Sangster Elementary School
7420 Reservation Dr, Springfield, VA 22153
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School Summary

Sangster Elementary is located in Springfield, Virginia approximately 20 miles southwest of the nation's capital. Students come to school ready, willing and eager to learn. Sangster has received the State of Virginia Board of Education Excellence Award for several years. We are proud of our children's success. Sangster's standardized test scores are among the best in the county and the state. We are fully accredited by the State of Virginia.

Sangster celebrates children both as individuals and as a group. Students come to school every day with an excitement and a joy about learning. The world of an elementary school is filled with discovery, exploration, excitement and engaging hands-on learning. Each child is valued and accepted by a staff that provides learning experiences, which develop, enrich, and extend the curriculum so that the instructional needs of every child can be met. Opportunities for students to develop ownership and pride in their school environment are provided so students have experiences that will prepare them to contribute to a democratic society.

Students learn in a safe, caring, and positive learning environment that stimulates intellectual curiosity, fosters a commitment to lifelong learning, strives for excellence in academic achievement, and promotes strong character development. The goal of Sangster Elementary is to educate the whole child and help students prepare to become productive, contributing citizens. We believe in the shared partnership of the school, parents, and community in achieving this goal.

Sangster's dedicated faculty is committed to implementing the concept of Professional Learning Community with an emphasis on establishing a collaborative teaching culture within the faculty. Teachers work closely in grade-level teams with specialists to explore best-practices for maximizing student achievement. Sangster is recognized as a National Model PLC school.

An active PTA continues to support the instructional program by offering cultural enrichment programs and volunteer services for our school community. The ideal combination of devoted parents, a supportive PTA, and talented and dedicated educational staff members gives students multiple opportunities for success at Sangster.

Last Updated: 2019-02-01

Enrollment Enrollment as of June 202324: 893
Grades K-6
FCPS Programs Last Updated: 2022-10-19
Special Features
  • Advanced Academic Program (AAP) center for Level IV services
  • Author Visits
  • BYOD (bring your own device)
  • Choir - 5th and 6th grade
  • Enrichment and afterschool activities sponsored by the PTA include: Odyssey of the Mind, Chess Club, Musical Theatre, Fencing, Junior Achievement, Science Fair, Coding Club, Run Fit Kids and Reflections
  • Global Awareness Project
  • Great Debates
  • Handbells
  • Hour of Code - a computer coding opportunity
  • Math Competitions, such as Continental Math League
  • Positivity Project partnership
  • Responsive Classroom
  • Safety Patrols
  • Science Discovery Gardens
  • School to School community partnership
  • Special Education model that provides a wide continuum of services
  • STEAM Lab
  • Student Council Association (SCA)
  • Veteran's Day Community Celebrations
  • WHSE News (What's Happening Sangster Elementary), a student produced daily video broadcast
Last Updated: 2019-02-01
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Attendance Area This school is part of Region 4 and the Lake Braddock High Pyramid. Enter your street address in the boundary locator to determine which schools your student should attend.