Alexandria, VA Public and Private Schools Overview

Parents, students have many attractive academic options.

On Tuesday, January 15, 2013 - 14:02

You receive extra credit for knowing that Alexandria is home to many good school choices, including Alexandria City Public Schools as well as some of the top private schools in the Washington D.C. area. Here’s a little background:

Alexandria City Public Schools

A total of 14,500 students attend the 16 schools that make up Alexandria City Public Schools, where nearly 80 percent of the district’s 1,400 teachers have earned advanced degrees. In total, about 2,350 people work for the school system, and the district has received a Magna Award for excellence from the American School Board Journal.

High school students attend T.C. Williams High School, which has two campuses: the Minnie Williams school is for ninth graders, and the main campus teaches grades 10-12. The two sites have a multi-million-dollar technology integration program that gives students hands-on tech-based experience, while a strong athletic department includes the Alexandria Titans football team, which was depicted in the movie Remember the Titans.

Private Schools in Alexandria

More than 25 private schools are available to parents and students throughout Alexandria, and choices include Bishop Ireton High School, Browne Academy, Grace Episcopal School, Leary School of Virginia and Montessori School of Alexandria. Also available are top academic institutions such as Northern Virginia Academy, St. Louis Catholic School and St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes School, which is known for its excellent team sports and award-winning theater program.