"Our school is best know for helping children reach their fullest potential."
Students enrolled 306
Hours 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
School leader Mrs. Elizabeth Poole
Transportation options None
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Preschool capacity no info
Before school Yes
After school Yes

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9535 Linton Hall Rd
Bristow, VA 20136

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4 stars
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May 07, 2014
Linton Hall School is a wonderful school that prepares students for high achievement in high school. The teachers are well-qualified and always have the best interest of the students at heart. My children are learning well and thriving at Linton Hall School! The school has a great curriculum and a beautiful community.

- submitted by a parent
May 06, 2014
Private School can get away with hiring many unqualified & unlicensed teachers, which is easily seen in the low standardized test scores. Great school for stay at home moms, you can literally stay at the school all day with no questions asked. Grades are assigned not for merit, but to placate the parents. Standardized scores say all. My daughter went from 99th percentile and then to 50% in one year due to an unqualified teacher. My complaints were ignored, and worst of all, my daughter was discriminated against due to my actions.

- submitted by a parent
October 31, 2013
I am an alumnus of Linton Hall and have so many great memories at this school. The education and values I recieved here have without a doubt made me who am I today. This school and community not only prepares you for high school, it also prepares you for college and beyond. The faculty and staff at Linton Hall truly care about each and every student. The school community is very loving and welcomes you back long after you have graduated 8th grade.

- submitted by a community member
October 30, 2013
Linton Hall School was 'home' to our family for 14 wonderful years. During this time our children were nurtured academically, socially, and spiritually. The Benedictine traditions, which are the basis for the love and compassion shown to all who pass through Linton Hall's doors, are a wonderful foundation in which to teach academics and life skills. My children left Linton Hall well prepared to excel in high school, and attend academically challenging colleges. Linton Hall is not just a particular teacher, class or program - it is the combined experience of all of these, which develop our children to go out and become successful adults.

- submitted by a parent
October 30, 2013
Great school. Both of my children will remain at LHS for the full 8 years. The teachers all have their best interests at heart.

- submitted by a parent
October 30, 2013
I attended Linton Hall School from K - 8 and can honestly say I was thoroughly prepared for high school. The academics at Linton Hall obviously surpass those of the local public schools, as I found the advanced freshman and sophomore classes to be easier than some classes I took at Linton Hall. I loved the personal attention afforded to the students due to the small class size, the sense of community, the involvement with the Sisters and their other ministries, and knowing that there was always someone there who i could turn to if I needed anything.

- submitted by a community member
October 30, 2013
Linton Hall School has been a wonderful experience for our children. It provides a small family atmosphere where there is no question that the learning process will not be disrupted by bullying, unruly children, etc. They celebrate the children striving for excellence, so that the children want to succeed in the classroom and in their activities and are not made to feel embarrassed by doing well. Additionally, having the sisters involved is a unique element to the school. It provides the children with another perspective of service by seeing the sisters minister to the children and to others in the community who need their help.

- submitted by a parent
October 30, 2013
I am a student at Linton Hall, and we have a great school community. Linton Hall has a supportive staff, and we are all a family. I play sports for the school, and the coaches are very friendly and have helped me become a better athlete and a better person.

- submitted by a community member
October 30, 2013
I have four children who attended and graduated from Linton Hall School. They all have very different personalities, but each of them thrived academically and socially in the nurturing environment of Linton Hall. Two have already graduated from high school and college with honors and are now doing well in the work force. The younger two are still in high school where they are at the top of their respective classes. They all have very fond memories of their years at Linton Hall and all of their teachers, some of which are still their "favorite". We as parents, as well as the children, have continued to stay involved with the community we spent so many years a part of. It is like "home" for us.

