First Day of School

September 6, 2016

At long last, after a spectacular Summer, the Newton School reopened its doors on Tuesday, September 6th for the 2016-2017 school year! Students enthusiastically put belongings in their lockers, eagerly awaiting to hear plans for the new year! Our faculty had spent the last few weeks of summer planning, training, and preparing for the thrills and challenges a new year brings! Students participated in a variety of movement blocks, experienced classes in their core subject areas, and caught a glimpse of the superb specials the Newton School offers such as art, music, drama, yoga, social class and weekly field trips! Before anyone knew it, the clocks struck 3:15 and it was time for students to pack up and rest up – in anticipation of the 2016-2017 school year!

Summer Camp

June 23, 2016

Summer at the Newton School is in full swing, and our students are having a blast keeping their brains and muscles sharp! Throughout the summer, the kids have many fantastic learning opportunities through field trips, cooking, yoga and art! Weekly, we venture to Volcano Island water park for thrilling afternoons of swimming and slides! Many of our campers are becoming culinary masters after perfecting techniques for creating for pocket pies, fruit parfaits, and strawberry shortcakes. Another major highlight of summer at the Newton School are the field trips! Every week we journey to a new destination for a fun and educationally enriching experience! So far we have bowled, attended a special screening of The Secret Life of Pets, and learned about nutrition and economics at the Farmer’s Market! We look forward to every week through August 19th here at the Newton School!

Kindergarten Graduation

June 23, 2016

In addition to sending our 8th graders off, we celebrated the graduation of our 5 Kindergarteners. They have all come such a long way from the young children who showed up in September to the avid scholars who look forward to the next step on their academic journey! We are thrilled that will all be returning for first grade in September. The Newton School extends a big congratulations to all our students for making the last year so wonderful, and we hope for continued success for all of our families!

8th Grade Graduation

June 23, 2016

With heavy hearts and proud smiles we successfully ended the 2015-2016 school year. We tearfully said goodbye to 11 eighth graders as they make the huge leap to high school! Our middle school graduates are entering a variety of high schools, including Langley HS, South Lakes HS, Loudoun School for the Gifted, The New School, GW Community, and Randolph Macon Military Academy. They are all well prepared and excited for the new challenges and experiences that await. As part of our graduation ceremony, our students sang, recited poetry, and watched slideshows that presented the fantastic journey we’ve all shared. There wasn’t a dry eye in the house, particularly when Mrs. Abraham said good-bye to her son Dan, for whom she started the school for in 2009. We wish these talented students the best and hope they visit in the coming years to share their experiences!



Science Fair

June 23, 2016

Ice, bread, peroxide, paper plates, and mold. What’s going on? Don’t worry, it’s just our annual science fair! After learning their grade level science standards, every student completes a standards based project, on a topic that meets their interests. Individually or with a partner, students construct a trifold display board while working through each step of the scientific method. Check out the winners below!

Kindergarten — all works together to se if temperature affected bubbles

1st grade– Lillian and Graham tested to se how different liquids affected egg shells

2nd & 3rd grade– Tyler and Adam– investigated which paper towel absorbed the best

2nd– Jahan and Victoria learned how plants eat and drink

3rd grade– Daria and Vivienne tested to se if gluten free or white bread grew mold faster

4th– Ellis and Adam– tested how fast cars traveled different surfaces

5th– Daen and Liam tested how hand dominance was affected at different temperatures

6th– Sophia learned how heating the oxygen in a marshmallow was affected by heating

7th grade– Chris and Jonathan learned how different lights affected photosynthesis

8th grade– Watson tested the pH levels of different candies. Luke investigated how thick and thin wires affected conduction of electricity. Charlie made observations to learn how magnetism helped electrical currents flow. Dan tested the cooling mint herb to see how it affected convection.

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