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Arlington, VA
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1770 N. Glebe Road
Arlington, VA 22207

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(703) 228-6280
(703) 527-2040
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July 27, 2013
Glebe is a fantastic school. Great parental involvement, fantastic principal, and wonderful teachers. A very close and welcoming community.

- submitted by a parent
July 13, 2013
This is an amazing school with amazing principals, teachers, and staff. The effect on my son has been the most positive one his entire scholastic experience thus far. -Cat

- submitted by a parent
May 20, 2013
This school has been a great experience for our child. The teachers and administrators have been fantastic. Very engaged and open communication in both directions. When we've had a problem, we've been able to talk to everyone from the teacher to the principal with no issue and everyone seems really committed to finding a solution. The parents are very involved with the school and obviously care so much about the school and teachers. We were skeptical about Glebe based on the Great Schools rating, but took a tour before putting an offer on a house that would fall in Glebe's district. After the tour we started looking at homes specifically in the Glebe zone. We could not be happier.

- submitted by a parent
January 12, 2013
The teachers challenge the students and generally care about their well-being. The principal is very open to comments as well as criticism. The school is racially and economically diverse. The students interact with the kids in the functional life skills program that have severe disabilities and learn so much about empathy and understanding.

- submitted by a parent
December 19, 2012
We moved to Arlington from out of state this past summer and transferred our 4th grader into Glebe Elementary. During the house hunting process I was concerned that Glebe had a lower Great School score than some of the other elementary schools in Arlington. My daughter and I took a tour of the school with the friendly and helpful principal which calmed my worries. 4th grade at Glebe has been a great experience for my child and I would not hesitate to recommend the school. The teachers and staff are caring and engaged, the school is a real part of the community, and the students have been welcoming and friendly.

- submitted by a parent
March 22, 2012
After nearly finishing one year at Glebe, I can say that we've had a terrific experience. My son's first grade teacher is incredibly understanding, the principal is always available to talk, and the gifted teacher has really inspired him. The school has adequate resources in terms of math and reading coaches, the faculty seem to work as a team, and the grounds are well kept. The PTA provides great support and there seem to always be community building activities going on.

- submitted by a parent
March 11, 2011
Glebe is a wonderful school, the teachers are caring and truly know their students. The prinicpal, Ms. Borg and assistant principal, Ms. Clarke are great leaders. They are approachable and seem to really care about the students, school and community

- submitted by a parent
February 09, 2011
Our son is high functioning on the autistic spectrum and attended Glebe for 5 years. It was, without qualification, a terrific experience for our entire family. The administration (all special educators by background) could not have been more flexible, creative, accomodating or supportive. The staff was friendly, outgoing and unfailingly patient with our child. The students were uniformly wonderful and truly understand (and have been taught to understand) what inclusion really means. I would STRONGLY recommend Glebe to any family, whether they have children with special needs or not. It is a terrific community.

- submitted by a parent
December 20, 2010
If you have a special ed child that has high-functioning autism, beware! My son was placed in a self-contained setting, and I as the parent was 100% powerless in changing his situation and completely voiceless in the IEP process. I moved to the City of Falls Church who has an inclusion school district over this and he has been in a regular kindergarten with minimal support and thriving beautifully. This school failed my son and my family. My younger son was in the pre-school program, and it was top notch. But my child in kinder was stuck in a k-5 class. Leaving Arlington was the best decision of my life, and now my son has a chance at success in the real school environment.

- submitted by a parent
April 22, 2010
upbeat school reasonable workload of student and staff great extra currics, sport and academic caring teachers

- submitted by a parent
January 06, 2010
The school is fabulous! The principal, teachers and student body are energized by learning and the great community where we live.

- submitted by a parent
October 05, 2009
My granddaughter has attended Glebe Elementary School from Montessori pre-school until the present (2nd grade). The staff is friendly, knows the children, works cooperatively with the parents, and there is a strong sense of community.

- submitted by a community member
August 15, 2009
I have one child at Glebe who is very happy there. The teachers are good to great with a few exceptions (there is at least one who is asleep at the wheel and needs to move on.) The principal is very accessible to parents and students and the no-bullying policy is taken very seriously. My other child is in private school because the school's former gifted teacher was terrible (new one is much better, I'm told). The school is part of a wonderful and diverse community.

