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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


Langley Art Show Highlights Student Creativity

From preschool to eighth grade, the talent of our student artists was on display at this year’s Langley Art Show. Students selected their favorite work of art based on originality, creativity, risk-taking, and overall sense of pride.

Primary Schoolers Enjoy Field Day Fun

Primary Schoolers had tons of fun during Primary School Field Day! Students gathered on the turf field and rotated through a series of activity stations with bug, dog, or summer fun themes. 

Langley Tops the Competition at CAC Track Meet

Langley took center stage on May 8 as host of the annual Capital Athletic Conference (CAC) track and field meet. Once again, our team showcased its dominance by clinching the top spot overall and securing the league title for the 24th time.

Spring Auction Brings Community Together

Our April 27 spring auction, “Enchanted Langley: A Masquerade Soirée and Auction,” was a huge success, raising more than $586,000 and bringing together more than 300 attendees at The Conrad Washington, DC, for a wonderful party with a purpose.

Fifth-Graders Learn and Grow as a Team

Fifth-graders honed their communication, problem-solving, and team-building skills through collaborative outdoor activities during a visit to The EDGE, located on George Mason University’s science and technology campus.



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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