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About The Owner

The owner, Jamie True, is a mother of two and a very active community member. She worked as a "geek translator" for decades, interfacing with engineers and scientists and software developers at places like NASA, the Department of Defense, and the National Institutes for Health.  At the same time, she has always been part of running child-centered events and programs in her children's schools, devoting thousands of hours to them every year.

Two places inspired her to open The Scholar Ship. First, was the Physics Circuses she attended with her father at the University of Texas as a little girl. Second, was a place in Northern Virginia called Curiosity Zone that she lived near when her son was in pre-school.

The Scholar Ship has undergone some transformations since it opened. When the doors opened on December 4, 2015, the place was a science lab for parties and camps that sold science kits. In 2016, she saw a need to provide mental challenges for kids ages 7 and up so she added an escape room. In 2017, she decided to start offering computer science lessons and architectural challenges in Minecraft so she added laptops, XBOXes, Switch, and Playstations. She is always working on new ways to make your kid's learning experience amazing!