Drew Model School Visioning and Montessori Move

DrewThe Drew Model Visioning Process has been completed.

The graded program of the school will focus on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) beginning in the fall of 2017.  

STEAM includes the strengthening of literacy, inquiry, problem-solving, critical thinking, collaboration, and creativity through a focus on science, math, and technology interpreted through engineering and the arts.  Students will be engaged in problem-based learning, arts integration, authentic assessment, and opportunities to partner with artists and scientists.   STEAM will continue to be the focus of Drew as it transitions to a neighborhood school.

Background information

As APS prepares to move the Montessori program in 2019, this is an opportunity to collaborate with the neighborhood and community to develop a shared vision for the future of Drew Model School.

The Drew Visioning survey is now closed.


  • Collaborate with the neighborhood and the community to determine a shared vision for Drew Model School that is attractive to students and their families, embraces the school’s rich history, and prepares its students and the community for the future.
  • Collaborate with the Montessori community to plan for the program move.

Drew Visioning At-A-Glance  |  Español



Action Steps
Action Timeframe Participants
Staff meetings to reflect, research, and build consensus October 2016-February 2017 Drew Model School staff
Open community meetings to reflect, research, and gather input October 2016-February 2017 Arlington County Residents
Distribute community-wide survey to residents to gather input January-February 2017 Arlington County Residents
Focus groups with community members (affinity groups) February 2017 PARTICIPA graduates, FACE Action Team, Parents in Action Group, etc.
Finalize instructional focus March 2017 Drew Model School staff
Convene working group for instructional focus implementation March 2017 Working group participants
Implement instructional focus September 2017 Drew Model School staff

More information on Drew Model School

Engage with APS

For more information contact Catharina.Genove@apsva.us at 703-228-5825.

Past community meetings:

  • Thu, Dec. 8, 2016
  • Mon, Oct. 24, 2016

Drew Visioning meeting

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