New & Prospective Families

Welcome to the Great Hearts Arlington!

We are delighted to have you as part of our wonderful community. Below you will find numerous resources and helpful information as you begin to get acquainted with your child’s new school.

Topics are listed in alphabetical order.

2021-2022 Academic Calendar

2021-2022 Academic Calendar

Review our calendar for the most up-to-date information on everything coming up.

CALENDAR
Athenaeum & Homework Club

Athenaeum & Homework Club

Athenaeum and Homework Club are our after-school programs for students in Kindergarten through 8th grades. Athenaeum provides students dedicated homework time in addition to a diverse array of culturally-enriching, academically-oriented activities.

After School Programs
Attendance

Attendance

Your child’s daily, on-time attendance is critical to his/her success. Frequent absences can cause your child to fall behind in his/her schoolwork. Click below for more information on our attendance policies.

Attendance Details
Breakfast & Lunch

Breakfast & Lunch

Great Hearts Arlington is proud to partner with Preferred Meals to offer a healthy and delicious breakfast and lunch to every student who wants one, every day.

Menus and More!
Carline

Carline

To make our morning and afternoon carlines as safe and efficient as possible, all families should acquaint themselves with our carline routes and procedures. Please review our carline map for detailed instructions we will ask you to follow when dropping off and picking up your children.

Carline Instructions
Curriculum

Curriculum

While students will learn at different paces, we believe that true education is a matter of development over time and within a stable community. At Great Hearts we give our students individualized attention, but always within a unified, multi-disciplined curriculum.

Curriculum Review
ESL

ESL

Great Hearts Arlington offers English as a Second Language (“ESL”) services at all appropriate grade levels for English language learners who are limited in their English proficiency.

ESL Assistance
Family Handbook

Family Handbook

The most comprehensive presentation of the Great Hearts Arlington's philosophy, policies, and expectations for scholars and families is contained in our Family Handbook. All parents should read it carefully.

Family Handbook
Financial Assistance

Financial Assistance

Great Hearts Arlington is proud to serve a community united by our pursuit of truth, goodness, and beauty and the best possible education for our children. Financial assistance with breakfast and lunch, uniforms, and books and supplies is available to those who qualify.

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Giving

Giving

Great Hearts Arlington depends upon the heroic gifts of its families to offer the best possible liberal education for our scholars. 100% of your tax-deductible gift goes toward our daily operation, compensation for our wonderful teachers, facilities improvements like our new playground, and more.

How to Give
Newsletter

Newsletter

Each Friday, our campus newsletter shares important dates and announcements with our community about the week ahead.

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New Family Orientation

New Family Orientation

We are excited to welcome you into the Great Hearts family! Please review the virtual orientation modules below to help your student prepare for the 21-22 school year.

Virtual Orientation
Parent Service Organization

Parent Service Organization

The Parent Service Organization of Great Hearts Arlington is here to support the wonderful teachers and staff who guide our children daily in the pursuit of truth, beauty and goodness. Every Great Hearts Arlington parent or guardian is a member of the PSO. There is no club to join or dues to pay.

Join the PSO
School Supplies & Classics to Keep

School Supplies & Classics to Keep

Great Hearts Arlington partners with EduKit to make shopping for supplies as easy and convenient as possible. Grade-level supply lists are also available for parents who wish to shop on their own.

Books & Supply Lists
Special Education Services

Special Education Services

Great Hearts schools are public charter schools that provide a Free and Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) to students with disabilities, who are currently eligible or are determined eligible to receive special education services and related services.

Learn More
Tours

Tours

If you have not yet had a chance to visit our beautiful new campus, we invite you to join one of our upcoming parent tours.

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Uniforms

Uniforms

Uniforms create a distraction-free learning environment in which the conversation is free to focus on nobler and more permanent things than the latest fad and fashion. Great Hearts Arlington's uniforms are supplied by Dennis and Flynn O'Hara.

Uniform Details