Director’s Letter

Dear Geneva Parents, Friends, and Visitors:

Winter was cold and long, spring was short, and now, early summer is hot!

Yes, summer for Geneva is here and is time for a change of pace to relax, do “nothing,” read a good book or be read a good book, and visit with family and friends. Your Geneva Day School staff and friends hope that you will have a wonderful summer!

We is thankful for your precious children who were enrolled during the past and 53rd year of the School. They have all grown and matured so much and are truly different from who they were last September. They are more confident, great conversationalists, good friends and citizens, and follow directions.

Geneva treasures each of your children and the good memories we have of spending time together for learning and play. While some are moving on to new schools, we hope that they will always remember their preschool friends and return to visit whenever it is convenient.

Thank you for your support throughout the year which contributed to Geneva Day School being voted “Best Preschool” once again by readers of Bethesda Magazine. Geneva Day School was recertified as a Maryland Green School for the third time as well. We are very proud of these important distinctions.

I told a story recently at the last staff meeting about a CEO who was boasting at a dinner party about his important job and what he makes. He turned to a teacher sitting beside him and asked “What do you make?”  The teacher paused and then said that “I make children think, learn how to get along with others, how to share and take turns, how to try their best, that it’s okay to make a mistake, that we should be stewards of our environment, and that learning something new is exciting!”  She continued and said “In fact, I make a difference!” We believe that you as parents working with the teaching teams at Geneva really do make a difference in the lives of your children.  Thank you for this important cooperation.

We look forward to seeing them at camp, in the fall, and at our annual Welcome Back Social on Friday, September 7 from 5:30–7:00 p.m. Enjoy your summer with your children and family!


Suzanne Funk