Alexandria

Alexandria is an independent city in the Commonwealth of Virginia in the United States. Located along the western bank of the Potomac River, Alexandria is approximately 7 miles south of downtown Washington, D.C. Alexandria is bounded on the east by the Potomac River, on the north and northwest by Arlington County, and on the south by Fairfax County. Neighborhoods in Alexandria include Old Town, Eisenhower Valley, Rosemont, The Berg, Parker-Gray, Del Ray, Arlandria, West End, North Ridge, and Potomac Yard. Many areas outside the city have an Alexandria mailing address yet are a part of Fairfax County including: Hollin Hills, Franconia, Groveton, Hybla Valley, Huntington, Lincolnia, Belle Haven, Mount Vernon, Fort Hunt, Engleside, Burgundy Village, Waynewood, Wilton Woods, Rose Hill, Virginia Hills, Hayfield, and Kingstowne. Some refer to these areas as Lower Alexandria, South Alexandria, or Alexandria, Fairfax County.

A popular Christmastime attraction in Alexandria is the Scottish Christmas Walk, which was established in 1969. Other parades in Old Town celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day and the birthday of George Washington. Alexandria has a distributed park system with approximately 950 acres spread across 70 major parks and 30 recreation centers, of which Chinquapin is one of the largest. Chinquapin offers facilities for swimming, tennis, racquetball, and other sports. The city is home to Cameron Run Regional Park which includes a water park with a wave pool and water slides, as well as a miniature golf course and batting cages. A portion of the Mount Vernon Trail, a popular bike and jogging path, runs through Old Town near the Potomac River on its way from the Mount Vernon Estate to Roosevelt Island in Washington, DC.

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Like the rest of Northern Virginia, as well as Central Maryland, modern Alexandria has been influenced by its proximity to the U.S. capital. It is largely populated by professionals working in the federal civil service, in the U.S. military, or for one of the many private companies which contract to provide services to the federal government. One of Alexandria's largest employers is the U.S. Department of Defense. Another is the Institute for Defense Analyses. In 2005, the United States Patent and Trademark Office moved to Alexandria, and in 2017, so did the headquarters of the National Science Foundation. The historic center of Alexandria is known as Old Town. With its concentration of boutiques, restaurants, antique shops and theaters, it is a major draw for all who live in Alexandria as well for visitors. Like Old Town, many Alexandria neighborhoods are compact and walkable. It is the 7th largest and highest-income independent city in Virginia.

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RATING* SCHOOL NAME GRADES SCHOOL TYPE
2 Charles Barrett Elementary School Preschool - 5th Grade Public
2 Patrick Henry Elementary School Preschool - 5th Grade Public
1 Cora Kelly Magnet Elementary School Preschool - 5th Grade Public
1 John Adams Elementary School Preschool - 5th Grade Public
N/A William Ramsay Elementary School Preschool - 5th Grade Public
N/A Jefferson-Houston Prek-8 School Preschool - 8th Grade Public
3 Maury Elementary School Kindergarten - 5th Grade Public
2 George Mason Elementary School Kindergarten - 5th Grade Public
1 Douglas Macarthur Elementary School Kindergarten - 5th Grade Public
2 Samuel W. Tucker Elementary School Kindergarten - 5th Grade Public
2 James K Polk Elementary School Kindergarten - 5th Grade Public
N/A Mount Vernon Elementary School Kindergarten - 5th Grade Public
5 Lyles-Crouch Elementary Kindergarten - 5th Grade Public
1 George Washington Middle School 6th Grade - 8th Grade Public
N/A T. C. Williams High School Minnie Howard Campus 9th Grade - 9th Grade Public
N/A Francis C Hammond Middle 6th Grade - 8th Grade Public
N/A T.c. Williams High School 9th Grade - 12th Grade Public
N/A Blessed Sacrament School & Early Childhood Center Preschool - 8th Grade Catholic/Religious
N/A St Rita School Preschool - 8th Grade Catholic/Religious
N/A St. Mary's Elementary School Preschool - 8th Grade Catholic/Religious
N/A Bishop Ireton High School 9th Grade - 12th Grade Catholic/Religious
N/A The Del Ray Montessori School Private/Charter
N/A Commonwealth Academy 3Rd Grade - 12th Grade Private/Charter
N/A Immanuel Lutheran School Kindergarten - 8th Grade Private/Charter
N/A Alexandria Country Day School Preschool - 8th Grade Private/Charter
N/A Episcopal High School 9th Grade - 12th Grade Private/Charter
N/A Potomac Crescent Waldorf School Preschool - 5th Grade Private/Charter
N/A St. Stephen's & St. Agnes School Preschool - 12th Grade Private/Charter
N/A Grace Episcopal School Preschool - 5th Grade Private/Charter
N/A Old Town Montessori School Preschool - 2Nd Grade Private/Charter
N/A St Pauls Nursery And Day School Preschool - Kindergarten Private/Charter
N/A Blue Bird Of Alexandria Preschool - Kindergarten Private/Charter
* School data provided by National Center for Education Statistics, Pitney Bowes, and GreatSchools. Intended for reference only. GreatSchools Ratings compare a school’s test performance to statewide results. To verify enrollment eligibility, contact the school or district directly.