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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


8th Memoirs

Eighth-graders showcased their writing talents as they presented their recently completed mini-memoirs at an exhibition for parents.  They also adapted their memoirs into a children’s book which they read to their kindergarten buddies.

GP Day

On November 21, approximately 400 grandparents and special friends came to campus for a wonderful morning of student musical performances and classroom visits. Thank you to the many parent and student volunteers who made the day possible.

MS Fall Play

Congratulations to the 30 students in grades 6-8 who presented the Middle School’s fall production of “Hashtag Romeo." Students were involved in all aspects of the show, serving as student directors and actors and helping with sound, lighting, and costumes.

World Peace Game

Eighth-graders took part in a week-long geo-political simulation called the World Peace Game, giving them the opportunity to explore the connectedness of the global community through the lens of economic, social, and environmental crises and the imminent threat of war.

2nd Flea Market

Second-graders organized a flea market as part of their math curriculum. Eager to apply their newfound knowledge of money and making change, these young entrepreneurs set up tables, offering an array of gently used games, toys, books, and baked goods.



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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