5970 Meeres Rd.
Fort Belvoir, VA 22060
ph: (703) 781-2700
fax: (703) 781-2797
email web curator: Kathy.Murdock@fcps.edu
Last updated: September 1, 2009
About our school...
The 2008-2009 school years celebrates the 10th year in operation for Fort Belvoir Elementary School. It opened its doors in September 1998. It was created from three elementary schools on Fort Belvoir merging into one new school. Those schools were Barden Elementary School, Cheney Elementary School, and Markham Elementary School, originally DOD schools later taken over by Fairfax County Public Schools.
As part of FCPS, Fort Belvoir Elementary School is a state-of-the-art facility that has had an enrollment anywhere from 1200 to 1445+ students in Kindergarten through Grade Six over the years. Within this 136,000 square foot facility, there are four color-coded instructional wings with more than 60 classrooms and numerous resource activity spaces. A beautiful media center is the focal point of the building with three instructional reading areas, a large children's library collection, on-line catalog and circulation stations, a TV studio, and a bank of computers for staff and student use.
The school is fully networked for Internet access and equipped with the latest technologies. There are three computer labs and computers in each classroom. All classrooms are equipped with TV's and VCR's, with access to DVD players, to support instructional media.
The school offers physical education classes in a spacious gymnasium, as well as on three fully-equipped playgrounds, basketball courts, three ball fields, and a soccer field. Classes in the fine arts are offered in general music, chorus, band, orchestra, and art. Further, Food Service programs include breakfast and lunch meals for grades K-6 in a cafeteria that seats 500 children.
The school administration and staff have high expectations for student achievement and success. They are committed and eager to work with parents to provide the best educational opportunities for children. Parent volunteers are needed and welcomed.
The majority of our students eventually attend Walt Whitman Middle School and Mt. Vernon High School.
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