At a Glance

An overview of who, what, and where we are

Grounded in a deep respect for childhood, The Langley School offers an exceptional community and an inquiry-based academic curriculum paired with a unique social-emotional learning program for students in preschool through grade 8. Since 1942, The Langley School has shaped confident, kind, self-aware learners who are prepared to thrive in the nation’s top high schools and beyond.

School divisions

Primary School: Preschool, Junior Kindergarten, Kindergarten
Lower School: Grades 1-5
Middle School: Grades 6-8


Approximately 500 students
41% of students self-identify with a diverse ethnic group

Student/teacher ratio



Approximately 90 faculty members
83% of lead teachers hold advanced degrees


2023-2024 Tuition

Preschool: $21,770
Junior Kindergarten: $28,940
Kindergarten: $39,420
Grades 1-5: $42,520
Grades 6-8: $45,280

Tuition Assistance

Approximately $1.9 million granted to 18% of the student body this year


The Langley School is located on a beautiful 9.2-acre campus in McLean, Virginia. Our students learn, play, and grow in these state-of-the-art facilities:

  • Crossroads building which opened in 2022 and houses classrooms for Primary School and grade 5, as well as the school library
  • Middle School building intentionally designed for grades 6-8 which opened in 2014
  • Discovery-focused science labs, technology and innovation lab, and fabrication lab
  • Artificial turf athletic field
  • Arts center featuring a multipurpose auditorium
  • Athletic center with two gyms
  • Two playgrounds
  • Tricycle track
  • Wooded nature area
  • Outdoor gardens that also serve as classrooms
  • Rooftop “classroom in the sky”


Round-trip or one-way bus service is available, including mid-day transportation for preschool and junior kindergarten students. The school also provides an after-school activities bus.

Extended day programs

Langley offers several options to extend the school day. Preschool and junior kindergarten students may attend the Leopard Spot until 2:45 p.m., while Club E.D. is available from 3:00-6:00 p.m. daily for all students.

Accreditation and memberships

Langley is accredited by the Virginia Association of Independent Schools (VAIS) and is also a member of the following organizations:

  • Association of Independent Schools of Greater Washington (AISGW)
  • Black Student Fund
  • Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE)
  • Educational Records Bureau (ERB)
  • Emerging Scholars
  • Independent School Data Exchange (INDEX)
  • National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
  • National Business Officers Association (NBOA)
  • Parents Council of Washington
  • Secondary School Admission Test Board 
  • Virginia Council for Private Education (VCPE)