Amidon Bowen Elementary School

Students of Amidon-Bowen Elementary School in Washington receive U.S. Army pencils and well wishes from Soldiers for their first day of school on Aug 25. (Photo/Damien Salas)

There are nine major public school systems in the Washington metropolitan area with kindergartens and grades one through 12. Many private schools serve some or all of these grades as well.

A birth certificate, proof of vaccination and other medical immunizations are required for registration. If transferring from another school, the student’s latest report card or a transfer form is required as well.

Telephone the district or school for specifics:

Public Schools

District of Columbia:

202-442-5885

Montgomery County, Maryland:

301-279-3391, 301-279-3100

Prince George’s County, Maryland:

301-952-6300

City of Alexandria, Virginia:

703-824-6675

Arlington County, Virginia:

703-228-6000

Fairfax County, Virginia:

571-423-3000

Falls Church City, Virginia:

703-248-5600:

Loudon County, Virginia:

571-252-1000

Prince William County, Virginia: 703-791-7200

City of Fairfax, Virginia:

703-246-8100

Fairfax County, Virginia:

571-423-1000