- submitted by a parent
February 16, 2009
Glebe is a wonderful elementary school with a faculty of caring, competent teachers and very involved parents. The PTA is great. The special teachers are exceptional in their focus on the kids. I've heard from others that the the principal does not support teachers or their decisions when a conflict comes up. But she seems fine to me. The teachers all are premier in their field. I used to be a teacher so I know what they should be doing. I am so glad my children have been able to go to Glebe. They love it.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 18, 2008
Glebe Elementary has provided a wonderful, warm, friendly, caring, creative environment for my children. I can't think of any teacher at Glebe that I would not want to teach my children and most are absolutely fabulous. The best thing about Glebe is the sense of community and the wonderful cultural diversity. Actually, I don't live in the Glebe district but I send my children there.

- submitted by a parent
May 08, 2008
Glebe is often described as a secret North Arlington treasure- and I could not agree more! It is a fantastic school, with the feel of being in a small town. Everyone is friendly and know each other. The teachers are dedicated and really care for the community. The principle is accessible and is always available to both the kids and parents. When looking at a school- it is so important to realize that there is so much more than test scores. Glebe is a rich cultural community where everyone is truly cared for.

- submitted by a parent
no rating January 14, 2008
The is a neighborhood school,where both the children and parents enjoy a strong sesne of community. The teachers and principal all work well together to provide children a diverse and enriching environment. The language program and after school enrishment programs continue to improve. However recent Superindent proposals to redistrict Glebe will impact the schools conhesiveness.

- submitted by a parent
October 06, 2007
I have 2 children that have graduated and one still at Glebe. I also have had a great experience at glebe and had the opportunity to experience wonderful teachers. I have to agree with the one parent concerning the Principal. I would have to say when Ms. Taub was principle the enviroment was different, she seemed to be more in control with a stronger personality. The office personnel was much nicer and there were also really good teachers durning her time. When their are changes it is usually due to the leadership.

- submitted by a parent
October 05, 2007
My husband and I both love Mr. Arnold and Miss Sunny and they are working very hard with my son to try to get him to focus and behave properly.

- submitted by a parent
June 21, 2007
I have a student at Glebe finishing up the first grade and I could not be happier with the teachers, school environment, parent participation, etc. My only concern is with the principal, who seems to have a hard time providing even-handed leadership to the staff and making difficult decisions. Overall, my husband and I have been very happy, however!

- submitted by a parent
December 01, 2006
Glebe is a great place to learn! Children and families are deeply cared about and taken care of at Glebe. The teachers are outstanding as is the community.

- submitted by a staff
October 03, 2006
Glebe is a real community treasure. We have two children at Glebe and have been delighted with the amount of careful, personal attention they receive, as well as with the detailed home-school communication. In our three years there I have seen so many students experience academic success with no pushing or pressure. Glebe is a very relaxed, family-friendly, interesting place to learn and grow!

- submitted by a parent
January 24, 2005
I have a kindergarten and second grade child at Glebe. I am very pleased with their academic progress. Glebe provides my children with tools needed for success. The school environment is like a community. Everyone says 'hello'. The new school is spectacular. Enrichment activities are diverse and plentiful. PTA is amazing. They do tons of activities to enhance your child's learning experience.

- submitted by a parent
September 30, 2004
I have two children presently attending Glebe. I love the sense of community and the personal attention that my children receive. Despite the fact that my children are very different learners, both have received the attention and challenges that fit their needs. What I really appreciate is that both their needs and their gifts have been recognized by their teachers. Glebe has an excellent, committed and creative staff with a high number of advanced degrees. The emphasis on integration of arts into the curriculum provides an extra advantage that not is not always found in a public school. Give this school a serious look, its beauty is much more than skin deep.

- submitted by a parent
September 17, 2004
I have had two children at Glebe, one is in her last year there and the other is now a successful middle school honor student. I will be sad to leave this wonderful educational community that brings out the gifts and talents of every student. Glebe is listed as a 'Top School' by the Washington Post for its high PTA participation rate, rich cultural diversity, more experienced teachers, and small class sizes. Having experienced Glebe myself I wholeheartedly agree with the Posts rating.

- submitted by a parent
March 03, 2004
There is no better school in Arlington than Glebe. This small diverse school has strong test scores, and excellent principal who has high expectations for all students and an extremely committed staff. With a totally renovated buiding which should be complete in the fall of 2004 Glebe will be a model for all area schools. This school is a gem and the parents that send their kids elsewhere without looking at what a special school this is are sadly missing out.

- submitted by a parent

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Glebe Elementary School
1770 N. Glebe Road, Arlington, VA  22207
(703) 228-6280
Last modified Glebe Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Glebe Elementary School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 26 reviews. Top