Edlin School is a K - 8 private school located in Reston, Virginia. We emphasize education of gifted and academically talented children in both traditional subject matter and subjects that are seldom found at other elementary or presecondary schools.
Edlin School provides a unique environment for learning.  We are set on a sylvan campus of green fields and woods comprising of 5 acres conveniently located near the Dulles Toll Road's Hunter Mill Road exit.

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School Overview

Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded
Summer School Offered
Summer Program Cost Notes
Weekly Summer Camp Cost varies.
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
166 students
Student Body Type
Students by Grade
Edlin School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
34 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
13 students
Classroom Dress Code
(Polo shirts and docker pants)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
K4-K5 - $20,100 1st-8th Grades - $24,800
Admissions Director
Ms. Diana DuMont
Admissions Associate
Mrs. Marie Calilhanna


Total Sports Offered
5 sports


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
16 extracurriculars
Broadcast Journalism, Debating, Film Study, French, Geography, Guitar, MathCounts, Mythology, Robotics, Sport, Studio Art

Club or Organization:
Digital Photography, Future City Competition, Odyssey of the Mind, Science Bowl Team, Yearbook

School Notes

  • At Edlin we address the needs of the whole child by creating a happy and nurturing environment that inspires and challenges all students to achieve their maximum potential both academically and personally. Edlin teaches and supports universal values of friendliness, cooperation, honesty and social responsibility. We encourage students and their families to practice these values in the outside world to support the community minded nature of education.
  • Edlin`s unique and accelerated curriculum promotes the mastery of Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Art, Technology, Foreign Language, Music and Physical Education. Lessons are engaging, hands-on and interactive between students and the teachers. We use the modified Socratic method. By asking questions instead of lecturing, teachers challenge students to evaluate new information, to make connections and to apply critical thinking skills. Students work collaboratively and independently to develop the skills and knowledge necessary to thrive and succeed in the future.
Profile last updated: 10/28/2021

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
We have been at Edlin for 2 years and have been very pleased with the development of our daughters' education. She has thrived both in her social confidence and in grasping mathematical principles. The school has done everything in their power to open for the 20-21 school in compliance with the CDC COVID guidelines. No issues or cases to report.
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Excellent School in Reston Virginia. There are plenty of privates schools now, but they all pop ups and who know if they stay in business or not. Edlin School is almost 30 years old. If they were not delivering the best results, they would not be there for almost 30 years. This is our 3rd year at the school, my daughter is in the 3rd grade; every year has been a great year. My daughter loves her teachers every year. Every year, we meet outstanding teachers, who love to teach and are professionally well trained and have years of teaching experience. The class sizes are incredible 10:1 or 12:1. when I read to my daughter non fiction books, she always has comments or can always add more to the subject. She surprises me all the time with the amount of knowledge that she is gaining at Edlin. When we meet other parents or other students from other schools, they are all so impressed with our kids at Edlin. This is a unique school, where everyone knows everyone and is very respectful. The director, always speaks with a calming voice and is always very helpful. The front desk is always available to help. Teachers know the students so well, that at any given time, when the parents see them, they can up date the parents about their children. furthermore, my daughter is extremely happy and well aware that she is getting an exceptional quality of education and she is proud of that. We are very happy, if you are interested, go for a visit, give them a call. Find out for yourself, that is the best way!
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