Barcroft offers multiple music classes to suite all musical tastes. Ms. Nice and Ms. Estay strive to make music come alive for all learners. Ms. Nice Ms. Estay There are many resources that students may use to explore music outside the classroom. Students can explore instruments and their families, compose their own music, and play […]

Reading and Writing

Reading and Writing English Language Arts (ELA) seeks to teach English language literacy skills, primarily expressed in the ability to effectively read, write, listen, and speak. Standards and objectives that describe grade-level expectations for teaching and learning these skills are found within the state of Virginia’s English Standards of Learning. The Arlington Public Schools ELA program […]


Mathematics Mathematics instruction in APS is aligned to the five Process Standards for Mathematics developed by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics and promoted by the Virginia Department of Education. Math Workshop, our instructional model for math, naturally integrates the process standards. For a peek into Math Workshop at Barcroft, check out the AETV […]

Health & PE

Meet Ms. Brown ” My name is Denise Renee Brown. I was born on January 30th in Washington, D.C. I decided to teach Health and Physical Education because I love sports and fitness. When I am not teaching, I am at the gym, traveling, reading, working crosswords, watching movies, and relaxing! What I like the […]


Welcome to Visual Art! Ms. Dwyer – Ms. Sitron – Picture Gallery Barcroft Student Art Barcroft’s Visual Art Program integrates the art content of instruction and skills, art media, artists, art history, and aesthetics into the big ideas of the core curriculum. The big ideas of the core curriculum are integrated with the […]

Instrumental Music

At Barcroft, each 4th and 5th grade student is able to participate in the instrumental music program-otherwise known as band and orchestra.  Students will have the opportunity to pick an instrument to learn and have a group lesson, one day per week for 30 minutes. Instruments available to play: Band Clarinet Trumpet Flute Alto Saxophone Trombone […]