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...read more
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...read more
Since 1992, Cortona Academy has been at 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...read more
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 biggest...read more
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,...read more
Araba & Kwesi, Graduation 2017 Herndon, VA – May 4, 2017 Joseph Dadzie came to America 30 years ago from his native country, Ghana, hoping for a better life, but was totally unaware that after having two children with his wife, Georgina, that their...read more
It's summer. The rigors of homework, youth clubs and team-scheduled Saturdays are over. No more carpools. Now it's your turn to make empowering choices to impact your child's life and eventually the lives of their children. While our kids are young, the...read more
Cortona Academy has several ongoing programs for prospective students and families to allow you to visit the campus, meet the director and teachers, and learn more about what Cortona can do for you. If none of these scheduled events fits into your schedule, please contact us and we will set up a tour just for you.read more
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 recently at the 2016 USA Science and Engineering Festival…read more
Every September or October, a parent knows if their child’s school year is going to be yet another, stressful trauma for the child, and a disappointment for the parent.
Parents need to trust their instincts! It’s not too late to make a good decision and switch the child’s school…NOW! Even if students start late at Cortona Academy, they can still finish in June! AND, Cortona is still awarding partial and full scholarships!
At Cortona Academy, we’re changing and saving educations…and lives!read more