Edlin is a private elementary school established in 1989 for academically gifted students in K4 through 8th grade. The school integrates a classic curriculum, STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) and character education using proven teaching methods to create an exceptional learning environment to meet the needs of gifted learners. Our experienced teachers and small class sizes allow for a variety of teaching methods, preparing students for the increasingly competitive and rigorous demands of secondary and college education, as well as encouraging student character and self-esteem.
Interactive and Inspiring Classrooms
Imagine a private elementary school where learning is not just memorizing facts and figures, but an exciting journey full of adventure and discovery! That’s exactly what Edlin offers with its unique and accelerated curriculum.
At Edlin, we believe that mastering Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Art, Technology, Foreign Language, Music and Physical Education is crucial to building a well-rounded and successful future. But we also know that learning doesn’t have to be boring!
Our teachers are experts in their fields and use the modified Socratic method to make lessons engaging, hands-on and interactive. Rather than just lecturing, our teachers challenge students to evaluate new information by asking questions, making connections and applying critical thinking skills.
Students at Edlin work collaboratively and independently to develop the skills and knowledge necessary to thrive and succeed in the future. So, get ready to embark on a journey of discovery and adventure with Edlin – where learning is exciting and the possibilities are endless!
The Edlin School Advantage
At Edlin School, we understand that academically gifted students require an advanced and challenging curriculum that fosters their unique abilities. Our advanced curriculum, coupled with an active pedagogy, is specifically designed to prepare our gifted students for future academic and professional success.
Our project-based approach to learning empowers Edlin School students to think critically, solve problems creatively, and collaborate effectively with others, preparing them for success in the 21st century. Edlin School students create complex, authentic work that demonstrates higher order thinking and connections to real world issues.
We believe that character development is as important as academic achievement, and we strive to instill values such as integrity, respect, and empathy in our students. We emphasize the importance of character development, focusing on fostering ethical people and effective learners who contribute to a better world.
Edlin Students Achieve Outstanding Results
Odyssey of the Mind
4th Grade & Middle School Teams Placed 1st | Headed to State Championships
Overall 1st Place | Physics & Chemistry
Ray Powell Memorial Award Recipient
8th Graders | Top 25% in Fairfax Chapter
What Our Families Are Saying
Tuition & Fees
2022-2023 School year
K4 and K5
1st through 8th
The Edlin School Difference
Edlin is a private elementary school established in 1989 for academically gifted students in K4 through 8th grade. At Edlin we address the needs of the whole child by creating a happy and nurturing environment that inspires and challenges all students to achieve their maximum potential both academically and personally.