As Head of School, I am excited to welcome you to our homepage.  Our school is a historic and pioneering institution of 80 years with an outstanding legacy of achievement.  Known for doing what works best for children at each stage of their development, Congressional School is the destination for smart, thoughtful, curious, and ambitious boys and girls who seek a transformative education.

With small classes, a strong emphasis on faculty-student interaction, and an academic program that emphasizes active learning, intellectual rigor along with appropriate support, we help students become thoughtful, critical thinkers, lifelong learners, and leaders who will positively impact our world.  Our students are passionate about all that they do, inside the classroom and out, and they work and play hard.  Our faculty are committed to their teaching, using the latest research and best practices to ensure students are prepared for a life of meaning and purpose.  And finally, our campus supports the work of students and faculty, and provides a vibrant culture that complements and expands on the knowledge created in our classrooms and labs.

Across the grades, our students and teachers are inspired by our core values of integrity, kindness, perseverance, respect, and responsibility. I invite you to come experience Congressional School for yourself with a visit to our beautiful campus.  Come meet our students and talk with our faculty and staff and see our classrooms in action. I promise you will be impressed by what you discover -- a community where students take risks, discover their strengths, and are excited about what lies ahead.  Come discover the essence of Congressional School!

Warmest regards,

Edwin P. Gordon, Ph. D.
Head of School


Let us help you. We are looking forward to meeting you and your family and sharing the Congressional experience with you!


We are proud to have been voted Best Private School (K-8), Best Day Camp, and Top-Vote Getter for Best Preschool in Arlington Magazine. We were also voted Best Day Care, Best Preschool, and Best Private School in the Falls Church News Press!


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