Great Hearts 101 – New Family Orientation
Please carefully read the page below for everything you need to know before coming to our school! For any additional questions, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
5/21/22 Spring Carnival, 2pm-5pm
8/5/22 Kindergarten Orientation (Kinder Families Only!)
8/8/22 Meet the Teacher, 3pm-7pm (1st-8th grade)
8/9/22 Meet the Teacher, 12pm-4pm (1st-8th grade)
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Great Hearts’ After-School Athenaeum is focused on the liberal arts and promotes learning by providing students a diverse array of culturally enriching, academically oriented activities. Athenaeum also provides supervised homework time, friendship building, recreation, and more! Click the link here to learn more.
Classics to Keep
Books are at the core of a classical, liberal arts education. At Great Hearts Academies, it has always been the tradition for students to develop a personal library of books which constitute the core reading of a Great Hearts education. We call these books “Classics to Keep.” Parents and guardians are strongly encouraged to purchase these books for their students’ personal collections so that they can thoughtfully annotate them during class discussions and then keep them for years after — allowing students to develop their own impressive personal library of classics over the course of their academic career with Great Hearts. If you want to see the current book list, the 2022-2023 Classics to Keep can be found here.
2022-2023 School Supply Lists
The 2022-2023 EduKits are now available for purchase! Remember to purchase your kit based on the grade level your student will be in the 2022-2022 school year. EduKits will only be mailed home this year. Shipping directly to school is no longer an option. Order by June 17, 2022 for best pricing and free shipping. All orders must be placed by July 16th. Order an EduKit here.
Purchasing an Edukit is optional and is by no means required. Should you prefer to purchase the supplies independently, reference the 2022-23 supply list here. We ask that you purchase comparable products to those listed, but you are not required purchase the exact brands listed.
Special Student Services
As a public school, we offer Special Education, 504, MTSS and English as a Second language services for those who qualify. Click here for Student Services.
We are honored to partner with our families through the Community Investment campaign. Thanks to your support, we offer our students the education they deserve to become great-hearted leaders prepared for the 21st century. Participation in our annual campaign is not required to enroll your children at Great Hearts Arlington, however is encouraged to help our school cover the gap between what we receive and what we need to deliver a top-tier education. For more information about Community Investment and why is it critical to our school, click here for our Community Investment page.
Parent Service Organization (PSO) and Volunteering
The transformative education offered at Great Hearts Arlington is only possible through the generous and passionate commitment of the Parent Service Organization (PSO). As a parent and/or guardian you will join a community of like-minded families dedicated to the success of Great Hearts Arlington and its students. Click here to learn more about our PSO.
Great Hearts Arlington would like to offer financial assistance for after-school care, school supplies (while supplies last), uniforms, and Summer programs to students who qualify. If you would like to apply for financial assistance through Great Hearts, please complete the Online Form Here before May 31st, 2022. After we have had time to review the application and determine your qualifications, you will be contacted with the eligibility results.
For your information, we base our eligibility on income levels equal to those who qualify for free and reduced lunches. This application only applies to early registration for after-school care, EduKits, uniforms vouchers, and summer programs.
Please note the online form does not qualify you for Free or Reduced Lunch program (FRL). The official 2022-2023 FRL application will be available in summer (Late July 2022). If you would like to apply for Free or Reduced Lunch program, you will need to complete that form separately. Watch the newsletter for more information.