- submitted by a parent
October 30, 2013
Linton Hall is an excellent academic school for our kids - it is a place where the kids can learn without disruption. Many kids start high school a grade ahead in reading and math. The school is able to provide challenges to kids who need it in certain subjects while helping others who need support. There is a sense that learning and achievement is something to be celebrated. There are also plenty of options for extracurricular activities that take into account varied interests like athletics, art club, chess club, music, Fife and Drum, etc. Our child has really enjoyed the Fife and Drum corps. He has learned musical skills, performance skills, discipline, and patriotism. They perform at school functions, but they also perform at outside functions sometimes performing for our military veterans. I have been to many events for the Fife and Drum corps, and without fail, the kids are always complimented on their skill, their behavior and for their love of country. All of the students at Linton Hall are a wonderful reflection of the school.

- submitted by a parent
October 30, 2013
My daughter attended Linton Hall School for 9 years starting in Kindergarten. It was the best investment I could have made in her education. She learned not only the "ABC's" but also a great foundation for her high school education. She learned alot about respect for others and how important it is to be a part of the community. My daughter is now 16 and credits alot of her successes with the foundation Linton Hall provided. She often says she wishes Linton Hall had a high school- she would be first to sign up. Linton Hall is more than a brick and mortar building that provides and education. Linton Hall is a special place where memories, friendships and values are developed and fostered. I made a great decision on my daughter's behalf by sending her to Linton Hall. We will both treasure every minute we walked through the arches.

- submitted by a parent
October 28, 2013
Linton Hall School provides excellent academics & caters to each child as an individual - they help the advanced child excel & give additional help to those kids who need it. LHS is an amazing "family" environment. The children are taught more than academics - they are taught to love one another & treat everyone with respect. We love the small class sizes & the teachers truly care about our kids & their success. Choosing LHS is one of the BEST decisions we've made!

- submitted by a parent
October 27, 2013
Linton Hall School is a major treasure in the Northern Virginia area and our family encourages everyone to explore the school and to talk to parents of current students. The academics are top notch, and students are given constant opportunities to develop critical thinking skills. The faculty and staff help shape students in to organized, poised, confident and responsible individuals. The sense of community is another strong element of the school. Parents are engaged and truly work together to develop top-notch events that either raise funds or provide a wonderful opportunity for the school community to get together and enjoy an experience. The Benedictine Sisters are warm, loving and proud of their ministries. LHS works to incorporate the Benedictine principles in to the learning experience so that students understand and experience the Benedictine philosophies. We have thoroughly enjoyed our years at LHS, look forward to the years ahead, and strongly recommend the school!

- submitted by a parent
October 27, 2013
Linton Hall is a school where everyone knows your child, and protects and guides them as though they were their own. They also strive to bring out the best in each child. We have been at LHS for 6 years and my children are thriving and love school. They are respected and loved by all of the teachers and staff. They are encouraged to be well rounded, and do their best in all aspects of their lives. Academics are strong, and there are plenty of extra-circular activities for the children to participate in. Our kids are not only becoming good students, but good citizens and kind individuals as well.

- submitted by a parent
October 13, 2013
Linton Hall was is one of the many gifts and ministry projects from the Benedictine sisters. When you enter the school, you feel a great sense of kindness and caring. Remarkably, Linton Hall is somewhat of a hidden jewel but parents feel so strongly about this school we want everyone to know about it! Linton Hall shines! The staff is abundantly conscientious about each students developments. The campus is lush.... learning is a priority. My kids are attentive and look forward to school. Lots of activities after school, before school - most important too is community service is expected. My kids have always been working on homework and skill levels of the next grade they are going into... the school moves them forward , armed with knowledge and a greater social conscience.

- submitted by a parent
October 11, 2013
Linton Hall was the perfect school for my two kids. Both have now graduated and I am so pleased to see how incredibly well prepared they were for High School. Both have commented that they were easily ahead of their peers in virtually all subject areas and they had the background and skills to complete their classwork and projects. I credit the amazing faculty for pushing the kids, but at the same time, knowing each of them and truly caring about how they were doing both inside and outside the classroom. LHS is a uniquely caring place, where everyone is welcome and encouraged to thrive.

