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Feynman School Feynman School

11810 Falls Rd, Potomac, MD 20854
301-770-4370 ·

Who We Are

Feynman School offers a challenging, supportive learning environment where bright, curious, creative children, surrounded by like minds, can explore their gifts and fulfill their potential.

Feynman School helps young gifted students achieve. 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 rich, fulfilling lives.

The benefits of a Feynman education include:

  • Extraordinary teachers who embrace talent development;
  • Authentic daily science labs and exploration
  • Accelerated, enriched math, reading and writing
  • Exemplary performing arts programs, including theatre classes with Imagination Stage faculty
  • Early, significant Spanish instruction
  • Fun, developmentally-appropriate physical education classes
  • Appropriate balance between structured and unstructured time
  • Abundant print-based and technology resources
  • After-school electives including basketball, chess, piano and robotics
  • Beautiful grounds and play equipment
  • Optimal class sizes

Recognizing that every child is unique, our goal is not to label children "gifted" or "not gifted." What are some characteristics to look for in your child that indicate Feynman School may be an ideal fit?

  • Superior problem solving/reasoning abilities
  • High degree of motivation to initiate learning (may ask lot's of "why?" questions)
  • Extensive vocabulary beyond grade level
  • Excellent memory
  • Long attention span when interested
  • Compassion for others beyond age norms
  • High degree of energy
  • Preference for older companions
  • Excellent sense of humor
  • Early or avid reading ability
  • Is perceived as mature for age

Contrary to myth, parents are generally accurate in assessing their children's intellectual abilities.

At A Glance

Lunch Provided
Before Care
After Care
Grades Preschool - Grade 6
Religious Affiliation None
Hours 7:30 AM - 6 PM
Class Size Optimal Class Sizes
  • English
  • Spanish
  • Physical Education
  • Girls on the Run
  • Martial Arts
  • Art
  • Music
  • Drama

Admissions Information

Director Deana Kussman
Phone 301-770-4211

What Others Say

We - each one of us - chose the Feynman School for our child out of countless other options available in this area because we recognized that it offered something special, something above and beyond the routine, something that was simply right for a young and gifted mind. We witness on a daily basis the marvels of which our children are increasingly capable; and we see with each passing week how the Feynman School is helping them to build the foundations of intellect, knowledge, thinking and confidence, thereby equipping them to excel in this ever-competitive world.

After my daughter's first year at this school and I was blown away by her growth, both academically and socially. The depth at which they teach these kids on various subject matters is truly impressive. What I can appreciate, as a parent, is that if my child is more advanced on a specific skill, they will allow her to jump forward and adjust the subject matter to her skill level instead of making her go through the same exercise as the other kids because it's part of the curriculum. I see motivated and eager teachers, committed leadership with a specific vision geared towards challenging young minds, and the steady improvement of critical thinking in my child. My hope is that my daughter's love of learning, that is abundantly cultivated here at Feynman, persists throughout her lifetime.