Orange Hunt Elementary School
6820 Sydenstricker Rd, Springfield, VA 22152
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Karen Tuttle

School Summary

Located in a wooded Springfield neighborhood, Orange Hunt Elementary opened its doors in September of 1974. The school was renovated in 1998 and approximately 800 students are currently enrolled. In 1994, a partial German Immersion program was established at Orange Hunt. Approximately 300 children currently participate in this program in grades one through six. The partial German immersion program gives students the opportunity to gain a command of the German language while being taught math, science, and health during the regular school day.

The Orange Hunt school community embraces the philosophy of building partnerships among the faculty, students, and families to create an enriching and academically rigorous learning environment which supports the success of all our children. We incorporate the school's mascot -the Owl - into our School Motto setting the tone for Orange Hunt's culture and commitment to teaching and learning...

Orange Hunt Elementary School


Working Together

Willingness to Learn

Leading Every Child to

Lending a Hand


Safety for All

Critical thinking and problem solving continue to be integral components of the core curriculum in all academic areas. We provide many enriching experiences which support the success of all students such as Art and Literacy Night, STEM Night, band, strings, chorus, student-produced daily news show, Geography Bee, Student Council Association (SCA), Patrols, Peer Mediation, and literature clubs. Technology integration is enhanced by interactive whiteboard technology (SMARTboard) in each classroom, a computer lab, several wireless mobile labs, and a fully connected production studio.

Orange Hunt is fortunate to have a community that greatly enhances the school environment through participating in special events, volunteering at the school, and supporting the school's programs and faculty/staff. Likewise, a wide variety of after-school Engineering for Kids, Kinderchor, German drama, etc.) to enrich the learning experiences of our students.


Orange Hunt Elementary School community works to facilitate positive learning opportunities for students that are rigorous and student-specific. These opportunities will enhance creative and critical thinkers and create cooperative, responsible and independent learners who will be successful in the future.


Encourage, Educate, Empower all students

Last Updated: 2019-02-01

Enrollment Enrollment as of June 201819: 972
Grades K-6
FCPS Programs Last Updated: 2019-08-20
Special Features
  • Advanced Mathematics (Gr. 5 and 6)
  • Band, Chorus, Strings
  • Daily student-produced morning television news show
  • Geography Bee
  • German Immersion
  • Girls on the Run, Run Fit Kidz
  • Global Language Opportunity Benefiting All Learners (GLOBAL)
  • Kinderchor
  • Language through Content: for all students(German)
  • Odyssey of the Mind, Chess Club, Drama Club, Engineering for Kids, Fencing club, German Club
  • Outdoor Learning Spaces (butterfly garden and courtyard)
  • Peer Mediation
  • Positive Behavioral Approach and Support
  • Positivity Project
  • Responsive Instruction
  • Student Council Association
  • Student Learning Celebrations
  • Student Safety Patrols
  • Technology Integration with mobile computer labs
Last Updated: 2019-02-01
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Attendance Area This school is part of Region 4 and the West Springfield High Pyramid. Enter your street address in the boundary locator to determine which schools your student should attend.