The 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.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 8-12
  • Enrollment: 47 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $31,328
  • Average class size: 8 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 8-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Year Founded

Student Body

Total Students
47 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 31%
Students by Grade
The Gw Community School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
11 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
8 students
Number of AP Courses
4 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
AP 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
Classroom Dress Code

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Payment Plans available
Admissions Associate
Maria Nunez-Oliver


Total Sports Offered
1 sport


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

Arts and Music Programs:
Theatre / Improv

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.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does The Gw Community School cost?
The Gw Community School's tuition is approximately $31,328 for private students.
What sports does The Gw Community School offer?
The Gw Community School offers 1 interscholastic sports: Basketball.
When is the application deadline for The Gw Community School?
The application deadline for The Gw Community School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (4 reviews)
Every single aspect of our GWCS experience has been positive! The administration, staff and teachers are all keenly focused on meeting each student's individual needs. They're true partners with my wife and I in our child's educational and emotional growth. They're sensitive to our daughter's needs and have been responsive to every request. They've also been very creative and extraordinarily flexible. It's clear that they love all the kids and only have their interests in mind. The GWCS broader community of parents/students is strong and caring, too. Our only regret is that our daughter did not attend GWCS earlier. We love this school!
- Posted by
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.
- Posted by
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.
- Posted by
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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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 8-12
  • Enrollment: 47 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $31,328
  • Average class size: 8 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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