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.

Test Scores and Statistics

Web Site: drew.apsva.us
Academics, Appreciation, Accountability and Arts are the four A’s of the Drew Model Elementary School program. Academics reflects strong measurable academic growth and achievement for all. Appreciation fosters respect and high expectations for all through strong communication and effective collaboration. Accountability honors the shared responsibility of staff, families and students for student learning. The Arts recognizes the need for innovative and creative learning opportunities that excite and engage children by using literature, poetry, dance, visual arts, music, art history and writing. Our program incorporates traditional practices serving children age four to grade five. Children of the same age group explore hands-on learning activities through individual, small group and whole class teacher-guided lessons.

We are a neighborhood, countywide elementary school serving our immediate Nauck neighborhood and Arlington residents across the county.

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.