GW Community School

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 News

  • Now, For Something Completely Different - 05/14/2020 - GW Community School received media attention during COVID-19 school closings for quickly and successfully engaging students in remote learning and finding creative ways to keep the community connected.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools (SACS)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Year Founded1999

Student Body

Total Students56 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 26%
Students by Grade GW Community School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers12 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio5:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size8 students
Number of AP Courses4 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesAP Calculus, AP Computer Science Principles, AP US Government, AP US History, Honors Anatomy & Physiology, Honors Astrophysics, Honors English 9, 10, 11, 12, Honors Geometry, Honors Physics
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$29,616
Tuition NotesDiscount payment plans and scholarships available.
Admissions AssociateCassie Sinichko


Total Sports Offered1 sport


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.12 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Chess, Coyote Robotics, History thru Movies, Music Club, Soccer, Student Government Association, Theatre / Improv, Weightlifting, Yearbook

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Co-ed Flag Football, Co-ed Softball, Personal Fitness

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:  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.
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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
Traditional academic curriculum with AP and Honors classes. Small, engaging classes with teachers who are smart, caring and supportive. Focus on authentic learning allows for interesting field trips, like observing a live open heart surgery at Inova Hospital, followed by a discussion with the surgical team. Internship program is excellent, and a real plus on college applications. Vibrant, warm environment. Small but mighty, this is truly a special school.
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This school is amazing. The teachers, to a person, have deep passion for their profession and really go out of their way to accommodate children with different learning styles.
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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.
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