Frequently Asked Questions

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I'm interested in your program, how do I get started?

That's great!  You can get started by going to the reservation section on our Academy Sessions page. Then fill in the information, and we will contact you to set up your free consultation.

How does the tutoring program work?

At Saddle Book Academy we start with a one-on-one consultation to learn more about each student and what their likes and dislikes are.  We also have a diagnostic test that will help us to design a customized learning program in order to ensure success for each student.

The goal of our tutoring is to help our students become confident learners and strengthen their skills to succeed in the classroom and in life. We help our students to 

  • Set challenging goals
  • Create step-by-step plans to achieve their goals
  • Learn to self-evaluate
  • Expand their potential
  • Build self-esteem

Do you communicate with my child's teacher?

Communication between teachers and parents is paramount to creating a successful program. We communicate throughout the process with parents, providing updates and feedback on their child's progress.  With parental permission, we touch base with the student's classroom teachers to ensure success.

What is enrichment?

This is what really sets us apart as a great after-school program in Purcellville!  Our enrichment activities are math and science based and are conducted with our horses.  We learn about proportions and stride length, percentages of body weight consumed each day, budgeting for horse ownership, angles of conformation, anatomy and physiology of a horse, etc.  All of our enrichment activities are aligned to the Virginia SOL's for 5th-8th grade students.  These activities help our students to apply the skills they are learning in a real setting. There is no better way to learn than by doing!


Does my child need experience with horses?

Experience with horses is not necessary. Our program is designed for the beginner to intermediate rider.  All of our horses are great with children and our lessons focus on fundamentals and safety.  Each student progresses at their own pace, demonstrating mastery before moving to the next level. Our students gain confidence and communication skills from their very first encounter.   

Privacy Policy

 Privacy Notice

This privacy notice discloses the privacy practices for Saddle Book Academy. This privacy notice applies solely to information collected by this website. It will notify you of the following:

  1. What personally identifiable information is collected from you through the website, how it is used and with whom it may be shared.
  2. What choices are available to you regarding the use of your data.
  3. The security procedures in place to protect the misuse of your information.
  4. How you can correct any inaccuracies in the information.

Information Collection, Use, and Sharing
We are the sole owners of the information collected on this site. We only have access to/collect information that you voluntarily give us via email or other direct contact from you. We will not sell or rent this information to anyone.

We will use your information to respond to you, regarding the reason you contacted us. We will not share your information with any third party outside of our organization.

 Unless you ask us not to, we may contact you via email in the future to tell you about specials, new services, or changes to this privacy policy.

Your Access to and Control Over Information
You may opt out of any future contacts from us at any time. You can do the following at any time by contacting us via the email address or phone number given on our website:

  • See what data we have about you, if any.
  • Change/correct any data we have about you.
  • Have us delete any data we have about you.
  • Express any concern you have about our use of your data.

Security
We take precautions to protect your information. When you submit sensitive information via the website, your information is protected both online and offline.

Wherever we collect sensitive information (such as credit card data), that information is encrypted and transmitted to us in a secure way. You can verify this by looking for a lock icon in the address bar and looking for "https" at the beginning of the address of the Web page.

 While we use encryption to protect sensitive information transmitted online, we also protect your information offline. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, billing or customer service) are granted access to personally identifiable information. The computers/servers in which we store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment.

If you feel that we are not abiding by this privacy policy, you should contact us immediately via telephone at 703/728-7072 or via email.