City of Fairfax Schools & Falls Church City Public Schools

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City of Fairfax Schools 

City of Fairfax Schools are in a unique position of having access to a small school district as well as opportunities within one of the largest school districts in the county (FCPS). There are four schools and an academy. Two elementary schools (Daniels Run & Providence), one middle school, and one high school (part of FCPS) that includes the arts & communications academy. In 1962 the City of Fairfax and Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) entered into a partnership called the School Services Agreement (SSA). Through the SSA, FCPS is responsible for curriculum, staffing, transportation and meals while the City of Fairfax is responsible for the management of the four city-owned school buildings including major renovations, grounds and capital improvements.

There is one middle school in the City of Fairfax school district:

Katherine Johnson Middle School

Principal: Dr. Tammara Hanna

Social Media: @kjms_fcps 

Enrollment 1020

Grades 7-8

At the school, students are assigned to a team of approximately 130 students who share the same English, science, and social studies teachers. Each team has a school counselor who is closely involved in weekly team meetings and parent conferences. They, along with department based professional learning communities work collaboratively to assess, plan, instruct, and support student learning. The intent is to provide rigorous, targeted, and engaging learning, as well as enrichment and remediation opportunities for all children. These efforts work to close achievement gaps and advance students to higher levels of proficiency.

Exceptional Education information is available here

Families interested in after school activities can contact After School Specialist for further information. 

Summer camp: Katherine Johnson Middle School offers students the IMAGINE summer program for current 7th & 8th graders! This FREE AND FUN summer experience provides opportunities for students to enhance their math and literacy skills through developing the FCPS Portrait of a Graduate attributes as an effective communicator, collaborator, critical and creative thinker, goal-directed, resilient, and global & ethical citizen.  Bus transportation is provided. More information is available on the school’s website


Falls Church City Public Schools 

Falls Church City Public Schools (FCCPS) is a K-12 International Baccalaureate school system. There is a preschool, two elementary schools, one middle school, and one high school. Registration and boundary information may be found here.

For the Jessie Thackrey Preschool program, students must be accepted before registering. Contact the registrar for more information.  The two elementary schools are Mount Daniel and Oak Street.

There is only one middle school in Falls Church City, Mary Ellen Henderson Middle School. For a quick info sheet for parents click here. Proof of residency requirements can be found on the registration website. MEH Middle School operates under the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme, designed for students in grades 6-10. It provides framework of learning that encourages students to become creative, critical, and reflective thinkers. It builds upon the knowledge, skills, and attitudes developed in the IB Primary Years Programme (grades K-5) and will prepare students to meet the academic challenges of the IB Diploma Programme in grades 11 and 12.

For a list after school clubs and activities, please click HERE

The Program of Study for Meridian High School includes an example of the basic course of study, as well as core classes and electives. There are four languages offered (American Sign Language, Spanish. French, and Mandarin). For special education information at MHS, go here.

For a list of athletics and extracurricular activities at MHS, visit here.  There are competitive school activities, clubs, and fall, winter, & spring sports. 

The school district operates bus routes for students who need to use it, more information is available on the FCCPS website. To access FCCPS’s academic data, follow the link to the Department of Education’s data site.