A Talented Cortona Student:

Making it to the World Championship


One of our very own students, Lucas, at just 15, is competing in this year’s World of Dance championship against other talented dancers. Lucas is a very gifted, wonderful student and individual that Cortona Academy is happy to welcome into our family. 

Below you may find a clip of his amazing dance routine. We are all cheering for him!


Three Faces of Cortona Academy's Typical Student:

Which Child Is Yours?

Ava three faces of Cortona     Jason three faces of Cortona     Gaia three faces of Cortona

These three students are representative of the three different types of Cortona Academy students and as such, represent 90% of all Americans students.

One struggles with learning differences. In the 8th grade, she was not receiving the academic guidance and support that she needed from her former school to be able to, in her future, enter college. Over the last five years, Cortona’s team helped this student graduate, get into 14 colleges, with a minimum merit scholarship of nearly $90,000.

The second is a straight-A student in advanced classes, but over-stressed and feeling that teachers were only teaching to the SAT’s and SOL’s. This student did not feel like he could learn or excel, while exploring topics and internships that interested him. Cortona Academy gave him the freedom to do all of this and scheduled his classes around his George Washington University internship in nanotechnology.

The third represents 50% of the DC Metro Area, a student, though capable, not working to potential, or caring about future goals. As the quintessential, unmotivated student, she did not want to go to school for any reason other than social life. By teaching our hi-tech study organizational skills (HTS-3) and applying these to all her courses, she learned how to focus and take control of her own future.

With such a large percentage of our nation’s students falling under one of these three categories, educators and parents may be asking themselves, “How can we educate these students under one roof?” For the past 30 years, because of our level of our committed staff, level of courses, HTS-3 Systems and mission of Cortona Academy to provide the highest level education in the least stressful environment, at a reasonable price for ALL families, we masterfully have proven that THIS is the way to educate humanly and competently. In teaching valuable learning strategies for focusing and organizing, when combined with the value of the humanitarian spirit, students transform into happier, more self-confident individuals, thoroughly prepared to take the next great step in their lives.

Please click on the pictures above to read more about their stories.



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to be awarded up to $120,000 in Merit college scholarships

For the past 10 years, ALL CORTONA ACADEMY GRADUATES have been offered $40,000 to $120,000 in MERIT College Scholarships! This class of 2018 is no exception!

Parents have a clear choice: Save your retirement money (which many of you will be having to spend for college or grad schools for your child) OR enroll your 7th – 12th grader into Cortona Academy!

Since 1992, Cortona Academy has been a revolutionary, Northern Virginia Private Academy for 7th -12th grade gifted, talented, and out-of-the-box learners, serving parents who want a superior, accredited, stress-free education where the individual, NOT THE LABEL, is respected. Encouragement, 4 students per class with expert professors, flexible schedules and kindness creates “self-made students.”

See what 25 years of humane, superior education can do for your child.

See Ava's Story



Don’t allow your child to have yet ANOTHER bad school year!

It’s not too late to make a better decision by choosing private schooling.


To be considered for ANY financial aid or scholarships, parents and students should attend one of the events listed below.

Seating is limited at these events, so please register today.

Monthly Hi-Tech Information Dinner

Monthly Dinner
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Weekly Cortona Information Session

Cortona Information Session
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Weekly Breakfast with the Director

Weekly Breakfast with the Director
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Weekly Seminar: Early College Preperation

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SAT Prep (Grades 10 - 12), ACT / PSAT Prep (Grades 10 - 12) & TJ / AOS Prep (Grades 6 - 8)

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College Essay Common App Boot Camp (Grades 11 & 12)

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Transportation arranged from various locations in Maryland & Virginia, plus from the Silver Line Metro Station.

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