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Welcome to Hunters Woods!

Hunters Woods Elementary School for the Arts and Sciences is proud to serve the Reston, Virginia community as a Fairfax County school. The students and staff at Hunters Woods establish a collaborative educational community with a focus on innovations in teaching and learning. Emphasis is placed on the awakening of intellectual curiosity through experience based programs. Learning takes place in an encouraging atmosphere where students generate and test their own hypotheses and where there are no limits to the students' learning potential.


HWES Open House
Thursday, August 28, 2014 from 1:00 – 4:00 PM
Students and parents may visit their new classrooms and meet their teachers any time during this window.  However, we are encouraging families to visit classrooms at the following times to be mindful of our neighbors and the many parking challenges and constraints around Hunters Woods.  Remember parking at the Hunters Woods Shopping Center and walking to our school is always an option.  Thank you for your cooperation.   

Time Slot Last Name Begins With
1:00-1:30 pm A to C
1:30-2:00 pm D to G
2:00-2:30 pm H to K
2:30-3:00 pm L to N
3:00-3:30 pm O to S
3:30-4:00 pm T to Z

Tuesday, September 2, 2014 is the First Day of School for the 2014-2015 School Year!

 Hunters Woods Elementary is now on Twitter! Follow us @HuntersWoodsES

Summer Library Hours-Attention HWES Students!

We are excited to announce that our library will be open for book checkout on
Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00am-12:00pm during the month of July!    

Summer (Main) Office Hours

Monday-Friday 9:00am-12:00pm

School Supplies

Click HERE to see the 2014-2015 supply lists.

Kindergarten Registration
Visit the HWES main office Monday-Friday from 9:00am-3:00pm to register kindergarten
students for the 2014-2015 school year. Click HERE for FCPS registration forms.

HWES has earned a 2014 VA Board of Education Excellence Award! Read more...

Changing Education Through the Arts


Hunters Woods Elementary School for the Arts and Sciences is proud to have been selected as one of 16 schools in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area to be a member of the Kennedy Center's Changing Education Through the Arts (CETA) program. Our school's partnership with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, which began in 1999, helps teachers develop their expertise in integrating the arts with the teaching of other school subjects (such as history, language arts, science). This focus on arts-integrated instruction is designed to help all students learn with greater motivation and ease. To that end, the Kennedy Center and the schools work together to develop, implement, and evaluate an in-depth staff development program of courses, workshops, coaching, and study groups.

To learn more, please visit the Kennedy Center's CETA program website.