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Glebe Elementary School
1770 N. Glebe Road
Arlington, VA 22207
(703) 228-6280
public | PK-5
County: Arlington


  School Head OfficialYear
Ms. Jamie Borg2009
  Students Getting Free LunchYear
3/22/2012parentAfter 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.
3/11/2011parentGlebe 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
2/9/2011parentOur 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.
12/20/2010parentIf 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.
4/22/2010parentupbeat school reasonable workload of student and staff great extra currics, sport and academic caring teachers
1/6/2010parentThe school is fabulous! The principal, teachers and student body are energized by learning and the great community where we live.
10/5/2009otherMy 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.
8/15/2009parentI 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.
2/16/2009parentGlebe 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.
9/18/2008parentGlebe 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.
5/8/2008parentGlebe is often described as a secret North Arlington treasure- and I could not agree more! It is a fantastic school, with the feel of being in a small town. Everyone is friendly and know each other. The teachers are dedicated and really care for the community. The principle is accessible and is always available to both the kids and parents. When looking at a school- it is so important to realize that there is so much more than test scores. Glebe is a rich cultural community where everyone is truly cared for.
1/14/2008parentThe is a neighborhood school,where both the children and parents enjoy a strong sesne of community. The teachers and principal all work well together to provide children a diverse and enriching environment. The language program and after school enrishment programs continue to improve. However recent Superindent proposals to redistrict Glebe will impact the schools conhesiveness.
10/6/2007parentI have 2 children that have graduated and one still at Glebe. I also have had a great experience at glebe and had the opportunity to experience wonderful teachers. I have to agree with the one parent concerning the Principal. I would have to say when Ms. Taub was principle the enviroment was different, she seemed to be more in control with a stronger personality. The office personnel was much nicer and there were also really good teachers durning her time. When their are changes it is usually due to the leadership.
10/5/2007parentMy husband and I both love Mr. Arnold and Miss Sunny and they are working very hard with my son to try to get him to focus and behave properly.
6/21/2007parentI have a student at Glebe finishing up the first grade and I could not be happier with the teachers, school environment, parent participation, etc. My only concern is with the principal, who seems to have a hard time providing even-handed leadership to the staff and making difficult decisions. Overall, my husband and I have been very happy, however!
12/1/2006staffGlebe is a great place to learn! Children and families are deeply cared about and taken care of at Glebe. The teachers are outstanding as is the community.
10/3/2006parentGlebe is a real community treasure. We have two children at Glebe and have been delighted with the amount of careful, personal attention they receive, as well as with the detailed home-school communication. In our three years there I have seen so many students experience academic success with no pushing or pressure. Glebe is a very relaxed, family-friendly, interesting place to learn and grow!
1/24/2005parentI have a kindergarten and second grade child at Glebe. I am very pleased with their academic progress. Glebe provides my children with tools needed for success. The school environment is like a community. Everyone says 'hello'. The new school is spectacular. Enrichment activities are diverse and plentiful. PTA is amazing. They do tons of activities to enhance your child's learning experience.
9/30/2004parentI have two children presently attending Glebe. I love the sense of community and the personal attention that my children receive. Despite the fact that my children are very different learners, both have received the attention and challenges that fit their needs. What I really appreciate is that both their needs and their gifts have been recognized by their teachers. Glebe has an excellent, committed and creative staff with a high number of advanced degrees. The emphasis on integration of arts into the curriculum provides an extra advantage that not is not always found in a public school. Give this school a serious look, its beauty is much more than skin deep.
9/17/2004parentI have had two children at Glebe, one is in her last year there and the other is now a successful middle school honor student. I will be sad to leave this wonderful educational community that brings out the gifts and talents of every student. Glebe is listed as a 'Top School' by the Washington Post for its high PTA participation rate, rich cultural diversity, more experienced teachers, and small class sizes. Having experienced Glebe myself I wholeheartedly agree with the Posts rating.
3/3/2004parentThere is no better school in Arlington than Glebe. This small diverse school has strong test scores, and excellent principal who has high expectations for all students and an extremely committed staff. With a totally renovated buiding which should be complete in the fall of 2004 Glebe will be a model for all area schools. This school is a gem and the parents that send their kids elsewhere without looking at what a special school this is are sadly missing out.

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