Address: 4401 N Henderson Rd, Arlington, VA 22203
Principal: Catherine Han, firstname.lastname@example.org
Full Day – 8:25 a.m. to 3:06 p.m.
Early Release: 8:25 a.m. to 12:51 p.m.
Web Site: barrett.apsva.us
Kate Waller Barrett Elementary School opened its doors in 1939 to meet the educational needs of children in the rapidly developing neighborhoods of central Arlington. Barrett teachers use a workshop approach to focus on students’ current needs and take steps to get to the next level, focusing on talent development for all students. Staff incorporate Responsive Classroom community building strategies as well as Growth Mindset principles to meet the needs of the Whole Child. Barrett’s unique Project Discovery and Project Interaction link the entire school in an integrated program using hands-on instruction to promote an in-depth understanding of science and math in everyday life, a mastery of technological tools, and a strong foundation in the communication arts that fosters critical thinking and clear expression.
As an Alumni NASA Explorer School, Barrett staff works with NASA education specialists, mathematicians, engineers and scientists to incorporate innovative strategies, resources, and technology tools into math and science instruction.