Empowering students with language-based learning differences
Northern Virginia | Fast Facts
EXECUTIVE HEAD OF SCHOOL: DR. JILLY DAREFSKY
HEAD OF SCHOOL, NORTHERN VIRGINIA CAMPUS: MS. JENNIFER BETTS
The Siena School offers a rich educational program for bright, college-bound students with language-based learning differences, such as dyslexia. Our program is designed for students with mild to moderate needs who experience a discrepancy between their intellectual abilities and academic achievement in one or more areas such as reading, writing, oral expression, or math.
Siena Northern Virginia currently enrolls approximately 40 students in grades 3-10 and is seeking to maintain an equal ratio of boys and girls as our Northern Virginia campus grows. Siena students fit the following profile:
- Are bright, college-bound students;
- Have mild to moderate language-based learning needs;
- Are of average to above-average abilities; and
- Are emotionally healthy and behaviorally appropriate.
Faculty: Siena's staff and advisors include distinguished national, state, and local education leaders and professionals. All of our staff are highly trained in specific instructional strategies for students with language-based learning needs. Click here to meet our faculty and staff.
Accreditation: The Siena School is accredited by Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Elementary and Secondary Schools
Memberships: The Siena School is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), The International Dyslexia Association, and Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDA).
Technology: At Siena technology is utilized as an effective teaching/learning tool. Interactive boards are in every classroom, and all students in grades 3–10 are provided access to Chromebooks and laptops, loaded with assistive software.
Frequently Asked Questions
The Siena School's Northern Virginia Campus is conveniently located at 2705 Hunter Mill Road, Oakton, VA. We are on the campus of the Unitarian Universalist Church, off Interstate 66 and Route 128 in Fairfax County.
Siena begins in 3rd grade. Starting in Fall 2022, Siena Northern Virginia will have high school grades 9-10, with plans to add high school grades 11-12 in future years.
Siena’s day runs from 8:30-3:30pm.
Average class sizes of 10:1 or less. Siena's staff and advisors include distinguished national, state, and local education leaders and professionals. All of our staff are highly trained in specific instructional strategies for students with language-based learning needs.
Tuition assistance is available to families that qualify. We expect approximately 35% of students will receive tuition assistance, with average grant awards of about $7,500 - $10,000. We offer a limited number of need-based scholarships covering up to 75% of tuition and fees.
At Siena we foster the development of our students through experiential education, community service, and connecting with experts in their field.
Tuition for the 2023-2024 school year will be $48,426 for grades 3-8 and $49,755 for grades 9-10.