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A Message From The Head of School

Welcome to Cascade Canyon School!

It is my sincere pleasure to join the Cascade Canyon School (CCS) community. As soon as I arrived, I was struck by the sense of joy that underlies everything about CCS. This is school as it should be–personal, inclusive, responsive, creative, and dynamic.

My background includes 20 years as a teacher and 8 years as an administrator. I’ve worked in large, small, public, and private, US and overseas schools and have finally landed exactly where I want to be–in a school that values the hearts and challenges the minds of children.

This year marks a major turning point in the 32-year history of CCS. We moved to a new campus at 102 Marinda Drive in Fairfax and our new facilities now fully support the quality progressive education we provide our students. With the addition of a technology classroom, expanded art space, and dedicated science lab, we have added a STEAM Coordinator (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) to our stellar team of teachers. We will now offer our students additional pathways to creativity and enhance our already vibrant programming in the arts, language, physical education, environmental education, and core academic subjects.

As a newcomer to the community, I am seeing the school through fresh eyes and a couple of things really stand out as defining characteristics of the Cascade Canyon experience. The first is the poise I see in students of all ages. They express themselves with eloquence and demonstrate a confidence that will serve as a firm foundation for wherever they end up. The second is a sense of family. You feel it when you walk through our classrooms, you see it in the interactions among kids and adults, and you hear it in the pride that shines though when our students talk about their school. It doesn’t take long to realize that students, teachers, and parents are deeply connected to this school.

If you would like to learn more about what makes Cascade Canyon School such an exceptional place to learn, please call or email to arrange a visit. We look forward to meeting you!

Best regards,

Michelle Herron
Head of School

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CCS Events

   Thu Oct 29-30Parent/Teacher Conf - NO SCHOOL
   Wed Nov 11Veterans Day - NO SCHOOL
   Fri Nov 20Variety Show & Potluck - HALF DAY
   Wed Nov 25-27Thanksgiving - NO SCHOOL
   Wed Dec 09Grandparents/Special Friends 8:30 - 10
   Fri Dec 18Winter Celebration - HALF DAY
   Mon Dec 21-01Winter Recess - NO SCHOOL
   Mon Jan 04-05Teacher Work Days - NO SCHOOL
   Mon Jan 18MLK Jr. Day - NO SCHOOL
   Sat Jan 23Open House 10AM
   Thu Feb 04-05Parent/Teacher Conferences
   Mon Feb 15-19February Recess - NO SCHOOL
   Tue Mar 08Town Hall
   Mon Mar 14Staff Dev Day - NO SCHOOL
   Sat Mar 19Spring Auction
   Thu Apr 07Poetry Cafe
   Fri Apr 08HALF DAY
   Mon Apr 11-15Spring Recess - NO SCHOOL
   Thu May 12-138th Grade Transitions Trip
   Tue May 24-27CCS Camping Trip (Whole School)
   Mon May 30Memorial Day - NO SCHOOL
   Wed Jun 08Grandparents/Special Friends
   Thu Jun 09Closing Ceremony & Graduation 9:30AM
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