Are you looking for a new home near Bailey’s Upper Elementary School? Finding a new home can be stressful, now, add researching schools to the equation and it can be overwhelming.

What are the most common things parents want to know when looking for a home in near Bailey’s Upper Elementary School? Well, I did a little research.

When looking for an elementary school parents usually want to know about the size of the school, the student to teacher ratio, the school’s ratings, and available options for before and after care. Below I’ve listed 4 things that will help you determine if Bailey’s Upper Elementary is the right fit your you and your family.

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4 Things About Bailey’s Upper Elementary

Academics

Bailey’s Upper Elementary School for the Arts and Sciences is one of two magnet schools in Fairfax County.They have both classroom teachers and specialized educators that focus on the sciences, the arts, and technology. All students that attend Bailey’s Upper are a part of the magnet program.

Bailey’s Upper is one of the few elementary schools in the area that offers the foreign language immersion program. There’s a two way immersion program in Spanish available only through lottery selection for grades kindergarten through second grade. Students are eligible to either the lottery only in kindergarten and first grade.

For students that are not able to participate in the immersion program there is still the opportunity to learn Spanish. Bailey’s Upper also offers the FLES or Foregin Language in Elementary Schools program. The program helps students learn a world language, in this case Spanish, through Science and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Mathematics) integrated content.

Enrollment

There are about 550 students enrolled at Bailey’s Upper Elementary each school year.

Students living in the Falls Church subdivisions of Aura Heights, Barcroft Hills, Courtland Park, Lake Barcroft, Ravenwood Park, and Vinewood may attend Bailey’s Upper. Bailey’s Upper is in the Justice Pyramid that means if your child goes to Bailey’s Upper they’ll then go to Glasgow Middle School then Justice High School.

For students that reside outside of the Bailey’s Upper Elementary boundary but are enrolled in the immersion program there are a number of areas schools that are used a bus pick and drop off points.

We always recommend you check out the Fairfax County Boundary Locator to confirm the schools serving a specific address before making any decision to buy or rent a home.

School Hours

One important thing to consider is the school’s hours of operation. Bailey’s Upper’ hours are Monday through Friday are 8:35 to 3:25 for grades 3rd – 5th.

If you need to be at work by 8:30 that could present some challenges for you, especially if you’re commuting to the District or the Pentagon.

Bailey’s Upper offers SACC which is a before and after-school program has with the Office for Children of Fairfax County. However, I have to warn you that SACC often times has a waiting list that’s months long. Check out the SACC website to see if there are spots currently available.

If you are unable to get your child signed up for SACC there are a number of private before and after care programs in the area that will drop off and pick up your child.

Parent Involvement

Parent involvement has been linked to student achievement. When looking for a school for your kids you’re also looking for a school that’s a good fit for you as well.

The Bailey’s Upper PTA supports a number of activities in the community including social events and fundraisers. Each school year the PTA offers a number of fee-based after-school enrichment programs. They vary year to year and range from science focused to athletics and the arts.

The school welcomes parents to set up a time with your child’s teacher to volunteer in the classroom, read a book to the class, or come in to have lunch with your child. Your level of involvement can be as much or as little as you like.

Bailey’s Upper Elementary School Location

Bailey’s Upper Elementary School is located at:
6245 Leesburg Pike
Falls Church, Virginia 22044.

The school’s main phone number is:

703-503-2700.

School Website:

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Bailey’s Upper Elementary School Ratings


Fairfax County Elementary Schools have numerous rating systems to measure the performance of schools in Northern Virginia. Two of the most popular methods are GreatSchools.org providing ratings based on test scores, and SchoolDigger.com ranks schools by comparing them to other schools throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia.


GreatSchools.org* rated Bailey’s Upper Elementary School as N/A.
SchoolDigger.com* rating came in at N/A schools in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Students attending Bailey’s Upper Elementary School will move through the Fairfax County Pyramid system to Glasgow Middle School which feeds into Justice High School. It is recommended that future home buyers use Fairfax County Boundary Locator to confirm the schools serving a specific address before making any decisions.


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