is named after Francis Scott Key (1790-1843), author of our national anthem, “The Star Spangled Banner.” Key
School or Escuela Key was one of the pioneers in two-way immersion programs. The immersion program was established at Key
School in 1986 with a first grade class, and one grade was added each year as the initial cohort advanced. Kindergarten was added in 1991.
In The News
Key School Information Night
For parents of new Kindergarten, Montessori, VPI or transfer students
Wednesday, February 17 @ 6:30 PM
Tuesday, March 15 @ 9:15 AM
Thursday, April 7 @ 12:45 PM
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Specialist Awarded International Literacy Scholarship Award
Kathy Davin, reading specialist at Key Elementary, earned the
Virginia State Reading International
Literacy Scholarship for her work in Guatemala. Beginning in 2011, the
Greater Washington Reading Council (GWRC) began to cosponsor a
literacy project in the rural highlands of Guatemala. Davin served as the
project leader. The council provides partial funding for the purchase of
materials for guided reading instruction and recruitment of members to join a
group of educators every July for a week of on-site teacher training in best
practices for literacy instruction. The focus is on first language
literacy and vocabulary development in the second language. The US teachers
spend the mornings observing and coaching in the classrooms and the afternoons
conducting workshops and helping local teachers plan instruction. Fluency
in Spanish is desirable but not required. Davin will share the groups’
experiences and insights at the VSRA Conference in 2016.
TEAM KIDS - SY 2015.16
Empowering America's Future
Key School has accepted the challenge again for SY 15.16! We are empowering kids to make a difference in the community and their own lives. Working with parents, teachers, police officers, firefighters and members of the community, our kids will make that difference by focusing on the positive assets of youth to serve their community. We will meet our three challenges and celebrate at our festival this October. Let us know if YOU would like to volunteer.
Pre-K Montessori to move out of Key for SY 15.16
Key's two classes of Pre-K Montessori (3-5 year olds) will be moving to Jamestown for SY 2015/16. For more information please contact Arlington Public Schools Office of Early Childhood at (703) 228-8632.
The Pre-K Registration Night will be held Thursday, February 12 from 6:30-8:30 PM at Kenmore Middle School, 200 South Carlin Springs Rd. 22204.
American Education Week Ends With Wimpy Kid Day!
“We have a treat for you!” promised NEA Secretary-Treasurer Princess Moss to the students of Francis Scott Key Elementary in Arlington, Va., on Friday morning, the last day of American Education Week.
“Is it candy?” whispered one boy.
Key Elementary School is an International Spanish Academy School with the Ministry of Education Spain
A member of the Exxon Mobil Educational Alliance Program