Being Here

By Dr. Ed B., Professor at Cortona Academy A fascinating series of articles recently ran in the Washington Post on the subject of the extremely high rate of absenteeism in the DC public schools–students simply didn’t show up for classes for days and weeks....

Your Child’s Well-being: Avoiding School-Related, Stress Injuries

When school starts again, parents are on the front line of creating motivated and academically successful children. Each child needs a team: a group of teachers and school counselors, but they cannot go home with a student. Parents have to be their child’s...

Focusing on the Child, Not the Grade

The 2016-2017 school year is over, and many children had absolutely fabulous experiences with little to no stress or angst over homework.  Parents are thrilled with the final grades and hope is running high for yet another “Blue Ribbon Year.” However, for many...

Cortona Students Build Robot to Help Save the Coral Reef

Students from Cortona Academy in Herndon built an underwater robot to help save the coral reefs by removing an invasive species of starfish. The students from Cortona’s Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) class displayed the underwater robot...