Campbell Elementary School

Campbell Elementary SchoolAddress: 737 S Carlin Springs Rd, Arlington, VA 22204

Phone: 703-228-6770

Fax: 703-671-0062

Principal: Maureen Nesselrode,

School hours:
Full Day – 8 a.m. to 2:41 p.m.
Early Release – 8 a.m. to 12:26 p.m.

Office hours: 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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“A natural place to learn”
At Campbell Elementary our mission is to provide a safe and caring community where all children are challenged and celebrated. As the only Expeditionary Learning School in Arlington, Campbell offers a unique program serving children Pre-K through fifth grade. Campbell students demonstrate high achievement through quality work achieved through active engagement, challenging academics and a supportive school culture. Character development, teamwork, social responsibility, and a value for the natural world are embedded in school practices and integrated into the academic program. Continuous learning is promoted as students stay with the same teacher for two years. An alternative report card system provides parents a clear picture of what their child knows and is able to do.

Campbell students engage in interdisciplinary units aligned with the state standards called “Learning Expeditions.” During these “real world” investigations, students work with experts, complete field work and strive to become experts. Students showcase their learning through presentations and performances to parents and the community. Campbell students begin each day with a morning meeting to establish a climate where children feel safe to take risks. Collaboration and cooperation are valued and the varied cultures of Campbell families enrich everyone’s learning experience.The school setting, with extensive gardens and natural habitats, provides hands-on opportunities to learn about the natural world.