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, blue and gold, signify the importance of individual achievement and following the Golden Rule.
The school’s strong collaboration with parents and community partners provides supportive resources for students. The ATS community believes that successful students result from a shared commitment to learning and character development in a structured, engaging environment with traditions. The ATS goal is to engage, educate and empower all students. The school was named a Parent Involvement School of Excellence in 2006, received National Schools of Character finalist awards in 2007 and 2008, and was highlighted in Samuel Casey Carter’s book, On Purpose: How Great Schools Form Strong Character in 2011.