- submitted by a parent
October 11, 2013
Linton Hall is an amazing school! Our children are embraced by the faculty, staff and other parents. They are provided with a traditional faith-based education - we celebrate HOLYDAYS - by teachers who truly care. Parents who've written negative reviews are well known and, in many cases left for reasons unrelated to the quality of the education (e.g., finances). When you invest in the school - being supportive and connected - you will reap the benefits. Have friends at other private schools in the area, we're Linton Hall all the way! An awesome education and children who are polite and well mannered. Lynx Love!

- submitted by a parent
September 29, 2013
As an out of town Grandparent, I have only visited Linton Hall a few times, but my Granddaughter seems to thrive there and her parents are quite please with the school. That is recommendation enough for me. Dianne Gutting

- submitted by a community member
September 29, 2013
Linton Hall School is centrally located and students come from many areas as well as different faiths. All are welcome. My kids have done extremely well academically at Linton Hall , making President's Honors and Honor Roll. They have had the opportunity to participate in many family night events within the school -it is a community. The grading system is higher than the public schools so your child has to adjust to the higher expectation and work. Linton Hall is an ideal place for your kids because they aren't packed into a classroom ; they have top notch technology for smart boards and chrome books ( new addition). I agree it takes a village and your students, just like mine are well cared for and fully challenged academically.

- submitted by a parent
September 17, 2013
I am a graduate of LHS as well as a current parent and staff member. I think that pretty much says it all! I appreciate the love and support offered to both of my children on a daily basis. The faculty and staff has offered so much to my girls - I couldn't imagine not having them in our village because after all, it takes a village!

- submitted by a parent
September 11, 2013
Linton Hall has surpassed my expectations for my two kids. The school community is warm and hosts a New Family Orientation and New Family Welcome by assigning a Host family for questions. I really appreciated someone reaching out to my family before we attended. My two kids are making friends and thriving academically. Spanish is introduced at a young age and my kids are playing a little catch up having come from Public School but the Spanish teacher and all teachers ,are helpful and accommodating. My kids are much happier at Linton Hall and we find the curriculum engaging and scholastically above grade from public school. OCEW is an outdoor class all ages have outdoors, rain or shine, exploring nature and science. My son enjoys the change of venue and the learnings. Music, Band, Irish Ensemble, Choir, Advanced Art, Bell Choir, Chess Club, Robotics, Student Govt are all present at Linton Hall which enhance the kids school life. New healthy lunches from Revolution foods excite us because it is innovative, healthy and the kids eat on the new lunch program. We are a health conscious family and I appreciate the school effort to support the way we live at home. Active community life !

- submitted by a parent
September 09, 2013
Fantastic school with beautiful campus. The curriculum is difficult but the teaching is progressive. Unlike many schools, individual needs can be met because of caring teachers and small class sizes. LHS develops not only the student academically, but teaches children the need to serve others and give back to the community at large. Strong parental support makes this school exceptional. Students that leave LHS are prepared for high school honors and AP classes and typically score way above average on their placement tests.

- submitted by a parent
September 09, 2013
In response to the person that said they had a PE teacher that also taught geometry. That had to have been more than 14 years ago. We have been at the school that long and I can tell you the PE teacher does not do double duty as a math teacher. Perhaps the analysis should be based on current teachers and not those of the past.

- submitted by a parent
September 09, 2013
We are entering our third year at LHS and could not be happier! My son is in first grade and reading at least a year a head. The class size is small lending to amazing one-on-one learning. Great after school activities and clubs make for a well rounded student.

- submitted by a parent
September 04, 2013
We transferred to Linton Hall a few years ago when my older daughter experienced extreme bullying at public school. Since that time, both my children have thrived in the warm and supportive environment that Linton Hall offers. Both children cannot say enough good things about the teachers and staff and both are excelling academically beyond my wildest expectations. As a parent, I couldn't be more pleased.

