Registering Your Children for School in Fairfax County, Virginia

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Real Estate Agent with Momentum Realty

If your child will be attending a Fairfax County School this fall, it is time to get them registered! School always  begins the Tuesday after Labor Day in Fairfax County. For the 2010-011 school year, that will be Tuesday, September 7, 2010.

Children may attend FCPS Kindergarten if they have turned 5 by September 30. If they have turned 6 by September 30, they must either enroll in school or be registered as participating in a home schooling program.

All Fairfax County Schools follow the same procedure for registering new students. That information can be found on the Fairfax County page called:Starting School in Fairfax Couny Public Schools, and is summarized below.

Each school registers the children within its geographical boundaries. To determine which local elementary, middle or high school, your child will attend,  use the FCPS Boundary Information System. Once you have determined the school, contact the school directly and make an appointment with the Registrar. Contact information for all FCPS is available at the Schools and Centers Directory.

You will need to bring the necessary forms, along with:

  1. Proof of Residency
  2. Proof of Birth
  3. Documentation of previous educational program
  4. Health Documentation

Information about what constitutes each of these items is available at 2010-11 General Registration Requirements.

On the site, you will find the forms that must be completed as well as information about the medical vaccines that are required for registration.

The website and contact information for some of the schools serving Reston, Virginia are as follows:

Aldrin Elementary: 703-904-3800 

Armstrong Elementary: 703-375-4800

Crossfield Elementary: 703-295-1100

Dogwood Elementary:703-262-3100

Forest Edge Elementary :703-925-8000

Hunters Woods Elementary:  703-262-7400

Lake Anne Elementary :  703-326-3500

Sunrise Valley Elementary:    703-715-3800  

Terraset Elementary:   703-390-5600  

Herndon Middle School:  703-904-4800


Hughes Middle School:  703-715-3600  

Herndon High School: 703-810-2200  

South Lakes High School: 703-715-4500


If you are new to the area and need assistance purchasing a new home, I would be happy to provide you with information about different communities in and around Reston, Virginia and the Northern Virgina Area. I can be reached at 571-643-4902 or at hollyweatherwax@mris.com. Visit my website and read my blog for more information about buying and selling a home and how I can help you to find your new home in the Northern Virgina area.

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