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The following directory of Fairfax County public elementary schools is a work in progress. Additional schools will be added periodically.

Annandale Terrace Elementary School
7604 Herald St., Annandale; 703-658-5600.
Principal: Andrea Garris
Grades: PreK-5
Students: 726 (as of June 2015)
Pyramid: Poe Middle School, Annandale High School
Special features, programs, and activities: Advanced Academics Level IV, George Mason University Professional Development School, Reading Recovery, Inova Partnership for Healthier Kids, Community Learning Centers Partnership, AT Jumpers precision jump rope team.
Business and community partnerships: Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington and the Sprague Technology Center.

Bailey’s Elementary School for the Arts and Sciences
6111 Knollwood Drive, Falls Church; 703-575-6800.
Grades: PreK-2
Students: 765 (January 2015)

Baileys Upper Elementary School for the Arts and Sciences
6245 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, 703-503-2700

Grades: 3-5
Students: 568 (January 2015)
Principal (both campuses): Marie Lemmon

Special programs and activities: Magnet school offering partial immersion in the Spanish language, emphasis on the arts, Title I, Head Start, preschool special education, Young Scholars, theater for the performing arts, Reading Recovery, outdoor habitat learning lab, after-school enrichment classes, two-way immersion, TV studio, music technology lab.
Awards/special recognition: 2012 Red Apple Wellness Award.
Business and community partnerships: The U.S. Forest Service, Capital One, Capital Area Food Bank.

Beech Tree Elementary School
3401 Beechtree Lane, Falls Church; 703-531-2600.
Principal: Karim Daugherty
Grades: PreK-5
Pyramid: Stuart High School
Students: 477 (as of June 2012)
What’s new: A massive renovation of the Beech Tree building was completed in February 2012, resulting in state-of-the-art classrooms and a new playground and blacktop.
Special programs and activities: Beech Tree uses the Responsive Classroom Approach to enhance the school’s strong sense of community building, Phillips says. Beech Tree also offers a Head Start class, a school-based Level IV Advanced Academics program, enhanced autism services, and a continuum of special education and ESOL services. Students in grades 1-5 have the option to learn Arabic through the Foreign Language in the Elementary School (FLES) program. Beech Tree’s Family Center, opened in September 2011, offers parenting programs on such topics as homework, child depression, and discipline strategies.

Belvedere Elementary School

Belvedere Elementary School
6540 Columbia Pike, Falls Church; 703-916-6800.
Principal: Cecilia Vanderhye
Grades: K-5
Students: 716 (January 2015)
Pyramid: Stuart High School
Special programs: Outdoor classroom and learning trail, Advanced Academic Level IV Center, Young Scholars, Head Start/Early Head Start, English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), preschool special ed, School-Age Child Care, Partners in Print. 
Awards/special recognition: Title I Distinguished School and Rising Star awards from the Virginia Board of Education.
Business and community partnerships: John Calvin Presbyterian Church.

Bren Mar Park Elementary School
6344 Beryl Road, Alexandria; 703-914-7200.
Principal: Jason Pannutti
Grades: PreK-5
Students: 537 (January 2015)
Special programs and activities: Advanced Academic Services, ESOL, Head Start/Early Head Start, Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports, School-Age Child Care, Title I, Reading is Fundamental, Reading Recovery, Step Up Language Arts, Step Up Math.
Pyramid: Annandale High School.
Awards/special recognition: Red Apple award from Fairfax County Public Schools Food and Nutrition Services and Gold Award of Distinction from Healthier U.S. School Challenge.
Business/community partnerships: Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, Springfield Christian Church.

Bren Mar Park students taken part in a cup-stacking competition at North Springfield Elementary School.
7825 Heritage Drive, Annandale; 703-914-7300.
Principal: Keesha Jackson-Muir 
Grades: K-5
Students: 879 (January 2015)
Pyramid: Annandale High School.
Special programs and activities: Advanced Academics, professional learning communities; early childhood education, SACC, Title I, Young Scholars, Step-Up Language Arts and Step-Up Math, Reading Recovery in the first grade, after-school enrichment, peer mediation, Waterford phonics, family resource center.
Business and community partnerships: Inova Health System, Food for Others.

