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Congressional School
School Name:
Congressional School
Street Address:
3229 Sleepy Hollow Road
Falls Church, VA 22042
Head of School:
Dr. Edwin Gordon
Founding Date:
Religious Affiliation:
Full Accreditation
Day / Boarding:
Day Only
Grade Levels:
PK - 8
Enrollment Size:
Social Media:
Admissions Contact:
Gretchen Herbst
7/16/2019 2:29:00 PM Nondenominational School
Mission / Philosophy / Objectives:

Our Mission

We provide an inspirational and challenging student-centered learning environment within our diverse and supportive community where children question, collaborate, create, and lead.

Igniting the spark in young learners to become great thinkers and leaders who will positively impact our world.

At Congressional School, we are committed to maintaining a safe, inclusive and nurturing year-round learning environment where students are intellectually challenged unimpeded by orthodox or conventional constraints.   

We encourage independent thinkers and learners by establishing high academic standards and opportunities to excel in the fine arts, on the athletic fields, and through a varied selection of stimulating clubs and activities.  A successful Congressional student graduates from our school with strong leadership characteristics, an ethical disposition, and possessing a strong desire to continually, and respectfully, question and learn.   

As we prepare students for a rapidly changing and challenging world, we also encourage them to live in the present, enjoy each and every aspect of their journey, take risks, leverage the vast resources available to them, and to respect and enjoy their natural surroundings. 

At Congressional, we celebrate our holistic approach toward educating, nurturing and guiding students to understand their limitless potential.  Our strong foundation will prepare students to live a life of constant learning using their talents and the values they have attained to make the world a better place.



School Fast Facts:
  • School Type: Co-ed, Independent, Private Day School
  • Founded: 1939
  • Grade Levels: Preschool - Grade 8, plus Infant and Toddler Program
  • Number of Students: 330
  • Average Class Size: 13
  • Mission: To provide an inspirational and student-centered educational experience within our diverse and supportive community where children question, collaborate, create, and lead.
  • Technology: 1:1 Device Program in 3rd-8th Grades. Robotics and coding beginning in Jr. Kindergarten. Interactive white board and iPads in every preschool - 8th grade classroom.
  • World Languages: French and Spanish beginning in preschool. Latin beginning in 7th grade.
  • Middle School Electives: Design Lab, Robotics, Technical Theater, Chorale, Guitar, Mixed Media, Musical Theater Acting, and more.
  • Athletics: 6 interscholastic, no-cuts sports (Track & Field, Cross Country, Soccer, Lacrosse, Basketball and Softball) beginning in 5th grade as a part of the Capital Athletic Conference. Learn More.
  • Transportation: Cluster Bus Stops Available in Springfield, Alexandria, Vienna, and Arlington.
  • Extra Care: Extensive before and after school care, in addition to after school activities and child care days on select days off school. Learn More.
  • Campus: 40 acres inside the beltway including 2 swimming pools, ropes courses, multiple playing fields, sport court, creek, 3 age-appropriate playgrounds, and horse paddock.
  • Summer: Congressional Camp for ages 4 through 8th grade. Day Camp, Specialty Camps, and Travel Camps. Learn More.

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