The Compass School, a leading preschool in Ashburn, proudly opened its doors in 2013 to families seeking high-quality Reggio-Inspired early childhood education and child care in Loudoun County. Our Ashburn preschool and child care center has a capacity of 200 children and offers flexible full and part-time year-round programs including Infant, Toddler & Two’s, Preschool and Pre-K programs, as well as Kindergarten EnrichmentBef0re & 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, a light and shadow studio, and an indoor gross motor space for active play when the weather isn’t cooperating. In 2017, a fun “rec room” was created for children enrolled in after-school care in Ashburn, and for 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 for elementary students 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, making our Reggio Emilia school easily accessible for parents in Ashburn area.

The Compass Schools’ 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 preschool in 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!


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Diana Fisch

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.

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BrittanyTeacher Feature – Miss Brittany

Brittany has experience teaching developmental play as a music and art teacher for children up to five years old. She also has experience in tutoring adults in English and computer science. Brittany graduated with a B.A. in English with a concentration in Creative Writing. She ultimately chose to work with young children because she enjoys watching them grow and learn to express themselves and their interests. When she is not at Compass, Brittany enjoys watching movies, reading books, and writing about super heroes. She also has two cats- Charlie and Adrian, and has spent a great deal of her time volunteering for an animal rescue organization in Virginia Beach.