Great school. Great leadership, however it's overcrowded just like most fairfax county schools. I think 29 students to 1 teacher is insane and it's just going to get more crowded. Dismissal is disorganized and they can have a better system in place. They should be more concern with student safety during pick up. We came from a school district were parents were issued car tags by the school with the names of the students who were being picked up. If don't have your pick tag on your dash board you needed to get one from the office. They would call the names of the students listed on the tag and ensured they got in the car. It was a smooth and quick process. I wish Mosby Woods did this. It's safer!
I was in this school before and it was horrible. The AAP teachers in grades 3 and 4 were horrible. I was bullied in both grades and I tried to tell the teacher, But guess what, as a student, I didn't even have the right to complain! Bullying is a big problem here and the teachers deserve to be fired. So may I recommend my new school, Oakton Elementary?-submitted by an ex-student
So i recently went to my 4th grader's year end music program at Mosby Woods. It's a year end program where all fourth grade classes put on a musical performance. I was amazed at how 100+ kids of all different backgrounds and levels of academic performance came together to put on an amazing performance that included song, dance musical instruments, choreography while tying in classical compositions, Virginia history and American history. Mosby Woods provides students with top notch academics and exposure to the Arts which you would not find in public schools. This year our children had a field trip to the Kennedy Center and were exposed to Opera at Nats Park. I love this school and will miss it when our kids move on.
This is an excellent school. Everything is so nice. The sixth grade teachers are always positive and they give good grades. This school feels so much like a private school. The staff and the kids are just excellent. Thanks Mosby Woods!
Our daughter started in kindergarten and is now in 2nd grade. All teachers we've seen so far are dedicated, keep good communication with parents and are really liked by the children. An incident when our daughter was teased by another student underscored the very prompt response from the school counselor, who made sure not only that the child is doing well, but also that parents were kept informed. We're excited to have our younger one starting in the same school in a couple of years. Highly recommended.
I don't care what anyone says, this school is the best I've ever been to.I'm in the AAP program, and I love it. I don't think the school focuses too much on their AAP program. Everyone gets an equal education. Reflecting on the teachers, the AAP program is overflowing, mostly in the third grade. All the FCPS schools are excellent, but I think mosby woods is one of the best.
Great school!!! It has a great AAP program and wonderful teachers. The school has such a diverse population. The students are from all over the world!!!! The Principal and VP are great. The school its self needs a bit of remodeling to boost the large amounts of creativity. The murals of the school are quite beautiful and really show the great work the students do in the fabulous school of Mosby Woods.
This school is the best! Compared to other schools like Providence, it seems as if 90% of students are happier here than at their previous schools. That is, if they transferred. The education techniques are a lot better than some that I have seen before. The teachers and students there are persistent. They never seem to give up on whatever they attempt at. Especially the teachers. They don't ever give up on a child, and they're very kind. I do believe that this school may be one the best schools for a child that there is in Fairfax City. There are many opportunities for students there, and even the Specials classes pushes them to do their best. They focus on and appreciate the diversity in the school. It's such a positive school. There seems to be little negativity amongst the students and staff. Although, I AM a student there. It may seem as if because I'm a student, that it would be a likely thing to speak of my school in this way. But it actually depends on the student's judgement of his/her environment, not on where they attend or take residence. I agree that they challenge the students. If it isn't challenging, then they do their best to give a new challenge.
Absolutely loved Mosby Woods! My son attended for 5th & 6th grade in the AAP program. The teachers on the team are absolutely amazing, and they really challenged their students. The principal is fantastic, is always present at ALL school functions, and really takes an interest in her school, teachers and students! The school itself neds a little bit of a facelift, but it certainly does not detract from the learning going on there!!
I am disappointed with Mosby Woods Elementary School. The school itself is old and still has carpet upstairs, which negatively affects my child's allergies and asthma. The web site does not begin to compare with other county schools' web sites and adminstration does not make use of the KIT (keep in touch) program which emails parents with relevant updates. The curriculum appears to be dumbed down and my child is not challenged. Perhaps there is too much concentration on diversity and not enough on learning for bright children.
The teachers are wonderful here! The diversity is also wonderful. You could not find a better school where all the kids have different backgrounds and learn to love everyone's differences right away! For a side note I also love how this school is tucked back in a neighborhood and not up along a major street keeping traffice down and safety easier.
The teachers are dedicated and responsive. The principal is respected and manages her staff well. The music, art, PE and computer programs are excellent. There are wonderful programs like International Night and two Family Dance events. The facility is new and well-kept, and tucked safely away from busy, noisy streets. And the community of parents is awesome. My children are having a great experience.
The Mosby Woods community, and particularly the education staff, are remarkable. I cannot speak highly enough of their efforts and abilities.
The school is ok, but could be better. We spent only one year at the school but can say that my child was not challenged by the work (too young for GT). There does not seem to be a lot of effort to teach kids at their level (at least compared to what I've read on this site about other schools in the area). Good but somewhat unresponsive administration. Diversity is wonderful and this of course is very beneficial to the kids. The art/computer/music classes are very good. There are a few parent organized activities offered after school as at other schools (language, science, drama) with varying quality.
My daughter joined Kindergarten last fall and I am impressed with this school. It is able to integrate students from diverse backgrounds and abilities in a way that ensures that all of them grow and learn to their best abilities. There are lots of activities for the kids and for parents who want to be involved. Great job by the Principal and staff!
The teachers are excellent. The school works to challenge every child. The diversity at this school is remarkable and they celebrate it.
Not the best school. My daughter was in advanced classes in Arlington, and when we moved to Fairfax, the school put her in regular classes, not GT or Honors, despite our repeated requests. Her SOL result dropped significantly. We are so disappointed with the teachers, the students and the environment, and now moving her to a private school.
Mosby Woods impressed us with its school leadership and high quality faculty and staff. Our daughter, who is only in kindergarten, had a very full year with an experienced and engaged class teacher who consistently offered fun and challenging learning activities. In addition, our daughter and her classmates loved working on the Smart Board, the class trips, and wonderful guest speakers that her class had. The school provides enriching art, computer lab, and music classes too. Finally, I really like the quiet, leafy residential location of the school as well.
This school is fantastic. My daughter is thriving and is excited about she's learning. The principal, Ms. Aste, is top notch and goes out of her way to make sure this school gets better each year. The art and music teachers deserve special recognition for their dedication and teaching methods. They're simply wonderful.
My daughter loves her school all of her teachers have been great and they truly care about their students. The principal & vice-principal also seem to be very involved and know the students well. Great activities for a very diverse school.
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