Graham Road Elementary School
2831 Graham Rd, Falls Church, VA 22042
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School Summary

Graham Road Elementary School is a thriving public educational institution dedicated to offering a robust and tailored academic curriculum designed to meet the unique needs of each student. We take pride in our culturally diverse, child-centric, and family-oriented community, fostering a spirit of collaboration among families, educators, and the wider community. Our core mission is to ignite a passion for academic excellence, critical and creative thinking, independent learning, and ethical responsibility in our students within a dynamic and diverse environment.

We firmly believe that every child has the potential to excel at high levels, and we are committed to preparing our students for a bright and productive future. To achieve this, we cultivate an environment that is positive, inclusive, challenging, enriching, and intellectually stimulating. Through the comprehensive implementation of Responsive Classroom practices, we support not only academic growth but also the social and emotional development of our students, equipping them with the skills needed to thrive both within and beyond Graham Road.

Our unwavering dedication extends to our exceptional faculty, comprised of highly qualified and devoted individuals who are passionate about working with our wonderfully diverse student body. Our staff collaborates tirelessly to promote student success, facilitated by our Collaborative Learning Team (CLT) structure, which provides regular, structured opportunities for teachers to collaboratively design and implement an exceptionally effective instructional program. We fully embrace an inclusive instructional model, wherein teachers jointly plan and teach, delivering rigorous, differentiated, and student-centered instruction that benefits all learners. Continuous professional development is a cornerstone of our staff's commitment, as they actively seek new knowledge, acquire new skills, and develop innovative strategies to enhance their teaching and assessment practices.

At Graham Road, we take immense joy in celebrating our students, families, and the broader community. We welcome and encourage active partnerships with parents, engaging them in actively supporting their children's education and school life. We firmly believe that increased family involvement leads to a more enriching educational experience for our students. Our dedicated PTA collaborates closely with our staff to provide additional educational opportunities for our students and organize community events that benefit all of our families. Graham Road Elementary School is not just an institution; it's a vibrant learning community where students, families, and educators come together to create a nurturing and enriching educational experience.

Last Updated: 2023-10-23

Enrollment Enrollment as of June 202324: 406
Grades Preschool, K-6
FCPS Programs Last Updated: 2022-01-14
Special Features
  • Annual Field Day Fun and Fitness
  • Annual Student Art Show
  • Band, Strings, and Chorus
  • Butterfly Garden
  • Clean Earth Challenge
  • Computer Lab and Mobile Computer Labs
  • Early Literacy Program
  • Eco-School (seeking certification through action items)
  • Election Day Bake Sales
  • Fall Festival
  • Falls Church Pyramid Art Show
  • Family Heritage Night
  • Family Literacy Program
  • Family Math and Literacy Night
  • Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Program
  • Full-time Advanced Academics resource support
  • Green Team (students)
  • Instructional Coaches
  • Math Resource Specialist
  • Math Workshop and Guided Math
  • Mentoring Program
  • Multi-Tier Support Systems
  • Outdoor Classroom
  • Parent Center
  • Reading Resource Specialists
  • Responsive Classroom and School
  • Safety Patrols
  • Students vs. Staff Basketball Game
  • Science of Reading Approach to Literacy Instruction
  • Virginia Native Plant Garden
Last Updated: 2023-10-23
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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.