Mosby Woods Elementary School opened September 3, 1963, on a historical site associated with the Civil War and General John Mosby. The school serves students from both the Vienna and the Fairfax communities.
Mosby Woods serves a diverse population, and multiculturalism is valued as a source of strength. Students appreciate diverse cultures and celebrate American ideals.
Mosby Woods has several special features that help provide a high quality education for all students. Mosby Woods welcomes learners with a variety of learning styles, including students with disabilities and students who are gifted and talented. Character education is exemplified by all through a practice of respect, responsibility, honesty, self-discipline and caring. Staff members lead students to lifelong learning by example: every staff member exhibits a commitment to learning, professional development, and growth.
The strong instructional program provides challenge and high expectations for all learners. Early childhood education practices influence the primary grades, which are child-oriented, developmental, and focused on the whole child. All learners are encouraged to develop creativity, while also developing critical-thinking skills and a base of general knowledge. Staff development currently focuses on written language instruction in language arts, problem solving in math, and differentiating instruction to accommodate the needs of diverse learners.
All students are provided integrated instruction supported by a variety of resources. Community activities are planned to involve parents, staff members, and students in a cooperative effort to support student success. These include informational curriculum meetings, social activities, concerts, student programs and cultural arts events. Mosby Woods Elementary School is a place where the mind and the heart are nurtured to help students become leaders for tomorrow's communities.
Last Updated: 2012-11-01