Kent Gardens Elementary School
1717 Melbourne Dr, McLean, VA 22101
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Grades K-6
Principal Holly McGuigan
FCPS Programs
Special Features
  • A critical-thinking lab (Think Tank)
  • Wee Deliver postal system
  • WKGS News, a student-produced daily video broadcast
  • Outdoor classroom program
Business Partnership
  • National Wildlife Federation
  • Information management Consultants
  • Apple Federal Credit Union
Attendance Area This school is part of Region 2 and the McLean HS pyramid. Enter your street address in the boundary locator to determine which schools your student should attend.

School Summary
Kent Gardens Elementary School develops and implements instructional programs that meet the needs of all learners. Staff members view youngsters developmentally and holistically. Equally as important as intellectual stimulation are social-emotional and appropriate physical development.

Effective parent involvement is a focus. Three major school objectives have been identified by the Kent Gardens family. They are: (1) to improve student achievement in language arts with an emphasis on sentence development for primary grades and proofreading for upper grades; (2) to improve the mathematics achievement of students in mental mathematics estimation, applied problem solving, and data analysis; and (3) to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the communication of students and teachers through the use of innovative technology. The goals reflect a strong commitment to meeting the needs of a diverse population. Youngsters are prepared to compete in larger local, state, national, and international arenas.

An intensive assessment program of pupils' progress is ongoing. Students' performance is at a commendable level due partially to the instructional staff members' skills in the application of learning styles knowledge. Other programs not listed under unique programs include: innovative model summer school program emphasizing science, math, the arts, and technology only teachers with these areas of expertise are hired; after-school Hands-On Science program and foreign language program; after-school basketball program; after-school academy with class offerings ranging from math-science enrichment to literary writing and art appreciation. Parent involvement and teacher commitment provide the foundation for success.

Last Updated: 2006-07-11