About us

Welcome to Curie School – Herndon

The Madame Curie School, an innovative STEM ++ curriculum school, with state-of-the-art facilities offers school day programs and after school enrichment for children preschool-6th grade. The school, founded by Dr. Rao Mulpuri and located in Chantilly recently celebrated its first anniversary and is excited to welcome a second school location in Herndon.

Dr. Rao Mulpuri, Founder





“The best contribution one can make in the learning process of any child is during the pre-school and elementary school years. By giving a strong foundation in these early learning experiences we can empower the child and create a great chance for academic success in later years. The Madame Curie School of Science & Technology is committed to educating children for becoming leaders of 21st century.”

Philosophy of Learning

The Madame Curie School philosophy is to provide a challenging academic environment where ideas abound and imaginations flourish. Our goal is to nurture children to be problem-solvers early in life so that they may deliberate, look for, and discover solutions in both academic and everyday situations.

At MCS we want to instill a sense of wonder and enjoyment in the mystery of Science, build confidence in Math skills, discover the beauty of Language, and inspire a joy for learning.

MCS Difference

The Madame Curie School of Science & Technology innovative STEM++ curriculum is designed to promote and enhance learning for the preschool and elementary age student. Hands on lessons and activities coupled with traditional methods of repetition and recitation assist in the academic and social development of the well-round student at MCS.


The first 5 years in a child’s brain development are crucial. Research shows that this is the time when the brain is creating new connections and developing at the most rapid pace it ever will.

With each passing second during these first 5 years, young brains develop 700 synapses, the neural connections that support learning and the development of skill sets.

Accordingly, it is important to take advantage of this incredible time—the brain absorbs information like a sponge.

A child’s development rests primarily on the environment, exposure, and attention received during these formative years.

Habits and interests formed young generally reverberate throughout adult life.

Additionally, we want to impart students with the wisdom we would like them to bring into adulthood—kindness, compassion, respect and self-esteem-to become productive citizens of their community.

Faculty & Staff

Ms. Helena Crick is thrilled to be joining The Madame Curie School team as Principal of the school’s second location in Herndon. Ms. Crick holds a Master’s Degree in Education from Concordia University and an AMS Early Childhood Certification from The Institute of Advanced Montessori Studies. With both teaching and administrative experience with children and adults, Ms. Crick has served as a School Director, Teacher Consultant and Mentor, Curriculum Coordinator, and Faculty Member in Early Childhood Education.

As an educational leader, Ms. Crick maintains the perspective that schools are preparing students to become 21st century global citizens. She strives daily to provide inspirational educational leadership to students, parents, faculty, and the community through high quality, authentic hands-on education. In her spare time, Helena enjoys volunteer work, traveling, reading, and spending time with family and friends.

What parents say about us

“Curie School Herdon has proven to be an ideal choice for my son. I am extremely happy with the range of activities and programs they offer. Very friendly and relaxed atmosphere for kids to play in, learn to socialize, be creative, and most of all, have lots of fun. ”

— Christine & Jacob Thomas

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