- submitted by a parent
September 03, 2013
I have 4 students at Linton Hall at one time with two in the lower school and 2 in the upper school. This year, my youngest child started in the Little Sprouts program for toddler age and he just loves it. This is a new program at Linton Hall and I applaud the principal and teachers for starting it and it is thriving.!!!!! All my kids have done well at Linton Hall and you get out of it what you put into it! The teachers want you to do well and help you every step of the way to develop confident, well performing students. The campus is great for sports and extracurriculars.... Science , Math and IT are big progressives for upper school this year! Come shadow a day and you are sure to love it! After 5 kids here, we love the small class size, the code of conduct , the extracurriculars and both of my upper school kids are performing high school level English and Math. See for yourself! Last year some parents joined forces in negativity because they couldn't take over the school, they are just noise. And they say kids bully? WOW! We shamed those kids and parents out! They are negative just because their family members weren't hired! 5 kids at Linton Hall- parents and students HAPPY!

- submitted by a parent
September 03, 2013
I love this school. My daughter has been there for the last 3 years and the experience has been wonderful. As an alum of a top NE prep school myself I cannot tell you how much I think of the classical education she is receiving and how well it compares to what I got for tens of thousands of dollars more. Her writing, science and math skills have been well developed as proven by her standardized test and PSAT scores. Mrs. Poole, the principal is a warm and wonderful person. The atmosphere of the school reflects that. Sister Patricia Anne does wonders for the kids writing and is a steady presence. Mrs. Raden, a former FBI CSI investigator is cool science teacher and inspires the kids. I love and admire the Benedictine tradition and the values that my daughter has and is developing. The school really does a lot more than play lip service to instilling values. The school is small and so are the classes. The campus is lovely. As with any school and particularly the small ones where people are paying good money for their kids education, you have the occasional "parent" issues. The school community tends to weed out the kids and parents that have an over inflated sense of entitlement.

- submitted by a parent
August 27, 2013
The building has a unique history and the grounds are lovely and well-kept. However, Linton Hall is a school for the mediocre student at best. The learning is very rote and there appears to be no emphasis placed on the higher-level critical thinking skills. The school was found to be disappointing and the education lags behind that of other schools, both public and parochial.

- submitted by a parent
May 22, 2013
The school is floundering. Over the last several years, we've witnessed a significant decline. Weak leadership combined with lack of vision and planning translates into quickly falling standards and an alarming rate of student attrition. Leadership seems almost invisible at times, paying lip service to parents' concerns with no results or follow-through. Communication is non-existent unless it's coming from the parent/teach organization. No continuity in the curriculum results in students who enter their next highest grade woefully unprepared. Contributing factors may be the steady teacher turnover as well as the lack of certified teachers or those with degrees in their subject areas. While a bachelor's in education meets the hiring standard, the better teachers hold multiple degrees and usually at least one in their subject area. Discipline is inconsistent at best and completely absent at worst. The school would greatly benefit from a change in leadership. Perhaps hiring a professional search committee this time in order to get a truly qualified leader is in order. While LHS still offers an average education it does not warrant its current price tag.

- submitted by a parent
April 06, 2013
All of the teachers are not great. I had a physical education teacher who was also my geometry teacher - without a qualification for either. I had a teacher tell me - in front of an entire class - that I had a miserable father and came from an unhappy family. This school does not equip students - socially or academically - for secondary education & this is coming from a graduate student at William and Mary.

- submitted by a community member
March 10, 2013
You can drive into the grounds and feel a sense of something special. I have mostly positive experiences with this school, and wish the administration would listen how how to make it better. The best part of this school is that the teachers really care about the students, regardless of their qualifications or abilities. There are darker undertones, students get good grades if the parents 'donate' time and friendship. While the school claims to have an admissions process, I believe everyone is accepted, deficits and all. There are also mysterious processes in place, whereby students' Moms (a select few) work as substitutes for their own child's classrooms; and a process where students are 'pushed up' a class or two. It seems there is only reactionary leadership here, limited planning and concrete rules.

- submitted by a parent
October 31, 2012
My son attended Linton Hall and was very prepared for High School. The school environment is wonderful and we have been active since my son left the school. My son is now attending the University of Virginia and still thinks fondly of Linton Hall. I advise any parent to send their child here.

