Congressional Schools Of Virginia

3229 Sleepy Hollow Rd
Falls Church, VA 22042-0220
Tel: (703)533-9711
Grades: PK - 8 | 341 students
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Reading and writing skill development and mathematical skill development are at the core of the educational experience for students in Grades 1-4. Specialty instruction in physical education, art, music, French or Spanish continue through these grades.
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Reading and writing skill development and mathematical skill development are at the core of the educational experience for students in Grades 1-4. Specialty instruction in physical education, art, music, French or Spanish continue through these grades.
In Early Childhood, students are introduced to the fundamentals of learning which are building blocks for a more focused foundation of literacy skills, emerging mathematics, and hands-on science.
In Middle School (Grades 5-8) classes are divided into two sections for all academic and specialty classes. In addition to their core academic classes, Middle School students receive instruction in art, music, speech & drama, physical education, science, and Spanish, French or Latin.
In Kindergarten, students work on mastering literacy skills, and are introduced to Singapore Math concepts. They also receive instruction with specialty teachers in art, music, and physical education, French or Spanish,
Our school's most important resources are our teachers: highly-qualified, caring individuals who make each child their top priority. Our teachers' long-term dedication to school and students translates into a stable learning environment. Access to these talented people, at the center of a child's education, is essential.
Congressional parents are confident in knowing their children are being educated in a comfortable and nurturing environment.  This environment provides an educational curriculum that allows children to achieve at their highest potential.
Health, well being, and attitude are central to Congressional's physical education and athletics program. Our goal: to build a lifelong commitment to activity and fitness. Children learn skills, games and the values of sportsmanship that contribute to a healthy social life.
At Congressional, our students develop a sense of excitement, discovery, and joy of learning under the nurturing guidance of a certified teacher and teaching assistant. The teaching team presents and conducts activities that promote language, cognitive, social, and physical growth.
At Congressional, technology is fully integrated into the curriculum through project-based learning. Teachers work collaboratively with a Technology Coordinator to design classroom projects that integrate technology and curricula. The project-based classroom activities focus on using technology to enhance instructional strategies.
Congressional is distinguished by students and staff from around the world. Effortlessly, children from different backgrounds learn to appreciate diversity, not merely from books, but from life.
The mission of the Congressional Schools of Virginia is to prepare children, through an innovative and accelerated curriculum, to embrace the opportunities and responsibilities they will face as global citizens.

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 Schools Of Virginia 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 Schools of Virginia is to prepare children, through an innovative and accelerated curriculum, to embrace the opportunities and responsibilities they will face as global citizens. 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.

Profile last updated: 08/07/2015

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Trinity School At Meadow View (2.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Grace Lutheran School (0.8 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Grace Lutheran School (0.8 miles away)
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  • Falls Church
    Grace Lutheran School
    (Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod)
    Grades: PK-8 | 77 students
    0.8 miles
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    Falls Church, VA 22042
    (703)534-5517
    0.8PK-8
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  • Falls Church
    Grades: PK-K | 74 students
    1 miles
    3433 Rose Lane
    Falls Church, VA 22042
    (703)992-0255
    1PK-K
    74
  • Falls Church
    Grades: K-1
    1.1 miles
    6103 Arlington Blvd
    Falls Church, VA 22044
    (703)327-0884
    1.1K-1
    n/a
  • Falls Church
    New Vista School
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: PK-K | 43 students
    1.2 miles
    7000 Arlington Blvd
    Falls Church, VA 22042
    (703)536-7822
    1.2PK-K
    43
  • Falls Church
    Grades: PK-1 | 100 students
    1.2 miles
    3241 Brush Dr
    Falls Church, VA 22042
    (703)237-0264
    1.2PK-1
    100

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