About Us

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Responsive Classroom

At ATS we use the Responsive Classroom approach to teaching.  Responsive educators believe that the social and academic curricula are equally important.  We also believe that how children learn is as important as what they learn and that the greatest cognitive growth occurs through social interaction.  As a classroom community we will be developing an […]

Clinic Information

Martha Braunstein, School Health Aide Arlington Traditional School Phone: (703) 228-7676 Email: mbraunstein@arlingtonva.us Ashley Pearson, BSN, RN Public Health Nurse, School Health Arlington County Department of Human Services Arlington Traditional School Clinic:  703-228-2060

School Profile

Arlington Traditional School (ATS) has been a unique countywide elementary school since 1978. Our school serves students in Pre-K through grade five from all Arlington neighborhoods. ATS is noted for its adherence to traditional education. The ABCs of Success – Academics, Behavior and Character – are essential ingredients of that traditional program. The school colors, […]

Administration

Sam Podbelski Principal Mr. Podbelski began his career as a special education teacher at Durfee High School in Fall River, Mass in 2011. During his time in Fall River, he was a mentor teacher, class advisor, and fencing coach. In 2015, Sam moved to Boston to work as an English Language Arts and Social Studies […]

ATS Lottery

ARLINGTON TRADITIONAL SCHOOL   Common Sense School 2021-2023 National Blue Ribbon School 2019, 2012 and 2004 Common Sense School 2018-2020 Governor’s Award for Educational Excellence Award 2018, 2017, 2008-2012 #1 Public Elementary School in Virginia and DC Metropolitan Area (Niche.com) 2016 and 2017 Virginia Board of Education Distinguished Achievement Award 2016 Virginia Board of Education […]

ATS Lottery

ARLINGTON TRADITIONAL SCHOOL National Blue Ribbon School 2019, 2012 and 2004 Common Sense School 2018-2020 Governor’s Award for Educational Excellence Award 2018, 2017, 2008-2012 #1 Public Elementary School in Virginia and DC Metropolitan Area (Niche.com) 2016 and 2017 Virginia Board of Education Distinguished Achievement Award 2016 Virginia Board of Education Excellence Award 2013-2015 “On Purpose: […]

ATS Awards

Arlington Traditional School 2019 National Blue Ribbon School Profile   National Blue Ribbon School 2019, 2012 Governor’s Award for Educational Excellence 2017, 2018 Governor’s Award for Distinguished Excellence 2016 Virginia School Board of Education Excellence Award 2013 – 2015 Governor’s Award for Educational Excellence 2008 – 2012 Book Chapter in On Purpose: How Great School […]

A Traditional Model of Excellence

A Traditional Model of Excellence       Arlington Traditional School is an unique school in Arlington County. The primary emphasis is on a traditional education with a strong academic program based upon high expectations for every student. There is a safe, caring climate of respect and cooperation. Every child, family, and staff member has made an active […]

Academics

High Expectations for All Students       Our school colors, blue and gold, signify the importance of individual achievement and the Golden Rule. We show our school spirit on Fridays by wearing blue and gold colors or our school shirts. Our school’s ABC’s of Success – Academics, Behavior and Character (trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and […]