Franklin Sherman Elementary School
6633 Brawner St, McLean, VA 22101
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School Summary

Franklin Sherman Elementary School is a neighborhood school with historic ties to Fairfax County. Franklin Sherman opened in 1914 as the county's first consolidated school. After a century, our school community is enriched by a marvelous international population. Built in 1952, the present-day Franklin Sherman Elementary School serves a population of students from kindergarten through grade 6. An extensive renovation began in January 2008, and upon completion, it now includes a new media center, administrative wings, and classrooms equipped with upgraded technological capabilities. Our staff provides a nurturing and safe learning environment in which students and families enthusiastically contribute to the school's success.

Franklin Sherman emphasizes high academic achievement for all students. A dedicated and enthusiastic PTA works with the faculty to strengthen the instructional program and promote a positive school culture. The community's diverse cultural and professional resources further enrich the educational program.

At Franklin Sherman Elementary, children are recognized as individuals with diverse backgrounds. Our character education program focuses on respect for individual differences, responsibility for academic and social actions and interactions, and cooperation with one another. We are a community of educators with clear goals for student achievement; we strive to build a strong foundation of knowledge and skills, foster independence and a positive self-image, maximize learning opportunities, and prepare each child for the challenges of the 21st century. 

Last Updated: 2024-04-18

Enrollment Enrollment as of June 202324: 357
Grades K-6
FCPS Programs Last Updated: 2024-04-18
Special Features

School Enrichment/Intervention offered before, after and during the school day

  • School Enrichment/Intervention offered before, after, and during the school day
  • Advanced Math Grades 5-6
  • Art Exhibits in McLean Pyramid
  • Author visits
  • Band, Chorus, Strings, General Music
  • Class plays/musicals for grade 6
  • Community Service Learning
  • Digital Citizenship tools
  • Engage Enhance Extend (E3) Math Grades 3-4
  • Enhanced Autism Supports 
  • Garden & Outdoor learning spaces
  • Get 2 Green student club that organizes and supports conservation initiatives
  • Global Awareness Technology Project (GATP) Grade 5
  • Multi-Tiered System of Supports School
  • Participation in local food and toy drives
  • Portrait of a Graduate School
  • Principal/Parent Coffees
  • Project-Based Learning opportunities K-6
  • Responsive Classroom for Social-Emotional Learning
  • Restorative Justice School
  • Resource Enrichment at FSES as a specials block
  • Services for Multi Lingual Learners
  • STEAM class
  • Student-produced Panda News television show
  • Student Safety Patrols Grade 5-6
  • Student Yearbook

PTA Sponsored before and after school programs:

  • After School Clubs including Sports and Games, Chess, Art, Cooking, Drama, Engineering, and Culture Arts Programs
  • Collaborate and support SHARE Food Bank donations
  • Community Partnerships with local businesses
  • Culture Festival sponsored by the PTA
  • Monster Dash 5K Race
  • Pi Math Night, sponsored by the PTA
  • STEAM Night, sponsored by the PTA
Last Updated: 2024-04-19
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This school is part of Region 2 and the Mclean High Pyramid. Enter your street address in the boundary locator to determine which schools your student should attend.