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First - Third Grade

1st - 3rd Grade Program Location: 1001 Parkway Boulevard, Stafford

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

The Merit School’s First through Third 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 Third 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.
Our first graders have opportunities each day for spending time in Merit School’s creative playground, soccer field, and basketball court.

Features of The Merit School First-Third Grade Program

  • A strong academic curriculum
  • PALS Testing
  • Parent Conferences
  • Small class size
  • Educational Field trips
  • 21st Century Technology
  • Advanced Concepts (offered at The Merit School of Stafford)
  • Extended care program with after school activities
  • Virginia SOL

Our FIRST- Third Grade Curriculum

  • Harcourt Brace Science and Social Studies
  • Everyday Math
  • Invitations to Literacy
  • Houghton Mifflin Reading Series
  • Map Skills
  • Words Their Way Spelling Program
  • Handwriting Without Tears Handwriting and Cursive Writing


At The Merit School of Stafford we understand that your child’s education and care is a priority and that choosing the right school is an important decision. 


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