- submitted by a parent
September 07, 2012
We left this school this year also. The main reason we left was that issues we brought up were not addressed, we asked for our child to be given a standardized test in Math as she was floundering, they refused. When we had her tested, she was an entire year behind in math (the previous year she was on grade level). Basic skills have not been mastered in math and other subjects. The staff is supposed to be state certified, but are not, and this I believe adds to the decline in quality. The attrition has been extremely high this year, and it is not a fluke, it's a reflection on the declining quality of the instruction, the administration, and the school in general.

- submitted by a parent
June 12, 2012
All I can say as a parent is that I love the individuals my girls are becoming. I see their hard work ethic developing. Home and school life are in equal balance . When I drop them off for school, I know they are loved and are not just a number, we are all family at Linton Hall School and have the same goal in mind, to provide the best education out there and to help these students excel in their future. We would never dream of having our children attend another school and are blessed to be a part of the Linton Hall School Community.

- submitted by a parent
June 08, 2012
LHS is a great school with a wonderful community. ALL of the teachers are great and do a great job instructing the children. Their instructional approaches may be different but they all have one common goal and that is to provide your children with the best education. Don't be swayed by seemingly personal comments, you will find likes and dislikes no matter what school you choose for your children. I have children in both lower and upper school. Both programs are challenging. LHS is a school community that is high on parental involvement. It's the way things get done here and a lot gets done because of the parents. That is not a criticism of the school but is indicative of how the classroom and the home work together. I am glad we made the choice to send our children to Linton Hall. Check it out for yourself.

- submitted by a parent
June 07, 2012
Clearly there is a division with the 5th grade parents. If you are a stay at home mom, you have an advantage and be prepared to home school at the same time, since there really is a huge deficit in the teaching ability of the 5th grade. If you are a professional working mom, I recommend a more academically capable school.

- submitted by a parent
June 07, 2012
This is a great school for stay at home moms who have time to supplement the teaching. There are very interesting comments, and I hope the accusations against the parents/teachers don't sway your opinion. Linton hall is a family, and while it might not be the 'best' it certainly comes close.

- submitted by a parent
June 06, 2012
Our 5th Grader had a FANTASTIC academic year this year and we attribute this to the LHS staff and especially the wonderful teacher. Please pay no attention to the ignorance of the Parent that wrote: "Do not send your child to the 5th grade at Linton Hall School. Teacher is incompetent and is unable to teach basic math". We all know who this parent is and there is nothing ever positive that comes from them. Focus instead on results and achievements and you will draw the same conclusion. Highly recommend this teacher and this school to any parent that wants the best for their children.

- submitted by a parent
May 27, 2012
Linton Hall School is an excellent school that helps children excel academically and socially. The school is so much more than just a school--it has a strong community base where the older children look after the younger children, the teachers truly care about the students, and the parents all help at the school. Children that leave LHS have an excellent education and more often than not are above level and go on to graduate high school at the top of their class. I should know, I have already had one child leave and be VERY successful in high school.

- submitted by a parent
May 22, 2012
I also have a child in 5th grade in the 2011/2012 school year. My child has loved all of her teachers at this school but has particularly enjoyed her 5th grade teacher. She has an energy and enthusiasm for teaching that has brought my very serious child out of his shell. She is more than competent as a teacher. I look forward to the day when my other children get her as their teacher.

- submitted by a parent
May 22, 2012
As a long-time Linton Hall parent, I find the previous post disparaging the 5th grade teacher insulting and ignorant. The teacher - indeed, all the teachers - are committed to nurturing the students' educational, moral and spiritual needs. Without exception, the staff and faculty at Linton Hall are capable, confident and fully engaged. We started at LHS in Pre-K and will be there through 8th grade graduation. We have alternatives for a private education, Linton Hall is the only choice we ever seriously considered and have never doubted or regretted that decision. For people who want to find fault without making an effort to improve the situation, I say to you the door swings two ways - in and out.

