Good Beginnings School achieved its full accreditation status with the National Private School Accreditation Alliance in early January 2001. We offer a structured, traditionally academic learning program facilitated by seasoned, college degreed teachers in a warm, caring and energetic environment. Zaner-Bloser, SRA math and reading series, Plaid Phonics, Scholastic's readers, science, and geography programs provide our core curriculum for our pre-kindergarten and kindergarten.
For our two preschool groups we utilize a teacher-designed curriculum and program based on age and skill comprised of the Prentice-Hall Center for Applied Research Preschool Curriculum, Warren Publishing House Theme-A-Saurus, Newbridge Educational Publishing beginning math series, The Education Center, Teacher Created Materials, Inc. for letter sounds, vowel and consonant introduction and Bob Books for reading.
In addition to our academic programs, we offer art, music, dance, and physical fitness. Students four years old and older also participate in field trips that are uniquely appropriate and qualitatively diverse.
We welcome all students and families who desire a sound learning environment and who share our core values in education.
Good Beginnings School accepts children between the ages of two and a half and twelve years. All children who qualify by age must also be completely potty trained. Children who qualify by age for kindergarten in Virginia county public schools will be considered for our private full day kindergarten after consultation between parents and teacher, transcript review, if available, kindergarten readiness assessment, and student interview with the teacher.
Our small class size enables personalized learning experience. There are two preschool classes with sixteen seats each maintaining a ratio of 1:8-1:10, two pre-kindergarten classes with twelve to sixteen seats each maintaining a ratio of 1:8-1:12, one kindergarten class with sixteen seats maintaining a ratio of 1:8-1:16 and two elementary before and after school classes with twenty students per class maintaining a ratio of 1:20. All of our classrooms are sized with the capacity to hold twenty students.
Our philosophy is to provide developmentally appropriate and strong academic programs to positively challenge the social, emotional, intellectual and physical needs for each child. We recognize and appreciate that all children are unique learners. We believe in a strong partnership between parents, children and staff, appreciating that parents are the most significant adults in a child's life.
Reading, math readiness and science activities are designed to stimulate creativity and encourage reasoning and problem solving. Large and small learning groups are used to foster skill development through songs, games, language development as well as fine and gross motor activities. A description of curricula utilized is provided in our general information.
7:00 am - 6:30 pm
9:00 am - 3:30 pm
3:30 pm - 6:30 pm
For Additional information call (703) 758-8811.
We will follow Fairfax County Public School first day of closing. When schools open one hour late, GBS will open on time. When schools open two hours late, GBS will open one hour late. When schools have consecutive delayed two-hour openings, GBS will make every effort to open on time. Regardless, all half day programs will begin on time. Please check your email for any updated information before coming to make sure we are able to receive your children.
When public schools close early, GBS will close at 5:00 p.m. When snow days fall into Fairfax County Public School student holidays GBS will follow Government closing policy so, again, please check your email for any updated information before coming. In case of consecutive day’s closings, we will make every effort to open the days following the first day of closing, however, again, please check your email for any updated information before coming.