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Why Feynman

At Feynman School, we focus on real understanding, not rote learning. Kids tinker, get their hands dirty, think and question in a fun, dynamic setting.

We look for children with the high learning potential and appropriate maturity to thrive in a learning environment that is not only accelerated but in depth. As our students grow, our curriculum grows with them, with outstanding offerings in science, math, language arts, social studies, technology, foreign language, music, drama, art and physical education. Our students gain higher-order thinking skills, enhanced creativity, and an elevated understanding of the real world. Because we understand that young gifted learners are, first of all, children, we also build in plenty of time for unstructured activity and play.

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math), English Language Arts, Social Studies, Computer Science, Spanish, Visual Arts, Drama, Music, Physical Education, Destination Imagination

After-school enrichment:
Basketball, Soccer, Chess, Piano, Robotics, STEAM Club, Mandarin, Martial Arts, Dance, Girls on the Run, Math Club, Mathletes

Professional Memberships:
National Association of Gifted Children, National Science Teachers Association, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics

Mission and Philosophy

Feynman School helps young gifted students grow. We celebrate each student’s intellectual curiosity and sense of self, promote inquisitive and creative thinking, and foster caring and concern for others. Here, children revel in learning and prepare for full, fulfilling lives.

Feynman School is an independent school, with federal tax-exempt status under section 501(c)(3), governed by an independent board of directors.

At a Glance

Focus: Gifted education
Established: 2009
Grades: Preschool – 8th Grade
Total Enrollment: 115 students
Campus: 11810 Falls Rd, Potomac, MD 20854

School hours

Preschool and Pre-K: 8:45 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
K–8th: 8:45 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Optional extended day: 7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Classroom Information

Preschool and Pre-K

  • Class size: 14 students
  • Student/full-time faculty ratio: 7:1


  • Class size: 16 students
  • Student/full-time faculty ratio: 8:1
  • Average instructional group size for Reading and Math: 4


  • Class size: 18 students
  • Student/full-time faculty ratio: 9:1
  • Average instructional group size for Reading and Math: 5

Fall in love with some activity and do it!

Richard Feynman