Fairhill Elementary School
3001 Chichester Ln, Fairfax, VA 22031
703-208-8100
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Candace Hunstad
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School Summary

Fairhill Elementary School is an energetic, family-oriented, academically rich and culturally diverse learning community set in the heart of Fairfax.

At Fairhill Elementary, we believe that all students can achieve academic and personal excellence. We prepare children for a productive future by providing for successes in a positive, inclusive, enriching and academically stimulating environment. We celebrate diversity, foster mutual respect and embrace collaboration as we unite to achieve common purposes and clear goals. We value service-learning as a means to help students understand the positive impact they can make both individually and collectively on their community and world.

Our dedicated and talented staff members collaborate in teams to focus on continuous improvement of student achievement through implementation of best-practices for teaching and learning. With a full time enrichment specialist, and exceptional teachers, students are regularly challenged to go beyond the required curriculum through projects and enrichment activities. Technology integration is enhanced by interactive whiteboard technology in each classroom, multiple wireless laptop labs, and a fully connected production studio.

Fairhill Elementary enjoys a robust, involved and supportive parent community, as well as several local business partnerships. The Fairhill PTA sponsors numerous family events and instructional initiatives. Parents are an important part of the instructional program, both inside and outside the classroom and across the grade levels. A strong emphasis on home-school partnerships assists students to achieve their greatest potential.

Our mission, to support academic excellence in a respectful environment which instills strength of character and embraces community involvement, guides all we do in our work as a community of learners.


Enrollment Enrollment as of June 201617: 570
 
Grades K-6
 
FCPS Programs
 
Special Features
  • Annual Cultural Heritage Celebration
  • Annual Field Day Fitness Experience
  • Author Visits
  • Band, Strings, Chorus
  • Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)
  • Character Education
  • Chinese Language Program (FLES)
  • Cooperative Learning
  • Fairhill Fitness Fanatics
  • "Fairhill Flyers" running club
  • Falls Church Pyramid Art Show
  • FCPS Golden Wellness Award Winner
  • Foreign Language Experience (FLEX) Program
  • Full time Advanced Academics Resource teacher support
  • Full time Reading specialists
  • Grade-Level Musicals
  • Guided Reading and Guided Math structures
  • Hands-on Equations
  • Integration of Advanced Academics Curriculum across all grades and classrooms
  • Interactive whiteboard technology in each classroom
  • iPad lab
  • Junior Great Books
  • Math Night
  • Monthly Spirit Days
  • Odyssey of the Mind
  • Parent Center
  • Parent Liaison
  • Partners in Print events
  • Professional Learning Community
  • PTA Sponsored before and after school Activities: Chess, FIRST Lego League
  • PTA sponsored Cultural Arts assemblies
  • "Reading Buddies" program
  • Safety Patrols
  • SCA Student Leadership
  • Service Learning school-wide environmental focus: " Schoolwide student-led recycling programs"
  • Sixth Grade Ellipse Run
  • Spelling Bee and National Geographic Geography Bee
  • STEM Innovation Fair
  • Strategies Lab
  • Student produced "Tiger Live" daily TV news show
  • Student Recognition: PAW POWER Awards
  • "Tiger Pals" mentoring program
  • Tiger Time- Intervention and Enrichment Time Extension block
  • Tigers Share Food Sharing Program
  • Wellness Night
  • Wireless mobile lab carts
  • WordMasters Contest
  • Zumba, Computer Coding, Art, Creative Writing, and Athletics to "PTA Sponsored before and after school activities"
 
Business Partnership
  • Merrifield Fire Station 30
 
Attendance Area This school is part of Region 2 and the Falls Church High Pyramid. Enter your street address in the boundary locator to determine which schools your student should attend.