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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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A Capitol Experience

A Capitol Experience

On Friday, October 6th, 2017 Cortona Academy staff and students spent the day in the nation's capital, Washington D.C. The first place on the agenda was a tour of the United States Capitol Building. The tour started out with a short 15 minute video which explained the...

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Being Here

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.  Of...

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Why Cortona Academy?

Why Cortona Academy?

Since 1992, Cortona Academy has been on the forefront of American education. Having educated nearly 2,000 students, Cortona Academy is in a class of our own • Level of merit-based college scholarships: ranging from $40,000 to $110,000 for all graduates since...

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