Westminster School

3819 Gallows Road,
Annandale, VA, 22003-0220
Tel: (703)256-3620
Grades: NS - 8 | 310 students
Westminster School is dedicated to providing a superior elementary and middle-school education whose fundamental goals for each child are a disciplined and well-informed mind, strength of character, dedication to learning, generosity of spirit, and joy in the possibilities of life.
The Westminster program is founded on a traditional curriculum, rigorous academic standards, and an atmosphere that promotes respect, integrity, kindness, and a sense of excellence.
Westminster's academic program provides thorough training in basic subjects within a broad humanities curriculum.
The Classical tradition, great books, and exposure to the arts are emphasized and integrated throughout an accelerated, thoroughly rounded program.
Especially unique is Westminster School's dedication to building poise, self-confidence and positive personal presentation.  This is achieved in many ways, but most exceptionally in the strong drama program at the school.  Each student participates in a play every year, culminating with a Shakespeare production in the 7th grade and a musical in the 8th grade.  Every student has a speaking role.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Virginia Association of Independent Schools (VAIS)
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool - 8
Year Founded 1962

Student Body

Total Students 310 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 28 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 12:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 60%
Average Class Size 15 students
Classroom Dress Code Formal

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $14,828
Tuition Notes Financial Aid is available.
Admissions Director Nancy Schuler


Total Sports Offered 5 sports
Sports BasketballCross CountrySoccerSoftballTrack and FieldBasketballCross Country,
Track and Field


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 10 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Builders Club (Community Service), Chess Club, Chorus, French Club, French Club, MathCounts, Odyssey of the Mind, Orchestra, Science Olympiad, Sports Chess Club, Chorus, French Club, French Club, MathCounts, Orchestra, Sports, Builders Club (Community Service),
Odyssey of the Mind,
Science Olympiad,

School Notes:

  • Accelerated Academic Program (Math, Science, English, Reading)

    Classical Studies/History

    Junior Great Books






    Daily PE

    Multiple Field Trips

    Emphasis on Character, Kindness, and Courtesy

  • Profile last updated: 06/18/2013

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Phillips School-annandale (2.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Pinecrest School (0.4 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Montessori School-Holmes Run (0.6 miles away)
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School Reviews

  • Recommended September 20, 2013 - After a traumatic introduction to Kindergarten in another private school we began a frantic search for another school for our son. After visiting Westminster, my first reaction was, "Wow!" We moved in mid-year K and our son just started 3rd grade, and my "Wow" has never diminished. The best decision we could have ever made. He is thriving in a caring, professional, progressive educational experience. Small classes, specialized teachers, and a culture that fosters excellence and respect. - Posted by Parent

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