Overview

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General

  • Founded in 1961

  • First international student in 1963

  • First high school graduate in 1968

  • Independent, non-denominational school open to all students.

  • Pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade, year 13, co–ed

  • Expanding to 400 students at our new Dulles Campus

  • Jo Thoburn, President and CEO


Location

  • Located 18 miles west of Washington, DC, near Washington–Dulles International Airport

  • Serving students who live throughout Northern Virginia, in Fairfax County, Loudoun County, Prince William County, Arlington and Alexandria; as well as Washington, D.C., and Montgomery County, Maryland


Facilities

  • New 50,000 square foot, state–of–the–art campus on fifteen acres in Dulles, Virginia

  • Large, light–filled classrooms, including science labs, computer labs, art studio and music studio

  • Spacious library for thousands of books and a comfortable, interactive learning experience

  • Performance hall with flexible space that seats up to 400 people

  • Sports facilities including a large gymnasium, locker rooms, playground, athletic fields and golf practice area

  • Over five acres of undisturbed park–like land

 Academics

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Divisions

  • Lower School – Kindergarten through 4th Grade

  • Middle School – 5th Grade through 8th Grade

  • High School – 9th Grade through 12th Grade


Curriculum

  • University-Prep Scope and Sequence

  • Advanced Placement® (AP) Classes

  • Dual Enrollment courses for university credit

  • Advanced High School Diplomas in STEM, Business and Economics, and Arts & Letters

  • University–Prep Intensive English for International Students


Class Size

  • Average classroom size: 15 students

  • 7:1 Student/Teacher Ratio

 University Acceptance

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University Acceptances
Class of 2018 and 2019

American University
Arizona State University
Augsburg University
Boston University
California Institute of the Arts
California State University
Drew University
Fordham University
George Mason University
Indiana University
Long Island University
Maryland Institute College of Art
Miami University
Michigan State University

North Carolina State University
Northeastern University
Ohio State University
Otis College of Art and Design
Pennsylvania State University
Pepperdine University
Purdue University
Rutgers University
San Diego State University
Savannah College of Art and Design
Seton Hall University
Syracuse University
State University of New York at Binghamton
State University of New York at Buffalo
University of California - Davis
University of California - Irvine
University of California - Santa Barbara

University of California - Santa Cruz
University of Connecticut
University of Delaware
University of Florida
University of Houston
University of Illinois
University of Iowa
University of Maryland
University of Minnesota
University of Pittsburg
University of Richmond
University of San Francisco
University of South Carolina
University of Vermont
University of Washington
Virginia Commonwealth University
Virginia Tech

 

Recent Awards

Extracurricular

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Athletics

 
  • Member Northern Virginia Independent Athletic Conference

  • Over 15 competitive sports teams including soccer, basketball, flag football, volleyball and cross country

  • Golf program including SNAG golf and PGA events

  • Lower school Soccer ABCs, Ballet and more!


Music & Art

  • Fife & Drum Corp, Music Ensemble and Acapella Choir

  • Middle School Band and Private Lessons

  • Theater and Musicals

  • Spotlight the Arts and Art Competitions

  • K-12 Studio Art including AP® Studio Art


Clubs

  • Chess Club, Spanish Club, Art Club, Math Counts, National Honor Society

  • Engineering Club, Ping Pong Club, Chinese Club, Mu Alpha Theta - Mathematic Honor Society

  • Principal Ballet, Equestrian Club, Fencing Club, Fly Fishing Club and more!

 Logistics

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School Bus

 

School bus service is available to the following areas:
Ashburn, Centreville, Chantilly, Dulles, Fairfax, Falls Church, Great Falls, Herndon, McLean, Oak Hill, Oakton, Potomac Falls, Reston, South Riding, Sterling, and Vienna

Service is also offered to parts of:
Alexandria, Arlington, Annandale, Burke, Clifton, Fairfax Station, Leesburg, and Springfield

Students may also meet a school bus at shuttle stops located in Vienna/Reston, McLean/Tysons, Fairfax/Chantilly, Manassas, Leesburg or the Whiele/Reston Metro Station


Hours

School Hours: 8:00 am until 3:00 pm
Extended Day: 7:00 am until 6:30 pm

Office Hours: 7:30 am until 4:00 pm
Summer Office Hours: 8:00 am until 3:00 pm


Holidays

Labor Day, Columbus Day, Thanksgiving, Two-week Christmas Break, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Presidents’ Day, Easter Break (week before Easter), Easter Monday (day after Easter) and Memorial Day


Uniforms

All students are required to wear uniforms during the school year. School uniforms are purchased from Flynn O’Hara online or in their Fairfax location.


Lunch

Hot and cold lunches are provided by our caterer and delivered daily. The can be ordered online 24 hours in advance.


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