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Who We Are

The City of Fairfax Schools district is like no other in the state. With the hometown community support of Fairfax City and the robust programs provided by partnering with Fairfax County Public Schools, one of the nation’s largest school divisions, the city schools are able to uniquely take advantage of both


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Our Mission

The City of Fairfax Schools inspire and empower students to meet high academic standards and lead ethical lives so they can be responsible and innovative global citizens.

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Superintendent's Message

Dear City of Fairfax Community,
I hope you take some time to read about our four schools and our Academy on our website. We are here to connect our community to our schools. The City of Fairfax Schools:
Invests in our students – innovation labs in our middle and elementary schools, funding for progams such as AVID, summer programs to bridge academic gaps, enrich learning, and help students' transition;

Supports teachers– funding for professional development and substitutes to supporting teacher collaboration time, reimbursement to teachers for National Board Certification fees;

Welcomes families – The FCPS Family Engagement survey reported that 91% of City of Fairfax schools’ families felt welcome in our schools;

Provides excellent facilities – Professional equipment in our Academy, turf fields and hardwood gym floor in our high school, outdoor classrooms in our elementary schools, wind turbine in our middle school – we strive to provide a safe and exceptional environment for our students to succeed.
If you are a current family or staff member, I invite you to connect with us – on social media, contacting our school board or staff and let us know how we can help. If you are a prospective parent, I invite you to tour our schools.
From all of us at the City of Fairfax Schools - welcome!
Jeff Platenberg
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