Good Beginnings School

11501 Sunrise Valley Drive
Reston, VA 20191-0201
Tel: (703)758-8811
Grades: NS-K | 53 students
Work time in our Kindergarten class.
Work time in our Kindergarten class.
Accredited with the National Private School Accreditation Alliance since 2001, we offer a structured, traditionally academic learning program facilitated by seasoned, college-degree teachers in a warm, caring, and energetic environment.

School Overview

School Type Early Childhood / Day Care
School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Independent Private Schools Association
Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool-Kindergarten
Year Founded 1993

Student Body

Total Students 53 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 26%
Students by Grade Good Beginnings School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 12 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 4:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 16 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $11,800
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Carmen McMahon


Total Sports Offered 4 sports
Sports Ballet, Dance, Indoor Soccer, SoccerBalletDance,
Indoor SoccerSoccer,

School Notes

  • Zaner-Bloser, SRA math and reading series, Plaid Phonics, Scholastic's readers, science, and geography programs provide the core curriculum for our Junior Kindergarten and Kindergarten classes.
  • For our preschool classes, we utilize a teacher-designed curriculum and program based on age and skill comprised of the Prentice-Hall Center for Applied Research Preschool Curriculum, Warren Publishing House Theme-A-Saurus, Newbridge Educational Publishing beginning math series, The Education Center, Teacher Created Materials, Inc. for letter sounds, vowel and consonant introduction and Bob Books for reading.
  • In addition to our academic programs, we offer art, music, dance, and physical fitness. Students four years and older also participate in field trips that are uniquely appropriate and qualitatively diverse.
  • For parents' convenience, we also offer many extracurricular activities such as: private piano lessons, soccer, yoga, ballet, hip hop, and karate.
  • We welcome all students and families who desire a sound learning environment and who share our core values in education.

Nearby Private Schools

The nearest high school is Fairfax Christian School (1.9 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Oasis School (0.5 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Isaac Newton Square KinderCare (0.7 miles away)
All Schools High Schools Elementary Schools Preschools Public Schools
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Reston
    Oasis School
    Special Program Emphasis
    Grades: 1-9
    0.5 miles
    11480 Sunset Hills Road
    Reston, VA 20190
  • Reston
    Grades: NS-PK | 139 students
    0.7 miles
    1946 Isaac Newton Square W
    Reston, VA 20190
  • Reston
    Reston Children's Center
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: NS-K | 169 students
    0.7 miles
    11825 Olde Crafts Dr
    Reston, VA 20191
  • Reston
    Reston Montessori School
    Montessori School
    Grades: PK-4 | 212 students
    0.7 miles
    1928 Isaac Newton Sq W
    Reston, VA 20190
  • Reston
    Reston KinderCare
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: NS-PK
    1 miles
    1802 Old Reston Ave.
    Reston, VA 20190

School Reviews

5.0 Stars   08/16/16
As I graduate from high school I look back at the wonderful memories and the great start I had in my first school, Good Beginnings School. Whether we were reading, coloring, conducting "science experiments", or doing other unique and creative activities, my preschool and kindergarten years were full of fun!I cannot thank the entire Good Beginnings Staff enough for giving my learning and education such a positive start. Without such a wonderful foundation and the loving group of staff who constantly motivated me, I could not have gotten to where I am today. Good Beginnings School created such a fun environment, where I learnt so much, that I truly enjoyed going to school and learning.As I head off to UVA this fall to study Biomedical Engineering, I credit them for instilling in me the passion to learn new things and to be curious.Shirali NigamThomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology Class of 2016
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The average private school tuition in Fairfax County, VA is $12,692 for elementary schools and $25,706 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Fairfax County, VA is 77% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).