McKinley Elementary School

McKinley ElementaryAddress: 1030 N McKinley Rd, Arlington, VA 22205
Phone: 703-228-5280

Fax: 703-538-4982

Principal: Colin Brown,

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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“Where Learning is an Art”
McKinley Elementary School is a neighborhood school where staff, families and members of our community work collaboratively to provide a rich educational experience for our students. Since the school opened in 1950 it has maintained a strong tradition of parent and community involvement. The school’s focused approach to instruction, which incorporates a variety of strategies supported by current research, has produced highly successful learners. We strive to provide each student a nurturing, yet challenging experience that stimulates intellectual curiosity, encourages critical and creative thinking, and culminates in academic achievement.

McKinley students learn Spanish through the APS Foreign Language Elementary School Program (FLES). Other initiatives include our Children’s Theater, an extensive offering of after-school enrichment courses, a highly acclaimed science fair, and an exemplary project – Kaleidoscope – that focuses on integrating the arts throughout the curriculum.

By fostering a deep respect for achievement and learning, by providing educational opportunities that permit all students to develop to their maximum potential, and by emphasizing the importance of cooperative interpersonal skills and respect for individual differences, McKinley School remains committed to providing each student excellence in learning and preparation to become tomorrow’s global citizen.