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  • Abingdon Elementary School5

    Arlington, VA | Arlington County

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    September 27, 2013


    This is the super school in Arlington Virginia ! My kids love this school .

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    September 26, 2013


    Abingdon is an excellent school. My son who has been attending since kindergarten and is now in the 3rd grade. He loves attending Abingdon. At a young age he has developed a thirst and love for learning, he looks forward to school every day. The school has some very dedicated teachers and a wonderful principal. He continues to score high on the SOLs and the DRE reading test, a testament to the skills of his teachers and the environment of the class room.

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    August 7, 2012


    My son had a fantastic first year at Abingdon in the 3rd grade. The teachers are very supportive and involved and the principal is absolutely one of the best I've ever met. The school has a very good sense of supportive culture and community with multiple community events during the year, a fantastic arts program, and classes you won't get at any other elementary school (my son adored his architecture class!). I highly recommend this school!

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    January 10, 2012


    Our daughter started kindergarten at Abingdon this year and we couldn't be more pleased. We love Fairlington and are very happy that Abingdon has exceeded our expectations - the small class sizes and the diversity of the subjects for kindergarten (architecture and science) is impressive and keeps our daughter engaged and excited to be in school. We appreciate that the children are challenged to learn and grown, and there are so many opportunities for parent and community involvement throughout the year.

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    October 7, 2011


    I have been consistently impressed by the principal, teachers, and staff at this school. This is my daughter's second year at Abingdon, and we are so pleased with our choice to have her attend this school instead of private school. She has really blossomed with the help of the teachers and aftercare staff. The PTA is run by an extremely dedicated group of parents, and I have always felt welcome at meetings even though my volunteer time is quite limited. It definitely has the community school vibe.

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    April 6, 2011


    Fantastic school with a varied program that keeps the kids on their toes and, most importantly, from getting bored. Imagine, the kids aren't bored in school and are actually learning that learning is fun! The principal is a constant presence at all school functions and is on a first-name basis with the kids; she loves the kids and has infected the teachers with the same attitude.

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    January 13, 2010


    I love this school. The GIFT program is exceptional. My daughter has been a student here for 4 years and is so happy. I love the diversity, teaching staff and nuturing atmosphere of the school. Truly a gem!

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    December 17, 2009


    Both my kids go to Abingdon Elementary in Arlington VA. While every school in Arlington is great, Abingdon is fantastic. The teachers are wonderful, highly experienced, and enthusiastic about their jobs. The Principal and her staff are doing a fantastic job. And, the kids are all happy. If this sounds to good to be true, you need to look into their Project Gift. My kids do claymation movies, tabelaus, learn architecture all in order to excite them and motivate them while they are actually studying social studies, math and science. Its a fantastic school and we could not be happier.

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    March 30, 2009


    Abingdon is an extraordinary school. My children are thriving in reading, science, communications and the arts thanks to their loving, dedicated and talented teachers. Abingdon is the best kept secret in Arlington led by an exceptional Principal of the Year. Abindon has provided our family with the greatest gift - children who love to learn and are achieving academic success.

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    May 31, 2008


    Abingdon has an intangible quality that's difficult to put into words. Kids are proud to go there. Teachers are proud to teach there. It feels safe and enriching and happy. Besides receiving an excellent education, my child is truly cared for, and that means everything!

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    May 29, 2008


    When I talked to my friends, family and co-workers about the classes and programs at Abingdon - they are surprised that it is a public school! Most can't get past that a child in kindergarten has science and architecture classes (which are my daughter's two favorite)! Although we enjoy living in the Fairlington community, it is Abingdon that is keeping us here. We are absolutely in love with Abingdon.

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    May 29, 2008


    I have two sons at Abingdon--one in first grade and the other in third grade. We love everything about Abingdon, from the reading, writing, math, science, and social studies in the regular classrooms to all the 'specials'--architecture, art, music, PE, science, and 21st century communications--which provide students with extra instruction outside the regular classroom setting. The school also has an excellent library (including special 'library nights') and a morning news program 'Cardinal News Network.' After school activities such as African drumming and science are an additional treat for the kids.

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    May 28, 2008


    Our daughter is nearing the end of her first year at Abingdon and we could not be more pleased. We feel her kindergarten experience has been superb. Her teachers were excellent and she has flourished academically in the nurturing environment at Abingdon.

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    January 27, 2008


    Excellent!Small number of students per class, the teachers are great, and diverse in population. The staff knows each of the students and cares for them. I'm really greatful my daughter went to Abingdon.

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    January 20, 2008


    My daughter went to a private school for academic instruction for pre- k. She did not look forward to going to school. Abingdon has embraced my daughter. She wakes up every morningexcited about going to school. Mrs. Napeloene and her team are terrific! the staff at abingdon show that they care. First of all the staff cares about each other. The way that they speak to each other shows as a model for the students. They make the parents and the community feel welcomed. This is a fabulous school.

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