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Our Schools at a Glance

The City of Fairfax School Board seeks to provide extended support to our city schools. Through a partnership between Fairfax County Public Schools and the City of Fairfax, we support opportunities so all students will receive an education that inspires, enables and empowers them to meet high academic standards, develop 21st century skills, lead ethical lives and demonstrate responsible citizenship.

Our Schools (2017-2018 figures) Enrollment
K-12 Total enrollment 4900
Daniels Run Elementary (K-6) 772
Providence Elementary (PK-6) 890
Lanier Middle School (7-8) 914
Fairfax High School (9-12) 2324

School Service Agreement: The City of Fairfax and Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) entered into a School Services Agreement in 1961 that allows FCPS to manage and operate the schools while the City School Board and Superintendent oversee the Agreement and are responsible for the management of the school buildings.  For more information about the SSA, please see here.

We take great pride in our many extra curricular programs offered to our diverse population. Our schools have award winning environmental programs. Recently the City of Fairfax Schools were honored with a Silver Award from the Virginia School Board Association for their district wide efforts in environmental education.

Fairfax High School earned a gold ranking by U.S. News and World Report as the 10th best high school in Virginia.

Fairfax Academy for Communications and the Arts, housed within Fairfax High School, is one of six career and technical education centers in FCPS offering elective courses with a career emphasis. The Academy offers outstanding opportunities for FCPS students with career interests in performing arts, design, and media communications. Three additional classes, Chinese, Arabic and Korean, provide accelerated language instruction.

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