Total Enrollment: 7613
- Grades Pre-K (VPI, Blended, Special Education) 269
- Grades K-4 2963
- Grades 5-6 1160
- Grades 7-8 1046
- Grades 9-12 2175
Why Choose Manassas City Public Schools?
- MCPS embraces the challenge and opportunity to serve students in a safe, healthy, and supportive school environment focusing on innovative learning that integrates the use of technologies, inquiry, problem-solving, and higher order thinking skills.
- MCPS provides hands on activities for students across grade levels to explore and experience math, science and technology in exciting new ways through children’s engineering projects. Students in elementary school can participate in LEGOS leagues.
- 9th and 10th grade students utilize technology tools as part of a blended learning environment that supports creativity, collaboration, critical thinking, communication, and responsibility.
- Advanced Placement classes are emphasized and an AP Summer Boot Camp is provided for students taking AP classes for the first time. The number of students taking the AP exam and the number of tests taken has more than doubled since 2011. Students in grades 6-8 utilize SpringBoard’s Pre-Advanced Placement curriculum for Language Arts.
- Robotics, VEX, Sea Perch, and “It’s Academic” teams promote high level independent thinking and essential teamwork skills. The intermediate school offers Engineering is Elementary for 5th graders and Project Lead the Way for 6th graders, as electives.
- MCPS offers the only Integrated Math and Science program to students in grades 7-10 in the region. Selected students explore math and science through the application of real world problems. Algebra 1 and Geometry are offered at the middle school level.
- Students begin foreign language study in middle school.
- MCPS students can attend the Governor’s School @ Innovation Park which offers advanced college level STEM courses to juniors and seniors on the Prince William Campus of George Mason University. The school has been honored by Virginia Living Magazine as a 2013 Top High School.
- George Mason University and Northern Virginia Community College provide opportunities for students to experience college level academics and obtain college credit, while in high school.
- Osbourn High School serves as a Governor’s STEM Academy, the first in the Greater Prince William region and the 23rd in the Commonwealth. OHS is also a Grammy Signature School in music education and was identified in 2016 as a Silver Medal School by US News and World Report, placing it in the top 16% of high schools in Virginia.
- MCPS theme schools include Weems Elementary School, which holds national recognition for its high achievement as an urban school and is a “Visitation Viable” model school for its TAG (Talents & Gifts) program. Haydon Elementary School features a Spanish Dual Immersion program. Project Lead the Way “Elementary Launch Program” is offered at Baldwin Elementary School and Jennie Dean Elementary boasts a school-wide Science, Technology, Engineering, Math and Arts (STEAM) program.
- Early learners are afforded the opportunity to participate in the Virginia Pre-School Initiative through a traditional or blended learning program. Through Model Innovation City© all Pre-K through 3rd grade children who live in the City of Manassas have free access to the Footsteps2Brilliance literacy software.
- MCPS offers the only Integrated Math and Science Program (7-10) and Integrated Humanities Program (7-12) to students in the region.
- Algebra 1, Geometry, World Language, and Honors Earth Science are offered at the middle school level for high school credit.
- Robotics, VEX, Sea Perch, and “It’s Academic” teams promote high level independent thinking and essential teamwork skills. Project Lead the Way is offered in grades 5-12.
- Students in grades 7 -12 participate in a 1:1 blended learning environment that supports creativity, collaboration, critical thinking, communication, and responsibility.
- Band, Orchestra and Guitar are offered beginning in 5th grade.
- A K-12 CTE & STEM program is offered in all schools. Osbourn High School programs include Cyber Security, Engineering, Auto Technology, Cosmetology, EMT/Paramedic, and HVAC.
- MCPS students can attend the Governor’s School @ Innovation Park which offers advanced college level STEM courses to juniors and seniors on the Prince William Campus of George Mason University.
- George Mason University and Northern Virginia Community College provide opportunities for students to experience college level academics and obtain college credit through dual enrollment.