Pictured: the first annual Fairfax County Elementary and Middle School Science and Engineering Fair at George Mason University. Sponsored by Pinnacle Academy and George Mason, College of Science, it is the first and only regional science and engineering fair open to younger students in the area.
A Pinnacle Academy student after having her face painted at the annual Puma Fest, which raises money for classroom programs and technology
2014 Nobel Peace Prize winner, Mr. Kailash Satyarthi, visited and addressed Pinnacle Academy students who have been fundraising for the great cause Mr. Satyarthi has initiated. Advocating for all the children of the World...
Pinnacle Academy STEM Night has been a well celebrated event for years. Students and staff work together and recognize the STEM in our everyday lives via various fun and educational activities.
FLL Junior Robotics is where we start, then comes FLL Robotics for elementary and middle school students and our school students competes at FRC...Nothing less than college level cuts our high school hunger for success...
And our Dual Enrollment Students, competing at the FRC Competition. They received the Best Rookie Award at the college level competition and advanced to the State level. They are high school students, taking college courses and competing at the college level competition. Some will be completing their 25th college course credit by the end of 2017 Spring.
Pinnacle Academy, in partnership with University of Connecticut, adapting a research based gifted and talented program called Renzulli School Enrichment Model. The Model helps students identify their unique set of interest zones, then develop and implement a relevant social impact project helping the communities.
- It is a pre-school to college level academic initiative, opening new horizons for all its students.Pinnacle Academy, a Math- and Science-focused school, immerses students into a multicultural learning environment that promotes critical thinking and problem solving and encouraging students to apply this knowledge in real world situations.
|School Membership(s)School Assoc.||AdvancED|
|Grades Offered||Grades Nursery/Preschool-12|
|Offers Post-Graduate Year||Yes|
|Total Students||183 students|
|Student Body Type||Co-ed|
|% Students of Color||
State avg.: 26%
|Students by Grade|
Academics and Faculty
|Total Classroom Teachers||14 teachers|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||13:1
National avg.: 13:1
|% Faculty w/Advanced Degree||
|Average Class Size||12 students|
|Number of AP Courses||43 courses|
|Advanced Courses||Pinnacle Academy High School students have access to take college courses from NVCC, as early as 9th grade and graduate from high school with both an Pinnacle Advanced High School Diploma and NOVA Associate Degree,|
|Average SAT score||1375|
|Classroom Dress Code||Formal
(Navy pants, skirt, or jumper with a burgundy or white polo)
Finances and Admission
|Admission Deadline||None / Rolling|
|Yearly Tuition Cost||$13,500|
|Tuition Notes||Sibling discount, loyalty discount, single installment full amount payment discounts available.|
|Admissions Director||Fatih Kandil|
|Endowment Size||0.4 million|
|Total Sports Offered||7 sports|
|Sports||Basketball, Bowling, Flag Football, Indoor Soccer, Soccer, Softball, Ultimate FrisbeeBasketball, Bowling,
Flag Football, Indoor Soccer,
|Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.||20 extracurriculars|
|ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.||Arts, Baketball, Chess, Dance, Drama, First, Future, Gardening, Ideaventions, Lego, Math, Odyssey, Piano, Pumas, Science, Student, Travel, Tutoring, Violin, Yearbook Arts, Baketball, Chess, Dance, Drama, First, Future, Gardening, Ideaventions, Lego, Math, Odyssey, Piano, Pumas, Science, Student, Travel, Tutoring, Violin, Yearbook,|
- 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.
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
- Posted by Parent - Bill_
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....
- Posted by Parent - konyu
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.
- Posted by Parent - ffxde
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,...it'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.
- Posted by Parent - jpapa
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.
- Posted by Parent - anjal
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.
- Posted by Parent - obird
My son has been going to this school since he was three. We are very happy with teachers, education qualty .
- Posted by Parent - ebruy
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.
- Posted by Teacher - Mandy
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.
- Posted by Parent - geeta
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.
- Posted by Teacher - mathi
The academic focus on math and science is particualrly advanced. I love the small class sizes and the individualized attention my son receives. Meets and extends VA SOL standards. Positive place to attend school.
- Posted by Parent - bill_
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.
- Posted by Parent - ac
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.
- Posted by Parent - teha2
April 21, 2017
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