Fusion Gears Up for First School Year

The new Fusion Academy setting up shop in Loudoun County is hosting several events over the summer as it prepares to open for its first school year.

Fusion is a national private school chain that is opening its 41st campus in Loudoun County in September. The school harnesses a one-to-one teaching model for middle and high school students. It pairs students with mentor/teachers and leaves it to them to guide a lot of their learning.

Students and parents interested in Fusion got a glimpse of the school site under construction during a “hard hat” tour last week. The school is at 19300 Promenade Drive Suite 200 in Lansdowne Town Center across the street from Not Your Average Joe’s.

It will be the largest Fusion campus yet, with several small classrooms, an art center, yoga/dance studio, science lab, and music recording studio, as well as a large area that will be used as a regional training center for all area Fusion educators. Students will be invited to paint murals on the walls to add a splash of color to the facility.

Construction is expected to wrap up by early August, and classes start Sept. 5.

Meghan Marinos, Fusion Loudoun’s head of school, said she expects the academy will enroll 15 students at the start of the academic year and, by the end, double in size.

“We want to take it slow and not grow too much too fast,” she said.

At capacity, the 16,082-square-foot facility is expected to house about 80 students full time and 20 students part time.

Students can enroll full time, just take a class or two, or take part in tutoring. Tutoring can be in almost anything the students wants to learn more about—from physics and algebra to drumming and jazz theory. Cost to enroll full time is about $38,000. Courses can also be taken and paid for à la carte at $3,875 per course per semester. Tutoring sessions cost $120.

Fusion Academy Loudoun has several upcoming events:

  • Lunch N’ Learn from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 11, at Clyde’s Willow Creek Farm in Broadlands. Lunch is on Fusion as prospective students and parents network and learn more about the school.
  • Information session from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 27, at Stone Tower Winery south of Leesburg;
  • Sneak preview tour and brunch from 10:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 12, at Fusion Academy Loudoun, 19300 Promenade Drive Suite 200 in Lansdowne.

Learn more at fusionacademy.com.

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