Learn about our grade levels, special programs, supply lists and more.
Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) services include special instruction and related services provided to children ages 2 through 5, who qualify under the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA).
The kindergarten program is designed to encourage and support children’s social, emotional, physical and intellectual development.
First grade is an exciting year for students as they learn to be readers, writers, and mathematicians.
In Second Grade, our language arts focus is reading accuracy, fluency and comprehension strategies.
Third Grade is an exciting transition year for students as they continue to learn and practice the aspects of being a good reader and author, historian of ancient civilizations from around the world, scientists, and mathematicians.
Fourth Grade students learn to be responsible for their own work and organization as well as working in cooperative learning groups.
There is a lot of interesting subject material to learn, including fascinating information about our earth's oceans, engaging experiments, how to solve real life problems with basic and more complex math skills, and delving deeper into good thinking strategies in reading and how to write a well-developed and detailed essay!
Sixth grade is an exciting year for students as it marks the culmination of elementary school. Students tackle challenging curriculum as they prepare to enter middle school.
Advanced Academics Program (AAP)
Fairfax County Public Schools offers a continuum of advanced academic services for students K-12 that builds upon students’ individual strengths and skills and maximizes academic potential for all learners.
English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)
Our English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) department works with children who are English Learners (ELs).
Literacy-Reading, Writing, Speaking
Literacy understanding around decoding, comprehension, writing and speaking is emphasized every day at Cardinal Forest.
Meet our school counselors, school psychologist, and social worker and learn about our school counseling program.
We are a resource for teachers and parents and help provide an understanding of the Special Education programs, practices and procedures.
Students participate in Art, Band, Music, Chorus, Orchestra, and Physical Education at Cardinal Forest.
Student Information System (SIS)
SIS provides online access to information about your child’s attendance, report card grades, demographic data and course materials.