Green Hedges School

415 Windover Ave, NW,
Vienna, VA, 22180-0221
Tel: (703)938-8323
Grades: NS - 8 | 172 students
Challenging Academics Building Confidence & Leadership

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. American Montessori Society (AMS)
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Virginia Association of Independent Schools (VAIS)
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool - 8
Year Founded 1942

Student Body

Total Students 172 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 33%
State avg.: 24%
Students by Grade Green Hedges School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 23 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 57%
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(khaki pants, polo tops, polo dress)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Feb. 15 / rolling
% on Financial Aid 21%
Average Financial Aid Grant $13,300
Admissions Director Surabela Fabian


Total Sports Offered 4 sports
Sports Basketball, Cross Country, Soccer, TennisBasketballCross Country,

School Notes:

  • Green Hedges is a warm, supportive environment that provides an academically challenging experience for children in Montessori Preschool (ages 3-5) and Traditional Grades 1 – 8.  Our curricular objective is to build confidence and leadership qualities in our students which reach beyond the classroom and prepares them to step into the future.

    Located in the heart of Vienna, Virginia in the historic Windover Heights neighborhood, the charming 4-acre campus blends well with its surroundings.  Founded in 1942 by Frances and Kenton Kilmer, we are proud of our history and engagement in the Vienna community since arriving on the present campus in 1955.  Recognized for Challenging Academics Building Confidence & Leadership, our motto speaks to that which distinguishes our school: the development of young leaders, a culture which celebrates the strength of diversity, and an academic environment rich with opportunities for inquiry.  These are built upon the premise that children will gradually develop their thinking and the ability to articulate their opinions when provided guidance to make connections between disparate ideas, and support as they learn the skills to reflect upon and refine their ideas. 

    There are many elements that contribute to the success and creative learning that occurs at Green Hedges.  Inspirational educators, optimal classroom facilities, appropriate and impactful use of technology, innovative practices acquired through faculty engagement in professional development, and ample outdoor learning spaces are key aspects of the School’s robust program.  Academics are enhanced through frequent experiential learning opportunities in every grade, as we take advantage of the rich offerings that the DC metropolitan area and the eastern seaboard provide.

    With just under 200 students our student:teacher ratio averages 7:1.  We value personal attention and promote the development of good character throughout the curriculum.  Small class size affords us not only the opportunity to know each child personally, but to promote important community relationships among students of different grade levels, so that our students emerge with poise, confidence, and readiness for the challenge of secondary school and beyond.
  • Profile last updated: 01/15/2014

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Flint Hill School (2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Vienna KinderCare (0.1 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Faith Baptist Academy (0.6 miles away)
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    Vienna , VA , 22180
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  • Vienna
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    Early Childhood / Day Cares (Baptist)
    301 Center St S
    Vienna , VA , 22180
    Early Childhood / Day Cares (Baptist)
    0.6  mi  |  5  students  |  Gr.  PK-KG
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    712 Tapawingo Rd Sw
    Vienna , VA , 22180
    Early Childhood / Day Cares (Christian)
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    (Roman Catholic)
    9970 Vale Rd
    Vienna , VA , 22181
    (Roman Catholic)
    1.2  mi  |  373  students  |  Gr.  PK-8
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    Parkwood School
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
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    Vienna , VA , 22180
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    1.2  mi  |  10  students  |  Gr.  PK-KG

School Reviews

  • Recommended February 13, 2014 - Green Hedges is a loving and nurturing environment! We are thrilled with the challenging academic program and the dedicated faculty. The teachers work hard and work together to get to know each child. Because of the small class sizes, we really see the outcome in our son shown by his level of confidence, problem solving skills, and love of learning. The teachers truly love teaching and our kids. This school is a gift and my son can not wait to return every day for the new experiences! - Posted by Parent
  • Recommended January 24, 2014 - We started our family''s journey at Green Hedges in 2009. Our daughter started in 2nd grade after a few years in public school. We have been thrilled and thankful that we found such a great learning environment for our daughter. The school is very nurturing with a very dedicated faculty. The academics are excellent and students are taught to be critical thinkers who are confident with their reading and writing skills. Our daughter is a very hard working student who does well. Many of our friends are impressed with her knowledge. Our friends who have three children in the Fairfax gifted program and one daughter in the same grade (as our daughter) are constantly asking us about the curriculum and teachers. They have noticed that Green Hedges teaches more advanced curriculum and expect the children to do well. I think the label of "gifted" is overused in this county. Green Hedges offers a fabulous curriculum, a dedicated teaching staff, and expects children to do well without pandering to the excessive over achieving mindset of labeling so many children as "gifted." This school is a gem! Check it out! - Posted by Parent
  • Recommended January 24, 2014 - Green Hedges is a wonderful school that is challenging academically and warm and nurturing. The students receive a lot of individual attention and support as well as exposure to a broad variety of activities and experiences. My daughter has had a great experience, and we could not be happier with our choice. - Posted by Parent

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