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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

Nearly $2 million granted in tuition assistance to 18% of the student body

83% of lead teachers hold advanced degrees

41% of students identify as a person of color 

Approximately 90 faculty members

More than 530 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



On September 18-19, sixth-graders spent two full days working with Calleva staff on the campus of The Madeira School. In addition to team-building activities on a low ropes course, students also assessed the water quality of the Potomac River watershed.

Langley Kicks Off the 2023-2024 School Year!

We were thrilled to welcome students back to campus today for the first day of school! It's going to be a great year filled with lots of learning, growth, and fun! Our theme for the year is Leaders. Thinkers. Creators., and we look forward to the continued work of increasing our students’ capacity in these areas by building on Langley’s exceptional curricular model, commitment to belonging, and highly connected community.

Congratulations to Langley's Class of 2023!

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!



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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