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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


Kindergarten Play Brings Insects to Life

Kindergartners filled the Sherman Center stage with singing and dancing grasshoppers, ladybugs, caterpillars, and stinkbugs during their wonderful performance of "Insects, Bugs, and Squiggly Things."

Join Us for Langley's Spring Auction

Tickets are on sale now for Langley’s spring auction which will take place on Saturday, April 27 at the Conrad Washington, DC. As Langley's premier fundraising event of the year, the annual spring auction is a party with a purpose – funds raised support faculty excellence. Learn more>>

Students Take Part in Pi Day Activities

On 3/14, math classrooms around the school celebrated Pi Day with creative activities that introduced Pi and demonstrated how this important number is used in meaningful ways in many fields. For example, fifth-graders determined their hat size by calculating their head diameter.

Middle Schoolers Present Spring Musical

Congratulations to the Middle School cast, crew, and pit of our spring musical, “Rock of Ages,” who put on a fabulous show complete with 20 choreographed musical numbers. The comedic musical full of ‘80s rock anthems sold out both of its performances on March 8 and 9.



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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