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Bel Air Elementary School
14151 Ferndale Road
Woodbridge, VA  22193


Principal: Antoinette J. McDonald

Assistant Principal: Debbie Quattlebaum

Date Opened: November, 1968
Number of Students: 413 
Number of teachers: 70 

School Colors: Blue & White
School Mascot: Panther

two boys with a laptop in the library

About Bel Air Elementary School

Bel Air Elementary School is named after Bel Air Plantation, a historical landmark in Prince William County. The school opened in November, 1968, as home construction boomed along Dale Boulevard in Dale City.

Bel Air Elementary School is fully accredited by the Virginia State Department of Education and a Prince William County School of Excellence.

Bel Air Elementary School promotes academic excellence in a safe, caring learning environment through the collaboration of staff, family, and community.

Communities Served

Forestdale section of Dale City

Special Programs

Bel Air provides services to "at risk" students, English Speakers of Other Languages, Breakthrough to Literacy in kindergarten. Special education classes include, Emotionally Disabled and Autism as well as a full-day Virginia Preschool Initiative preschool program and Title I. We are also a Global School with Dual Language Immersion in Kindergarten and First Grade.

Extracurricular Activities

Bel Air is home to MANY before and after school enrichment programs and clubs. Bel Air students can participate in:

  1. Robotics Club
  2. Photography Club
  3. Music and Drama Club
  4. Book Club
  5. Math 24 Club
  6. Student Council
  7. SWAT Team
  8. Bel Air Green Team
  9. Bel Air United
Brown's class

Opportunities for Parent & Community Involvement

Bel Air has a lot of ways that parents and community members can get involved at school:

  1. The Bel Air Parent Teacher Association
  2. The Principal's Advisory Council
  3. The Bel Air PEP Program
  4. Bel Air Title I Nights and Activities
  5. Volunteer in the Classrooms
  6. Go on School Field Trips with your students
  7. Attend Student Performances
  8. Fall Festival and Heritage Night

For more information, check out the individual webpages by clicking on the activity that interests you.

Kyla and Angel doing the Morning Announcements

What Makes Our School Unique?

Our children, parents, teachers and staff make us unique. We celebrate the cultures and the beliefs of all students focusing on what brings us together, but not forgetting how and what makes us all different. Every students background and what they bring to the table is appreciated, shared and celebrated in all that we do. We truly are a melting pot of GREATNESS!