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The Face of a Lifelong Love of Learning

Geneva Day School


Phone: 301-340-7704

Website: https://www.genevadayschool.org

How to write a letter? Pronounce it? Use words that begin with it? These questions and more are answered by Teacher Ms. Maria Franzetti who introduces the “Learning without Tears” literacy methodology. As her three-year-old students practice tracing essential letters, they lift their faces to a lifelong love of learning.

Such a lesson is characteristic of the exceptional classes and programs the school brings children aged two through kindergarten. In a nurturing setting, they learn pre-academics and embrace STEAM-powered specials which include Art, Environmental Education, Mindfulness and Physical Education.

Geneva’s Maryland Green School campus provides nature’s classroom, when weather allows, and invites discovery of its nearby creek. Again awarded “Best Preschool” by Bethesda Magazine, Geneva revels in early literacy; successful scholarship and exploration are authored for years to come.

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