Kim, a parent himself, recognized a gap in what the public school system is able to provide to students in terms of comprehensive creative writing instruction. Kim commented, “I wanted to offer writing instruction that would be appealing to children, as well as adults, by utilizing a unique approach that values invention, fun and flexibility over rigidness and testing. Adding a theatrical element to this approach, where students are given the opportunity to act out their literary creations, I’m proud to say that I’m providing a truly innovative learning experience to local school children and adults.”
The academy offers academic and creative writing to 3rd through 12th graders who need to improve their writing skills for academic success. It also offers instruction in fiction and creative nonfiction writing to adults who wish to begin a creative writing career, or who simply would like to document their personal life experiences for family, children and friends. In addition, the academy offers summer camp to elementary and middle school children and provides students who complete at least three writing courses a complimentary hardcover book of their literary work.
The academy is open Monday through Friday and offers classes after the school day ends. It follows Fairfax County Public Schools’ calendar and weather related closings.
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Located in Chantilly, VA, The Writing Academy offers academic and creative writing instruction to 3rd through 12th graders, as well as creative writing instruction to adults. Our instruction methods are thoughtfully designed to enhance learning through games, light-hearted competitions, and by providing students with a venue in which to direct or act out their literary creations. By combining the literary world with the theatrical, we provide a unique and memorable learning experience for our students. For more information about our academy, visit www.thewritingacademyva.com, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (703) 662-6070.