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...

Community Crane Initiative & Cortona Students

This spring the Cortona Academy community of students and professors participated in a local campaign, the Community Crane Infinitive, in order to honor those people in the United States who are living with stage IV breast cancer. The initiative aim to make 150,000...

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...

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...

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...