Blogs

Cortona and the Goddard Space Tour

Cortona and the Goddard Space Tour

On Friday, April 27th, 2018 a group of Cortona Academy students, staff, and parents made the trek to Maryland's NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. After a brief look around the Visitor's Center, the group was lead the ever impressive “Science on a Sphere.” This...

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From Student to Professor

From Student to Professor

This school year is coming to a close and Cortona Academy's 26th Graduation ceremony is just around the corner. In honor of the closing of a chapter and the beginning of a new facet in life, this month Cortona Academy is featuring Professor Eric. As a member of...

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National Archives Field Trip

National Archives Field Trip

On Friday, April 9th, 2018 a group of Cortona Academy students and staff spent the day in Washington D.C. at two very exciting field trips. The first was at the Museum of National History. The museum offers a set of unique learning opportunities for students in grades...

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Library of Congress Field Trip

Library of Congress Field Trip

On Friday, February 9th, 2018, a group of Cortona Academy students, parents, and staff made their way into the cold weather in Washington, D.C. to start their day with a tour of the Library of Congress. According to the Library's web page it holds, “More than 38...

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ADHD – Beyond the Pill

ADHD – Beyond the Pill

Eleven percent of all US children ages 4-17 years are diagnosed with ADHD, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. A persistent, ceaseless problem for parents and educators is what to do for all these students. In particular, parents need to ask if...

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Ava’s Story

Ava’s Story

  Before coming to Cortona Academy in the 8th grade, life for me was difficult, to say the least. I was in a highly-regarded Northern Virginia public school, but the large classes made it impossible for individualized attention for anyone. I needed help, but...

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Hillwood Field Trip

Hillwood Field Trip

For Cortona Academy's seventh field trip, an eager group of students, parents, and staff met bright and early for the car ride into Washington, D.C., to visit the historic Hillwood Estate and Gardens. Hillwood, which was owned by Marjorie Merriweather Post, the heir...

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