Wakefield Forest Elementary School
4011 Iva Ln, Fairfax, VA 22032
703-503-2300
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Grades K-6
 
Principal Sheri D’Amato
Sheri.DAmato@fcps.edu
 
FCPS Programs
 
Special Features
  • Technology: SMARTBoards in K-6 classrooms, ratio of 1 computer for every student in the school
  • Mentor Coach Services
  • Advanced Academics Program Level III services for school-based students grades 3-6
  • Advanced Academics Program Level IV services for school-based students grades 3-6
  • Advanced Math
  • Special Staff – Instructional Coach, Reading Teacher, Math Specialist, Intervention Specialists
  •  “Kids with Character” Character Education Program
  • School-wide implementation of a Positive Behavior Approach (PBA) with a blending of Responsive Classroom and Positive Behavior Support (PBS) – to develop a caring, respectful school community
  • Grade level musical programs
  • Robust band, strings, chorus and Orff programs
  • Weekly elective program for fifth and sixth grade students (ie: French, Italian, Spanish, photography, ceramics/pottery, book club, team sports, AMC 8 Math, Brain Games, Google Earth Literature Trips, Kids with Character, Challenge 24, modern dance, Running with the Pack, When It’s You in an Emergency)
  • Morning News Show – produced by fifth and sixth grade students
  • Courtyard Habitat
  • Walking/running track – with before and after school running programs
  • School wide Word Study program
  • Sixth Grade Basketball Game and Talent Show
  • Newcomer/Buddy Family Programs for new students and families
  • Fitness Focus: Fifth/Sixth Grade Kickball Game, Turkey Trot, Field Day, Fun Runs, Boosterthon Event
  • PTA sponsored extra-curricular activities include: Foreign Language Experience (FLEX), Odyssey of the Mind (OM), Drama Club, Robotics, Basketball “Hoops”, Reflections, Yoga, Chess Club, Running with the Pack, Martial Arts, Girls on the Run, and Jump Rope Club.
  • PTA sponsored events include: Donuts with Dad, Muffins with Mom, Reflections, BINGO Night, Movie Nights, Restaurant Nights, Cultural Arts Assemblies, Field Trips, Spelling Bee, Ice Cream Social, Auction (Parent Social)
 
Attendance Area This school is part of Region 5 and the Woodson HS pyramid. Enter your street address in the boundary locator to determine which schools your student should attend.

School Summary

Wakefield Forest Elementary School is a small school nestled within a stable residential community located off Little River Turnpike, west of the Capital Beltway. Since its opening in 1955, the school has maintained a proud reputation for excellence and is known for its warm climate and strong community involvement.

Wakefield Forest’s mission is to inspire, enable, and empower students to meet high academic standards, lead ethical lives, and demonstrate responsible citizenship. Wakefield Forest staff members are dedicated professionals with a commitment to on-going staff development. Our teachers are well versed in meeting the needs of all learners through differentiated practices. Flexible grouping in math and language arts are a standard practice for all grade levels.

A shared commitment to excellence is the grounding for a strong home/school connection. Communication about instructional goals and student progress is achieved through Nine Week Learning Objectives, Blackboard 24-7, newsletters, conferences, phone calls and emails.

Parents and guardians play a very active role at Wakefield Forest; their support helps to expand and enrich learning experiences. Volunteers can be seen supporting in a variety of ways, such as welcoming visitors, reading with students, running special activities or assisting in classrooms, art, the library or computer lab.

Last Updated: 2013-07-31