“A Culture of Excellence”
Located at 8515 Old Mount Vernon Road in Alexandria VA 22309, Mount Vernon High School belongs to the Fairfax County Public Schools system that was founded in 1939. Mount Vernon High School was named after George Washington’s estate – Mount Vernon and nicknamed ‘Majors’ after George Washington and his half brother Lawrence Washington when they had served as Adjunct of Virginia Colony in the rank of Major in red uniform. Therefore Mount Vernon High School proudly wears their school color of maroon and gray.
Mount Vernon High School’s vision and mission is to empower its culturally diverse student body through a dynamic partnership with parents, teachers, staff members and the community, and to inspire students to meet academic standards, lead ethical lives and demonstrate responsible citizenship. With its academic standards, Mount Vernon High School students represent over 50 countries and 30 languages and are offered a wide range of courses and students of other languages are provided with ESOL program and advanced placement and International Baccalaureate programs for Grades 9 to 12.
While Mount Vernon High School offers a sturdy academic program, vast extra curricular activities, performing and fine arts program, they also provide sturdy athletic programs for fall, winter and spring:
- Field Hockey
- Cross Country
Notable Alumni of Mount Vernon High School:
- Tony Perkins: Chief Weatherman of Good Morning America
- Chuck Robb: Former U.S Senator and Governor of Virginia
- James Connor: Founder and CEO of The James Group
- Edward Cunningham: Former Professional Football Player. TV sports Journalist and Broadcaster.