Terraset Elementary School
11411 Ridge Heights Rd, Reston, VA 20191
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School Summary

Terraset Elementary School was built as a partnership between Fairfax County Public Schools and the Saudi Arabian government in 1976. The building design is unique and the structure was built into a hill as an energy conservation measure. The school completed a full renovation and opened its' brand new doors to students in the fall of 2016.

Terraset staff members are committed to supporting all students and families within the community through authentic and meaningful, student-centered learning experiences. Terraset is proud of its outdoor learning program, where students actively learn on the green roof and numerous outdoor learning spaces on the campus. Support for diverse learners is provided through programs including: Local Level IV Advanced Academic Services, English for Speakers of Other Languages, and special education services.

Terraset's vision is to provide a dynamic program that identifies the strengths and needs of the whole child and helps each child realize his or her greatest potential. To this end, each staff member demonstrates a personal commitment to achieve academic excellence for all students. Terraset fosters a school community that respects diversity and provides a safe learning environment. Ultimately, Terraset Elementary works tirelessly to develop and nurture every single child to his/her fullest potential.

During the school year an active PTO provides instructional support through cultural arts, community events, technology, classroom volunteers, and field trips, as well as fun and engaging after-school programs.

Last Updated: 2019-02-01

Enrollment Enrollment as of April 202324: 607
Grades Preschool, K-6
FCPS Programs Last Updated: 2022-01-14
Special Features
  • Advanced Academic Resource Teacher- Full Time
  • Band- Grades 5-6
  • Thanksgiving Canned Food Drive
  • Chorus- Grades 5-6
  • Community/Campus Clean Up
  • Compacted/Accelerated Math
  • Creative Dance
  • Cultural Events/Projects
  • Dreambox online math program
  • Get2Green School
  • Global Awareness
  • Green Team
  • International Night
  • Kids Yoga
  • Lego Club
  • Leveled Literacy Intervention
  • Lexia online reading program
  • Local Level IV AAP
  • Mentor Program
  • Mitten Tree and Coat Exchange
  • Mobile Technology Labs
  • Monthly Spirit Days
  • Odyssey of the Mind
  • Outdoor Learning Program
  • Orchestra- grades 4-6
  • Parent Liaison (Spanish)
  • Peer Mediation
  • Positivity Project (P2)
  • Preschool Class Based
  • Preschool Autism
  • Readers are Leaders
  • Recycling Program
  • Responsive Classroom
  • Running Club
  • Student Ambassadors
  • Spelling Bee
  • Tiger Tales Literary Magazine
  • Terraset Drummers
  • Watch DOGS (Dads of Great Students)
  • WTER: Student-organized daily morning TV show
Last Updated: 2019-02-01
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Attendance Area This school is part of Region 1 and the South Lakes High Pyramid. Enter your street address in the boundary locator to determine which schools your student should attend.