Swanson Middle School

Swanson Middle SchoolAddress: 5800 Washington Blvd, Arlington, VA 22205

Phone: 703-228-5500

Fax: 703-536-2775
Principal: Renee Harber, renee.harber@apsva.us

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 4:30 p.m.

Test Scores and Statistics

Web Site: swanson.apsva.us

Swanson Middle School celebrated its 78th anniversary in January 2018, continuing a long tradition of successfully supporting students as they learn and grow. The staff is committed to meeting the physical,social, emotional and intellectual developmental needs of the middle school child. The staff values and promotes interdisciplinary team teaching, flexible scheduling, a teacher advisory program, exploratory course options and an extensive extracurricular program, which includes activities ranging from sports to robotics. Swanson also dedicates time for academic support through the benefit of a daily enrichment period. Swanson approaches instruction with careful consideration of our students’ learning goals, and promotes students’ cultural diversity. Cultural diversity is interwoven throughout every facet of the school. Students are taught how to analyze and understand information, solve problems, adapt to change, and be lifelong learners committed to being productive members of the global community.

As a Professional Learning Community, Swanson teachers collaborate with one another to build on what students know and to personalize instruction to meet all students’ needs. Swanson teachers and staff are dedicated to the business of improving their professional practice, consistently engaging in meaningful professional development designed to guide students in activities that are engaging, that spur students’ intellectual curiosity, and that produce critical thinkers.

Teachers work in partnership with parents to ensure students’ success. At Swanson, success is a team effort and the team consists of students, parents, teachers and staff.

The Swanson Statement

We are Swanson Admirals.
We are Scholarship, striving to think deeply and open our minds.
We are Service, connecting to one another, our community and the world.
We are Spirit, celebrating our successes, ourselves, and our school.
We are Swanson Admirals.