1st - 5th Grade Education

First - Fifth Grade

1st - 5th Grade Program Location: 1001 Parkway Boulevard, Stafford

1st - 2nd Grade Program Location:  14308 Spriggs Road, Dale City

The Merit School’s First through Fifth Grade promotes the growth of each child’s mental, physical, emotional, social and ethical maturity. Students are encouraged to develop a strong sense of integrity and respect for self and others.  The classroom is large, colorful and educationally enriching and streams with natural light from the floor to ceiling windows. So many opportunities abound in this room. Chances for friends, independence and self-discovery happen here. We focus on creating an atmosphere where each student feels safe to reach out and explore.


A degreed teacher leads the Merit School's First through Fifth Grade program.  The small class size allows the teacher to give individualized attention and carefully monitor each child’s academic and social growth and is always happy to talk to parents.
Students have opportunities each day for spending time in Merit School’s creative playground, soccer field, and basketball court.



Features of The Merit School 1st - 2nd Grade Program

  • Advanced Concepts Studies


  • Benchmark Literacy
  • Pearson Envisions Math
  • Pearson Science & Social Studies
  • Handwriting Without Tears

Features of Our 3rd - 5th Grade Curriculum

  • Advance Concept Global Studies
  • Benchmark Literacy 
  • Pearson Envision Math
  • Pearson Science & Social Studies
  • Novels