The Merit School Of Stafford

664 Garrisonville Road
Stafford, VA 22554-0225
Tel: (540)659-5290
Grades: PK - K | 64 students
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At Merit School Of Stafford, Our half-day Preschool and Jr. Kindergarten programs are designed to develop the young child’s awareness of stories, words, rhymes, letters, listening and beginning handwriting skills, as well as confidence, independence and inquisitiveness about learning.
Our full-day kindergarten program strives to develop each child into a reader and writer, confident in these skills, as well as beginning math, social studies, and science concepts.
Kindergarten students are evaluated using the PALS screening in the fall, winter and spring.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association for the Education of Young Children
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten - Kindergarten

Student Body

Total Students 64 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
Students by Grade The Merit School Of Stafford Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 7 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 9:1
National avg.: 13:1

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Admissions Director Sherry Roberson

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Grace Preparatory School (3.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Fredericksburg Christian School Stafford Campus (1.2 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Fredericksburg Christian School Stafford Campus (1.2 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Stafford
    Grades: PK-5 | 149 students
    1.2 miles
    101 Shepherds Way
    Stafford, VA 22556
    (540)659-1279
    1.2PK-5
    149
  • Stafford
    Grades: PK-8 | 84 students
    2.5 miles
    2726 Jefferson Davis Highway
    Stafford, VA 22554
    (540)659-1810
    2.5PK-8
    84
  • Stafford
    Grades: PK-8 | 193 students
    2.7 miles
    3130 Jefferson Davis Hwy
    Stafford, VA 22554
    (540)659-5207
    2.7PK-8
    193
  • Stafford
    Grace Preparatory School
    Special Program Emphasis (Christian)
    Grades: K-12 | 135 students
    3.8 miles
    2202 Jefferson Davis Hwy
    Stafford, VA 22554
    (540)657-4500
    3.8K-12
    135
  • Stafford
    Stafford Baptist Academy
    Daycare / Preschool (Baptist)
    Grades: PK-K | 94 students
    3.8 miles
    2202 Jefferson Davis Hwy.
    Stafford, VA 22554
    (540)659-3005
    3.8PK-K
    94

School Reviews

We love the Merit School of Stafford on Pkwy Blvd. We have a private school kindergartener and 1st grader mid-way through the year already and couldn''t be happier. Well worth the tuition to get small class sizes (only 9 kids in 1st grade class, and 17 in kindergarten), and an amazing facility with top of the line support from the director and staff. Teachers are great and kids are doing well. They test using PALS which is same as public school, so we are confident our kids are getting same or better than what the nearby public schools offer. Highly recommend to anyone considering this great school.
- Posted by Parent, 11/20/14
Facility is great. We enrolled because the cost was reasonable, they follow same curriculum as public schools, with same tests (SOL, PALS etc) and the offer on-campus before & after care. We will post an updated review after we get our KDG and 1st Grader started in the Fall.
- Posted by Parent, 07/24/14

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