Address: 2700 S Lang St, Arlington, VA 22206
Principal: Lori Wiggins, email@example.com
School hours: Full Day – 7:50 a.m. to 2:24 p.m. (Early Release – 7:50 a.m. to 11:54 a.m.)
Office hours: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Web Site: gunston.apsva.us
Gunston Middle School is an exceptional, United Nations-like middle school. Gunston is home to three distinct but interconnected programs, a partial Spanish-Immersion Program, a Montessori Middle Years Program, and a Traditional Middle School Program. Additionally, there are more than 50 different countries represented in its very diverse student body.
The expectation is that every Gunston student will attempt the most rigorous coursework available in order to have the most options for high school and beyond. The number of Gunston students completing high school credit classes in middle school is high and continues to rise each year. The goal is that students leave middle school with high school credits so that they may be positively positioned to receive an advanced diploma. The staff at Gunston works with the school community – each student, each parent, and each faculty member – to achieve these goals through collaboration and in an atmosphere that fosters respect and understanding.
In addition to a challenging academic program, students at Gunston have many extra-curricular and co-curricular activities from which to select that support their social, emotional, and intellectual development. Students have the option to participate in interscholastic athletics and have the choice of more than 25 different clubs and after-school activities. Additionally, Gunston Middle School is a joint-use facility in partnership with the Arlington County Department of Parks & Recreation, which sponsors an after-school recreation program for teens.
Gunston also has an award-winning fine arts and technology program. The students who participate in art, drama, music, and video journalism are consistently honored in local and statewide competitions for their hard work and talents. The collaboration among the teachers creates many opportunities for students to fuse content coursework with elective options for unique and creative learning experiences.
The outstanding staff at Gunston is dedicated to creating educational opportunities for students that challenge academically and stimulate intellectual curiosity. Students benefit from the spirit of cooperation between home and school, making Gunston a place where all children succeed. At Gunston Middle School, the quest: success!