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Best of Arlington 2019

Congressional School

Best Private K-8 School

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Founded in 1939, Congressional School is dedicated to helping kids become thinkers, leaders and explorers. Its 40-acre campus off Sleepy Hollow Road in Falls Church presents myriad ways for students to do just that. The school offers a full-size gym, an outdoor amphitheater, ropes course, 14 horses and an archery range, plus two swimming pools and Tripps Run creek, where young learners can connect with nature. Academically, the school boasts an enviable 6-to-1 student-teacher ratio and an average classroom size of 13, serving a student body of about 345. The curriculum emphasizes experiential, interdisciplinary learning (over teaching to the test), and the school’s wildly popular summer “Congo” camp is a perennial favorite for local families, including those whose kids attend public schools.

–Jenny Sullivan


Other top vote-getters:

Full Circle Montessori School
The Langley School
Saint Agnes Catholic School
St. Thomas More Cathedral School
The Sycamore School