We Have the Keys to Unlock Your Child’s Full Potential.

Imagine. Your Child Completely Immersed in Learning, Sparked by a Masterful, Experienced Teacher Who Loves Her Material.

This Can Happen Even at Early Preschool Ages. This Happens Every Day at the Karter School.

We Have the Keys to Unlock Your Child’s Full Potential.

Imagine. Your Child Completely Immersed in Learning, Sparked by a Masterful, Experienced Teacher Who Loves Her Material.

This Can Happen Even at Early Preschool Ages. This Happens Every Day at the Karter School.

Current Promotions

New parents enrolling before 10-APR-2019 will receive $1000 in tuition credits applied to their account. Conditions apply, please inquire for complete details!

Enroll for 5 Weeks and get FREE Before and After Care (up to $300 value)!
Offer Ends 30-Mar-2019, conditions apply, please inquire for complete details!

The Karter Difference

100%

Happiness Guaranteed

Simply put, your happiness is our top priority, and we want you to 100% love Karter School.

With our 100% Happiness Guarantee, if for any reason you are not completely thrilled with our program, let us know as soon as possible within your first 30 days from the start date and we’ll work with you to do whatever we can to make it right. If you are still not happy, we will refund a full week of your tuition back to you.

Explore Our Programs

6 Weeks to 12 Months

13 Months to 24 Months

2 to 3 Years

5 Years to 12 Years

6 Weeks to 12 Months

13 Months to 24 Months

2 to 3 Years

We Use The Best of Montessori + Reggio + Play Based Curriculums

The Karter School’s approach is a combination of the best parts of Montessori, Reggio, and play-based curriculums.

STEM, Performing Arts, Robotics, Painting, and a Farm to Table Program

From STEM to performing arts productions, robotics to painting, and daily outdoor activities including a Farm to Table program, your child will be guided and inspired to find his or her passions, every day.

Specialized Immersive Programs Taught By Subject Matter Experts

Many of our educators have Bachelors degrees or Masters degrees in the subject they are teaching, and they are full time employees rather than part-time or contract “enrichment” teachers. This means they are here every day with your child so they are better able to guide them towards fulfillment, confidence, and transformation.

Freedom to Follow Passion

Students at the Karter School have a diverse range of enrichment clubs/courses to choose from daily. We allow children to explore their interests and passions through these individualized clubs, and they move around the school throughout the day rather than staying in one classroom.

Comprehensive Educational Experiences

Students experience all the following realms each day: Performing Arts, Foreign Language (Spanish and Mandarin), Advanced Technology (Coding and Robotics), and Physical Education.

Peace of Mind At Home

Homework is completed to the highest standard and overseen by qualified teachers that strive for excellence so you can have your evenings to spend quality time with family.

Satisfaction Guaranteed

To prove our confidence in our services, The Karter School offers a one week, no questions asked 100% money back guarantee. We promise you and your children will love it here.

Character Building

Each month we build on the following Pillars of Character: Honesty/Integrity, Cooperation, Kindness, Pursuit of Excellence, Fairness, Citizenship, Responsibility and Respect. We are building tomorrow’s leaders.

Performances & Public Speaking Opportunities

We encourage our students to find their own voice and provide them opportunities to showcase their talents. Performing and public speaking opportunities will grow your child’s self-confidence and build self-esteem.

A Balance of Technology & Nature-Based Learning

We believe that our students need to be prepared for the modern world, but still have the appreciation and childhood joys of being outside. Our outdoor greenhouse provides gardening opportunities, and our kids even help us bring a Farm to Table menu to our preschool for lunch and snacks!

Dynamic Hands-On Learning

Our students are constantly rotating between specialized environments, which allows students to experience the structure of a typical school day. This prepares our students for higher educational learning experiences and settings.

Joyful Learning Culture

At the Karter School, joy captures the thrill of true learning: curiosity, passion, collaboration, connection, effort, fun, and pride.

Come Visit Our Location

Cascades Location
21290 Springlake Ct
Sterling, VA 20166

What Parents Have To Say

Gianna is one of... no, THE most passionate person I know when it comes to music and teaching. She inspires creativity and community and is the embodiment of what a music teacher should be.

Blake Hubert

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Parent

Terri Green was the director at my son’s previous day care center. She is one of the most kind, caring, and compassionate people I have ever known. The Karter School is lucky to have her! She understands the children’s needs, and relates to parents in a personal, yet professional way.

Elana Blechman

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Parent

The new school looks amazing! And you cold not have hired a better director! Terri Green is the reason we've chosen two of our preschools. She is kind and warm and epitomizes what early childhood care and education should be. At both schools we've been at with her, Terri has fostered a real sense of community among the families and teachers and truly captured the essence of childhood for the kids. Terri has the biggest heart of anyone I've ever met, so I can only imagine what a wonderful place Karter School is going to be with her there.

Sarah Torres

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Parent

"I never thought I would find a place for my guy and feel comfortable enough to go back to work. Karter School gives me that everyday. After care can be so tricky but they got it right. Hot snacks, homework time and lots of new fresh activities for the kids, to keep them engaged. Pokémon (practice strategy and lots of math), Lego club, game coding, music classes, musicals, games, science activities and cooking. Let’s not even mention the Jurassic rotation...my little's favorite. There is really something for everyone. The best thing is that they treat him like family. Really listening and caring because each child is important. Can’t wait to see what’s next! "

Anonymous

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Parent

Explore Our Programs

6 Weeks to 12 Months

13 Months to 24 Months

2 to 3 Years

5 Years to 12 Years

6 Weeks to 12 Months

13 Months to 24 Months

2 to 3 Years