What Makes Us Special!

Embrace the Beech Tree Beaver spirit!

At Beech Tree Elementary, though we may be small, our impact is mighty. Our close-knit size creates a true sense of family, a #BeechTreeFamily. Many of our teachers are not only alumni but also parents who entrust their own children to our school, creating a generational connection that echoes through our hallways.

Our strength lies in the diversity of our staff and families. Our commitment to "Accept Everyone, Lift All" is visibly displayed as you enter, symbolizing our dedication to fostering a caring and inclusive community. The trust and robust relationships we've built with our families and community members contribute to Beech Tree's warm, family-oriented atmosphere.

The support structure at Beech Tree is unparalleled. Our Administration, Reading and Math Coach, Advanced Academics Resource Teacher, Instructional Coach and Technology Specialist work tirelessly to provide support and professional development for our staff, enabling them to reach their full potential. We take pride in our teachers' ability to meet students' needs and collaborate with parents to ensure academic and personal success, making Beech Tree staff some of the most dedicated in FCPS.

Beyond the professional aspect, Beech Tree is not just a workplace; it's a fulfilling and enjoyable environment for personal growth and learning. Join us at Beech Tree – where work, learning, and fun converge to make our school truly special.


Beech Tree Elementary

Programs at Beech Tree

Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM) Lab

Beech Tree takes pride in its dynamic Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM) Lab, providing students with an enriching space where they can seamlessly integrate various disciplines to foster creativity and innovation. In our STEAM education approach, students combine Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics to learn, explore, and tackle challenges in innovative ways. Through inquiry-based learning and the engineering process, students actively participate in creating, building, and discovering. The inclusion of arts in the curriculum adds a creative dimension, encouraging students to approach problem-solving with a well-rounded perspective. The STEAM Lab at Beech Tree is not only a hub for cross-disciplinary collaboration but also a catalyst for developing critical thinking skills and a passion for lifelong learning.


Learn more about STEAM in FCPS

Foreign Language in the Elementary School (FLES)

At Beech Tree Elementary, we enrich our students' educational journey by incorporating Arabic into our specials curriculum. This program provides a valuable opportunity for students to embark on the exciting journey of learning another language. By offering Arabic as part of our curriculum, we aim to foster a multicultural and globally aware learning environment. Through engaging lessons and interactive activities, students not only acquire language skills but also gain a broader perspective on different cultures and traditions. The Arabic language program at Beech Tree reflects our commitment to providing a well-rounded education that prepares students to thrive in an interconnected world, promoting both linguistic proficiency and cultural appreciation.

FCPSOn: 1 to 1 Technology for All Grades

Beech Tree Elementary proudly embraces the FCPSOn initiative, positioning itself as a technologically advanced learning institution. As an FCPSOn school, we ensure that every student is equipped with an FCPS-issued laptop or iPad, providing them with seamless access to dynamic educational resources. This personalized approach allows students to engage in tailored learning experiences that cater to their individual needs. The devices are not only accessible during school hours but, in certain schools and grade levels, can also be taken home, promoting continuous learning beyond the classroom. Beech Tree Elementary is committed to harnessing the power of technology to enhance education, empower students, and prepare them for success in an increasingly digital world.

Responsive Classroom

Beech Tree Elementary takes pride in implementing the Responsive Classroom (RC) approach, dedicated to cultivating a school community that is not only safe and welcoming but also culturally inclusive. RC, a research-backed and evidence-based educational approach, has proven to elevate student achievement by enhancing teacher effectiveness and fostering a warmer, more nurturing school climate.

The RC methodology revolves around empowering teachers in three fundamental areas. Firstly, educators at Beech Tree focus on creating and delivering engaging academic lessons that cater to the diverse needs of all students. Secondly, they work collaboratively to foster and maintain a positive community within their classrooms, creating a ripple effect that resonates throughout the entire school. Lastly, teachers and staff employ an effective and orderly management repertoire, ensuring a structured yet supportive learning environment for students across the school. Beech Tree Elementary is committed to the principles of the Responsive Classroom approach, fostering an educational atmosphere that promotes not only academic growth but also the social and emotional well-being of each student.

Advanced Academic Enrichment and Local Level IV Program

The Advanced Academic Programs at Beech Tree Elementary School are tailored to offer enriching and challenging learning experiences, meticulously designed to cater to the distinctive learning profiles of a diverse range of advanced learners. Our approach encompasses a continuum of opportunities, allowing students to immerse themselves in complex subject matter, problem-solving experiences, and critical thinking routines. These experiences are thoughtfully crafted to prepare students for increasingly challenging and rigorous classes as they progress through grade levels. At Beech Tree ES, we are committed to nurturing the intellectual curiosity and potential of our advanced learners, providing them with the tools and experiences necessary to excel in their academic journey.

