Welcome to Cardinal Elementary School

Cardinal Elementary is a neighborhood public school nestled in a friendly suburb of Arlington, Virginia. It is a school where staff, families, and neighbors in our community work collaboratively to provide an enriching educational experience for its students. The school’s strong instructional programs and the use of a variety of contemporary instructional strategies that are based on current research have produced successful student learners.

Each student in our diverse population is provided an engaging, challenging, and dynamic educational program. It strives to be a nurturing program that stimulates intellectual curiosity, encourages critical and creative thinking, and culminates in academic achievement. Further, it aims to develop cooperative interpersonal skills while cultivating respect for individual differences. 

Cardinal students enjoy many activities through curricular and extracurricular activities. Unique initiatives include our Children’s Theater, an extensive offering of after-school enrichment courses sponsored by the PTA, and a highly acclaimed science  By fostering a deep respect for achievement and learning, by providing educational programs that permit all students to develop to their maximum potential, and by using the unique abilities and talents of students, staff, and parents, Cardinal School remains committed to providing excellence in learning and preparing students to become tomorrow’s global citizens.