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Life Beyond Lorien Wood

Lorien Wood is committed to a spiritually and intellectually robust educational experience for K-8 grades.


Our faculty, administrative staff, and strong parent community all work together to create a rich, nurturing academic environment where life-long learners are developed and students are fully prepared for whatever high school setting they are called to. 

Just as we invest in each student throughout their years at Lorien Wood, we stand ready to prepare our students and their families for the transition to high school. Our administrative staff is equipped to help parents and 8th grade graduates with all the processes involved in entering high school. 

The unique educational philosophy and academic program of Lorien Wood fosters deep learning and builds academic skills, while engaging students on fundamental questions related to their character and role in the world. Students learn to pursue and articulate their ideas, allowing them to graduate from Lorien Wood fully prepared to succeed in the next stage of high school.

The enthusiasm for learning, the deep-level critical thinking skills, and strong character evident in our graduates is routinely acknowledged and awarded in their high school settings. We celebrate each of our graduates and treasure their continued engagement through their ongoing participation in Lorien Wood community events and other leadership roles at Lorien Wood.

Click to hear from our graduates about their experience at Lorien Wood.

Congratulations to our graduates who have been honored as
National Merit Semifinalists and Finalists:
  • Jack Balch, Marshall High School
  • Oliver Church, Marshall High School
  • Emma Ward, Marshall High School
And congratulations to these students who received National Merit Commendation:
  • Meghan Ward, Marshall High School
  • Mary McCants, Marshall High School
  • Andrew Keehan, Marshall High School
High schools that our graduates attend include:
  • Falls Church High School
  • George Mason High School
  • Madison High School
  • Marshall High School
  • McLean High School
  • Oakton High School
  • Oakcrest School
  • Paul VI Catholic High School
  • Robinson High School
  • Thomas Jefferson School for Science and Technology
  • Trinity School at Meadow View
  • Trinity Christian School
  • W.T. Woodson High School
  • Homeschooling
Colleges that our graduates have been accepted to:
  • Appalachian State University
  • Auburn University
  • Belmont University
  • Christopher Newport University
  • Covenant College
  • Duke University
  • George Mason University (Honors College)
  • Gordon College
  • Indiana University (Hutton Honor College, Kelly School of Business)
  • Iowa State University
  • James Madison University (Honors College)
  • Miami University of Ohio (Honors College)
  • Penn State University
  • Purdue University
  • University of Chicago
  • University of Cinncinnati
  • University of Mary Washington
  • University of Notre Dame
  • University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
    • and the UNC-Duke Robertson Scholar Program
  • University of Richmond
  • University of Virginia (including Echols Scholar Program)
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute (Virginia Tech)
  • Wheaton College, Wheaton, Illinois
  • William and Mary