At The Arlington School academics and activities are tailored for the individual based on his or her needs, interests, and abilities. Open communication between students, parents, and teachers ensures that parents are well-informed about student progress. Every Wednesday students and parents receive Level Sheets, which contain the student's weekly grades and behavior report.
Because of its small size, Arlington can offer students learning experiences in a wide variety of settings. Fieldtrips, several times throughout the school year, are an integral part of the learning process. For example, we have traveled to Memphis, New Orleans, Disney World, Mobile, Chicago, Philadelphia, and Savannah. We also journey outside the country periodically. This past year we traveled to Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands. The Arlington School is not only a place where students learn academics; it is a place where young adults learn about themselves and each other and how they can affect their world.
We also take advantage of the cultural and educational opportunities in our area such as the Civil Rights Museum, the McWane Center, The Birmingham
Museum of Art, and the Alys Stephens Center. Every year we make at least one field trip to the Alabama Shakespeare Festival Theater in Montgomery.
The Arlington School emphasizes that every individual student has a responsibility to the community and to foster awareness of that responsibility The Arlington School participates in a variety of volunteer activities. In the spring of 2013, we formed a partnership with the Birmingham Botanical Gardens. We have helped with clearing land, planting, working in the greenhouse, and helping with their plant sales. We look forward to continuing this partnership in the coming years.
Graduates of The Arlington School have gone on to attend respected colleges and universities throughout the United States such as Emory University, New York University, Birmingham-Southern College, Rhodes College, Auburn University, Johnson and Wales University, Millsaps College, the University of Montevallo, the University of Alabama, UAB, the University of Mississippi, College of Charleston, Loyola University, Samford University, and the Art Institute of Atlanta. These students and their parents credit The Arlington School with their academic achievements.