Address: 200 S. Carlin Springs Rd, Arlington, VA 22204
Principal: David McBride, firstname.lastname@example.org
Full Day – 7:50 a.m. to 2:24 p.m.
Early Release – 7:50 a.m. to 11:54 a.m.
Office hours: 7:30 a.m. to 2:40 p.m.
Web Site: kenmore.apsva.us
Kenmore Middle School is an arts and technology focus school that is powered by STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math). The academic curriculum is enhanced by innovative approaches to learning where students work on shared tasks that integrate art and technology into instruction. Kenmore celebrates its focus with performances throughout the year for music, drama, and dance, as well as the annual Coffeehouse, Art & Jazz Showcase, Science Night, and Focus Fest.
Kenmore students have won Scholastic Art Awards at the national level, presented science research papers to the Virginia Academy of Sciences, competed in oratorical contests and the National Latin Exam, and earned top honors at music festivals for band, choir, and orchestra. They have also completed many community service projects.
Kenmore’s focus has evolved over the past 24 years and now includes a STEAM certification pathway to guide course selection for those students interested in STEAM-related classes such as Robotics. Each year Kenmore has students who continue this pursuit in high school at Arlington Tech, Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, or Duke Ellington School of the Arts.
Kenmore is an inclusive school community where families are engaged and valued. Parent workshops and support groups are hosted by the school in collaboration with the Kenmore PTA and the school division. Social and emotional development is emphasized through community service and volunteerism. The school uses a systematic approach to promoting positive behavior (PBIS). Academic intervention is supported by flexible teacher advisory groupings, as well as extra electives and after-school support.
Kenmore’s facility hosts many school and regional programs, including Harvesting Dreams—a celebration of Hispanic culture, as well as presentations by writers like New York Times bestselling author Kwamé Alexander and Presidential Photographer Pete Souza. The building underwent renovations in 2017 that now include a new fabrication lab for Design Thinking & Robotics, expanded classrooms, a retrofitted multipurpose room, additional space for physical education classes, and a community club room.