GW Community School

9001 Braddock Rd, Suite 111
Springfield, VA 22151-0703
Tel: (703)978-7208
Grades: 9 - 12 | 56 students
Founded in the summer of 1999, the GW Community School embraces as its mission the development and implementation of a holistic educational program which will develop and optimize the giftedness and intelligence of each student in an in-depth, enriched, and technically advanced college preparatory environment that emphasizes authentic application of knowledge, not merely assimilation of information.
Students will experience academic success and the development of social awareness and responsibility in an atmosphere where all are treated with respect and courtesy. The GW Community School recognizes the unique contribution of parents, students and community members striving for unity of purpose.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools (SACS)
Grades Offered Grades 9 - 12
Year Founded 1999

Student Body

Total Students 56 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 11%
State avg.: 26%
Students by Grade GW Community School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 12 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 5:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 8 students
Number of AP Courses 3 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Advanced Courses AP Calculus BC, AP US Government, AP US History
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $22,994
Admissions Associate Cassie Sinichko

Sports

Total Sports Offered 1 sports
Sports BasketballBasketball

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 8 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Chess, Coyote Robotics, History thru Movies, Personal Fitness, Soccer, Student Government Association, Weightlifting, Yearbook Chess, Soccer, Weightlifting, Yearbook, Coyote Robotics,
History thru Movies,
Personal Fitness,
Student Government Association,

School Notes:

Admissions Process:  GW Community School has rolling admissions.  We keep our class sizes small and want to keep our total enrollment at approximately 55 students therefore we do fill up and have to turn students away.

GW Community School does not host an Open House for prospective families; instead we schedule personal interviews with our Director. If you are interested in learning more about GWCS we recommend the following:

1.  Familiarize yourself with GWCS through our website:  www.gwcommunityschool.com.  If this sparks your interest or stirs up additional questions...

2.  Call GWCS and ask to schedule a prospective interview:  (703) 978-7208.  Prospective interviews include student and parent(s) and last approximately one hour.  You will meet with the Director, Alexa Warden.  She will talk with you about GWCS, answer any of your questions, ask you questions and show you around the school including visiting classes that are insession at the time, interacting with students and teachers.

3.  Submit an application complete with writing sample, photo and application fee.

4.  Once application material has been received you will be notified of our decision by mail within two to three weeks.

Profile last updated: 07/16/2015

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Best Academy (0 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Best Academy (0 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Little Acorn Patch (2.2 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Springfield
    Best Academy
    Special Program Emphasis
    Grades: 1-12 | 147 students
    0 miles
    9001 Braddock Rd Ste 200
    Springfield, VA 22151
    (703)978-0008
    01-12
    147
  • Annandale
     Holy Spirit School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: K-9 | 419 students
    0.4 miles
    8800 Braddock Rd
    Annandale, VA 22003
    (703)978-7117
    0.4K-9
    419
  • Fairfax
    Mark Of Excellence
    Daycare / Preschool (Christian)
    Grades: K | 14 students
    1.8 miles
    4100 Hunt Rd
    Fairfax, VA 22032
    (703)323-0165
    1.8K
    14
  • Springfield
    The Dominion School
    Special Education School
    Grades: 8-12 | 16 students
    1.8 miles
    8000 Forbes Pl Ste 102
    Springfield, VA 22151
    (703)321-9091
    1.88-12
    16
  • Springfield
    Accotink Academy
    Special Education School
    Grades: 1-12 | 125 students
    2 miles
    8519 Tuttle Rd
    Springfield, VA 22152
    (703)451-8041
    21-12
    125

School Reviews

This is an amazing school that has incredibly supportive teachers and staff. They offer advanced as well as remedial classes. It is a small school which has good and bad. The good individual attention and the ability to construct classes to meet specific student needs. The bad, there are not a lot of children and if there is a conflict between two students it there is little opportunity to move out of class. Overall, it is an amazing school that works very hard to change the class to meet the needs of the individual child rather than having your child try to meet the needs of the class.
- Posted by Parent, 07/24/15

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