Closings and Delays

CLOSINGS & DELAYS

There will be no announcement when schools are open and operating on a regular schedule. All students will report to schools at the regularly scheduled time. When inclement weather is forecasted, please remember to check your email or our website for announcements concerning school closings/late openings. (We also post on NBC, ABC, and WTOP).

Aquinas Montessori School (Mount Vernon Campus)
Typically, we follow Fairfax County Public Schools’ closing decisions. However, in extraordinary circumstances, the Head of School reserves the right to override this policy. In these cases, the information will be communicated through emails and our website. We usually differ from FCPS on closings when FCPS is closed or delayed due to bitterly cold weather or plowing/accessibility issues on their many campuses. As our student body is able to come to school by car and we have a smaller campus to plow, we can be open in these circumstances.
When school is closed, all student-related programs will be canceled for the day.
When there is a weather delay, classes begin at Aquinas at 10:00 am. Early care is available beginning at 7:30. Teachers usually arrive on campus at 9:30 am. Arrival in our driveway begins at 9:30 am.
When Fairfax County Public Schools announce an early closing, the Mount Vernon campus will close at 12 noon and After School Care and after school activities for the Mount Vernon campus will be canceled.

Old Town Montessori School (Old Town Campus)
The Old Town campus follows school closing policies decided by Alexandria City Public Schools.
When there is a weather delay, classes begin at Old Town at 10:00 am. Early care begins at 9:00 am. Parents may drop off children for regular arrival beginning at 9:45 am.
When Alexandria City Public Schools announce an early closing, the Old Town campus will close at 12 noon and After School Care and after school activities for the Old Town campus will be canceled.

When school is closed, all student-related programs will be canceled for the day.