Merritt Academy

Merritt Academy is one of three sister schools in northern Virginia that are operated by the J127 Education Foundation. First Steps Academy and the Appletree School share Merritt Academy’s dedication to early-childhood education in an intimate learning environment.

About This Private School


9211 Arlington Blvd
Fairfax, VA 22301

School Type



Infants - Grade 8

Contact This Private School

Visit Website

Your child has unlimited potential. At Merritt we help your child discover passions, talents, and the joy of learning for life. Project-based learning, peer mentoring, and personalized academics challenge your child while fostering self-confidence and leadership. Through character education and intergenerational experiences, Merritt students gain an edge in social/emotional intelligence. Recognized as a National School of Character, Merritt fosters ethical academic development for all students. Imagine a liberal arts education promoting exposure to a wide range of subjects in a loving and supportive environment. At Merritt, traditions endure while students explore the edge of new technology. Preschoolers learn about trains by visiting our vintage red caboose, kindergartners waltz amid storybook heroes at the annual fairy tale ball while middle schoolers measure the campus to create a 3-D replica model. With a STEAM lab for preschoolers as well as a design and technology program, Merritt inspires logical and creative thinking. During Genius Hour, elementary and middle school students pursue projects of their own choosing, following their passions with the caring guidance of our master teachers. Our seven acre campus, next to Accotink Stream Valley Trail, with swimming pool, gym, multicultural classrooms, and multiple outdoor spaces, provides a welcoming learning environment for all ages. For students completing kindergarten through 10th grade, our summer camp offers a diverse range of activities on and off campus with field trips all over the metro area. Join us for our open house or reserve your personal tour.


French, Spanish,Art, Music, School Counselor, Genius Hour, Gifted


November 6-7 9-11am

January 27 10am-noon