4401 N. Henderson Rd.
Arlington, VA 22203
703-228-6288
Fax: 703-228-8544
Thursday, December 18, 2014

Overview and History


 
Overview and History
 
Kate Waller Barrett Elementary School
A NASA Explorer School
4401 North Henderson Road, Arlington,Virginia 22203
Dan Redding, Principal
703-228-6288 703-351-0023 (Fax)
This school is accredited through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

 

K.W. Barrett Elementary School

A Professional Learning Community

Barrett Elementary School is a diverse community of students, families and staff who are engaged and motivated to learn.  We collaborate to ensure high levels of learning while nurturing all learners’ interests and abilities.

 

Barrett Space TigerNamed for a prominent Virginia physician and humanitarian, Kate Waller Barrett Elementary School opened its doors in 1939 to meet the educational needs of children in the rapidly developing neighborhoods of central Arlington. Barrett offers a quality education to all children in a caring environment that recognizes and encourages the talents and interests of every child. Barrett’s diversity affords children an opportunity for a multicultural education, fostering cooperation, communication, and global understanding. Unique among Arlington schools, Barrett’s Project Discovery and Project Interaction link the entire school in an integrated program using hands-on, activity-centered instruction to promote an in-depth understanding of science and math in everyday life, a mastery of technological tools that shape the frontiers of knowledge and a strong foundation in the communication arts that fosters critical thinking and clear expression. As a NASA Explorer School, Barrett staff works with NASA education specialists, mathematicians, engineers, and scientists to incorporate innovative strategies, resources, and technology tools into math and science instruction.

Last Modified on October 20, 2013