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.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked VA School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Enrollment: 534 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $28,940
  • Acceptance rate: 65%
  • Average class size: 16 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 10
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

The Langley School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Virginia for:

School History

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-8
Year Founded
Summer School Offered
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
534 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 31%
Students by Grade
The Langley School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
84 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
16 students
List of Courses Offered
Classroom Dress Code

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Jan. 10
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Tuition ranges from $21,770 for preschool to $45,280 for Middle School
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Debbie Don
Admissions Associate
Leslie Bray
Endowment Size
$10 million



Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
12 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Affinity Groups, Big Buddy Program, Student Ambassadors, Student Council Association, Student Newspaper, Variety of Electives Offered, Yearbook

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 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 Crossroads Building opened in fall 2022 to house Primary School, fifth grade, and library programs; an arts center; an athletic center; and a turf field
  • Outdoor spaces that also serve as classrooms and a rooftop "Classroom in the Sky"
  • 7:1 student/teacher ratio
  • Bus service and extended day programs available
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does The Langley School cost?
The Langley School's tuition is approximately $28,940 for private students.
What is the acceptance rate of The Langley School?
The acceptance rate of The Langley School is 65%, which is lower than the national average of 83%. The Langley School's acceptance rate is ranked among the top private schools in Virginia with low acceptance rates.
Does The Langley School offer a summer program?
Yes, The Langley School offers a summer program. Visit their summer school page for more information.
What sports does The Langley School offer?
The Langley School offers 8 interscholastic sports: Basketball, Cross Country, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track and Field and Volleyball.
What is The Langley School's ranking?
The Langley School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Virginia for: Lowest average acceptance rates, Largest student body and Oldest founding date.
When is the application deadline for The Langley School?
The application deadline for The Langley School is Jan. 10.

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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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked VA School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Enrollment: 534 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $28,940
  • Acceptance rate: 65%
  • Average class size: 16 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 10
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Fairfax County, VA is $19,668 for elementary schools and $21,205 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Fairfax County, VA is 81% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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