Elementary School Information Sessions

Welcome to Kindergarten! Check out our video presentation to learn:

  • How to prepare for Kindergarten and what to expect
  • How to identify and register for your neighborhood school online or in-person
  • About option schools available to all students and how to apply
  • About the APS Extended Day program and how to register

Each elementary school will offer an in-person information session between February and March. Families are encouraged to attend to learn about their assigned neighborhood school or option school of interest, meet school staff, and ask questions.


Monday, February 27, 12:30 p.m.

Tuesday, March 8 at 6:30 p.m. Participate Virtually

Arlington Science Focus Friday, February 24, 9:30 a.m.

Arlington Traditional

*Option School

Wednesday, February 15, 9:15 a.m.

Thursday, February 16, 9:15 a.m.

Ashlawn Wednesday, February 15, 9:15 a.m.
Barcroft New date! Thursday, March 2, 9:30 a.m.
Barrett Thursday, February 23, 6 p.m.


*Option School

Wednesday, February 22, 4 p.m.
Cardinal New date! Wednesday, February 22, 9:30 a.m.
Carlin Springs New date! Thursday, March 16, 9:15 a.m.


*Option School: Dual Language English/Spanish Immersion

Tuesday, March 7, 9 a.m. (In Spanish)

Wednesday, March 8, 9 a.m. (In English)

Wednesday, March 22, 6 – 7:30 p.m. (Virtual – With Escuela Key)
Discovery Monday, March 6, 9:30 a.m.
Dr. Charles R. Drew New date! Wednesday, March 1, 6:30 p.m.
Fleet Tuesday, February 28, 9:30 a.m.
Glebe Tuesday, February 14, 9:15 a.m.
Hoffman-Boston Thursday, February 23, 9:30 a.m.
Innovation New date! Thursday, February 23, 10 a.m.
Jamestown Monday, February 27, 10 a.m.

  Escuela Key

*Option School: Dual Language English/Spanish Immersion

Tuesday, March 7, 10 a.m. (In Spanish)

Wednesday, March 8, 10 a.m. (In English)

Wednesday, March 22, 6 p.m. (Virtual – With Claremont)
Long Branch Friday, February 10, 9:45 a.m.

Montessori Public School of Arlington

*Option School

Update! The virtual info session scheduled for Thursday, March 9, at 6 p.m. has been canceled. Please view a recorded video presentation.  We hope you can join us in person on:

Friday, March 10, 9:30 a.m.

Nottingham Wednesday, February 8, 9:15 a.m.
Oakridge Friday, March 17, 9:30 a.m.
Randolph Tuesday, February 14, 7 p.m.
Taylor Tuesday, March 7, 5:30 p.m.
Tuckahoe Tuesday, March 7, 9:15 a.m.


For additional information or questions, please contact the APS Welcome Center at 703-228-8000 (option 3) or schooloptions@apsva.us.