Randolph was fully authorized as a Primary Years Program of the International Baccalaureate on March 10, 2005. Randolph joined the elite ranks of the fewer than 300 elementary school worldwide, including elementary schools in the United States that have Primary Years Programs. Randolph's programs include instruction in a foreign language (Spanish), community service activities, and student developed portfolios.
As a George Mason University (GMU) Professional Development School, we enjoy a collaborative partnership whose purpose is to train GMU interns to become licensed teachers. During the 2009-2010 school year, two year long, two semester long and several field interns will observe classes, plan lessons, and teach our children.
Randolph Elementary School's Parent Teacher Association, Friends of Randolph, the Douglas Park Civic Association, the School Plan Advisory Committee, and the Wednesday Morning Mom's Club all share the same interest in our learning community's success. From supporting the annual Book Fair, Walk for the Homeless/Halloween Parade to Fall and Spring Yard Clean Up, Family Learning Saturdays, Young Authors and Illustrators, Spaghetti Night and Silent Auction, Dancing Under the Stars, and monthly Family Literacy Nights, the parents involved in these events contribute their time, talents, and caring hearts to facilitate the school's success.
In partnership with Arlington Housing Corporation (AHC), Randolph applied for and was awarded an unprecedented third Virginia Department of Education 21st Century Learning Community Grant. The grant will provide funding for a three year program to support 75 students in grades 3, 4, and 5 with math, reading, and creative activities in the CSI Kids After School program.
Marymount University students support Randolph throughout the week through a work-study partnership. Marymount students work with staff to complete projects, copy and collate work with individual students, and support community events.
Randolph also continues to enjoy vibrant partnerships with Arlington Street Peoples Assistance Network, Army Test and Evaluation Command, NBC News 4, Woman's Club of Arlington, Army Field Band, Rosenthal Chevrolet, National Park Service, First Presbyterian Church, and the Virginia Cooperative Extension.
Randolph is a standard dress school. Our school colors are royal blue and yellow. Students can wear white, navy blue, royal blue, or yellow polo shirts and shirts with collars or the Randolph shirt with the school logo. Khaki, navy, or black slacks, jeans with no designs, skorts, jumpers, skirts or shorts are also part of the standard dress outfit.
Our school community is rich in diversity. For our Randolph community, education is truly our passport to the future! Come join our Randolph family and see!