz
Ashburn, VA

Opening Hours

Monday 07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday 07:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 07:00 - 18:00
Thursday 07:00 - 18:00
Friday 07:00 - 18:00
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