Pinnacle Academy

Pinnacle is a high-quailty, student centered, STEM based private school in Chantilly, VA. We offer a competitive curriculum, extra curricular activities, and strong family engagement opportunities. We keep our classroom sizes small so each student has the opportunity to engage in one-on-one interactions with their teachers and have their curricular needs met.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.AdvancED
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-12
Offers Post-Graduate YearYes
Year Founded2008
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students156 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 26%
Students by Grade Pinnacle Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers14 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio11:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size12 students
Number of AP Courses43 courses
Advanced Coursesas early as 9th grade and graduate from high school with both an Pinnacle Advanced High School Diploma and NOVA Associate Degree, Pinnacle Academy High School students have access to take college courses from NVCC
Average SAT score1375
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(Navy pants, skirt, or jumper with a burgundy or white polo)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$14,500
Tuition NotesSibling discount, loyalty discount, single installment full amount payment discounts available.
Admissions DirectorMrs. Lyndsey
Endowment Size$0.4 million


Total Sports Offered6 sports
SportsBasketball, Flag Football, Indoor Soccer, Soccer, Softball, Ultimate FrisbeeBasketballFlag Football,
Indoor SoccerSoccer,
SoftballUltimate Frisbee,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.20 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Arts, Chess, Drama, First, Future, Gardening, Ideaventions, Lego, Math, Odyssey, Science, Student, Travel, Tutoring, Yearbook

