Fairfax

Historic sites

The city derives its name from Thomas Fairfax, 6th Lord Fairfax of Cameron, who was awarded 5,000,000 acres of land in northern Virginia by King Charles. Old Town Fairfax has undergone an extensive redevelopment, which began in 2005. The redevelopment added a new City of Fairfax Regional Library, more than 45,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space, more than 70,000 square feet of office condominiums, and 85 upscale residential condominium units. In May 2009, Fairfax was rated as No. 3 in the “Top 25 Places to Live Well” by Forbes Magazine. Forbes commended Fairfax for its strong public school system, high median salary, and a rate of sole proprietors per capita that ranks it in the top 1 percent nationwide. According to the magazine, “These factors are increasingly important in a recession. When businesses and jobs retract, as they have nationwide, municipalities with strong environments for start-ups, and those that offer attractive amenities, are better suited to recover from economic downtimes, as there are more business activity filling the void.”

The public schools in the City of Fairfax are owned by the city, but administered by the Fairfax County Public Schools system under contractual agreement with Fairfax County. U.S. News & World Report often ranks Fairfax County schools among the best in the country. City of Fairfax schools are Fairfax High School, Lanier Middle School, Daniels Run Elementary School, Providence Elementary School, and Fairfax Academy. George Mason University, the largest university in the Commonwealth of Virginia, is located just to the south of the Fairfax city limits. Mason is most known for its programs in economics, law, creative writing, computer science, and business. In recent years, George Mason faculty have twice won the Nobel Prize in Economics.

source: wikipedia.org

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The City of Fairfax, colloquially known as Fairfax City, Downtown Fairfax, Old Town Fairfax, or Fairfax Courthouse, is an independent city in the Commonwealth of Virginia in the United States. The City of Fairfax is an enclave surrounded by the separate political entity Fairfax County. Fairfax City also contains an exclave of Fairfax County, the Fairfax County Court Complex. The City of Fairfax and the area immediately surrounding the historical border of the City of Fairfax, collectively designated by Fairfax County as "Fairfax", comprise the county seat of Fairfax County. The city is part of the Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area as well as a part of Northern Virginia. The city is 17 miles (27 km) west of Washington, D.C.

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RATING*SCHOOL NAMEGRADESSCHOOL TYPE
2Eagle View Elementary School Preschool - 6th Grade Public
2Fairfax Villa Elementary School Preschool - 6th Grade Public
3Fairhill Elementary School Preschool - 6th Grade Public
3Little Run Elementary School Preschool - 6th Grade Public
2Bonnie Brae Elementary School Preschool - 6th Grade Public
1Providence Elementary School Kindergarten - 6th Grade Public
5Willow Springs Elementary School Kindergarten - 6th Grade Public
1Daniels Run Elementary School Kindergarten - 6th Grade Public
4Mantua Elementary School Kindergarten - 6th Grade Public
5Mosby Woods Elementary School Kindergarten - 6th Grade Public
3Olde Creek Elementary School Kindergarten - 6th Grade Public
4Wakefield Forest Elementary School Kindergarten - 6th Grade Public
4Oak View Elementary School Kindergarten - 6th Grade Public
3Laurel Ridge Elementary School Kindergarten - 6th Grade Public
4Lanier Middle School 7th Grade - 8th Grade Public
5James W Robinson Secondary School 7th Grade - 12th Grade Public
5Frost Middle School 7th Grade - 8th Grade Public
N/AFairfax High School Academy 9th Grade - 12th Grade Public
3Fairfax High School 9th Grade - 12th Grade Public
N/ATransition Support Resource Center/fairfax 9th Grade - 12th Grade Public
5Woodson High School 9th Grade - 12th Grade Public
N/AWoodson Adult High School 9th Grade - 12th Grade Public
N/ASt. Leo The Great School Preschool - 8th Grade Catholic/Religious
N/APaul Vi Catholic High School 9th Grade - 12th Grade Catholic/Religious
N/ATrinity Christian School Kindergarten - 12th Grade Private/Charter
N/AGood Shepherd Christian Academy Preschool - Preschool Private/Charter
N/AThe Kellar School Of Inova Kellar Center 4th Grade - 12th Grade Private/Charter
N/APhillips School Fairfax 1St Grade - 12th Grade Private/Charter
N/AGesher Jewish Day School Kindergarten - 8th Grade Private/Charter
N/ATruro Preschool & Kindergarten Preschool - Kindergarten Private/Charter
N/AAppletree School Preschool - 2Nd Grade Private/Charter
N/AMerritt Academy Preschool - 8th Grade Private/Charter
N/AMont School Of Cedar Lane Preschool - Kindergarten Private/Charter
N/AThe New School Of Northern Virginia 4th Grade - 12th Grade Private/Charter
N/ASt Anthony Academy Kindergarten - 8th Grade Private/Charter
N/AWay Of Faith Christian Academy Preschool - 8th Grade 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.