The Langley School

  • Founded with a deep respect for childhood in 1942, The Langley School believes that the balance of academic rigor and a strong social-emotional learning (SEL) program furthers student success. The school's academic curriculum, when paired with its custom SEL program, builds students' intellect, self-awareness, confidence, and character in equal measure.
  • The Langley School's thoughtfully designed preschool through eighth grade program and its exceptional community of teachers and parents shape kind, thoughtful, inquisitive learners who are prepared to thrive in the nation's top high schools and beyond.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Virginia Association of Independent Schools (VAIS)
Educational Records Bureau
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-8
Year Founded1942
Summer School OfferedYes
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students480 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 26%
Students by Grade The Langley School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers70 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size18 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineJan. 15 / rolling
Tuition NotesTuition ranges from $16,250 to $39,400
% on Financial Aid
Admissions DirectorLeslie Dixon
Admissions AssociateLeslie Bray


Total Sports Offered8 sports
SportsBasketball, Cross Country, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballCross Country,
Track and FieldVolleyball,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.6 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Variety of Electives Offered

Arts and Music Programs:
Band, Choir, Dramatic Productions, Strings

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Interscholastic Athletics

School Notes

The Langley School
Grounded in a deep respect for childhood, The Langley School offers an exceptional community and an inquiry-based academic curriculum paired with a unique social-emotional learning program for students in preschool through grade 8. Since 1942, The Langley School has shaped confident, kind, self-aware learners who are prepared to thrive in the nation's top high schools and beyond.
  • Inquiry-based program reflects the latest research on how to engage students most effectively, inspiring them to ask meaningful, necessary questions and harness their learning to explore creative answers
  • Rigorous, engaging academic programs, including Spanish starting in preschool, Chinese starting in grade 6, and hands-on STEAM classes starting in kindergarten
  • Leadership experiences at every grade level, with eighth-graders serving as top role models and leaders
  • Strong visual arts, music, and drama programs for all grades, with band, strings, and formal drama instruction beginning in grade 4
  • Public-speaking opportunities starting in preschool
  • Meaningful service learning and field trips, with overnight trips for grades 5-8
  • Wide variety of team sports for grades 5-8, plus fun and challenging P.E. programs for all students
  • Beautiful 9.2-acre campus, including state-of-the-art Middle School building, arts center, and turf field
  • Outdoor gardens that also serve as classrooms and a "Classroom in the Sky" with a "green" roof
  • 7:1 student/teacher ratio
  • Bus service and extended day programs available

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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
The Langley School is amazing! Even in this time of distance leaning and separated spaces, Langley receives our family's full faith. Our daughter has grown and been challenged at Langley for the past two years in the classroom, and we know another year of classroom/ hybrid learning will carry her even farther. Langley is amazing for our daughter, with amazing educators and amazing staff at every turn! Langley is the pinnacle of education for the DC area!
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We have been at The Langley School for 4 years, and it has been an amazing experience for our kids and family. I have 2 completely different children, both in personality and learning styles. Largely has been able to create a safe learning environment for both of my children, that is uniquely tailored to their needs. But the educational experience is not what makes Langley so wonderful. Langley creates curious children, eager to learn. My kids are constantly asking questions, tackling obstacles in multiple directions, and finding creative methods to solve problems. Creating critical thinkers is the most important tool an early education can provide a student. In addition, my young kids are exposed to so many things: performing in front of large audiences, learning about community service, technology, etc. Also, Langley kids have so much confidence. My kids can talk to anyone - kids or adults. Other adults are always commenting how at easy my youngsters are with speaking and having real conversations with them. Last, but certainly not least, Langley is a family. Parents are actively involved both in and out of school. The parents form incredible friendships and are always there to help you out. It takes a village they say, and at Langley you will find that village - loving and qualified teachers, caring administration, kids you wants your kids to be friends with, and amazing families.
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Our boys love the school and we enjoy the academic balance with strong community.
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