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Welcome our new Assistant Principal!

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Thurs./Fri. Parent-Teacher Conferences

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Welcome To McKinley


All-School Artwork

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 […]

About McKinley Elementary School

McKinley Elementary is a neighborhood public school nestled within 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 […]

The Kaleidoscope Project at McKinley

The Kaleidoscope Project, McKinley’s exemplary project, takes the business of teaching and learning and makes it educationally challenging, colorful, thought provoking and fun. Through this arts-integrated program academic achievement is enhanced through the use of Readers’ Theatre, puppetry, creative writing, guest artists, musical theater, visual arts, singing and dancing. Students learn in an environment of […]

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17 Wednesday, Oct 17, 2018

“What We Heard” – Community Meeting

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

18 Thursday, Oct 18, 2018

School Board Meeting

7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

19 Friday, Oct 19, 2018

Donut Day @ the Book Fair

22 Monday, Oct 22, 2018

Middle School Information Night

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

23 Tuesday, Oct 23, 2018

Picture Day

24 Wednesday, Oct 24, 2018

School Board Work Session

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

25 Thursday, Oct 25, 2018

ETC Drama Day


  • 2 men dressed in capes with zeros on them
  • 100th Day of School

  • Nothing like a visit from ZERO THE HERO! #100thdayofschool @APSMcKCardinals kindergarten classes. Who are these masked men @chbrownmckcard #APSisAwesome — Tammy Cantow (@APSMcKPR) February 15, 2018  

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