Swanson Middle School

Address: 5800 Washington Blvd, Arlington, VA 22205

Phone: 703-228-5500

Fax: 703-536-2775

Web Site: swanson.apsva.us

Principal: Bridget Loft, Bridget.Loft@apsva.us

School hours: 7:50 a.m. – 2:35 p.m. (Early release 12:05 p.m.)

Office hours: 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

This school is fully accredited by the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Swanson Middle School celebrates its 83rd anniversary in January 2022, embodying our motto of Scholarship~Spirit~ Service, continuing a long tradition of successfully supporting students as they learn and grow.

Our school community is committed to living our motto of Scholarship~Spirit~ Service while meeting the physical, social, emotional, and intellectual developmental needs of the middle school child. Our instructional staff values and promotes interdisciplinary team teaching, flexible scheduling, a teacher advisory program (STAR), exploratory course options and an extensive extracurricular program, which includes activities ranging from sports to robotics. Swanson approaches instruction with careful consideration of each student’s learning goals and celebrates our students’ cultural diversity. Learning opportunities engage students in how to analyze and understand information, solve problems, adapt to change, and become lifelong learners committed to being productive members of the global community.

As a Professional Learning Community, Swanson teachers weekly 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 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 produce critical thinkers.

Swanson values its partnership with our parents to ensure student’s overall academic and social success. At Swanson, success is a community effort and consists of students, parents, teachers, and staff. We are Swanson Admirals!