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At a Glance

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An overview of our program

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. Learn more about our mission and values.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

Langley By the Numbers

73% of lead teachers hold advanced degrees

7:1 student/teacher ratio

84 faculty members

$2.1 million granted in tuition assistance to 17% of the student body

534 students enrolled

40% of students identify as a person of color

2022-2023 Tuition
Preschool $20,770
Junior Kindergarten: $27,890
Kindergarten $37,990
Grades 1-5 $41,140
Grades 6-8 $43,810
Students walking on campus
Girls in the playground


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 including a rooftop “classroom in the sky”
  • Discovery-focused science labs and technology and innovation lab
  • Artificial turf athletic field
  • Performing arts center featuring a multipurpose auditorium
  • Visual arts building featuring fine arts studios and a fabrication lab 
  • Athletic center with two gyms
  • Two playgrounds
  • Tricycle track
  • Wooded outdoor learning area
  • Outdoor gardens that also serve as classrooms

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.

Learn more about our Extended Day Program



  • Virginia Association of Independent Schools (VAIS)


  • 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)
School bus


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.

Learn more about transportation