Teachers at Edlin are caring, and work diligently to meet the needs of each students. This year teachers at the elementary level are doing book talks and having professional development on growth mindset, STEM, differentiation, and other important topics.
I have seen it, from the top down, and it shows in the children who go there. It's so sad that a parent would say otherwise because it is ultimately an insult to the wonderful children who attend Edlin who are full of life and integrity. I suspect this parent has clouded perspective.
We have been at Edlin for five years now. This is a school that parents have chosen despite good public schools, and have made the decision year after year to pay extra for their children's education. We do it because we continue to believe that it is the best place for our children. No school is perfect, but Edlin is a truly special institution, made up of wonderful teachers, students, parents and administrators. The school is responsive to the needs of each child, and does make a signifanct effort to get to know each child and their families. Unfortunately, below, there are a number of posts dated August 30, 2015. I suspect they are from the same parent, one who has brought her own agenda and personal issues into the school. All schools have such parents, who can be rather disruptive, but luckily, at Edlin, they are few and far between. If you are considering private school education, I encourage you to put those negative comments aside and take a tour to see for yourselves what a special place Edlin is.
Our children have been at Edlin for 3 years and have had a great experience. Edlin provides a tremendous education and, by far, the best value of any private K-8 school in the Northern Virginia area. The teachers challenge their students to work to their potential. The school offers an impressive curriculum that includes: Latin, Spanish or French, Music, Computers/Graphic Art/Programming, Science, and Art. Our family is impressed with the teacher quality at Edlin. The teachers give personal attention to each child and the classes are broken out by the student’s ability level rather than their grade level. For instance, each class has 3 or 4 different reading and math levels. We have found the teachers to be very kind and loving to their students. They even take the time to come to birthday parties. The aftercare and extracurricular programs at Edlin are also impressive and offers a wide array of classes, music lessons, and sports. Some of these programs include: Chinese, Math Crunchers, Robotics, Piano, Orchestra (Violin and most other instruments), Photography, STEM, lacrosse (boys and girls), field hockey (boys and girls), tennis, cross country, basketball, soccer, woodworking, cooking, jewelry making, and much more. The students also go on numerous field trips and have a yearly spring break trip to an area where they can practice the languages they are studying. Last year’s trip was to Madagascar and this year’s trip is to the Galapagos. For a small school, they are consistently outperforming other schools in language and science competitions. In 2015, Edlin students-
1. Won the Mid-Atlantic Future City Competition
2. Had 4 students rank 2nd and 3rd place in Fairfax County’s Science and Engineering Fair Physical Science and Engineering
3. Had numerous students rank 1st through 10th place nationally on 2015 National Foreign Language Exams, where they competed in Spanish, French and Latin against middle school, high school and college students. One Edlin student received a perfect paper in Latin
I would highly recommend Edlin if you have a child that loves to learn and has the ability to learn at a fast pace. Most importantly, our children love going to school every day. Edlin is a fantastic school from top to bottom, and their students have shown great success. Do yourself a favor and check out the school, you will be glad you did.