855 N. Edison Street
Arlington, VA 22205
703-228-6290
Fax: 703-522-1482
Friday, October 31, 2014

Academics

High Expectations for All Students

classroom


Our school colors, blue and gold, signify the importance of individual achievement and the Golden Rule. We show our school spirit on Fridays by wearing blue and gold colors or our school shirts. Our school's ABC's of Success - Academics, Behavior and Character (trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and citizenship) are embedded in the school's established philosophy and program.

Arlington Traditional School's commitment to excellence and allegiance to traditional values is reflected in our grading policy, dress standard, and behavior guidelines. Parents and teachers expect all students to strive to attain their very best in every facet of school life. This is reflected in our grading scale:
95 - 100 =A
86 - 94 = B
75 - 85 = C
70 - 74 = D
0 - 69 = E

Through high expectations and encouragement, all students are challenged to achieve their fullest potential in all curriculum areas.


Reading/ Language Arts

  • Summer reading challenge
  • Fall reading carnival day
  • Phonics
  • Word Study
  • Robust Vocabulary
  • Junior Great Books
  • Reading Is Fundamental ( RIF)
  • Writers' Workshop
  • Publishing Center
  • Word Masters challenge meets
  • Literary magazine

Math

  • Use of investigations and problem solving
  • Calendar math
  • Use of math manipulatives
  • Math Month and Family Math Night
  • Continental Math League contests
  • Virginia Math League contests
Social Studies
  • Use of children's literature
  • Field trips and class programs
  • National Geography Bee
  • Social Studies Alive!

Science

  • Emphasis on "hands-on" science
    and the scientific method
  • Outdoor education
  • Family Science and Technology Night
  • Science projects required for all students in grades three through five

Leadership and Citizenship

  • Community service projects
  • Peer mediation
  • Student Council Association (SCA)
  • School Store
  • Safety Patrols
  • Yearbook
  • Class plays

Fine Arts

  • Music
  • Music Recital
  • Friday Morning Music
  • Beginning orchestra and band
  • Advanced orchestra and band
  • Recorder ensembles
  • Choruses
  • Art
  • Art show
  • Art enrichment

Technology and Information

  • Dell Computer lab
  • 1 Mobile Apple MacBook Lab
  • 2 Mobile Dell PC Labs
  • Apple iPad Integration
  • Computers in every classroom
  • Interactive SMART boards in all classrooms
  • Keyboarding
  • Integration of computers and other
    technologies into the curriculum
  • Research and information skills
  • TechYES certification in 5th Grade