Bailey's Elementary School for the Arts and Sciences
6111 Knollwood Dr, Falls Church, VA 22041
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Grades FECEP, K-2
Principal Marie Lemmon
FCPS Programs
Special Features
  • Emphasis on the arts and sciences in teaching all aspects of the curriculum
  • Reading Recovery
  • Literacy Collaborative
  • Everyday Math
  • Science Lab
  • Outdoor Habitat Learning Lab
  • Creative Movement / Dance
  • Black Box Theater
  • Music Technology Lab
  • TV Studio
  • After School Enrichment classes
  • Responsive Classroom
Business Partnership
  • The USDA Forest Service
  • Capital One
  • Capital Area Food Bank
Attendance Area This school is part of Region 2 and the Stuart HS pyramid. Enter your street address in the boundary locator to determine which schools your student should attend.

School Summary



Bailey’s Elementary School for the Arts and Sciences is a truly unique, exceptional school community where our people, our purpose, and our programs make all the difference.


Over 1200 students make up our school community.  Together, they represent over 40 countries of origin and over 30 different languages spoken at home.  Individually, our students have talents that range across the arts, academics, physical skills, interpersonal skills, and others.  Each of these talents is nurtured and valued.

Our teachers and staff are an incredible group of high-achievers who are always learning and growing as educators.  Bailey's has long been recognized as a place where theory and practice merge to provide exceptional learning for each student.  It is our teachers--our lead learners--who make this happen. 


We believe our purpose is to help each student become highly proficient in all curricular areas; to become a responsible member of communities and groups; and to become self-aware and self-directed as an individual.  Towards this end, we support each student to continually grow and thrive in his or her ability to create, inquire, and connect. 


Bailey's Elementary has an amazing array of programs to meet students' needs and to help them thrive.  As one of the two elementary magnet schools in our district, we have both classroom teachers and specialized educators that focus on the sciences, the arts, and technology.  In science, we have outdoor classroom programs, a dedicated science lab, and teachers who look for ways to help students learn through scientific processes and resources.  In the arts, we have programs focused on music, visual arts, drama, and creative movement.  Since 1999 Bailey’s has been in partnership with the Kennedy Center as part of the Changing Education Through the Arts Program (CETA).  As a result of this partnership, our teachers seek innovative ways to integrate the arts throughout the curricula.  In addition, our programs are supported by the latest technologies including laptops, document cameras, SMART Boards, and iPads. 

We also focus on helping many students become bilingual in Spanish and English through our Spanish Immersion program, FLES, and English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) program.  Our Spanish Immersion program helps English speakers gain a solid foundation in Spanish language and culture, beginning at kindergarten and first grade.  FLES provides exposure to the Spanish language for all students.  Our ESOL program supports students in learning English within authentic learning contexts. The combination of our unique programs and outstanding teachers and staff represent our commitment to each child.

Last Updated: 2014-07-29