Why should I send my child to The Griffin Academy?Why should I send my child to The Griffin Academy?The Griffin Academy provides an exceptionally high-quality, nurturing learning environment for preschool-aged children. This developmentally tailored program is delivered by a well-qualified, loving staff, who are dedicated to providing the best possible all-around experience for the children [...]
Are There Special Requirements?Are there special requirements for admission to Westminster school?Admission to kindergarten is based on birth date, order of application, and readiness testing. For grades 1-7, admission is based on order of application, the results of a qualifying exam, a writing sample, teacher evaluation, and an interview with parents and child. Westminster School [...]
Why Should I Pay For Private Schooling?Why should I pay to send my child to a private K-8 school?The years from age 3 to 14 are the most formative in a person’s life. Character, attitude, sense of self, work ethic, and expectations of life’s possibilities are all shaped during this crucial span from infancy to [...]
Are You Full?Are you full? What are the provisions for new registrants? How much is tuition?Most grades usually have some openings for new applicants. Registration is limited to 18 students (16 in kindergarten) per class (2 classes per grade). Tuition for 2013-2014 is $19,152 or less (depending on grade level), well below the median for [...]
Are you planning any changes?Are you planning any changes?Westminster’s long range plans include adding a new, state-of-the-art athletic field and an addition which will accommodate expansions in art, science, and technology.
What is the background of the school director?What is the background of the school director?Ellis Glover has been the Headmaster of Westminster School since 1992. Educated in the classics and humanities, he served for 16 years as Assistant Director of Westminster School prior to taking over the headship upon the death of the school’s founder, Jane Goll.
How long has your school been established and is it accredited?How long has your school been established and is it accredited?Westminster School was established in 1962. It is a fully accredited member of Virginia Association of Independent Schools (VAIS) and is a member of Independent Education (IE), an association of independent schools of greater Washington.
Does Westminster provide transportation?Does Westminster provide transportation?Door-to-door bus service is available to most parts of Fairfax County. Many of the remaining families participate in car pools whose organization is facilitated by the school.
Do you offer after-school care?Do you offer after-school care?The after-school care program (3:00-6:00 p. m.) is available to students in grades K-8.