Premier Preschool & Child Care in Manassas, VA


The Compass School of Manassas opened in 2005 as the first Reggio-Inspired preschool and child care center in Prince William County. The Compass School of Manassas received the “Best of Prince William Reader’s Choice” award for best preschool/child care center in Prince William County. This award was issued by the Manassas News & Messenger newspaper and

Reggio-Inspired Child Care & Education in Manassas, VA

The Compass School in Manassas, Virginia, has thirteen classrooms that house a variety of full and part-time programs for children from six weeks to 12 years of age. Use the links below for more information about programs offered by The Compass School:

The Reggio Emilia approach to education has been at the forefront of early childhood education for over 40 years (Rinaldi, C. 2006. In dialogue with Reggio Emilia: Listening, researching and learning).  This philosophy is rooted in a strong image of children as capable, rich in potential, and full of interests and ideas about the world around them.  Teachers at The Compass School of Manassas seek to inspire learning by encouraging creative exploration and collaboration between children in a welcoming, community-based school environment. For more information about what it means to be ‘Reggio-Inspired’, please click here.

Afterschool & Summer Camp in Manassas, VA

Serving Manassas, Gainesville, Bristow, Nokesville and surrounding communities. The Compass School of Manassas offers transportation to/from select Prince William County schools, including Bennett Elementary, Nokesville Elementary, Ellis Elementary, Cedar Point Elementary, and Victory Elementary schools. In addition, The Compass School also currently offers transportation from Haydon Elementary and Round Elementary schools in the City of Manassas.

The Manassas campus is centrally located at 9811 Godwin Drive, near the intersection of Route 234 and Nokesville Road (Route 28), across from the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV).

Please click here for directions from your location. We would love to give you a private tour of our unique, warm and welcoming learning environment!

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Ashley Veney

Ashley Veney – Executive Director

Ashley has four years of experience at The Compass School of Manassas as a teacher, Assistant Director, and Executive Director. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Liberty University, where she majored in Family & Child Development, with a minor in Psychology.

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Team Kindergarten

100 Day Kindergarten Celebration

Our Think Tank crew recently celebrated their 100th day of Kindergarten. They marked this milestone with a “100 Things” project and enjoyed some delicious trail mix to boot. Way to go, Team Kindergarten!

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