Gaia

The measure of a student’s academic success is something that, from the very first grade, is ingrained into our minds as having to do with grades and test scores. Students are judged and measured by numbers and performance. But what happens when a...

Jason

Northern Virginia parents are well-versed in what it takes to be an academically successful student. For some students that road is hard, for others it is easy, and for some it’s just boring. Some students want more out of their high school years than a perfect...

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.”...

USA Science and Engineering Festival

On April 5-6th Cortona Academy students and staff attended the Washington Convention Center’s USA Science and Engineering Festival. Cortona attends both the national festival and the regional events every year because we know what an amazing opportunity this is...

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...

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...