Silverbrook has an Advanced Academic Program for students in grades K-6. The school works with teachers to identify students that may benefit from the program, however, you can also request a screening of your child by contact the school directly.
Silverbrook is a Local Level IV program for Fairfax County Advanced Academic Placement for grades 3rd-6th. Students that qualify for Level IV Services have the option of attending Lorton Station or remaining at Silverbrook, their neighborhood school.
The biggest difference between the two programs is students enrolled. All students in full-time, center-based classes like Lorton Station have been identified as center-eligible by a central selection committee and will be coming from several neighborhood schools. In a Local Level IV classroom at Silverbrook, the students are a mix of students who are center-eligible and high achieving students who are capable of working at an advanced level.
Over the last 15 years, enrollment in these AAP programs have more than tripled which has caused a swell in both the number of schools turned into centers and the number of schools that offer Level IV programs.
Silverbrook Elementary offers the Foreign Language in the Elementary School(FLES) Program which helps students learn a world language through Science and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Mathematics) integrated content. At Silverbrook the language offered is Spanish.
Northern Virginia is a culturally diverse population and Laurel Hill offers an English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) program.
At least twice a month student visit the STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) Lab to examine and explore the world around them through teacher guided activities and experiments.
In addition to classroom instruction, students welcome opportunities to participate in activities such as the band, chorus, strings, safety patrols, the Student Council Association, and the school morning news show.
Silverbrook also has a cafeteria recycling program and a school garden.