Exemplary Project


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 citizenship) […]


Behavior at Arlington Traditional School Arlington Traditional School fosters the growth of the whole child. With Arlington Public Schools, we are committed to nurture all students’ intellectual, physical, mental, and social-emotional growth in healthy, safe and supportive learning environments. As a result, ATS creates a school wide community through Responsive Classroom® Principles and Practices. Each teacher […]

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 choice […]


Character Education Effective character education is based on core ethical values rooted in democratic society, in particular, respect, responsibility, trustworthiness, justice and fairness, caring, and civic virtue and citizenship. (The Josephson Institute of Ethics Aspen Declaration) 2007 and 2008 National Schools of Character Finalist 2005 National Schools of Character Promising Practices Award Arlington Traditional School is […]