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.

Parents 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.

 

Application Guidelines

In order to be considered for Pennington School or for Porter School, parents and students must complete an application. Applications will be available at all information presentations as well as on each school’s Web site. 

In order to be considered for Pennington School or Porter School, parents and students must complete an application.

  • Applications will be available at all information presentations.
  • Applications will also be available at Pennington School and at Porter School as well as at all elementary and middle schools.

Enrollment at both Pennington and Porter Schools is limited. If the number of applications received exceeds enrollment capacity, a lottery is used to determine program participants.

All applications must postmarked no later than Monday, February 1, 2021 or delivered to the main office at Pennington School or Porter School by 4 p.m., Monday, February 1, 2021.

 

Schools of Choice

Pennington School

9305 Stonewall Road
Manassas, Virginia 20110

703.369.6644
Amanda McCulla, Principal

Serves first through eighth grade students residing in the following school boundaries:

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

Porter School

15311 Forest Grove Drive
Woodbridge, Virginia 22191

703.580.6501
Kaitlyn Englemeier-Foor, Principal

Serves first through eighth grade students residing in the following school boundaries:

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

 

Transportation


Transportation services for students will be provided via a network of express bus stops. Transportation requests, including the selection of a specific express stop, must be returned to the school with the program application.

The transportation request process must be repeated for every year the student is enrolled in a traditional program.

Parents have the responsibility to provide transportation to and from express bus stops.