Young Scholars

The Young Scholars (YS) Model serves as a vital framework for recognizing and fostering advanced academic potential in students, particularly those from historically underrepresented populations. By identifying and nurturing the unique talents and capabilities within these student groups, the YS Model is dedicated to providing equitable opportunities for academic excellence. Through tailored programs and support, the model strives to bridge gaps and create a more inclusive educational landscape, ensuring that every student, regardless of background, has the chance to realize and develop their advanced academic potential. At its core, the Young Scholars Model is a commitment to unlocking and cultivating the diverse talents that exist within all students, fostering a more equitable and enriched educational experience for everyone.

Active and Committed PTA

  Our PTA at Beech Tree Elementary is a dynamic and dedicated collective of parents, teachers, and students working collaboratively to enrich the educational experience for all. Comprising a robust core of volunteers, our PTA plays a pivotal role in enhancing the educational opportunities that pave the way for each student's success, both in the present and the future. Through a variety of programs, the PTA contributes to the support of students, programs, activities, and staff, making a significant impact on the overall school environment. Thanks to the tireless efforts of our volunteers and the generosity of donors, the PTA can sponsor a range of engaging events, including picnics, Fun Fairs, Book Fairs, and Family Night Out. Beech Tree Elementary is fortunate to have such an active and supportive PTA community that continually works towards creating a vibrant and inclusive educational experience for all.

Community Engagement


Spanish Heritage Day

Curriculum Night

Book Fairs

PTA Olympics

Back to School Morning

Community Outreach

Boys Night Out

Girls Night Out

Talent Show

5th graders vs Teachers End of the Year Soccer Game



English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

The Elementary ESOL Services at Beech Tree are designed to provide individualized support, catering to the specific English language development needs of our students. Our ESOL teachers work directly with English Learners (ELs), focusing on advancing their English language proficiency while concurrently building academic language and content understanding. The approach is holistic, with a particular emphasis on engaging ELs in reading and writing tasks, as well as fostering academic conversations. Through this comprehensive strategy, ELs at Beech Tree Elementary actively participate in their language development, ensuring a well-rounded and effective approach to acquiring English proficiency alongside academic skills. The goal is to empower ELs to confidently navigate both language and content, fostering a strong foundation for academic success.

Portrait of a Graduate and Presentation of Learning

Fairfax County, Virginia's commitment to education is exemplified through its innovative Portrait of a Graduate (POG)initiative and the integration of Presentation of Learning (POL) in schools. The Portrait of a Graduate serves as a visionary framework, outlining the essential skills and attributes students need to thrive in the 21st century. By emphasizing critical thinking, collaboration, communication, creativity, and ethical citizenship, Fairfax County ensures that its students are well-equipped for success in an ever-evolving global landscape. The incorporation of Presentation of Learning further reinforces this commitment by providing students with opportunities to showcase their knowledge, skills, and achievements in authentic and meaningful ways. This not only positively impacts their academic development but also cultivates confidence, resilience, and a sense of accomplishment. Through these initiatives, Fairfax County is fostering a positive and empowering learning environment, preparing students not just for academic excellence but also for a future where adaptability and well-rounded capabilities are paramount.

Learn more about FPCS' POG and POL

Special Education Services

Beech Tree Elementary takes great pride in offering a myriad of programs geared towards implementing evidence-based practices, aiming to enhance both academic achievement and the social-emotional competence of our students as individuals.  Our Special Education Department Chair and team work along side teachers to support our students.

We are fortunate to house two specialized Autism classes, catering specifically to students in K-2nd and 3rd-5th grades. These classes serve as a testament to our commitment to inclusivity and personalized support, ensuring that each student receives the attention and resources necessary to thrive academically and develop essential social and emotional skills. Through these targeted programs, Beech Tree strives to create a learning environment that recognizes and celebrates the unique strengths and needs of every student, fostering a culture of diversity, understanding, and success.

School-Age Child Care (SACC)

School Age Child Care (SACC) is a valuable program available at Beech Tree Elementary, specifically designed for children in kindergarten through Fifth grade. Operated by the Fairfax County Government's Office for Children, SACC offers a safe and enriching environment for students during non-school hours. This program provides a variety of engaging activities, ensuring that children have a constructive and enjoyable experience while in their care. SACC serves as a convenient option for families, offering quality childcare services that align with the needs of working parents and guardians. At Beech Tree Elementary, we recognize the importance of supporting families by providing a reliable and nurturing environment for their children through the SACC program.