About Us

Title IX Information

Cardinal Title IX Coordinator  Gina Miller Assistant Principal Gina.Miller@apsva.us APS Title IX Information 

Front Office Staff

Cardinal Office Staff Cardinal’s three administrative assistants work collaboratively to run the everyday workings here at the school. Sandy Ames (Perez Gonzalez) sandy.ames@apsva.us  is the Registrar and handles all issues regarding registration and attendance. Tammy Cantow tammy.cantow@apsva.us  is the Special Education Secretary and, also the Volunteer Liaison. Kathy Villareal kathy.villareal@apsva.us is the Treasurer and oversees building usage. […]

Custodial Staff

Head Custodian: Daytime Custodian: Nighttime Head Custodian: Nighttime Custodian: Nighttime Custodian Nighttime Custodian:


APS is accepting PCR or rapid tests (no at-home tests) for students with Covid-Like-Illness to return to school. COVID-like-illness is any illness with the following symptoms and the student must be tested to return to in-person learning and activities (From the APS website Health Screening – Arlington Public Schools (apsva.us)): New or worsening cough Shortness […]


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 […]


If you are interested in volunteering in any capacity in Arlington Public Schools, you must complete the volunteer process. Please follow the steps below: Complete the online application. https://apps.raptortech.com/Apply/MjQyMDplbi1VUw==  (ENGLISH) https://apps.raptortech.com/Apply/MjQyMDplcy1VUw== (SPANISH) Notify Tammy via email (tammy.cantow@apsva.us) once you have completed the online application. PLEASE NOTE IF YOU DO NOT NOTIFY TAMMY, SHE WILL NOT BE ABLE […]

Contact Us

McKinley Elementary School 1030 N. McKinley Rd, 22205 Main Office: 703-228-5280 Fax: 703-538-4982 Attendance: 703-228-2288 Email Principal Colin Brown Email the McKinley Webmaster Staff Directory Contact Arlington Public Schools

Arlington Public Transportation Information

Learn more about the various Arlington County public transportation options. Arlington Car-Free Diet Website – Getting Around Westover Arlington Transportation Partners.com CommuterPage.com – Guide to easy commutes around Arlington CommuterDirect.com – Simple tools to purchase commuting services CarFree Near Me – Interactive tools for finding ways to commute without a car APS Commuter Connections – Exploring ways to commute […]

Vision and Mission

Our Vision: Cardinal students will be active lifelong learners who use their resources to achieve personal success and become respectful and contributing global citizens. Our Mission: In order to achieve our vision, the Cardinal School community provides a nurturing and challenging academic learning environment that infuses the arts, integrates technology, and teaches creative and critical […]

McKinley Remembers David Brown

McKinley’s Connection to Space David Brown was a McKinley alumni who went on to graduate from Yorktown High School in 1974.  He was an astronaut on the space shuttle Columbia.  There is a display case in the front hallway at McKinley which serves as the centerpiece to the school’s memorial to David. The NASA website […]