Columbia Elementary School
6720 Alpine Drive, Annandale; 703-916-2500.
Principal: Michael Cunningham
Grades: K-5
Students: 471 (as of January 2015)
Pyramid: Annandale High School.
Special programs: The Partners in Print family literacy program, Waterford Reading Program, Chess Club, Challenge 24 Tournaments, Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports, Advanced Academics Level IV, adapted PE, English for Speakers of Other Languages, Young Scholars.
Business and community partnerships: Thomas Jefferson High School students provide services to students who need support or enrichment.

Mason Crest Elementary School
3705 Crest Drive, Annandale; 571-226-2600.
Principal: Brian Butler
Grades: K-5
Students: 604 (as of January 2015)
Pyramid: Annandale High School.
 What’s New: Mason Crest opened in September 2012.
Special programs: Advanced Academic Level IV program, Professional Learning Community, Title I, ESOL, adapted PE, early childhood education,  School-Aged Child Care, Bring Your Own Device.

Parklawn Elementary School
4116 Braddock Road, Alexandria; 703-914-6900.
Principal: Larry Aiello
Grades: K-5
Students:  718 (January 2015)
Pyramid: Stuart High School
Special programs: Advanced Academics Level IV, adapted PE, Head Start/Early Head Start, ESOL, preschool special ed, Priority Schools, Title I, Young Scholars, Family Math Partnership, peer mediation and conflict resolution, professional learning communities, Young Men in Motion, Parklawn Community Knitters.
Awards/special recognition: National Title I Distinguished School, USDA Healthier Schools recognition.
Business and community partnerships: Association for Supervision and Curriculum and the Mason Police District, Costco, Lincolnia Senior Center.  

Westlawn Elementary School  

3200 Westley Road, Falls Church; 703-241-5100.
Principal: Linda Ferguson

Weyanoke Elementary School
6520 Braddock Road, Alexandria; 703-813-5400.
Principal: Annette Almendina-Cabrera
Grades: K-5
Students: 528 (January 2015)
Special programs and activities: Title I; Reading Recovery; Step Up Language Arts; ESOL; early childhood education; Character Counts, a national program emphasizing six essential life skills: trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, and citizenship; Cultural Heritage Festival; Virginia Education Departments Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program; Girl Power; Energy Star School.
Pyramid: Annandale High School.
Business and community partnerships: Reading buddy partnership with Braddock Baptist Church.

Woodburn School for the Fine and Communicative Arts
3401 Hemlock Drive, Falls Church; 703-641-8200.
Principal: Bridget Chapin
Grades: K-6
Students: 507 (January 2015)
Special programs and activities: The arts are integrated into all subjects. Woodburn participates in the Kennedy Center’s Changing Education Through the Arts program. The Woodburn Academy for the Fine and Playful Arts offers after-school courses in drama, technology, crafts, and art, along with a step team and homework club. School-Age Child Care, ESOL, Advanced Academic Services, Young Scholars, violin instruction for third graders, fourth-grade band.
Pyramid: Luther Jackson Middle School, Falls Church High School.
Business and community partnerships: Capital Baptist Church.


  1. Where's Columbia Elementary?

  2. braddock elem could us a few updates,a new principal and a partial spanish immersion program make it a great school!

  3. Columbia Elementary is right in the middle.

  4. Belvedere Elementary's listing could use some corrections/updates.

    Our environmental education program goes beyond passive education of the students by engaging them in numerous projects completed by students of all ages throughout the year. That work has earned Belvedere a Silver Award from the National Wildlife Federation. Additionally, the state has recognized Belvedere as a Virginia Naturally school for its initiatives to increase environmental stewardship and awareness.

    Belvedere is also the first (and so far, only) International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme in the county. It’s a rigorous, transdisciplinary approach that incorporates active, concept-based learning, promotes healthy relationships, personal challenge, and responsibility. It helps students develop attitudes and skills that can help them succeed both academically and personally. More than just a curriculum or catch phrase, it’s a dynamic program that also requires ongoing review and fine-tuning by the teachers and administration to continue offering every student an excellent educational experience.