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PK-8
Private
Vienna, VA
Students enrolled: 190
Before care: No
After care: Yes

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415 Windover Avenue Northwest
Vienna, VA 22180

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(703) 938-8323
(703) 938-1485
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November 03, 2014
I couldn't be more pleased with my daughters' experiences at Green Hedges. The teachers and administrators are genuinely engaged in providing a first rate education for the students. And I'm always amazed to see how much my daughters are learning--they are being challenged and are excited about learning. Example: in the fall, my kindergartener painted all the continents on a pumpkin and now knows her continents inside and out and is always searching out maps wherever we go. It's wonderful to be in an environment that fosters such a love of learning.

- submitted by a parent
October 29, 2014
Green Hedges has provided our children with a warm and nurturing academic environment. The head of school is outside almost every morning greeting each student by name. The teachers care about each child's success. During conferences, we always receive concrete examples of how our children are succeeding and constructive feedback on where they can improve. In addition to the strong academics, we see many opportunities for character development. It has been a wonderful school for us and we are grateful to have found Green Hedges.

- submitted by a parent
October 29, 2014
Nurturing environment that expects every child to rise to excellence, but appreciates every child as unique. Emphasizes character, sports, & STEM learning. Great parent community. Students from many different backgrounds and countries. I feel that every adult in that building knows and loves every child in that building.

- submitted by a parent
April 28, 2014
Green Hedges does a great job of fostering a cooperative and positive atmosphere among its students of various ages. This week, the eighth graders (aka "the big kids") who will be graduating in a few weeks, were assigned in pairs to work in various lower school classrooms. My son and his classmates came home gushing about the time they got to spend with "their" eighth grade helpers. They did some reading with the younger children and helped with various lessons. It was such a great opportunity for the older kids to display leadership and model great behavior and I know my son will remember it far longer than anything he would have been told. Nice job!

- submitted by a parent
February 19, 2014
GHS isn t as well known as some of the larger private schools but the more intimate environment combined with first-rate academics make it the best place for our children. GHS students are challenged to grow academically and socially and are known by name by the faculty, staff and fellow students. Your child will not be lost there and they will be challenged in light of their natural abilities to explore and grow. Our family began there in 2009 and we plan to have our third child start next fall (2014). The faculty and staff are highly professional, available and responsive. They are also willing to tell a parent what they need to hear rather than perhaps what they want to hear. If your child needs help, you will hear about it and be asked to work with your child and the school to address and resolve issues (If you are given to the unyielding beliefs that your child is already due a Nobel Prize and is a soon to be Olympic athlete with no room for improvement and you need constant reassurance of this, do not look here). The faculty, staff and parental partnership is a very real and valuable aspect of the experience - and it is something that sets the school apart.

- submitted by a parent
February 10, 2014
Green Hedges is a loving and nurturing environment that challenges kids to excel! We have been extrememly pleased with the spiraling academic program: it builds each year from the previous year; prepares my son to take on new challenges; and allows teachers to capture opportunities for deeper teachng moments. Because of the low student to teacher ratio, the teachers really get to know my son and his learning style. We have seen him build confidence and his own love of learning instilled by the teachers. The community is wonderful - a group of involved parents who all want their children to be challenged, held to expectations, and prepared for the future. We could not be happier with our choice of education and with the results we see in our son!

- submitted by a parent
January 28, 2014
We are parents to a pre-schooler (3 years) in the Montessori program and have been very impressed with the school. Our son had not attended full time day care prior to this and we worried about him adjusting to 5 days a week school. Thankfully our worries were misplaced. Our son just loves the school. The teaching staff (including the extended day staff) have been simply fabulous. Our son adores them! We have seen our son grow in the few months he has been in school and cannot wait as he progresses through the various stages. Parent involvement is also given lot of importance to ensure that it isn't a one way commitment. Overall we could not have been happier!

