Our Approach

Alternate Reporting System

Alternate Report Card During the 2012-2013 school year, a committee comprised of parents, administrators, and teachers developed an Alternate Report Card for reporting student progress for Campbell students in grades K-5.   The Alternate Report Card is based on developmentally appropriate social and emotional standards, Habits of Learning from Expeditionary Learning, and academic standards.  The […]

The Workshop Model

Reader’s Workshop Reader’s Workshop is an overall approach to reading that focuses on an increased volume of reading, students increasing reading stamina, and students choosing books to read.  Classrooms have an extensive classroom library, including classics, fiction, non-fiction, and magazines.    Students are taught how to “shop” for books that are at their reading level.  Students […]

The Campbell Way

The EL Education Design Principles have been written in kid friendly language called the “Campbell Way”. Each month, classroom Morning Meetings and school-wide Community Meetings focus on one of these ten principles. 1st week of school: overview of all principles (The Campbell Way)   September: I Respect October: I Cooperate November: I Try December: I Care […]

Responsive Classroom

Campbell utilizes the Responsive Classroom approach school wide.  The underlying philosophy is that students who feel a sense of belonging and respect exhibit better behaviors.  Some specific strategies that Campbell teachers use are: Morning meeting everyday in all grades (PreK-5) Students in a classroom create “Rules and Responsibilities” Take a break location in classrooms (Peace chair) […]

EL Education

Campbell Elementary School is part of a national network of schools which have adopted the EL Education instructional model. These schools provide rigorous and stimulating learning environments that challenge students to think critically and take active roles in their classrooms and communities. EL Education schools are characterized by: Active instructional practices that build academic skills […]

Our Approach

Our Approach  Campbell is a choice school within Arlington Public Schools. The state of Virginia determines what we teach through the Standards of Learning (SOLs).  Campbell varies in its approach. Our school uses project based learning to teach the curriculum. In 2007, Campbell became an EL school.  EL Education focuses on student centered learning, authentic tasks, and […]

Outdoor Classroom

The Campbell Outdoor Classroom Schoolyard Wetlands Learning Lab Campbell featured on APS Green Scene Wetlands Learning Lab (video no longer available) – Aired October 26, 2013 Hügelkulter Gardens (video no longer available) – Aired September 26, 2014 Greenhouse (video no longer available) – Aired March 6, 2015 Big, Bad Basil – Aired April 26, 2017 ART […]