Jamestown Elementary School

3700 N Delaware Street, Arlington, VA 22207

Jamestown Elementary School strives to educate children in an optimal learning environment, preparing them for success in a global society. Teachers implement a rich, rigorous, and differentiated curriculum. The use of mobile technologies supports innovative educational practices that encourage students to become creative thinkers, problems solvers, and effective communicators. Collaborating in Professional Learning Communities (PLC), teachers implement the Responsive Classroom Approach to address students’ social and emotional needs as they provide a demanding academic program differentiating instruction by addressing students’ multiple intelligences, diverse learning styles, and the implementation of Arlington’s Tiered System of Support.

Spanish is an important part of the instructional program focusing on authentic communication, the integration of math and science concepts, as well as the enhancement of cultural awareness. Outdoor education is a key component of inquiry-based science lessons and essential to our challenge-based learning initiatives. Jamestown teachers empower students to be responsible for their own learning.

Information obtained from https://www.apsva.us/school-overviews/jamestown-elementary-school/

Williamsburg Middle School

3600 N Harrison Street, Arlington, VA 22207

Williamsburg Middle School, dedicated in 1955, is an integral part of the solid educational program in Arlington. Named after one of the most historic cities in the United States, the school strives to live up to the legacy of that strong heritage by preserving the best of the past and leading students toward the future.

Williamsburg challenges students to learn in an interdisciplinary environment that is organized by teams within the school. Dedicated faculty and staff work with students in and out of the classroom providing a successful transition between elementary and high school. The school’s academic success can be attributed in large part to a highly-qualified, dedicated staff, and the strong support and active involvement of parents. Williamsburg prepares students for higher education by celebrating diversity, implementing character education, and providing staff and students with 21st-century technology.

Williamsburg’s program consists of a grade-level team approach for learning where students can grow and develop academically, socially, emotionally and physically. Teachers, counselors and administrators have worked together to design educational activities for the middle school student that are student-centered and give them the opportunity to become thoughtful, productive and contributing members of society in an atmosphere of acceptance and respect.

Williamsburg has an outstanding fine arts program. Students are consistently recognized for superior achievement locally and statewide. An extensive after-school program reflects the interests and needs of students. Activities include academic enrichment, remediation, community service and student interest clubs. The school also offers a wide variety of intramural and interscholastic sports.

Williamsburg strives to develop lifelong learners who are civic-minded and culturally sensitive, in an environment that is safe and supportive.

Information obtained from https://www.apsva.us/school-overviews/williamsburg-middle-school/

Yorktown High School

5200 Yorktown Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22207

Yorktown’s primary goal is to provide all students a first-rate academic education while fostering the development of the whole child. This commitment is reflected in Yorktown’s unique social and emotional education (SEL) program, known as Yorktown ROCS – Respect Others, Your Community, and most of all, Yourself!. Yorktown has been recognized for this program as a “National School of Character” by the Character Education Partnership and with the Claudia Dodson Sportsmanship, Ethics and Integrity Award.

The Washington Post ranks Yorktown as one of the most academically challenging high schools in the metro area and over 90 percent of Yorktown’s graduates go on to post-secondary education. Yorktown’s AP Scholars program, which provides college level course work aligned with the National Advance Placement (AP) Program, offers students the chance to develop their unique personal interests and talents with the support of a mentor. Yorktown received the Siemens Foundation Award for Advanced Placement participation and achievement, one of 50 schools nationally to win this award.

Yorktown addresses the needs of each student through a broad curriculum and several individual programs and support networks such as team-taught world history and English courses in ninth grade which fosters a smooth transition from middle school to high school, a writing support center, a math lab, and after school academic supports.

Yorktown’s “Center for Leadership and Public Service” coordinates various student programs in leadership, service and social-emotional learning. A cornerstone of Yorktown’s whole-child focus is Senior Experience, which originated in the county at Yorktown to provide seniors the opportunity to explore possible career paths through real-life, hands-on learning. The high level of student involvement in all of Yorktown’s programs and the recognition students receive for their accomplishments are the direct outcomes of their talents and of the dedication of the staff—both of which are hallmarks of the Yorktown Patriot experience.

Information obtained from https://www.apsva.us/school-overviews/yorktown-high-school/