Virginia Chapter of the

National Organization for Women

Education & Culture


Accredited Colleges

A Guide to colleges and universities, their histories of quality, their strongest majors and programs, and on the Resources page some really great guides for approaching college life wisely, includes campus safety and LGBTQ guide to welcoming schools.

Big History

By sharing the big picture and challenging middle and high school students to look at the world from many different perspectives, Big History Project hopes to inspire a greater love of learning and teach a better understanding of how we got here, and where we’re going.  BHP was inspired by the work of David Christian and is supported by Bill Gates. The fundamental goal is to provide a world class, ready-for-the-classroom resource available to everyone, everywhere. For free. 

Busboys and Poets/Teaching for Change

A restaurant, a poetry and book talk venue, a book store, an educational program, a community center. Good work and a cool vibe.

Educational Connections, Inc.

In-home, one-to-one tutoring, test prep, and educational coaching throughout DC, MD and Northern VA.

The Etiquette Institute of Washington DC

Because manners will get you farther than an education ever will.

Sir Ken Robinson

Ken Robinson, world-renowned education and creativity expert and recipient of the RSA's Benjamin Franklin award.  There is one word to describe this --- genius!  Watch watch watch!

Girl Scouts of the Commonwealth

Virginia chapters of the Girl Scouts Society of America. Self-reliance and cookies!

The International Baccalaureate

The International Baccalaureate® (IB) is a non-profit educational foundation, motivated by its mission, focused on the student.  All about the IB school world!


Montessori Academy of Virginia

Located in Virginia Beach, a traditional, authentic Montessori based academy on early childhood education and child development, and providing services for children ages 2 through 10.  They are dedicated to the education of their students and also to the development of the child as a whole; seeking tirelessly to gain the interest of each child and helping them to unfold their individual personalities.

The staff is committed to standards of excellence in the quality of the curriculum, in the nature of staff interactions with students and parents as well as in the overall aesthetic and social environment.

Other Locations in Virginia:

Montessa School of Northern Virginia
Arlington Montessori House
Montessori School at Holmes Run

Split This Rock

Poets of conscience, poetry of witness, a poetry festival, a youth program, progressive and badass.


An extensive library of over 55,000 certifiable courses taught by expert instructors.

Uplift DC

A co-educational immersion program in science, technology, engineering and math. Because nerds make the world better.


The revolutionary grassroots movement led by Michelle Rhee designed to mobilize parents, teachers, students, administrators, and citizens throughout the country to channel their energy and produce meaningful results to improve America's education system.


Youth Build USA

Rebuilding communities through education, skills and leadership training for America’s at risk youth. You can build more than one at a time.

Women in Film DC

Educates and promotes women in film, TV, video, and multimedia. Educational/training events (documentary, script critique and pitch, technical instruction) and film screenings all year long.

Women's Studies Departments

Education in women’s issues, history, sociology, politics, literature, philosophy  – and lots of free resources, public lectures, and symposia.

In Virginia
George Mason University, Virginia Commonwealth University, Virginia Tech, University of Mary WashingtonUniversity of Virginia

In the DC Metro Area and Maryland

American University, George Washington University, Georgetown University, Howard University, Towson University, Trinity Washington University, University of Maryland, UM-Baltimore County

Everywhere Else