- submitted by a parent
January 21, 2014
We are a new family to Green Hedges, and have been honestly impressed in so many ways. We are parents to a 3 year old in the Montessori program. The teaching staff are sincerely dedicated and caring, including the extended day staff who are an incredible team of their own. Parent involvement is also seen on every level - from library volunteers, home room parents, to organizing annual PTO events. I also feel a strong sense of stability and commitment at both the administration and board levels. But of most importance our son is excited about school again, he was getting totally turned off in a traditional preschool. He has made great friends with kids of all ages, and is already learning to read and write. This has been a great fit, and a fantastic find in our eyes.

- submitted by a parent
January 19, 2014
I think this school is fantastic! Our two children have blossomed in this school both academically, socially. It is because of the teachers and staff. The teachers have high expectations and are very dedicated. If you are looking for a fabulous middle school look here. The enrollment is a bit low and I think it is because people have not heard of the school. The academics are very strong and the expectations are high. The kids are taught a well rounded curriculum with an emphases on working hard. Our 6th grader has all ready expressed interest about public and private high schools. The formal and informal discussions about high school has peaked her interest. She is prepared to work hard and set goals for high school because the school teaches them to be ready. I am really impressed with her teachers and her course load. Do yourself a favor and check it out. They really strive to create students that are prepared for the future challenges of education. You will love it!

- submitted by a parent
January 19, 2014
A gem of a school set in a leafy, residential neighborhood in the middle of the town of Vienna, Virginia, a small town in Northern Virginia near Tysons and McLean VA. GHS was founded 72 years ago and resides in what has been dubbed the No. 3 best small town in America. The school campus sits on more than 4 acres in the middle of a residential neighborhood and provides programming for Montessori through K and traditional through Grade 8. GHS focuses on educating the whole child, and develops personalized approaches for each along the journey through Grade 8. GHS graduates are accepted at all of the top secondary schools in the DC metropolitan area as well as at boarding schools along the mid-Atlantic and Northeast corridors. Beginning in the 3-year old Montessori program, each child receives a renaissance education replete with the study of Latin, math, science, technology, literature, history, art, music and leadership development. GHS provides an intentionally close-knit community of educators, staff, parents and alumni who work in concert to foster a unique and exceptional experience for our youngest leaders and thinkers of tomorrow.

- submitted by a parent
January 19, 2014
Wonderful school! We moved here for my child's 5th grade year and she was made very welcome from the start. The teachers and staff are very attentive to the students. The academic program is very strong, and the art and music programs are also very good. I highly recommend Green Hedges.

- submitted by a parent
January 16, 2014
Our son recently started at the Green Hedges School in the first grade and we couldn't be happier! GHS has a strong academic curriculum and is a wonderfully warm community. Coming from the Fairfax County public school system we have found Green Hedges to be a place that both challenges and supports our sons learning capability. I would encourage anyone that is looking for a private school to visit this truly unique and remarkable learning environment.

- submitted by a parent
July 29, 2013
Green Hedges is having trouble attracting students. Most people put their children in for the Montessori program (3 years old through kindergarten). The school needs a management overhaul - cronyism and nepotism have destroyed any sense of fairness.

- submitted by a parent
July 29, 2013
Green Hedges needs a management overhaul to get back to the great school it was 20 years ago.

- submitted by a parent
April 25, 2013
From the quality of the teachers to the broad and rich curriculum, this school shines. My son has been at the school for 6 years. He has grown his intellect, character, emotional maturity and ability to lead. He is very bright and is continually challenged to stretch and learn more. The small class sizes allow teachers the time and space to work individually with each child and bring out their unique strengths. Listening to the graduates speak at their graduation is a great way to experience the "magic" that happens at this school. Graduates demonstrate their poise, intelligence and wisdom. The school has amazing graduates.

- submitted by a parent
December 13, 2012
This is an exceptional school combining a nurturing, caring culture with a demanding academic schedule and excellent music , sport etc Teaching is first class and as a parent you feel in genuine partnership with the teachers in the education of your child.

- submitted by a parent
June 18, 2012
Gren Hedges combines a challenging academic program and strong leadership with great extracurricular activites and a lot of personalized attention to its students. The math, science and language programs in particular are very strong. While being challenged academically, the students are also encouraged to be kids, building sets for plays, producing and displaying their art, participating in the band, taking field trips, and playing together. It is truly a unique and exceptional place for students from preschool through 8th grade.

