Buyer's Guide

Education and Libraries


Alexandria City Public Schools, 703-824-6600

Alexandria City Public Schools is one of the most diverse school systems in the country with students from more than 80 different countries, speaking more than 60 languages. Visit here for links to all the public schools in the City.

Arlington County Public Schools

Visit here for links to web site for each public school in Arlington County.

Fairfax County Adult Education

The Fairfax County Public Schools Office of Adult and Community Education (ACE) offers a wide variety of courses, certificate programs, and training to adults and children. Classes are offered over three terms, September-December, January-April and May-August.

Fairfax County (VA) Council of PTAs

Visit for the latest PTA News, School Calendars, School Contacts, FCCPTA Newsletters, FCCPTA Forms, Executive Board Meeting Minutes, Budgets and Annual Reports and Links to Other Education Sites.

Fairfax County Public Schools-Directory of Schools and Centers

For a listing of Elementary, Middle, and High Schools, plus Magnet Schools, Alternative High Schools, Alternative Learning Centers, Special Education Schools and Centers, Administrative Centers, etc., follow this link.

The Foundation for Fairfax County Public Schools

The Foundation for Fairfax County Public Schools is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit partnership between the Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce and Fairfax County Public Schools. Through collaboration with individuals and businesses from across Fairfax County and Northern Virginia, the Foundation helps the community to invest in its future through education and support students in acquiring twenty-first-century skills, advance the diverse needs of our communities, and create a globally competitive work force.

Northern Virginia Community College

Northern Virginia Community College is an open access, comprehensive community college offering two-year associate degrees, one-year certificates, and career studies certificates as well as continuing education and community services programs on multiple campuses in Northern Virginia.


Alexandria City Library System

This web site was designed to provide city patrons with information on their library services and to give them year round, 24 hour-a-day remote access to the on-line catalog, their own records, and most of the databases to which the Alexandria City Library subscribes. Our residents are our primary clientele, but we welcome visitors from everywhere on the web.

Arlington County Library System

Visit here for information about the libraries located in Arlington County. Click on each branch library to find a map, directions, and public transportation to the library. Check out the databases, collections and services, volunteer opportunities and much more.

Fairfax County Library System

There are 23 library branches throughout Fairfax County and the City of Fairfax as well as an Administration office. Follow the link to a listing of all branches with locations, hours, directions. You can also search the catalog, access your library account, search online databases, and find location and hours of any branch. Apply for a library card and check out the calendar of library events.