If you’ve never noticed the Primrose School of Ashburn next to The George Washington University’s Ashburn campus—convenient to commuters near Loudoun County Parkway and Route 7—its newest flag just may catch your attention.
The on Friday celebrated its accreditation under the AdvancED Standard for Quality Early Learning Schools, an accomplishment required of each school in the Primrose franchise, with a flag raising that including students, faculty and parents.
“We are very proud to earn this accreditation as it demonstrates to our students, parents and community that we are focused on raising student achievement, providing a safe and enriching learning environment, and maintaining an efficient and effective operation staffed by highly qualified educators,” Adela Taboada, who owns the Primrose franchise at The George Washington University in Ashburn with her husband Victor, stated. “We know that the early years are critical to a child’s future success. AdvancED’s new Standards are a big step forward in the improvement, quality and development of early learning in these crucial years, and we were honored to play a part in their development.”
Celebrating 30 years of service in 2012, Primrose Schools has more than 245 schools in 17 states. Primrose Schools first earned accreditation in 1998, and requires all of its schools to achieve individual accreditation. The Primrose School of Ashburn was Primrose’s first school in the region (although another location has since opened at Moorefield Station) and has already earned accolades for its quality education, including a recent selection in a local newspaper’s Best of Loudoun.
The school also now accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI), the same body that accredits the University of Virginia, Duke University and Vanderbilt University, to name a few. The new AdvancED standards were developed in partnership with Primrose Schools. AdvancED serves more than 30,000 public and private schools and districts across the United States and in more than 70 countries that educate over 16 million students, according to its website www.advanc-ed.org.
For additional information about Primrose School in Ashburn call 703-724-9050, or visit www.PrimroseAshburn.com.