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Welcome to Lorien Wood School!

Welcome to Lorien Wood, a Christ-centered school where parents, teachers, and students join together in the great adventure of exploring God’s world and discovering our place in it! 

Lorien Wood is a private school serving Junior Kindergarten through 12th grade students. We are located in the heart of Vienna, Virginia only minutes away from Tysons Corner. We have been blessed with a beautiful campus that we use for both indoor and outdoor learning. As you navigate through our website, we pray that God will show you if Lorien Wood is a good fit for your family. 

Our Vision

To establish and maintain a school environment where God is glorified and children have the opportunities and resources to develop a deep love of learning.

We fulfill this vision by seeking to come alongside parents as they nurture a child’s intellect, character, faith and curiosity. We strive to be a deeply invested and gracious community of parents, teachers, and students who share a common mission of providing an excellent Christ-centered education.

Our Mission

To help children explore God’s world and discover their place in it, by cultivating their intellect, character, faith and curiosity.

We accomplish our mission by using a rich, integral curriculum in small, mixed-age classes and by equipping our teachers to meet the needs of individual students while fostering a deep sense of community. Our robust academic program emphasizes a teaching methodology that is grounded in classical study and joyful discovery. 

Our History

A small group of parents and educators founded Lorien Wood with big ideas and a desire to build a private school in Vienna, Virginia where God is the head.

Lorien Wood first opened its doors in the fall of 2004. After two years of rigorous preparation, the school was open with 18 families and 23 students in grades K-2nd Grade at the Church of the Good Shepherd. Since opening its doors, Lorien Wood has been blessed with significant growth and expansion as an additional grade was added each year, faculty grew, and enrollment increased. A long-term lease at the current campus at New Song Church (previously Christian Assembly) was secured, a mature administrative staff was integrated, and an engaged Board of Trustees and parents continued to execute the Founder’s vision for Lorien Wood as the school grew. 

The Roots of Our Name

The name of our school comes from J.R.R. Tolkien’s trilogy, The Lord of the Rings. 

In Fellowship of the Rings, Lorien Wood is a place of preparation where one becomes increasingly mindful of the beauty of God’s creation, respectful of ancient things, and imaginative, curious creatures. 

Similarly, at Lorien Wood School we seek to be an environment where children grow in their awe of and concern for all that God has created and are prepared for a lifelong journey serving Christ while extending his kingdom now.

Statement of Faith

Lorien Wood is a Christ-centered school teaching from a Biblical worldview, and as such, it maintains a statement of faith. 

We do require all families to sign our statement of faith as a prerequisite for attending the school. 


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