The Boyd School Westfields Campus has been a part of the
Chantilly community since 1998. After several years of operating in
Centreville, the custom-designed Westfields location opened in
With programs for children 18 months through middle school, the
Westfields Campus has the largest student population but maintains
the familiarity of the small, intimate school. The cozy and
inviting library complete with fireplace provides students with a
rich experience for storytime and special presentations. The
abundance of natural light in each classroom along with carefully
prepared learning environments encourages learning.
The large, secure outdoor environment features multiple, age
appropriate playgrounds in addition to a track, soccer field, and
basketball courts. An engaging wooden train encourages creative
play and multiple garden plots welcome nature education.
Toddler (18 months - 3 years)
Early Childhood (3 - 6 years)
The Early Childhood program at the Westfields Campus of The Boyd
School offers children a unique opportunity to learn and grow. The
accredited Montessori program guided by credentialed teachers
promotes academic discipline through an individualized curriculum.
We embrace our diverse student population and encourage parents to
share their heritage.
Children work with specifically designed materials to develop
skills and are guided at their own individual pace. The class size
at the Westfields campus is well below the FairfaxCounty average
allowing for additional individual attention.
The Early Childhood program is enriched with an arts program as
well as additional instruction in foreign language, physical
education, and music. The expansive outdoor education center lends
itself to learning about our natural world and how to be good
stewards of our planet.
Kindergarten (5 years prior to Dec. 31)
The accredited Kindergarten program at Westfields provides children
with a full academic school day (8:30a - 3:00p). Students work in
the mixed-aged Montessori classroom in the morning and are guided
towards educational outcomes. The individualized curriculum allows
for children to advance at their own pace while developing a strong
sense of independent learning techniques.
Because the children are in a mixed-aged environment in the
morning, Kindergarten students develop a sense of added pride from
beinging the oldest children in their classroom and often take on a
roll of mentor to younger children.
The afternoon of the Kindergarten program consists of the children
working in a small group setting (typically less than 8 children).
This environment provides our Kindergarten students the unique
opportunity to explore more in-depth concepts and develop small
group skills. The expansive outdoor environment provides children
with a unique opportunity to not only read and learn about their
environment and nature but to experience the world beyond their
classroom first hand.
Kindergarten students at the Westfields campus take numerous field
trips to take advantage of the rich opportunities of the DC
Metropolitan area. Each year the Kindergarten students attend a
number of age appropriate musical performances by the
National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center and guided tours
at the National Gallery of Art. The school maintains a strong
relationship with Ellanor C. Lawerence Park and children
Kindergarten and older take several walking field trips to the park
and learn from the naturalists on staff.
Elementary (6 - 12 years)
The Elementary program, in keeping with Montessori educational
philosophy is divided into two levels: Lower Elementary (6 -
9 years or traditional grades 1-3) and Upper Elementary (9 -
12 years or traditional grades 4- 6).