- submitted by a parent
July 20, 2011
Committed teachers, small classes, attention paid to each student, a true sense of community. . . . . this little school has it all.

- submitted by a parent
May 08, 2011
Our girls love Green Hedges. We have been at the school 7 years. We continue to be amazed at how much our girls are growing and excelling. The teachers teach to each childs learning style. The other parents are very welcoming. It is my childrens home away from home

- submitted by a parent
November 12, 2009
Love this school...the best in the area! We had a fabulous experience. Best teachers and welcoming families!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 08, 2009
Both of my daughters attend GHS. This is their second year. I pulled them from the local public school because I did not feel they were realizing their potential. GHS has exceeded my expectations...and ask anyone who knows me...that is a VERY RARE statement. My oldest daughter, who did 7th and 8th grade at GHS, was accepted to both boarding schools she applied to. These were academically rigourous schools with low acceptance ratios...if not for GHS, I am certain she would not have been accepted. My youngest daughter, in grade 4 this year, has had her best year ever in elementary school. She has blossomed on all fronts. GHS has offered an environment where both of my girls have been able to grow on all levels...academically, socially and emotionally. The teachers and faculty have created the rarest of environments...nurturing, team oriented yet challenging. I would highly recommend GHS.

- submitted by a parent
February 08, 2009
Both are sons attend Green Hedges and have been with the school since they started in the Montessori program when they were three years old. We visit neighboring private and public schools to evaluate other programs and in the end, we always seem to return back to Green Hedges. There are many reasons why we find the school to be a great fit for our sons but the one aspect that remains true to the core mission is the 'enjoyment of learning'. We strongly recommend the school based on their broad enriched curriculum and emphasis on every single student.

- submitted by a parent
October 22, 2008
We are absolutely thrilled with Green Hedges. If you are hung up on state-of-the art physical facilities then you may want to look at a school that is a bit flashier. BUT if you are interested in a nurturing environment with small classes and truly first rate teachers you will be well pleased with Green Hedges. The school offers a classical education delivered in a progressive manner. Every child is valued for his or her own strengths, while encouraged to take risks in areas of relative weakness. The arts and athletics at the school are for EVERYONE, as is character education (sorely missing these days in many educational settings). As for life after 8th grade this little gem of a school places grads in many of the top (and therefore highly competitive) independent high schools in the DC metro area.

- submitted by a parent
August 26, 2008
Both our daughters attend Green Hedges and they love it! In fact this summer they were asking when they could go back which is a mark of a truly exceptional school. The teachers are experienced and caring. The small class sizes provide individual attention to the students which keeps them involved and interested in their lessons. The extracurricular activities offered are also varied and well rounded makeing this a great place for a child to grow and learn. We moved to Virginia from out of state more than two years ago and did an extensive search of private and public schools. Green Hedges continues to be our first choice. Our only desire would be for the school to modernize some of its facilities such as the science labs and the library. However this is in the works, so we are hopeful that the school will become even better.

- submitted by a parent
May 29, 2008
Green Hedges is one of Vienna's hidden gems. Both of our children have attended the school since they were small, and we've been very happy with their experiences. Because of the small class sizes, the teachers really get to know and care about the students. The curriculum is well-rounded and challenging. Green Hedges students are routinely accepted into top area high schools when they graduate from eighth grade.

- submitted by a parent
no rating July 04, 2007
This is a lovely school with music and arts programs that easily rival and surpass everything I have seen elsewhere. Their band is fantastic. Additionally, the teachers are caring and nurturing, and there are numerous opportunities for children to express their individual talents, wthether they be academic, musical, athletic, or artistic. This is one of the few schools left with a well-rounded curriculum that allows children to grow and explore in multiple directions.

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Green Hedges School
415 Windover Avenue Northwest, Vienna, VA  22180
(703) 938-8323
Last modified Green Hedges School is a Private school that serves grades PK-8
Green Hedges School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 28 reviews. Top