About Mount Vernon Community School

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  • Mount Vernon Community School is a positive learning environment where dedicated staff, students, and families actively engage in and provide meaningful educational experiences that allow for extended learning and language acquisition in English and Spanish.

    Students in the program learn half of their school subjects through Spanish and half through English. The program supports the goals of high academic achievement, biliteracy, bilingualism and cultural competence. Learn more about the ACPS Dual Language Program.

    Mission

    The mission of the dual language program is to provide an enriched bilingual, biliterate, and culturally competent educational experience for all students.

    Nuestra Misión

    La misión del Programa de Idioma Dual es proveer a todos los estudiantes con una experiencia educativa enriquecida por el
    bilingüismo, la lecto-escritura  y la competencia cultural desarollada en dos idiomas.

    Vision

    The MVCS Dual Language Program will be widely recognized throughout Northern VA for our students' high levels of academic achievement, bilingualism, and biliteracy, which are developed through rigorous, standards-based instruction in English and Spanish. Furthermore, the Dual Language Program will foster a culture of respect for diverse students' backgrounds and learning styles.

    Nuestra Visión
    El Programa de Idioma Dual de MVCS será altamente reconocido en Northern VA debido a los altos niveles de logro académico, bilingüismo, y lecto-escritura, desarrolladoss en inglés y en español por nuestros estudiantes. De igual manera, nuestro programa dual fortalecerá una cultura de respeto hacia la diversidad y los estilos de aprendizaje de nuestros estudiantes.

    MVC Core Instructional Values

    At Mount Vernon Community School, we believe that-

    • All students deserve to learn in an environment that celebrates their unique differences, values their contributions to the school community, and encourages them to grow as learners. 
    • All teachers are teachers of both language and content.
    • Differentiation of instruction enables all students to access a rigorous and demanding curriculum.
    • Collaboration is at the heart of our success as instructional teams and as a school community. 
    • Using various forms of assessment will produce the data we need to inform our instructional decisions.

    Valores Fundamentales de Instrucción de MVCS

    En la Escuela Comunitaria Mount Vernon creemos que

    • Todos los estudiantes merecen aprender en un ambiente que celebre sus diferencias específicas, valore sus contribuciones a la comunidad escolar y los motive a crecer como estudiantes.
    • Todos los maestros son maestros de idioma y de contenido.
    • La diferenciación en la enseñaza permite a todos los estudiantes acceder a un plan de estudios riguroso y exigente.
    • La colaboración es el corazón de nuestro éxito como equipo educativo y como comunidad escolar.
    • El uso de varias formas de evaluación producirá los datos que necesitamos para informar nuestras decisiones instruccional.

    School Education Plan

    Read Mount Vernon's School Education Plan.

    Mount Vernon Data

    Mount Vernon Community School is fully accredited. To learn more, review the Virginia School Report Card on the Virginia Department of Education Web site or review recent test scores

    Demographics

    Enrollment (as of 9/2018): 877 students

    • African American: 5%
    • Asian/Pacific Islander and American Indian: 2%
    • Hispanic: 52%
    • White: 37%
    • Unspecified: 4%

    School Faculty

    Number of Licensed Staff: 71
    With post-graduate degrees: 80%

    MVCS in the News

  • Mount Vernon Community School (K-5)Exterior of Mount Vernon Community School

    School Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 2:35 p.m.
    Office Hours: 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

    2601 Commonwealth Avenue
    Alexandria, VA 22305

    Phone: 703-706-4460
    Fax: 703-706-4466
    Voice Mail: 703-706-4484

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