US Department of Education Blue Ribbon Award

In September, 2009, Trinity School at Meadow View was honored to be chosen by the US Department of Education as a Blue Ribbon School. It had been five years since any private secondary school in Virginia had received this distinguished award. Meadow View was the only private high school in Virginia to receive it, and we were one of only two private high schools in the entire nation.

Candidate schools must demonstrate consistent, long-range academic achievement as well as measurable improvement in student outcomes. Meadow View has shown both. Our students consistently finish in the top ten percent of the nation on the SAT, and there are measurable improvements between their tenth-grade PSAT scores and their twelfth-grade SAT scores.

Head of School Andrew Zwerneman explains, "Our rigorous curriculum combines with our dynamic school community to produce excellent students and excellent learners. We don't have SAT cram courses or college prep tracks. Our students are able to do so well on the SATs, and later on in their respective colleges, because the focus of our educational mission is always the training of the intellect."

Meadow View’s rigorous core curriculum of the sciences, the humanities and the fine arts stimulates and shapes the questioning minds of our students. Our strong academic culture—characterized by small, sex-specific classes, frequent collaborative efforts, extensive performance opportunities and the free exchange of ideas—sets the tone for serious academic achievement.

To read more about our Meadow View campus and this prestigious award, visit the Arlington Herald.

Learn more about the US Department of Education Blue Ribbon Schools program.