Kenmore Middle School
Address: 200 S. Carlin Springs Rd, Arlington, VA 22204
Principal: John Word, email@example.com
Full Day - 7:50 a.m. to 2:24 p.m.
Early Release - 7:50 a.m. to 11:54 a.m.
Office hours: 7:30 a.m. to 2:40 p.m.
Web Site: www.apsva.us/kenmore
Kenmore Middle School is an arts and communications technology focus school where the Arlington middle school curriculum is taught through the arts as well as through communications technology. Kenmore is entering its 17th year with an arts focus program that includes a longstanding partnership with the Kennedy Center. Because of the school’s focus on both arts and technology, students are engaged in learning activities that involve dance/movement, drama, painting, sculpture, and music as well as various forms of instructional technology.
Kenmore earned international recognition in 2011 as the SMART Showcase School of the Year because of its innovative use of technology. Students have access to computer labs, video conferences, laptops, SMART boards, distance learning classes, interactive response systems, television production studios, as well as many Web-based applications.
The school’s focus provides students with alternative ways to learn. Based on Howard Gardner’s Theory of Multiple Intelligences, the program seeks to encourage students to use all eight intelligences: musical, visual, verbal, logical, kinesthetic, interpersonal, intrapersonal and environmental. In addition to paper and pencil tasks, students are assessed using multimedia presentations, such as the Duke Ellington project that was shared with President Obama when he visited the school in the spring of 2011. Thus, learning at Kenmore is active, hands-on, and connected to real life experiences.
Kenmore is a member of the Kennedy Center’s Changing Education Through the Arts partnership. The partnership provides teachers with the tools and resources to integrate the arts into classroom instruction. Students from throughout Arlington attend Kenmore. Bus transportation is provided for those living outside the neighborhood attendance zone.