Arts and Music Programs:
Dance, Piano, Violin

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Baketball, Pumas

School Notes

  • Pinnacle Academy is a non-profit, non-sectarian STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) focused private school, offering affordable, safe, diverse, value based and effective learning environment to the communities for the past nine years.
  • Our school has been accredited by ADvancED and established partnerships with George Mason University, NVCC, University of Connecticut on various educational opportunities for all our students.
  • Pinnacle Academy utilizes the Virginia Standards of Learning as the baseline criteria for its rigor expectations and introduces students to higher level challenges as they become ready to handle more. 
  • The shared belief is stretching the students' intellectual and social capacities each and everyday. Students are trained to become independent learners and expectations are adjusted accordingly throughout the school year.
  • Pinnacle Academy is adapting the Renzulli School Enrichment Model (SEM), helping students to become caring, well rounded citizens, not only achieving for themselves but also for others within the communities. The Total Gifted and Talented education approach SEM utilizes, allows the students grow within the community, with the community. For more information, please click on the link below.
  • It is a school where elementary students will have access to middle school content, middle school students will start taking high school courses as early as 6th grade and high school students will begin earning college course credits as early as 9th grade.
  • Pinnacle Academy has been and will continue to be a growing and glowing learning community. 
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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (22 reviews)
We truly appreciate the excellent environment, and education provided to our children. In addition, their values and expectations mirror those we have in our home. It feels good knowing that we have a network of fantastic teachers, administrators, and staff members who continue to help us to raise our children to be a successful, confident, and friendly young man. We truly appreciate the excellent environment and education Pinnacle Academy provides to our sons.
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I have 2 kids been to this school 2 years ago, then I moved my house little far, I had to take my kids from pinnacle academy to public school. It has been 2 years but still my kids ask me to send them to pinnacle academy again. They loved that school a lot, now I heard they moved to a new location which is closer right now, and we decided to send kids back to pinnacle academy for next year again. I definitely recommend pinnacle academy for everyone.
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I have many friends whose kids are enrolled in the school, and I have been hearing great things about it. They have moved into a brand new building and now have a principal with a track record. What I like the most about the school is the emphasis on math and science and the safe environment for the kids.
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We have been with PA for two years. Our son loves the small classes and advanced curriculum. A new facility is more convenient than the previous one.
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Great school. Dedicated teachers, small size classes, and rigorous curriculum are the best part of this school. Thanks Pinnacle..
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Pinnacle Academy is a fantastic K-12 school. I have 2 kids here. The faculty and staff are truly amazing. This school is great because it has small class sizes and they are STEAM focused. The students are well behaved too.
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All three kids of mine are very motivated and happy at Pinnacle. Great teachers, STEAM focus, and caring staff.
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There are very good teachers, especially math teachers who are so qualified.
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This is our 3rd year and I have all 3 kids at the school. I am very happy with the academic as well as the social aspect of my child's education. The school is advanced in curriculum and all the staff is always available to help kids and discuss any concern. The teachers know my kids very well and challenge them to work to their potential. They offer lots of after school activities and students are participating in competitions outside of school. My children love going to school every day and they can't imagine going anywhere else.
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This is our 7th year with Pinnacle Academy in Oakton. Our two boys love Pinnacle (Kindergarten & 5th grade) We feel very fortune to attend this unique private school. Besides great education and discipline, Our 5th grader made invaluable friendships throughout the years. Faculty & Staff is extremely supportive and guided by the professional principal. Parents voice is very appreciated and respected!
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I have 2 children at Pinnacle Academy and I''m so happy and thankful that they''re getting the best education for the private tuition. The administration and teachers are amazing, dedicated, and go above and beyond to make sure each and every child is developing their best. My son is in 2nd grade and daughter in 4th grade and both have been here for 2 years. They''re thriving and learning so much everyday and love their teachers and small group of classmates. I very much appreciate the small classes and each of my children get a lot of attention...which I think is critical during these early learning years. Another advantage of being a small school, everyone knows each other and frequently, the upperclassmen give the youngers waves, high fives, hugs,'s comforting to see how close this student body is. The school offers many opportunities in First Lego League, Fairfax County Science Fair, National Spelling Bee/Geography Bees, Future City, Odyssey of The Mind, Science Olympiad, and other STEM related competitions. This school has consistently ranked in the top for all of these competitions every year. It's no wonder with such dedicated faculty and parents.
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Having a son whose previous private school had recommended for ADHD testing and subsequently a push towards medication, we were very pleased with Pinnacle, their approach, the classroom size and the teacher's attention to a child with ADHD and not on medication. Two years later, he is healthy, learning, happy and excelling at school.
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It's a small but great school! Teachers are caring and successful. They are getting one-on-one attention with students. Students have successful education, good character as well as self-confident personality at the Pinnacle Academy.
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Pinnacle Academy is an exceptional school with initial focus on nurturing the whole child. Last year I had two of my kids and this year I registered all my four kids. It is more academically challenging in all grades. The school handles all types of learners reaching out to the level of the child. The art, music, especially science and all other programs are outstanding! Most important of all, we as whole family feel the worm and friendly environment of Pinnacle Academy's teachers. We found all teachers and personnels of PA are outstanding... As a private school, the tuition is very affordable.. It's well worth the money. Highly recommended to at least check it out....
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Super teaching staff truly dedicated to helping students learn. Small class sizes are wonderful. Teachers know my child's name even if they''ve never taught him
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We have a son enrolled in Kindergarten for the first time this year. For us it has been worth the investment because it is a comfortable environment for him. He spent the first few years at home and so the smaller class size we feel has been a good transition for him. It has also been a good transition for us. It's comforting for us to know the names of all the students in his class and to know his teachers so well. We''ll keep him in as long as we can afford it mainly because he loves it so much and that's worth the money.
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My son has been going to this school since he was three. We are very happy with teachers, education qualty .
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Pinnacle Academy has caring administrators, teachers, parents, and students that create an amazing school community. I love teaching in a small class environment, because I can get to know each of my students as individual learners to help them grow and reach their full academic potential. I see so much joy and enthusiasm for learning across the school every day. I also appreciate all the exciting events that happen over the school year, including Family Fun Nights, STEM Night, History Bee, Science Fair, Future City competition, National Geographic Bee, First Lego League, Pi Day, fun field trips, and the big variety show. I am happy to be a part of the Pinnacle Academy family.
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I have 2 kids at Pinnacle. Pinnacle Academy provides a great education for the price. The class sizes are small and the children get individualized attention. There is emphasis on not just education but also social interactions. The school also has a wide variety of clubs and events kids can participate in.
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I love to be part of the Pinnacle Academy. It has small size classes and feels like a family. It is great to see students being challenged. Offering Algebra-1, high school credit course, to 6th grade along with the other levels is keeping the doors wide open to the future.
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Great school. Excellent teachers and staff working together to create a safe and warm learning environment and reaching out to the level of the child. Class ratios are small. I cannot imagaine a better place for my children.
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Great School, Great location.. The academic caliber of this school is like no other in this area...It is Math and science focused and they do an excellent job training young minds. As a parent of 3 student, It truly recommend this school.
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