T.C. Williams High School Minnie Howard Campus

Minnie Howard Campus

Grade 9
Hours: 8:35 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.

3801 W. Braddock Road
Alexandria, Virginia 22302
Phone: 703-824-6750
Fax: 703-824-6781
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Suzanne Maxey

Executive Associate Principal:
Sara Schafer

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T.C. Williams High School Minnie Howard Campus, for ninth grade students, is centrally located in Alexandria, just a few blocks away from T.C. Williams High School Main Campus. The school is dedicated to Minnie Howard, Alexandria's first PTA president. Since 1993, Minnie Howard has provided Alexandria's 9th grade students with an appropriate and effective transition from middle school to senior high school.

Students are assigned to an academic team of approximately 125 students and share the same teachers for their core courses and Teacher Advisory period. In addition, students participate fully in the extracurricular, athletic, music and theatrical programs offered at T.C. Williams High School.


Enrollment (as of 9/2012): 682 students (grade 9)

School Faculty

Number of Licensed Staff: 75
With post-graduate degrees: 68%

Academic Curriculum

  • Advanced and Intermediate Orchestra and Band, or Choir
  • Algebra, Geometry or Algebra II with Trigonometry
  • Biology, Earth Science or Chemistry
  • ESL Classes
  • Foreign Languages
  • Fundamentals of Human Growth and Development
  • Health and Physical Education
  • Interdisciplinary World Civilization
  • Special Education
  • Studio Art, Technology Systems, Life Skills, Keyboarding Applications


The Alexandria Schools are completing a multi-year, multi-million dollar initiative to bring the latest technologies into the classroom, including computers, telephones, multimedia, Internet and CD-ROM research capabilities. Minnie Howard School has led the way in installation, training and use of computers by staff and students for support of academic and personal productivity.

Academic Competitions

  • Band District Festival
  • Choral District Festival
  • French State Test
  • German State Test
  • Latin State Test
  • Math-Science Regional Fair
  • Orchestra District Festival
  • Spanish State Test

Before- and After-school Programs

  • Art Club
  • Chess Club
  • French Club
  • German Club
  • Intramurals Program
  • Latin Club
  • Literary Magazine
  • National Junior Honor Society
  • Newspaper
  • Poetry Club
  • Spanish Club
  • Student Council Association
  • Technology Club
  • Teen Talk
  • Vocational Education Club
  • Yearbook

Instructional Support

  • Staff-Student Mentor Program
  • After-School Study Hall
  • Mediation and Conflict Resolution Program

School Support Team

The education and development of Alexandria's ninth grade students is monitored weekly by our School Support Team consisting of three administrators, four guidance counselors, a social worker, a psychologist, a school nurse, a behavioral resource teacher and a mental health counselor. They provide an array of testing, counseling and other support services.

Community Outreach

  • Drama with Elementary Schools
  • Ho-Ho-Ho
  • Martha's Table
  • Tutoring

Business and Community Partners

  • Alexandria Volunteer Bureau
  • Business & Professional Women, Alexandria Chapter
  • Daughters of the American Revolution
  • Northridge Citizens Assocation
  • SEMA Corporation
  • Southland Corporation

Special Events

  • Academic Awards Recognition Night
  • African American History Month
  • American Education Week
  • Freshman Dinner/Dance
  • Freshman Holiday
  • Hispanic History Month
  • International Dinner
  • Math-Science Fair
  • Renaissance Festival

T.C. Williams High School Minnie Howard Campus is fully accredited. To learn more, review the Virginia School Report Card (PDF) on the Virginia Department of Education Web site or review recent Test Scores.