Traditional Schools

Pennington School, a school of choice in western Prince William County, and Porter School, a school of choice in eastern Prince William County, serve students in grades 1 through 8. All students transfer to attend these programs.

These traditional schools stress rigorous academic instruction, strong performance expectations, and high behavioral standards. They use research-based, innovative instructional strategies within the framework of a traditional education.

Families and students are involved in all facets of school life with parental and student contracts. Every child and every family must contribute a specified number of hours of service to the school. Students at these schools are also required to wear uniforms.

Note: Applications for this program are open for rising 1st-8th grade students.

Program Type

Transfer Program – Students participating in this program will transfer to the program location for all courses and activities.  Express Bus Transportation is available to accepted students living outside the program location boundaries through Specialty Program Transportation

Program Locations

Pennington Traditional School

9305 Stonewall Rd.
Manassas, VA 20110

Information Sessions

October 20, 2022, 6:30 p.m. at Pennington School

January 12, 2023, 6:30 p.m. at Pennington School

Attendance Area

Alvey ES, Bennett ES, Bristow Run ES, Buckland Mills ES, Cedar Point ES, Coles ES, Chris Yung ES, Ellis ES, Glenkirk ES, Gravely ES, Haymarket ES, Loch Lomond ES, Marshall ES, Mountain View ES, Mullen ES, Penn ES, Piney Branch ES, Signal Hill ES, Sinclair ES, Sudley ES, T. Clay Wood ES, The Nokesville School, Tyler ES, Victory ES, West Gate ES, and Yorkshire ES

Porter Traditional School

15311 Forest Grove Dr.
Woodbridge, VA 22191

Information Session

November, 30, 2022, 6:30 p.m. at Porter School

January 17, 2022, 6:30 p.m. at Porter School

Attendance Area

Antietam ES, Ashland ES, Bel Air ES, Belmont ES, Covington-Harper ES, Dale City ES, Dumfries ES, Enterprise ES, Featherstone ES, Fitzgerald ES, Henderson ES, Jenkins ES, Kerrydale ES, Kilby ES, King ES, Kyle Wilson ES, Lake Ridge ES, Leesylvania ES, Marumsco HIlls ES, McAuliffe ES, Minneville ES, Montclair ES, Neabsco ES, Occoquan ES, Old Bridge ES, Pattie ES, Potomac View ES, River Oaks ES, Rockledge ES, Rosa Parks ES, Springwoods ES, Swans Creek ES, Triangle ES, Vaughan ES, Westridge ES, and Williams ES