The Congressional Schools of Virginia
Without question, The Congressional Schools of Virginia’s greatest strength as a school is its innovative, caring faculty. Congressional’s teachers have energy and passion for their subjects; they delight in seeing students grasp a new concept, and pride themselves on finding ways to reach every one of the school’s 400 students. As an independent PS – 8 day school nestled on a beautiful 40 acre campus in the heart of Falls Church, this premier Virginia school is has been educating students since 1939.
Known for the strength of its curriculum, Congressional also offers limitless leadership and self-discovery opportunities, giving each student a solid foundation to develop a successful life. Its unique approach to education integrates study across disciplines including STEM initiatives, global engagement through international travel, exchanges, and cultural study using innovative IT programs to connect with children throughout the world. Earlier this year, the school partnered with Vanderbilt University using a videoconferencing tool in one of the school’s two science labs. Working with a scientist during a hands-on STEM lab, students watched in amazement as they witnessed the formation of their very own DNA.
The Congressional Schools of Virginia offers its students fully equipped technology centers, music and art studios, two swimming pools, an auditorium and so much more. Reinforcing its reputation for outstanding academics, Congressional students regularly receive national recognition. In 2012 Congressional Middle School students placed first in Virginia and second in the nation on the National French Contest. In the same year, a group of seventh grade students achieved high honors at the national WordMasters Challenge, placing 12th in the nation, and the school’s MathCounts Club achieved gold level status for the second consecutive year.
The school’s extensive grounds represent an important aspect of each child’s education. More than an attractive backdrop to school life, the campus serves as a naturalist’s laboratory and includes nature trails, an outdoor learning center, a wide range of sports fields, swimming pools, a ropes course, climbing wall and an amphitheater. Congressional students benefit from these extraordinary resources in so many ways, including physical education. The campus is an integral part of the school’s athletics program as it encourages each student to develop a life-long commitment to activity and fitness. A member of the Capital Athletic Conference, The Congressional Schools of Virginia displays numerous banners and trophies for athletic achievement and sportsmanship, including the Boys Varsity Basketball Team’s 2012 banner for placing first in the West Division of the Capital Athletic Conference.
Through its innovative teaching methods, rigorous curriculum and commitment to global programming The Congressional Schools of Virginia continues to uphold its mission: “to prepare children, through an innovative and accelerated curriculum, to embrace the opportunities and responsibilities they will face as global citizens”.
Your child will receive the absolute finest in education through a school that has a strong foundation of well-built partnerships with parents, the community and the world. The Congressional Schools of Virginia is simply the premier choice for your child’s education.
The Congressional Schools of Virginia looks forward to celebrating its 75th anniversary in 2014!
Summer Open Houses:
August 6: 8:45-10:00AM in the Lower & Middle School Library.
August 18: Special Open House for Children ages 3-6 from 9:00-11:00 am.
Visit http://www.congressionalschools.org today to RSVP.