Elementary School Information Sessions

Kindergarten Information Night was held on January 28, 2019 at 7 p.m., at Washington-Lee High School (1301 N. Stafford St.), where families learned about the registration process and learned more about their neighborhood and option schools for the 2019-20 school year. If you missed the event, click here to watch the video and view the PowerPoint presentation.


All Arlington elementary schools schedule school information sessions to:Principal with families

  • Enable parents and guardians to visit the schools, meet the principals, tour the buildings, see the schools “in action” and get a general sense of the personalities of each of the schools.
  • Information sessions are encouraged for parents or guardians who are considering a transfer to an elementary school other than their neighborhood school and for those who are considering applying to countywide option schools.
  • You may also visit individual school websites for any additional dates/events offered.

Information Session Dates for admission for the 2019-20 School Year

Thursday, February 14, 2019

 9:15 – 10:45 a.m. – Abingdon, Arlington Traditional, Ashlawn, Barcroft, Campbell, Claremont, Discovery, Drew, Fleet (Henry), Glebe, Key, Tuckahoe 

12:45 – 2:15 p.m. – Jamestown, McKinley, Montessori Public School of Arlington*, Nottingham, Oakridge, Taylor 

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

9:15 – 10:45 a.m. – Arlington Traditional, Barrett, Claremont, Key, Montessori Public School of Arlington*, Randolph, Taylor 

12:45 – 2:15 p.m. – Abingdon, Arlington Science Focus, Ashlawn, Barcroft, Carlin Springs, Discovery, Drew, Glebe, Hoffman-Boston, Long Branch 

Thursday, April 4, 2019

9:15 – 10:45 a.m. – Arlington Science Focus, Carlin Springs, Drew, Hoffman-Boston, Jamestown, Key, Long Branch, McKinley, Nottingham, Oakridge 

12:45 – 2:15 p.m. – Arlington Traditional, Barrett, Campbell, Claremont, Fleet (Henry), Montessori Public School of Arlington*, Randolph, Tuckahoe

The following countywide option schools will offer additional information sessions on the dates listed below:

 Arlington Traditional School 

Monday, February 25, 2019  9:15 – 10:45 a.m. 

Wednesday, March 27, 2019  9:15 – 10:45 a.m. 

Friday, April 12, 2019  9:15 – 10:45 a.m.  

 Campbell Elementary School 

Thursday, February 21, 2019  9 – 10:30 a.m. 

Thursday, March 14, 2019  9 – 10:30 a.m. 

Wednesday, April 24, 2019  3:15 – 4:45 p.m. 

 Key Immersion School 

Thursday, March 14, 2019  6-7 p.m.

*The Montessori Public School of Arlington information session will take place at Drew Model. 

For additional information or questions, please contact the APS Welcome Center at 703-228-8000 or schooloptions@apsva.us.