ACPS is about equity, empowerment and inspiring students to thrive.
Alexandria City Public Schools (ACPS) serves more than 15,000 students who hail from more than 145 countries and speak 132 languages. ACPS has 18 schools, including two middle schools, two K-8 schools, one pre-K school and the internationally recognized Alexandria City High School. ACPS is committed to ensuring that each and every student succeeds.
ACPS places racial equity at the center of everything that we do as a school division. This challenges us to ensure our students are engaged in classroom instruction and have access to the educational resources needed to enhance their learning experiences. We will ensure that our schools are a safe, friendly and welcoming environment for all. We set clear division-wide priorities and programs to address opportunity and achievement gaps as well as makes sure that all students graduate ready for college, careers and life. Our vision is big and bold, and the potential is enormous.
Ensure success by inspiring students and addressing barriers to learning.
Alexandria City Public Schools is the best place to Live, Teach,Work and Play! Alexandria is one of the best small towns in the United States. We are a small urban-suburban community outside of Washington DC and just a few minutes on the metro from the Capitol. We value teachers as dynamic and diverse as the community we serve. If this is you, join our team!
A Dynamic Place to Teach
Alexandria is a diverse and culturally rich community that has something to offer for everyone. Staff and students make up a culturally diverse community that embraces equity in and out of the classroom. We are a unique urban-suburban school district with big ambitions. Come grow your skills with us
Alexandria Has History
Walk around George Washington’s Old Town. Find his bust in his town house or sit in his pew at Christ Church. Eat at Gadsby’s Tavern where Thomas Jefferson had his inauguration or wander a cobbled street that has been on the set of a movie. Explore the panoramic views from the Masonic Temple and find President Gerald Ford’s House
Washington D.C. is 15 Minutes Away
Washington D.C. is where it all happens. You can never get tired of visiting the Capitol, White House and all the memorials in any of our four seasons. Lose yourself in miles of free Smithsonian Museum exhibits, take in a free concert every day at the Kennedy Center or watch a rock concert with a picnic on a blanket in the one of the many outside music venues. Alternatively make the journey the adventure and take a boat into D.C. from Alexandria’s waterfront.