Our Vision and Mission

The Ashlawn Vision

Ashlawn is a community of learners that values diversity, creativity, caring, responsibility, and wellness. We celebrate the unique set of talents, ability, and experiences that our students, faculty, and parents bring to our classrooms and community.

Ashlawn is a welcoming school that prides itself in its special community spirit. Staff, students, and parents alike work together to create a sense of “Ashlawn Pride.” Ashlawn is a close-knit neighborhood school and has a well deserved reputation for being a friendly, caring place where most of  the families know each other by name. The diverse student  population reflects the changing demographic in Arlington, with  families from over 30 different countries and cultures.Ashlawn teachers use a team-teaching approach. Each student is assigned to a grade-level homeroom, and during the school day may be taught in a number of different settings by different teachers based on academic need. The support from Ashlawn parents is exceptional. During the school year, the PTA compliments the efforts of the staff in providing a first-rate academic program by funding special grade level and school-wide activities, generating a long list of active volunteers, establishing a stellar after-school enrichment program, and most recently, writing successful grant proposals in conjunction with teachers.As The Washington Post says, “Ashlawn Is A Little School That Does!”

The Ashlawn Mission

The mission of Ashlawn Elementary School is to provide our students with responsive and stimulating instruction that will nurture a lifelong love of learning and create contributing members of our local, national and global communities.