Thanks to widely-popularized educational and neuroscientific research, it seems like everyone is (finally!) talking about progressive education! We all want our children to be engaged citizens, stewards of the earth, joyful learners, and innovative thinkers—a radical idea when Green Acres School championed it in the 1930s. Now we know that cultivating this type of scholarship and leadership is more essential than ever—and Green Acres is proud to be among the original progressive schools in the nation.
On Sunday, October 28 from 1:30-3:30 PM, families are invited to discover what authentic progressive education looks like at Green Acres School’s “Hands-On, Not Heads-Down!” Discovery Day. The afternoon will showcase all that progressive education has to offer through a variety of challenging, engaging, and fun activities. Learn more here.
There's something for everyone at Discovery Day and this event is not to be missed. Current and prospective families are welcome, as well as curious community members! RSVP to Judy: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Open House Events
- Wednesday, 10/10/18, 8:30-10 AM: Squish, Squash, Splash!
We invite you and your children ages 2-6 to join us on an expedition in our Green Acres Woods. Then create exciting nature designs with your children in our art studio and take home your own work of art! To reserve a space, please click here.
- Sunday, 10/28/18, 1:30-3:30 PM: Discovery Day
Discover progressive education at its best at our experiential open house for families. Explore our 15-acre campus, meet teachers, parents, students, and staff, and experience the powerful teaching and learning that takes place every day at Green Acres through teacher-led activities and lessons. To reserve a space, please click here.
- Monday, 11/12/18, 9-11 AM: Admission Open House
Tour our campus and learn about the grade(s) that interest you. To reserve a space, please click here.
- Saturday, 12/8/18, 10-11:30 AM: Play, Explore, Learn!
We invite you and your children ages 2-6 to this program for those interested in Pre-K and K. Learn with magnets, mazes, mud and more and experience Green Acres’ Early Childhood classrooms first-hand! Share a morning with your son or daughter as teachers guide children to explore materials and enjoy songs in our classrooms and play on our wonderful playgrounds. See how learning is integrated into all that we do and discover what makes Green Acres truly unique. The program includes a parent information and Q&A session. To reserve a space, please click here.
- Thursday, January 3, 2019, 6:30-7:30 PM (Light fare and childcare provided): Financial Aid Information Evening
Schedule a private tour
To inquire about available openings and to schedule a private tour, please contact us by phone at 301.881.4100 x189, or at email@example.com.
From our parents:
My daughter is in her second year at Green Acres. She was at a Montessori school before that. She did well, but needed more structure. We love the combination of structure, innovative freedom, and freedom to explore. It's such a balancing act to provide nurturing structure with the ability to move around, explore the campus, and question your surroundings. What makes it possible are the teachers. Their impeccable qualifications are only surpassed by their knowledge of and attention to each child. Our family has been around the block experiencing most school types in the DC and NYC area. Nothing compares to Green Acres School.
Current Green Acres Parent