Fairfax Villa Elementary School
10900 Santa Clara Dr, Fairfax, VA 22030
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School Summary

Fairfax Villa Elementary is a very special place. Visitors consistently comment on the indefinable quality one senses upon entering the school. Known around Fairfax County to be a "small school with a BIG heart," we still retain that special feeling of family and community even while growing.

Fairfax Villa Elementary opened its doors for the first time in September 1965, a total renovation was completed in 1994, and a new kindergarten/ first grade wing was added in 2013. The large athletic field, picnic areas, and beautiful courtyards are enjoyed by students, staff members, and community members.

Functioning as a collaborative community, staff members are child-focused. Students are taught as individuals, and staff members work as a team to help all children reach their limitless potential.

Special programs have long been a key element at Fairfax Villa Elementary. Students with special needs are integrated instructionally and socially and are a part of the fabric of the school community. At Fairfax Villa Elementary, the focus is on student outcomes in the core academic areas with enhancement by teaching specialists who help develop the whole child.

Opportunities for extracurricular activities and enrichment exist for every child through such programs as the Student Council Association, safety patrol program, chorus, band, strings, TV6 news team, reading buddies, yearbook committee, and the sixth grade performance.

Dragons Dare to be safe, be respectful, and be responsible! This is part of the Fairfax Villa Elementary Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports program. Each quarter, students are recognized for their achievement in citizenship.

Parents are encouraged to participate collaboratively with staff to meet the needs of all students in our school. The PTA provides parents with opportunities to become active in the school community and sponsors many family activities.

School-Vision Statement

Fairfax Villa Elementary School envisions a diverse community of learners working together to achieve their limitless potential as moral, conscientious citizens.

  • Students will develop an awareness of community resources and how they can make a difference within that community.
  • Students will develop a sense of purpose and an awareness of societal responsibility.
  • Students will be sensitive to individual differences.
  • Students will accept diversity.
  • Students, parents and staff will collaboratively be accountable for high achievement in the classroom and within the community.

School-Mission Statement

The mission of Fairfax Villa Elementary School is to operate as a Professional Learning Community and use Best Practices to meet the educational needs, support essential life skills, and provide opportunities that encourage service learning for all students. We will ensure that "Fairfax Villa Dragons" dare to be safe, responsible and respectful as they work toward their limitless potential as independent learners and citizens.

School-Core Values/Beliefs

The Fairfax Villa School community recognizes that all students can learn. We will engage in on-going assessment to monitor learning. We will remediate and challenge all students using a variety of strategies, programs, resources and best instructional practices. We will work collaboratively to set and maintain high expectations and offer a challenging, stimulating curriculum.

We believe:

  • All students can learn.
  • That the partnership between family, community, and school is essential to our success.
  • In remediating and challenging all students using research-based best instructional practices.
  • That technology plays a key role in preparing children for twenty-first century learning.
  • That individual needs of each child are recognized and met through differentiation.
  • That students should be safe, responsible, and respectful.

In helping students to recognize their talents and to make positive contributions to society.

Enrollment Enrollment as of June 201718: 642
Grades Preschool, K-6
FCPS Programs
Special Features
  • Advanced Math - Grades 3-6
  • After-school Global Language Program
  • After-school PTA-sponsored Activities
  • Early Literacy Program
  • Little Library
  • Outdoor Courtyard Learning Space
  • Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS)
  • Positivity Project
  • Quarterly student citizenship award ceremony
  • Safety Patrols
  • Student Ambassadors
  • Student-produced Morning News Show
  • Young Scholars
Business Partnership
  • Food for Others
Attendance Area This school is part of Region 5 and the Woodson High Pyramid. Enter your street address in the boundary locator to determine which schools your student should attend.