The new academic year: Classes start on August 8th, coincident with the LCPS schedule. We’re looking forward to another very successful year for our students in grades early kindergarten through 8. We’re exceptionally strong in languages (English, Spanish, Mandarin Chinese), math, and science, with a solid curriculum that covers social studies, art, music, PE. Our students progress fast and run well ahead of the national norms. Their social development is a focus for all of us. Classes are small for individualized instruction, our teachers are chosen for knowledge and passion to teach and not seniority or outmoded certification, the school day is long (8:30-4:10 for grades 1-8, 8:30-3:35 for EK/K) but with frequent refreshing breaks, and students can arrive as early as 7:30 AM and stay as late as 5:30 PM for the convenience of working parents. We do expect and do receive strong family participation (volunteering, participation in events, support).