Pick Up and Drop Off Instructions

Drop-Off at Great Hearts Arlington


How early may I arrive at school for drop-off?

We ask that you not arrive at campus prior to 7:15 a.m.  This allows our teachers and staff the opportunity to park and enter the building prior to our drop-off process.

When do I drop-off my student(s) and where do I drop them off?

Drop Off begins at 7:15 a.m.  Students are not allowed to leave the vehicle until a staff member is present.

I have to get to an early meeting at work, can I drop my student off prior to 7:15 a.m.?

Early drop-offs whereby the students are left prior to 7:15 a.m. are not permitted.  Please make other arrangements.

When does drop-off end?

Faculty assisted drop-off concludes at 7:45a.m.  Students arriving after this time will need to be walked in to the administrative office by their parents.  Parents, you will need to park your vehicle and walk your student in.

How do I know when to leave?

Please do not leave the drop-off area until you are waved along by the parking captain (This is the person at the beginning of the line of vehicles).  It is imperative that drivers acknowledge, and obey the staff who are safely caring for you, your students and all the other vehicles around you.

Pick-Up at Great Hearts Arlington

Objective 1: To keep students, staff, parent volunteers and vehicles safe
Objective 2: To move students to the vehicles efficiently
Objective 3: To facilitate vehicles leaving efficiently

With over 700 students from nearly 500 families being picked up, we ask that you adhere to the school schedule for pick-up.

What will my student be doing while they wait?

We use an application called Curb Smart to inform the teachers that you have arrived and are ready to pick-up your student.  This allows the students to stay in their classroom while they await your arrival.

What time does school dismiss?

Dismissal is at 3:30 p.m.  This means that the first students will begin arriving at their vehicles shortly after that time, by a few minutes.

Why can’t I get my student when I arrive?

While your may enter our parking lot at 3:00 p.m this does not mean your students will be dismissed at that time to your care as they are awaiting to be dismissed through our Curb Smart app.

My student has a Doctor’s appointment right after school, what do I do?

If you need to withdraw your student prior to the end of the day, we ask that you do so no later than 3:00 p.m on full days and 12:45 on early release days.