Welcome to Green Hedges!

We are delighted your child has been accepted for the 2021-22 school year, and we welcome you to Green Hedges! We can hardly wait to get started and are delighted to have you joining the Green Hedges community.

Below are some Frequently Asked Questions that you may have. Should any other questions arise, please feel free to reach out to Director of Admission Katherine Vazquez at kvazquez@greenhedges.org. Our parent volunteers will be in contact with new families during the spring and summer and in late June, parents of new students will receive a welcome guide with back-to-school information and summer work for your children.

We look forward to welcoming you to campus in September! In the meantime, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us in the Office of Admission and Business Office with questions.

Warmly,

Katherine

Katherine Vazquez
Director of Admission
kvazquez@greenhedges.org

FAQs

Enrollment contracts for the 2021-2022 school year are due on March 19, 2021. Please complete the contract by March 19 to ensure a spot is secured for your child(ren) next year.

Yes! Each year some students are accepted from the wait pool. Movement from the wait pool most often occurs before June 1, but can happen up to the first day of school. The admission office welcomes contact from wait pool families seeking status updates throughout the spring and summer.

Green Hedges School has been open continuously in-person for all students during the 2020-2021 school year and we expect to be able to do so again for the 2021-2022 school year. The only exceptions to this would be an Order from the Governor of Virginia or if there is a significant threat to the safety and health of our students and faculty due to COVID-19.

Green Hedges School accepts children who are motivated and able to learn, who will benefit from our comprehensive curriculum, and who will embrace the School’s Mission and Core Values.

Yes. Our major dates calendar for 2021-2022 can be found here. These dates may help you plan for next year as they include information about breaks and holidays.

Kindergarten-Grade 5: 8:15 am–3:15 pm
Preschool: 8:15 am–12:00 noon if not participating in Extended Day.
Preschool Full Day: 8:15 am–3:15 pm noon if not participating in Extended Day.
Grade 6 – Grade 8: 8:15 am – 3:30 pm

No. We do not currently offer bus service.

Yes, in previous years, our Extended Day program has been provided until 6 p.m. The Extended Day program is an option for all Green Hedges students who require after-school care. All students may enroll in the Extended Day program from 3:30 until 6:00 p.m. Fees for this service vary. This year, the program has been canceled due to COVID, but Green Hedges hopes that it will resume for the 2021-2022 school year. The School will keep families informed of when the program resumes.

Yes. All students either bring lunch and snack from home or participate in the Green Hedges hot lunch program organized by a third party, YAY Lunch. YAY Lunch works with local Vienna businesses to provide a lunch program that can be purchased every day of the week or certain days of the week. Morning snacks for Preschool and Kindergarten are provided by families on a rotational basis.

Yes. Our uniform is required for Grades 1-8. At Green Hedges, students’ clothing should reflect the importance of school and should not distract from the learning environment. All students are expected to arrive at school in clothing that is neat, clean, and appropriate as this helps foster pride in one’s appearance and contributes to an orderly and attractive school environment. To assist parents and children in selecting appropriate attire, the Green Hedges dress code establishes division-specific standards for dress. These standards honor the important work the children engage in on a daily basis.

Events for New GHS Parents

Welcome Back Coffee

September 2021

Grade level room parents, Parent Association officers, Board of Trustees members, and administrators will be present to welcome families back to GHS at this gathering in September. Please look for more information later this summer.

Events for New GHS Students

Montessori Summer Playdates

August

Current GHS parents host summer playdates for current and new Preschool and Kindergarten families at different parks around Vienna.

Lower & Middle School Summer Get-Togethers

August

Current GHS Parents organize grade level get-togethers over the summer for new and current GHS Lower and Middle School students.

Orientation for New Families

New families are invited to come to campus on August 30, 2021 to visit their child(ren)’s classrooms. This is an opportunity to visit the campus, see the classroom(s), and gain a better understanding of what to expect on the first day of school. Please look for more information this summer!

First Day of School

Kindergarten – Grade 8 & 2-year old Program

Tuesday, August 31, 8:15 a.m.

Preschool: Age 4

Tuesday, September 7, 8:15 a.m.

Preschool: Age 3

Thursday, September 9, 8:15 a.m.