Congressional School

3229 Sleepy Hollow Rd
Falls Church, VA 22042-0220
Tel: (703)533-9711
Grades: PK-8 | 341 students
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An Infant - Grade 8, co-ed, independent day school of 340 students in Fall Church, Congressional School offers a challenging education within a nurturing environment. Small class sizes and a differentiated approach, enables us to purposefully engage our students in a multitude of ways.
Technology is integrated throughout campus; yet we still firmly believe in the power of play.
With horses, a ropes course, two swimming pools, a full gymnasium and a Sport Court, our students enjoy the benefits of a balanced approach to education.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools (SACS)
AdvancED
Religious Affiliation Non-sectarian
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded 1939

Student Body

Total Students 341 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
41%
State avg.: 26%
Students by Grade Congressional School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 37 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 10:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
47%
Average Class Size 18 students
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(School Uniform)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Tuition Notes Visit our website to view our tuition fee schedule.
Admissions Director Gretchen Herbst
Admissions Associate Jackie Rose

Sports

Total Sports Offered 9 sports
Sports Basketball, Climbing, Cross Country, Equestrian, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballClimbing,
Cross CountryEquestrian,
LacrosseSoccer,
SoftballTrack and Field,
Volleyball

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 4 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Congressional Chorale, Model UN, Robotics, Volleyball Model UN, Robotics, Volleyball, Congressional Chorale,

School Notes

  • The mission of the Congressional School is to  ignite the spark in young learners to become great thinkers and leaders who will positively impact our world. We seek to provide provide an inspirational and challenging student-centered educational experience within our diverse and supportive community where children question, collaborate, create, and lead. We seek to provide a safe and stimulating environment in which children can develop academically, physically, creatively, socially, and emotionally; foster a climate which emphasizes traditional values of citizenship, service, personal responsibility, self-discipline, and respect and compassion for others; challenge students with an accelerated, interactive, and age-appropriate curriculum; provide supporting educational materials and integrate technology throughout the curriculum; maintain a structure and philosophy which assures attention to the unique needs of each child; attract and retain outstanding teachers who actively pursue on-going professional development; sustain a partnership between school and home in the education of the children; encourage all parents to play an active role in the life of the schools; take advantage of the many opportunities afforded by the diverse character of the Schools and of the surrounding metropolitan area; and acknowledge each child's special gifts and contributions.
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I'm a current parent of a middle school student at Congressional who has attended since kindergarten. We have had a great experience at Congressional. The environment is friendly and caring. The curriculum is challenging and flexible. Many times it is driven by the interests of the students. The faculty is top notch.
- Posted by Parent, 03/22/16

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The average private school tuition in Fairfax County, VA is $11,310 for elementary schools and $22,204 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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