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Welcome to Langley

A Coed Preschool to Grade 8 Day School in McLean, VA

The Langley School fosters purposeful inquiry-based and social-emotional learning for children in preschool through grade 8 in a joyful, connected community. We empower all students as curious, confident, and resilient leaders, thinkers, and creators. Since our founding in 1942, our impact has been evident in the unique accomplishments and meaningful contributions of our students, graduates, and educators.

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Primary School

Preschool, Jr. Kindergarten, Kindergarten 

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Lower School

Grades 1-5

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Middle School

Grades 6-8

Langley at a glance

Grounded in a deep respect for childhood, we offer an exceptional community and an inquiry-based academic curriculum paired with a unique social-emotional learning program for students in preschool through grade 8.

7:1 student/teacher ratio

$2.1 million granted in tuition assistance to 17% of the student body

73% of lead teachers hold advanced degrees

40% of students identify as a person of color 

84 faculty members

534 students enrolled


"You have created an incredible environment and we left our tour feeling absolutely joyful about the prospect of our child growing and learning within your walls!"

-Prospective Parent

“Our children love to go to school every day. The teachers and administrative staff are great and care about our children academically, socially, and emotionally."

-Carolina A.
Current Parent

“We switched our kids over from public school a few years ago and couldn't be happier with The Langley School. ”

-Courtney P.
Current Parent

“Langley truly is a community working towards creating thoughtful learners and thoughtful citizens. This school is committed to nurturing not only the brain, but also the heart and spirit of each student.”

-Jenny L.
Current Parent

“Fantastic school! Excellent teachers, nurturing environment, engaged community. Our son is thriving here!"

-Kelly S.
Current Parent

“Such a great school. Supportive, creative, individual attention, sweet atmosphere, amazing teachers."

-Sarah M.
Current Parent

“Our family has appreciated the one-on-one conversations with teachers and staff helping us identify the optimal schools for our children for their Life After Langley."

- Andrea R.
Parent of Alumni


News and Events


Laura Dixon Named a Finalist for Women in Technology Award

Congratulations to Technology & Innovation Teacher Laura Dixon who was named a finalist in the nonprofit and academia category of the Women in Technology (WIT) 25th Annual Leadership Awards. Award winners will be announced at the WIT Leadership Awards Gala on May 9.

Grade 5 Bake-Off Showcases Math Skills

In math class, fifth-graders have been learning how to multiply and divide fractions, as well as how fractions are used for real-world tasks like cooking. Students then took part in a bake-off, a friendly competition to test both fractional knowledge and baking skills.

Langley Community Celebrates Lunar New Year Traditions

Langley celebrated Lunar New Year with an assembly featuring the visiting troupe, Chua Martial Arts, that performed a stunning Lion Dance. More than 20 parents and students also gave classroom presentations on their Lunar New Year traditions, foods, clothing, stories, and celebrations.

Students Hone Skills at STEAM Fair

Whether making light-up Valentine cards, designing air plant terrariums, building imaginative structures out of noodles, or participating in the many other hands-on activities, students had tons of fun at Langley's STEAM Fair.



Campus Tour

Campus Tour

Nestled in a wooded oasis, The Langley School’s 9.2-acre campus is just minutes away from Tysons Corner and easily accessible to the surrounding cities of McLean, Arlington, Falls Church, Great Falls, Vienna, Reston, and Washington, DC.

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