Drew Model School

Drew Model SchoolAddress: 3500 S 23rd St, Arlington, VA 22206
Phone: 703-228-5825

Fax: 703-979-0892

Principal: Kimberley Graves, kimberley.graves@apsva.us

School hours:
Full Day – 9 a.m. to 3:41 p.m.
Early Release – 9 a.m. to 1:26 p.m.

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Web Site: drew.apsva.us
Drew Model School is a neighborhood elementary school serving the historic Nauck community, and embarking on a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) focus in the fall of 2017. Drew is also home to the countywide elementary Montessori program. At Drew, we seek to develop a working partnership with families, community and school where all members are actively involved, connected and valued to ensure students’ academic, social and emotional success. Family and community engagement is a central focus of our school.We also believe in fostering choice and responsibility among our students when it comes to their education.

Drew is partnered with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in the Changing Education Through the Arts (CETA) program. Every aspect of the learning culture at Drew is enhanced because the arts are a daily part of classroom instruction. With the arts integration model at Drew, creativity, imagination and personal expression flourish.

Montessori Program

The Montessori program is currently co-located with Drew Model School. The Montessori program will move to its own location in the fall of 2019.

Current address: 3500A 23rd Street South
Parents can enter the Drew main entrance and go to the front office there. Karina Valdez, the Montessori front office person, will be staying in the Drew main office to facilitate the transition.

Phone: 703-228-8871

Attendance: 703-979-2037

Principal: Catherina Genove, catharina.genove@apsva.us

The Montessori program provides an interdisciplinary, discovery-based approach to learning. The program is based on a philosophy of learning that grows from the belief that children are natural learners, and that learning occurs best in a nurturing, prepared environment that promotes spontaneous cooperative inquiry. The teaching method that grew from this philosophy fosters a sense of security, self confidence and independence in children, enabling them to develop into people who respect and care for themselves, others, the environment and all life.