- submitted by a parent
September 12, 2011
I have 2 children that have been at this school for 6 years. The academics are excellent and they receive spanish, art, music and an ecology program as part of the standard curriculum at a time when most schools are cutting these programs. There is also a sense of community and charity that I have never seen at other schools that I think is irreplaceable. I know of 3 families that have sent their children to LHS after spending time with my children and commenting on their manners and vocabulary... I feel that is the highest compliment and I am proud that my family is a part of this school!

- submitted by a parent
November 05, 2010
Linton Hall School provides an excellent education and a safe nurturing sense of community for students, parents, and faculty.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating November 05, 2010
This school is amazing. I love working here and I love that fact that my children will go to school here. It is a spritually and academically well rounded school. The entire school is bursting with energy and compassion. A+++

- submitted by a teacher
May 12, 2010
I have 3 children at Linton Hall School and have been very impressed with the academic environment. My children are thriving and testing above grade level. The teachers are qualified and also care about enriching their students' lives. There is not another private school in the immediate area that has as much to offer as Linton Hall School.

- submitted by a parent
May 03, 2010
We had two children that went to Linton Hall. Some of the teachers were very dynamic and concerned about the children. The administration was another issue and we left with the impression that the principle was entirely in over her head. Under the previous administration there was a waiting list and no one wanted to leave the school, but under the current administration, several families left for other private or public schools.

- submitted by a parent
no rating February 28, 2010
Excellent school. We are not Catholic and our children are having a great experience. The Sisters are wonderful- true missionaries.

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March 14, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
April 13, 2008
I have been attending LHS since i was in Kindergarten. It has been a wonderful expierience for me. Not only do i get a great education with great teachers who support me all the way, i get great friends who are always there as well. I participate in all athletics, and have a great time! The sports program is great and is working really hard to become even better! Every year i can't belive that it has gone by so fast!

- submitted by a student
no rating January 09, 2008
this is one of the best in world because not only do i get a great education. but i get great friends... my teachers. they help and support me all the way!

- submitted by a student
May 11, 2007
After having my children attend at least one other very pricey (mediocre) private school and a blue ribbon public school - I can say that without a doubt Linton is the best in terms of academics and community. I have children in both the lower and upper school and have been impressed with the teachers and curriculum. It is not too much work - less than 1/2 hour each night. It is Catholic but it is a very open, relaxed and nurturing atmosphere - believe me I went to Catholic schools all my life!

- submitted by a parent
May 23, 2006
Our child attended LHS. Like all schools it has good and bad aspects. It's not just a private school it's a private very Catholic school. Academics on the whole are great however, don't expect that your child will have much of a childhood outside of school. Hours of homework and lengthy assignments are the norm. In the upperschool many grades are given with a numeric-subjective system i.e. if the teacher happens to like what you produce you're in luck. Uniform, shoe and hair requirements are militaristic - they measure with rulers!

- submitted by a parent
March 21, 2005
My child attends LHS even though she could go to the well-regarded Fairfax County Schools for free. LHS not only provides an excellant academic atmosphere, there is a true focus on recognizing the child as an individual. Children are encouraged to develop a sense of community, charity, and kindness in addition to academic excellance. Also, the art and music programs are very strong,as well as the sports programs. Quality, loving before and afterschool care is available on sight. Parents are welcome and encouaraged to be very involved with the school -- it is a 'neighborhood school' in the sense that everyone looks out for one another. Bullying does not exist and under no circumstances would it be tolerated. Overall, a Happy Place to Grow Up!

- submitted by a parent
February 06, 2005
My daughter attended Linton Hall school as a Pre-K student. The level of education was superior. The teachers are kind and innovative people who love to be there. The tuition is very reasonable compared to other private schools in the area.

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Linton Hall School
9535 Linton Hall Rd, Bristow, VA  20136
(703) 368-3157
Last modified Linton Hall School is a Private school that serves grades PK-8
Linton Hall School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 56 reviews.