Gifted Services

Welcome to Gifted Services at Cardinal ES!  Please take a look through the helpful links in the menu on the left to discover more about what Cardinal ES has to offer our growing scholars. My name is Kevin Trainor and I am the Resource Teacher for the Gifted. I started working in APS (McKinley ES) […]

Technology @ Cardinal

Beth Hooser beth.hooser@apsva.us Instructional Technology Coordinator/Coach   Mission: To build instructional capacity to empower educators to facilitate student learning through EdTech Integration   Vision: To use digital pedagogy to develop all instructional leaders as they support every student in reaching their greatest potential  

Kaleidoscope Mission

The purpose of The Kaleidoscope Project is to comprehensively integrate the arts into all programs and classrooms at McKinley Elementary School.  Just as a kaleidoscope serves both as an object of beauty and as a process to learn about color and light, this exemplary project views the arts—music, dance, visual arts, literature, drama—as positive ends […]

Current Happenings

A commissioned, all-school artwork marks McKinley’s 2016 completed addition & renovation. The artwork’s goal: To create an image for every grade level, representing each individual student. Under the direction of McKinley’s Artist-in-Residence, 729 students in 6 grades participated in the series titled, Kaleidoscope: Multiple Reflections, Infinite Patterns.   Read more about each piece of artwork in […]


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 […]


The Cardinal Art department would like to welcome you to Cardinal Elementary School! The Art teachers are: Ms. Mautawalli – Michele.Mautawalli@apsva.us Ms. Simmerman –  Stefanie.Simmerman@apsva.us Link to APS Arts Department information and curriculum – https://www.apsva.us/arts-education-overview/

Welcome to the Cardinal Library

Cardinal’s Library Mission: To create a warm and welcoming environment where students are empowered to become lifelong learners, lovers of reading, and effective users of ideas and information. Meet the Library Staff Book Checkout:  Students in Kindergarten may borrow up to one book Students in 1st grade may borrow up to three books at a […]

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

McKinley PTA


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 […]