Lake Anne has served the Reston community since 1966. The school is composed of a diverse student population. Our Free and Reduced Meals rate is close to 40% and one-fourth of our students receive support from our English for Speakers of Other Languages teachers. We also have students with Individualized Educational Programs for Speech and Language, Learning Disabilities, Autism, Intellectual Disabilities, and Other Health Impairments.
Lake Anne is proud of its history, family feel, Spanish Immersion program, and inviting school climate.
Lake Anne is dedicated to providing a strong instructional program. We have implemented a guided reading program K-6 with an extensive reading resource room of leveled books. Our vision is that all students can learn and will become literate, self-motivated, well-rounded, independent learners who demonstrate responsibility to self and society.
The general education program is further complimented by an optional Spanish language partial-immersion program, which provides language instruction simultaneously with instruction in mathematics, science, and health. Approximately 55% of the student population is enrolled in the popular and innovative program. Teams of immersion teachers from across the county and the US visit our model Spanish Immersion program.
The Lake Anne staff also believes that arts education is an integral part of every child growing up. Art is everywhere at Lake Anne and visitors frequently remark on the beautiful artwork made by our students. The staff believes that arts education plays a major role in developing creative and higher level thinking skills, understanding the core curriculum, reaching at-risk students, and providing alternative avenues for learning.
Our mobile laptop carts enable flexibility in curricular projects for individual classrooms and grade levels. An active PTA enhances the instructional program by offering cultural arts experiences, field trips, GRACE Art, Mad Science, Odyssey of the Mind, Lego League, Artist in Residence programs, and an array of other after school activities for students. The active PTA also provides countless hours of volunteer support.
We are literally and figuratively building success at Lake Anne. The 2012-2013 school year marked the end of a two-year renovation project. We are excited about all the changes this brought. Besides a total facelift with new energy-efficient windows and doors, fresh paint, tiles, and floors, all classrooms now enjoy the latest equipment in educational technology. Classrooms are equipped with an Integrated Smart Board and an enhanced audio system. Our daily news show is broadcast by students from a small studio in our expanded media and technology center.
Currently parents and students frequently go to our school website and their teachers' Blackboard 24/7 sites to read timely announcements and to be reminded of the requirements of long-term assignments. They enjoy going to our specialists' sites to hear their class in music and see their art projects, too.
Our mascot is the dolphin and we encourage our students to follow the three R's of our Positive Behavior Program: Respect Themselves; Respect Others; and Respect Property. Our staff, parents, business partners, and community all work together as we build success for our students.
Last Updated: 2019-02-01