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Glebe Elementary School9

Arlington, VA | Arlington County

July 27, 2013


Glebe is a fantastic school. Great parental involvement, fantastic principal, and wonderful teachers. A very close and welcoming community.

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July 13, 2013


This is an amazing school with amazing principals, teachers, and staff. The effect on my son has been the most positive one his entire scholastic experience thus far. -Cat

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May 20, 2013


This school has been a great experience for our child. The teachers and administrators have been fantastic. Very engaged and open communication in both directions. When we've had a problem, we've been able to talk to everyone from the teacher to the principal with no issue and everyone seems really committed to finding a solution. The parents are very involved with the school and obviously care so much about the school and teachers. We were skeptical about Glebe based on the Great Schools rating, but took a tour before putting an offer on a house that would fall in Glebe's district. After the tour we started looking at homes specifically in the Glebe zone. We could not be happier.

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January 12, 2013


The teachers challenge the students and generally care about their well-being. The principal is very open to comments as well as criticism. The school is racially and economically diverse. The students interact with the kids in the functional life skills program that have severe disabilities and learn so much about empathy and understanding.

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December 19, 2012


We moved to Arlington from out of state this past summer and transferred our 4th grader into Glebe Elementary. During the house hunting process I was concerned that Glebe had a lower Great School score than some of the other elementary schools in Arlington. My daughter and I took a tour of the school with the friendly and helpful principal which calmed my worries. 4th grade at Glebe has been a great experience for my child and I would not hesitate to recommend the school. The teachers and staff are caring and engaged, the school is a real part of the community, and the students have been welcoming and friendly.

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March 22, 2012


After nearly finishing one year at Glebe, I can say that we've had a terrific experience. My son's first grade teacher is incredibly understanding, the principal is always available to talk, and the gifted teacher has really inspired him. The school has adequate resources in terms of math and reading coaches, the faculty seem to work as a team, and the grounds are well kept. The PTA provides great support and there seem to always be community building activities going on.

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March 11, 2011


Glebe is a wonderful school, the teachers are caring and truly know their students. The prinicpal, Ms. Borg and assistant principal, Ms. Clarke are great leaders. They are approachable and seem to really care about the students, school and community

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February 9, 2011


Our son is high functioning on the autistic spectrum and attended Glebe for 5 years. It was, without qualification, a terrific experience for our entire family. The administration (all special educators by background) could not have been more flexible, creative, accomodating or supportive. The staff was friendly, outgoing and unfailingly patient with our child. The students were uniformly wonderful and truly understand (and have been taught to understand) what inclusion really means. I would STRONGLY recommend Glebe to any family, whether they have children with special needs or not. It is a terrific community.

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December 20, 2010


If you have a special ed child that has high-functioning autism, beware! My son was placed in a self-contained setting, and I as the parent was 100% powerless in changing his situation and completely voiceless in the IEP process. I moved to the City of Falls Church who has an inclusion school district over this and he has been in a regular kindergarten with minimal support and thriving beautifully. This school failed my son and my family. My younger son was in the pre-school program, and it was top notch. But my child in kinder was stuck in a k-5 class. Leaving Arlington was the best decision of my life, and now my son has a chance at success in the real school environment.

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April 22, 2010


upbeat school reasonable workload of student and staff great extra currics, sport and academic caring teachers

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January 6, 2010


The school is fabulous! The principal, teachers and student body are energized by learning and the great community where we live.

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October 5, 2009


My granddaughter has attended Glebe Elementary School from Montessori pre-school until the present (2nd grade). The staff is friendly, knows the children, works cooperatively with the parents, and there is a strong sense of community.

August 15, 2009


I have one child at Glebe who is very happy there. The teachers are good to great with a few exceptions (there is at least one who is asleep at the wheel and needs to move on.) The principal is very accessible to parents and students and the no-bullying policy is taken very seriously. My other child is in private school because the school's former gifted teacher was terrible (new one is much better, I'm told). The school is part of a wonderful and diverse community.

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February 16, 2009


Glebe is a wonderful elementary school with a faculty of caring, competent teachers and very involved parents. The PTA is great. The special teachers are exceptional in their focus on the kids. I've heard from others that the the principal does not support teachers or their decisions when a conflict comes up. But she seems fine to me. The teachers all are premier in their field. I used to be a teacher so I know what they should be doing. I am so glad my children have been able to go to Glebe. They love it.

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September 18, 2008


Glebe Elementary has provided a wonderful, warm, friendly, caring, creative environment for my children. I can't think of any teacher at Glebe that I would not want to teach my children and most are absolutely fabulous. The best thing about Glebe is the sense of community and the wonderful cultural diversity. Actually, I don't live in the Glebe district but I send my children there.

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