Last week we blogged about why living in Loudoun County is so great. A small section in that blog discussed how great the schools are. Today we’re going to expand on that topic. With almost 90 public schools, 37 private schools and 7 higher education schools, Loudoun County has a lot to offer in terms of education. If you are looking for an excellent, well rounded education for yourself or your children, look no further!

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Private schools have been in Loudoun County for over 100 years. From early childhood development to college-prep, and even an all-girls academy, the private schools in Loudoun offer smaller class sizes and place a large focus on not only academic excellence, but fostering a strong sense of community.

EJS Realty Loudoun County Public School SEALstablished in 1870 during an era of Reconstruction to fulfill the need for free education after the Civil War, LCPS served mostly a rural county, known primarily for its daily farms. After the construction of Dulles International Airport in the 1960’s, the population in Loudoun skyrocketed, followed by the school system. More than 30 schools were built between 1996 and 2006. Today, several of Loudoun’s public schools are ranked among the best in the nation.

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Nationally recognized and accredited private schools and universities in Loudoun are not hard to find, and the number of Montessori schools is growing steadily as the need for a more hands-on, self-directed classroom environment increases. At the same time, Loudoun County Public Schools is the fastest growing school division in Virginia, and one of the fastest growing public school districts in the United States, having served over 70,000 students in the 2013-2014 school year alone.  All 13 high schools in Loudoun have scored above the state average for college readiness and at-or-above the state average in math & reading proficiency. And with expanded educational pathways, such as career and technical training at the Monroe STEM Academy and the Academy of Science, there are options for every child – and adult student!

Download a list of PRIVATE Schools in Loudoun County here.

Download a list of PUBLIC Schools in Loudoun County here.

Download a list of COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES in Loudoun County here.

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George Washington University – Loudoun Campus

Interested in owning a home in Loudoun County? Contact us today and find out how we can help you find the best real estate solution near the public, private or higher education schools you prefer!

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JS Realty Girl holding her thumbs downIf you have school aged children, then chances are, about 3 days ago you started the countdown to the new school year! Summer has been fun and the heat has been a welcome break from all.that.snow. But the kids are starting to get restless and complain – “We’re going to the [insert fun thing you never got to do this much at that age] again? Well hang in there just a few more weeks, because Loudoun County Public Schools start on Monday, August 31st!

Here’s what you’ll need to get everyone ready for that 1st day back!

JS Realty Shopping SuppliesIf you were lucky enough to have a school that lets you order pre-packaged supplies (like these), then you’re in the clear. The rest of us, however, need to go searching for 46 glue sticks and 92 pre-sharpened pencils. If you’re not sure what’s on the supply list this year, just visit your child’s school website. Each one has a downloadable copy of their supply needs, by grade.

school supply listAnother great way to get the lists is to take a trip to your closest Target – most will have a document holder stuffed with copies of the supply lists from the schools nearest the store. And the lists are conveniently located right in front of the huge supply section!

no taxesTake advantage of the savings! This weekend (August 7-9) is Virginia’s “Sales Tax Holiday” – consumers can purchase qualifying school supplies, clothing, footwear, hurricane and emergency preparedness items, and Energy Star and WaterSense products without paying sales tax. This includes qualifying items purchased online, by mail or over the phone.

kid asleep The first day of school is no time for a drastic adjustment of household sleep schedules. It’s better to ease children back into a routine gradually. So, how, after months of sleeping late, do you get the kids used to earlier wake-up times without creating household chaos first thing in the morning? During the last two weeks of summer, re-introduce a school year bedtime. Begin waking late sleepers earlier and earlier, closer to the hour they’ll need to rise in order to catch the bus on time! While everyone is a little different, the National Sleep Foundation recommends that kids aged 6-13 need 9 to 11 hours of sleep each night. Children aged 14-18 need about 8-10 hours per night.

meal prep kids cookingYounger children, in particular, need to adapt to new meal routines before the school day demands it of them. Especially those dealing with half-day Kindergarten! Regardless of whether your child will attend in the morning, afternoon, or all day, their tummies will be rumbling when they get home. Plan meals and snacks to accustom little ones to rituals of the school day before the year begins.

healthy lunch js realtyDon’t forget the lunch box! It’s easy to slap a sandwich together, toss in a juice box and an apple, and call it a day. But that gets boring, and what happens if you forgot to buy bread yesterday… or your kid refuses to eat a sandwich? We found a great article, “10 Easy Ideas for Better Lunch Bags” that will jazz things up a bit, but don’t include you standing in the kitchen for 3 hours carving animals out of carrots.

If you’re looking for a great way to give back to the community, there are several ways you can help.

jsrealty4uThe Salvation Army is accepting donations for “Tools for School” – a program that provides backpacks and supplies for kids in need.

Generosity Feeds is helping to fight hunger here in Loudoun County and regularly hosts events where you can help make and package thousands of meals for children.

Loudoun Education Foundation provides funding and resources to strengthen the quality of the Loudoun County Public School System.

Loudoun County LCPS JS RealtyLoudoun County Public Schools rank among some of the highest in the nation. If you’re in the market for a new house, contact us today. We would love to show you some amazing homes in this great school district!

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