Acting Principal: Dr. Ann McCarty, firstname.lastname@example.org
School hours: 7:50 a.m. to 2:20 p.m.
Office hours: 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Web Site: www.apsva.us/williamsburg
Williamsburg Middle School, dedicated in 1955, is an integral part of the solid educational program in Arlington. Named after one of the most historic cities in the United States, the school strives to meet the demands of that strong heritage by preserving the best of the past and leading toward the future.
Williamsburg Middle School challenges students to learn in an environment that is organized like a series of schools within the school, with experienced faculty working with students both inside and outside the classroom. The middle school model for grades six, seven and eight, allows students who leave elementary school to have a more successful transition between elementary and high school.
Williamsburg's program consists of a team approach for learning where students can grow and develop academically, socially, emotionally, and physically. Teachers, counselors, administrators, and support staff have worked together to design educational activities for the middle school student that are child-centered and give students the opportunity to become thoughtful, productive, and contributing members of society in an atmosphere of acceptance and respect.
Within each grade level, Williamsburg uses teams for student grouping and teaching of the core subjects of English, math, science, and social studies. Team teachers meet daily to discuss student progress, coordinate programs, and plan instructional activities; Team Leaders meet weekly with the principal. Instructional and content Lead Teachers meet with the principal monthly to analyze test data and set the instructional focus for the coming year. This includes designing staff development and meeting monthly with content teachers. Together, what is achieved is consistent oversight of our educational program and a process for self-reflection and continual improvement.