The Compass School of Ashburn proudly opened its doors in 2013 to families seeking high-quality Reggio-Inspired early education and child care in Loudoun County. The Ashburn school has a capacity of 200 children and offers flexible full and part-time year-round programs including Infant, Toddler, Two’s, Preschool and PreK programs, as well as Kindergarten
The Compass School of Ashburn proudly opened its doors in 2013 to families seeking high-quality Reggio-Inspired early education and child care in Loudoun County. The Ashburn school has a capacity of 200 children and offers flexible full and part-time year-round programs including Infant, Toddler, Two’s, Preschool and PreK programs, as well as Kindergarten Enrichment, After School and Summer Camp programs for school age children.
In addition to the warm and engaging classroom spaces, The Compass School of Ashburn has an atelier for small group art projects, as well as a light and shadow studio, and an indoor gross motor space for active play when the weather isn’t cooperating. And in 2017, a fun “rec room” was created for after school children and summer campers to enjoy. This area includes air hockey, foosball, pop-a-shot, a shuffleboard table, a ring toss game, a fish bowl toss game and more (don’t worry Moms and Dads, you’re invited to join in the fun!).
Serving Ashburn, Leesburg, Sterling and surrounding Loudoun County communities. Transportation is currently offered between The Compass School of Ashburn and select Loudoun County schools, including Ashburn Elementary, Cedar Lane Elementary, Discovery Elementary, John W. Tolbert Jr. Elementary, Newton-Lee Elementary, Seldens Landing Elementary, and Steuart Weller Elementary schools.
The Ashburn campus is conveniently located at 44128 Navajo Drive, across from Ashbrook Commons Plaza (Harris Teeter) and near the intersection of Ashburn Village Boulevard and Russell Branch Parkway. We are just a five-minute drive from the great restaurants at One Loudoun. Please click here for directions from your location. We would be delighted to schedule a personal tour for you!
Thank you for your interest in The Compass School of Ashburn, Virginia. We are excited to share information with you regarding our Reggio-Inspired early childhood programs. We believe in the strength, power and potential of every child. We think that our child-centered philosophy, combined with excellent parent communication, a warm and welcoming school environment, and wonderful teachers will provide your family with an unparalleled early education and child care experience.
What does it mean to be “Reggio-inspired,” you might ask? Here is a brief excerpt from an article in Disney’s Wondertime magazine (February 2008), titled Shopping For A Preschool:
“The theory: Take the best of Montessori and play-based, blend well, and – ta-da! – you have this artsy, idealistic philosophy that’s so cutting edge and groovy, it’s the basis for Google’s on-site preschool for its Silicon Valley employees. And in Manhattan, former members of Blue Man Group have started their own Reggio Emilia-inspired preschool, the Blue Man Creativity Center… Reggio Emilia gets its name from the small Italian city in which parents, teachers, and public officials banded together to create schools that rose above the lockstep mindset from past decades, opening their first preschool in 1963. In 1991, Newsweek named Reggio Emilia’s school system one of the 10 best in the world. Reggio-inspired schools are still pretty rare (and admissions thus mega-competitive).”
“Cutting edge and groovy”… we think that sounds pretty great! And after you spend some time visiting our school, we’re convinced that you will think so too! Our goal is to facilitate meaningful and interesting real-world learning opportunities for your child, which encourage exploration and discovery, and promote a life-long love of learning. Thank you for visiting our website. We hope to see you soon!
Diana Fisch – Executive Director
Diana has 14 years of management and teaching experience in the field of early childhood education. She earned a Master of Arts in Education and Human Development from George Washington University, and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree, majoring in Psychology, from American University.
Ronald McDonald House
Our Private Kindergarten has often discussed ways to show how we care about others. On Martin Luther King, Jr. day, the class spoke about how we can help others who are in need. The Kindergarten teacher told the children about the Ronald McDonald House and they have been very interested in helping children who are in the hospital and are ill. The Kindergarten class will be writing letters, making care packages for the House, dropping them off and taking a tour in late March.
Please join us in helping the Kindergarteners collect items for this wonderful organization. Donations will be collected at The Compass School (44128 Navajo Drive, Ashburn, Virginia) until Monday, March 21st.
Thank you in advance!
Teacher Feature – Miss Jodi
Jodi holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Old Dominion University, as well as a certificate in early childhood instruction from Tidewater Community College. She is part of the original teaching staff that opened the Ashburn school, and teaches in the Infant program. Jodi has twelve years of experience in the early childhood field. In her free time she loves to relax, spend time with family, and enjoy good food.