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Edlin is a private 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 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. 

Highly Skilled

Our passionate teachers foster a supportive, successful, and individualized learning environment, where they can cater to each student’s unique learning style. Through innovative teaching methods and personalized attention, our dedicated educators strive to help every student reach their full potential and achieve academic excellence.

Edlin Students Achieve Outstanding Results

Odyssey of the Mind

4th Grade & Middle School Teams Placed 1st | Headed to State Championships

STEM Challenge

Overall 1st Place | Physics & Chemistry


Ray Powell Memorial Award Recipient
8th Graders | Top 25% in Fairfax Chapter

What Our Families Are Saying

This is our 3rd year at the school, my daughter is in the 3rd grade; every year has been a great year. My daughter loves her teachers every year. Every year, we meet outstanding teachers, who love to teach and are professionally well trained and have years of teaching experience.
Edlin Parent
I have 2 children in Edlin school. Our kids have been through K4 and now up to 3rd grade. We have had amazing teachers all throughout. The curriculum is very advanced and it is truly for gifted kids. They learn Spanish, Latin, music and art. It’s a small school so it really does have a family feel.
Edlin Parent
Edlin has an amazing curriculum that keeps the kids academically challenged, but also promotes creativity and individual talents. Every Friday, my son comes back home with his backpack full of worksheets, projects, artwork and science experiments. I'm so impressed by my son's learning development in less than a year.
Edlin Parent

Tuition & Fees

2022-2023 School year 

K4 and K5
1st through 8th

The Edlin School Difference

Edlin is a private 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.

academic competition awards since 2017
of graduates attend their high school of choice
1 %
gifted students
years of academic excellence
Best Private School in Northern Virginia

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