Arlington Traditional School

Arlington Traditional SchoolAddress: 1030 N. McKinley Road, Arlington, VA 22205
Phone: 703-228-6290

Fax: 703-522-1482

Principal: Holly Hawthorne,

School hours:
Full Day – 8:25 a.m. to 3:06 p.m.
Early Release: 8:25 a.m. to 12:51 p.m.

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Established in 1978, ATSis a nationally recognized countywide elementary school celebrating student diversity from all Arlington neighborhoods representing over 25 countries. ATS’s success is grounded in a traditional approach to education focused on the ABCs of Success: Academics, Behavior,Character; classroom teachers instructing all core subjects in self-contained classrooms; emphasis on reading, writing, and arithmetic; regular homework and weekly summaries of student progress to parents at all grade levels; promotion based on grade level mastery; behavior and dress standards; and weekly school-wide assemblies. All ATS students learn responsibility and leadership through required participating in: choreographed theatrical productions,music instruction (choral, band, orchestra), Safety Patrols, Summer Reading Challenge, and Reading Carnival Day. The school colors,blue and gold, signify the importance of individual achievement and the Golden Rule.

ATS offers students, families, and community a commitment to learning and character development in a safe structured environment with traditions. ATS’s goal is to engage, educate, and empower all students to succeed.