Cortona Academy

5.00 5 1 (5 reviews)
13505 Dulles Technology Drive Suite 3 Herndon
Herndon, VA 20171

School Overview

School TypeSchool with Special Program Emphasis
Grades OfferedGrades 6-12

Student Body

Total Studentsn/a
Student Body TypeCo-ed

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers12 teachers

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (5 reviews)
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Cortona Academy has been a wonderful experience for our daughter. We transferred to Cortona as a senior to give our daughter a much better opportunity to learn, achieve her potential and be fully prepared for college. The staff at Cortona has been invaluable to her! Their program and teaching is focused on a students individual learning style and that has made a tremendous difference for our daughter. She now has the skills and self-confidence to be successful in college and has been accepted by all the universities she applied to and will be attending her top choice in the Fall. We thank Cortona and the teaching staff for all they did for our daughter!
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Cortona Academy has helped me a lot, for example, when I was in public school, I was stressed out doing homework and studying for tests. I was failing in English class. When I came to Cortona I knew it was a good fit for me. Cortona has a unique note-taking system, and accommodates students who have different learning styles. One thing that stood out to me was small group classes and one-on-one attention which enables the teacher to focus on you . I also like the fact that if you don't understand something, the teacher will happily explain the concept again. It allows me to get my homework done at school, so I didn't have to be worry about it doing it at home. Cortona has the support and the learningsystems to get me ready for a four year college and pursue my dream in dentistry. Cortona has helped me set my future because when I was a public school, I didn't think that college would be in the picture. Now the doors are wide open.
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My sophomore year I was in all honors classes at a 3000 person public school, passing all my classes with A`s. I was on two varsity teams, but something wasn`t right. I took classes that their only goal was to prepare us for a standardized test that only seemed to evaluates the teachers` ability to teach. Class sizes were large enough to the point where I was afraid to ask questions out of fear of looking stupid. Now, I go a school with small-individualized classes, where I can go to more in depth areas that are not on the Virginia standardized tests. The teachers are always there for you, and making sure you truly understand the content. The school hours are more individualized, so there is more time to get real life experience, such as volunteer work and internships. For example, I now have the time to go to George Washington University and do nanotechnology research in the afternoons after school. My next step is college, and I don`t think I could be more prepared.
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Cortona Academy has helped me a lot, for example, when I was in public school, I was stressed out doing homework and studying for tests. I was failing in English class. When I came to Cortona I knew it was a good fit for me. Cortona has a unique note-taking system, and accommodates students who have different learning styles. One thing that stood out to me was small group classes and one-on-one attention which enables the teacher to focus on you . I also like the fact that if you don't understand something, the teacher will happily explain the concept again. It allows me to get my homework done at school, so I didn't have to be worry about it doing it at home. Cortona has the support and the learning systems to get me ready for a four year college and pursue my dream in dentistry. Cortona has helped me set my future because when I was a public school, I didn't think that college would be in the picture. Now the doors are wide open.
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Since 1992, Cortona Academy has led the entire Washington Metro Area in achieving stress-free, innovative, superior STEM+ARTS education for ALL students, regardless of "label" in classes averaging 4 = 8 students OR Oxford-like, 1/1. The majority of our professors have PhD's and have been on staff for 10 - 15 years...genuinely brilliant, kind individuals who can teach teenagers! Cortona's learning environment is calm, caring, and non-competitive...when students need help, they get it, immediately! There is no failure here...ever! Compassion and 1/1 back-up classes insure great grades. Never homework on weekends! Our courses are highly-accredited, surpassing those locally approved. Motivating students is our goal, having them aspire to 4-year colleges, and helping them become well-rounded, happy individuals, getting a great education, but developing skills and talents needed for the future through our flexible schedule, which is the hallmark of our program. We schedule around family vacations, competitions, and emergency situations. Most importantly, we teach college-level Study and Organizational Skills in ALL classes, aimed at helping our students stay organized and become prepared for college. Cortona graduates enjoy a 100% college acceptance rate, with all graduates being awarded up to $110,000 in merit scholarships (since 2007). Financial aid is available with nearly 90% of our students being granted granted partial scholarships. Clearly 1/3 of our program is dedicated to extracurricular activities, field trips, and internships. We have ROLLING ADMISSIONS and students can re-do poor grades or accelerate and graduate early. Indeed, Cortona Academy is a happy place with very, very grateful parents and students. Most parents thank us for giving them back their child. (Please read our reviews on www.GreatSchools.com) Cortona Academy, AFFORDABLE private education! Thank you, Sharon Strauchs, Director
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