Forestdale Elementary School
6530 Elder Ave, Springfield, VA 22150
703-313-4300
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Merrell Dade
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School Summary

Forestdale Elementary School houses a variety of programs, including general education Kindergarten through sixth grade classes, a Family and Early Childhood Education program (FECEP), English for Speakers of Other Languages Program (ESOL), full day Kindergarten, Early Childhood Class Based Program (ECCB), Preschool Autism Class (PAC), Enhanced Autism classes, Reading Recovery, a Young Scholars program, and an Advanced Academic Program.

We are a school with an enrollment of over 620 students. There are more than 30 languages spoken at Forestdale, but our primary language is spoken with a smile and open arms. We are a learning community that feels like family. Here we believe in our children and their ability to reach and exceed academic excellence. Our faculty and support staff provides outstanding instruction to meet the needs of all students. Our doors are always open to families and community members. We embrace our diversity and accept the challenge of building strong minds, strong character and developing a strong sense of community.

Classroom teachers and resource specialists work closely together to provide a balanced and integrated curriculum for students. Much emphasis is placed on helping children use a variety of resources and tools for solving problems and formulating decisions. An active PTA supports extracurricular activities including field trips and cultural arts activities. The PTA and school staff also offers a variety of parent workshops and family-related programs. Thus, the entire school community works together to ensure that all students are provided with a safe, stimulating, and rewarding learning environment.

Motto: At Forestdale Elementary School we are Focused On Reaching Every Student as They Discover And Learn Every day!

Mission: The community of Forestdale Elementary School inspires our students to become lifelong learners, independent problem solvers, and strategic thinkers who are responsible, respectful, and productive citizens.

Vision: We will provide a safe and nurturing environment within our professional learning community to meet or exceed individual student goals. Utilizing our diverse backgrounds and experiences, we will focus on professional development, collaboration, reflection, and examining best instructional practices to support students' interest in learning, development of positive values, and academic success.
Last Updated: 2019-02-01

Enrollment Enrollment as of December 201920: 513
 
Grades Preschool, K-6
 
FCPS Programs Last Updated: 2019-11-19
 
Special Features
  • Everyday Counts Calendar Math
  • Family Literacy Night
  • INOVA Fairfax - Partnership for Healthier Kids
  • Parent Liaison
  • MentorWorks
  • Mentoring Partnerships
  • Reading Recovery
  • Waterford (Computer Based Early Literacy Program)
  • WFES Daily News Show (student produced)
Last Updated: 2019-02-01
 
Business Partnership
  • Food for Others
  • Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation
Last Updated: 2019-02-01
 
Attendance Area This school is part of Region 3 and the Lee High Pyramid. Enter your street address in the boundary locator to determine which schools your student should attend.