Elementary Education

students collaborating at desksThe Elementary Education Department is responsible for programs in grades K–5 and provides relevant learning experiences that promote critical thinking, communication, creativity, collaboration, and citizenship skills. Our goal at the elementary level is to prepare the whole child with the academic, social-emotional, and wellness skills needed for success in the 21st century.

Our Curriculum

The curriculum encompasses the core areas of language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies based on the Virginia Standards of Learning. The Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) may be accessed at VDOE Standards & SOL-based Instructional Resources. Instruction in health, physical education, music, art, and library provide additional educational experiences. Other areas that enhance the elementary curriculum include Title I, Gifted Education, Special Education, and Family Life Education. School Counseling and Homebound Instruction support prevention and intervention.

Our Beliefs

The elementary program embraces the school system's beliefs that include:

  • All students are unique individuals who can be successful.
  • Public education must foster equitable opportunities for each child.
  • Teaching and learning should inspire, engage, and empower all students to achieve their personal goals. 
  • Relevant and engaging teaching develops critical thinkers, problem solvers, and life-ready global citizens. 
  • Students thrive in a safe and secure environment that nurtures the whole child.

kindergartner smiling at deskAttendance Zones

Students attend one of the following elementary schools, based on their attendance zone:

  • Battlefield Park
  • Beaverdam 
  • Cold Harbor
  • Cool Spring
  • Elmont
  • Henry Clay
  • John M. Gandy
  • Kersey Creek
  • Laurel Meadow
  • Mechanicsville
  • Pearson's Corner
  • Pole Green
  • Rural Point
  • South Anna
  • Washington-Henry


  • Michael Mudd, Director Elementary Education
  • Andrea Herndon, Coordinator for Gifted/Talented Education and Advanced Studies, K–12
  • Peggy JamesAdministrative Assistant & Federal Account Specialist

Phone: (804) 365-4506

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