Mantua Elementary School
9107 Horner Ct, Fairfax, VA 22031
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Linda Shannon
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School Summary

Mantua Elementary's mission is to help students make connections across disciplines, integrate and apply literacy skills in language, mathematics and the arts; and become effective problem solvers and independent learners. The school and community have a shared vision for elementary education based on Ernest Boyer's Basic School philosophy. Mantua focuses on proven elementary best practices; the school as a community, a curriculum with coherence, a climate for learning, and a commitment to character.

Mantua teacher's work in collaborative learning teams to assess their students' needs and strive to bring innovative, standards based instruction at each grade level. Teachers design lessons which incorporate brain-based learning strategies, a balanced literacy approach and the use of quality talk across the curriculum. Grade level teams engage students in collaborative project-based learning activities that develop and apply students' problem solving abilities. Specialists incorporate content-based grade level curriculum within their discipline while developing students' appreciation for languages, healthy living habits or the arts.

At Mantua, staff members have a commitment to the thoughtful integration of technology and technology is seen as a tool that empowers the acquisition of knowledge and simplifies, facilitates and enhances that learning process. The closed circuit TV studio, two-way interactive distance learning and video production facility enhances Mantua's strong emphasis on incorporating the arts with other subject areas, provides visual accessibility for all learners, and presents unique opportunities to support interdisciplinary learning.

Last Updated: 2019-02-01

Enrollment Enrollment as of March 202324: 971
Grades K-6
FCPS Programs Last Updated: 2022-10-19
Special Features
  • Actively Caring for People
  • Band Buddies - tutoring program with Woodson band students
  • Fifth, and Sixth Grade Chorus
  • Foreign Language in the Elementary Schools (FLES) Program in Spanish
  • Incorporation of Brain-Based Learning Strategies in the classrooms
  • PTA sponsored activities including Kids Care Club, Drama Club, Chess Club, Intramural Basketball, Odyssey of the Mind, Foreign Language Experience Program (FLEX), and before and after school enrichment classes.
  • School wide Wellness Focus  - Raccoon Runners, Eco-Committee, and Staff Wellness Challenges
  • Sixth grade Musical and Art Show
  • Student Council Association in grades 3-6
  • Student Peer Mediation and Conflict Resolution
  • Student produced and student hosted morning news show highlighting student and staff birthdays and celebrations, important calendar events, and displaying Mantua’s Core Virtues
Last Updated: 2019-08-02
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