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.
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
nearly $1.9 million granted to 18% of the student body this year
83% of lead teachers hold advanced degrees
41% of students identify as a person of color
Approximately 90 faculty members
533 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!"
“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."
“We switched our kids over from public school a few years ago and couldn't be happier with The Langley School. ”
“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.”
“Fantastic school! Excellent teachers, nurturing environment, engaged community. Our son is thriving here!"
“Such a great school. Supportive, creative, individual attention, sweet atmosphere, amazing teachers."
“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."
News and Events
Congratulations to the 43 members of the Class of 2023 who graduated from Langley on June 9 during a lovely ceremony. We wish our graduates a fond farewell as they move on to the next stage of their educational journey!
For their end-of-year trip, eighth-graders enjoyed three days of activities in New York City, including visits to Times Square, the 9/11 Memorial, the National Museum of Mathematics, the U.S.S. Intrepid, the Brooklyn Bridge, Chinatown, Little Italy, and a Broadway performance of "Wicked."
Our first- and second-graders wowed us with their end-of-year musical performance, "Magical Musical World Tour." Students presented songs and dances from different continents, countries, and cultures around the world, many of which supported their classroom, world language, and art studies.
Fifth-graders celebrated the second annual Greek Games Day on May 31. Incorporating what they learned in their ancient Greece unit, they participated in some Olympic events such as chariot racing and relay races, created Greek letter art, and performed plays based on Aesop's fables. They also enjoyed a wonderful spread of Greek food and experienced wearing traditional togas.
Fourth-graders are exploring the key role that water plays in communities around the world as they deepen their understanding across subject areas.
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.