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Green Hedges School
School Name:
Green Hedges School
Street Address:
415 Windover Ave., NW
Vienna, VA 22180
Phone:
703-938-8323
Fax:
703-938-1485
Head of School:
Ms. Jennifer P. Bohnen
Founding Date:
1942
Religious Affiliation:
None
Accreditation:
Full Accreditation
Day / Boarding:
Day Only
Gender:
Co-ed
Grade Levels:
PS-8
Enrollment Size:
190
Social Media:
   
Admissions Contact:
Katherine Vazquez
Admissions Email:
8/1/2018 6:02:00 PM
tmast@greenhedges.org Nondenominational School
Mission / Philosophy / Objectives:
Mission:
We inspire young people of talent and promise to develop clear values, a desire for wisdom, and an appreciation for all endeavors which broaden the mind and enlighten the spirit.

Philosophy:
Children are born with a natural sense of wonder, a fertile imagination and an eagerness to understand the world around them. At Green Hedges School, we cultivate those natural gifts through a comprehensive education that entices the curious mind and instills the desire to learn more. Our approach teaches children to think critically about enduring ideas and to develop a deep appreciation for nature, beauty and humanity. We encourage each child to strive for excellence and balance.

Our students grow into capable, confident, conscientious young adults. Green Hedges’ graduates are prepared to attend the most prestigious secondary schools, and we support parents in selecting the best school for their child. Green Hedges offers a unique learning environment where children are encouraged to be inquisitive, adventurous, and creative – and expected to be thoughtful and responsible. We offer young minds the opportunity to thrive and the room to grow.

Objectives:
At Green Hedges School, we seek to stimulate intellectual curiosity and lay the groundwork on which a life of continuous learning can be built. Our approach is to offer a comprehensive education that includes subjects and topics that are universal while remaining relevant and new to each succeeding generation. Children are given a strong foundation in reading, language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, foreign languages, technology, physical education, and fine and performing arts. We challenge students with high academic standards, while encouraging creativity and aesthetic sensitivity. Students examine moral and ethical themes. They are exposed to the complexities of the world around them and encouraged to observe, investigate and inquire.
School Fast Facts:
Founded: 1942
Head of School: Jennifer Bohnen
Main Phone: 703.938.8323
Admission Office: 703.938.8323 ext. 228

School Hours:
8:15 am – 12 noon (Montessori Half-Day)
8:15 am – 3:15 pm (Montessori Full-Day, Lower School)
8:15 am – 3:30 pm (Middle School)

Enrollment: 190 students
Student-to-Teacher Ratio: 7:1 with average class size of 15

3 Divisions:
Montessori (ages 3 – 5)
Lower School (Grades 1 – 5)
Middle School (Grades 6 – 8)

Percentage of Students of Color/International:
32%

Family Zip Codes:
20110, 20136, 20147, 20151, 20169, 20170, 20171, 20176, 20190, 20191, 20194, 22015, 22027, 22030, 22031, 22033, 22039, 22043, 22046, 22066, 22102, 22124, 22180, 22181, 22182, 22207

Faculty:
40 full- and part-time faculty & staff, 57% with advanced degrees

Extended Day & After-School Programs:
12 noon – 6 pm, available to all students for an additional fee

Uniforms:
Grades 1 – 8 uniforms contribute to a positive learning environment

Financial Aid:
Over $500,000 awarded in 2011-12, 21% of students receive need-based aid

Annual Fund:
$150,000 

Summer Programs:
Seven (7) weekly camp sessions are offered – open to GHS students and public, ages 3 – 7

Accreditations & Affiliations:
Virginia Association of Independent Schools (VAIS)
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Independent Education (IE)
American Montessori Society (AMS)
Educational Records Bureau (ERB)
Emerging Scholar Program (ESP)
Parents Council of Washington (PAW)
Tyson’s Regional Chamber of Commerce
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