Award Year: 2022

Mosaic Elementary School

9819 Five Oaks Road
Fairfax, VA, 22031-1047

(703) 937-1600

Dr Mahri Aste, Principal at time of Nomination

Fairfax County Public School District

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Mission

Mosaic Elementary School provides a safe, nurturing, student-centered learning environment for all students. Our goal is to continuously see and welcome each child as an individual and embrace their unique identities. We strive to strengthen our partnership with our parents and the community to prepare our students to be lifelong learners, ethical citizens, and leaders.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 8%
  • White: 38%
  • Hispanic: 16%
  • Asian: 30%
  • Two or more races: 8%
Application
Celebrating every student and every strength through literacy.

Celebrating every student and every strength through literacy.

Mosaic Elementary School is a joyful, child-centered, family-oriented, academically rigorous, and culturally diverse learning community in the heart of Fairfax, Virginia. At Mosaic, we celebrate our community as a place where all students can learn, give, and thrive. Our relentless focus on developing a learning community has been the most instrumental practice in our school's success.

There are several key strategies implemented at Mosaic to encourage and challenge all students to reach their full potential. Mosaic has an extremely talented, dedicated staff who works diligently to know each student by name and by need. Our all-hands-on deck approach inspires every professional in the building to teach and support students. Small group instruction, even in our largest classes, makes it possible to meet individual needs and provide necessary enrichment or scaffolding. Our dedicated and talented staff members collaborate in teams to focus on continuous improvement through implementation of best practices for teaching and learning. Students are challenged to extend beyond the required curriculum through Project Based Learning (PBL) and enrichment activities.

Our high academic standards are evident in our rigorous and differentiated instructional practices. Mosaic's Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics (STEAM) program empowers students as they problem solve and utilize their mathematical thinking while tackling real-world inspired engineering design challenges. Our division's Portrait of a Graduate (POG) Skills of Communicator, Collaborator, Goal Oriented and Resilient Individual, Critical and Creative Thinker, and Global Citizen are embedded in core instruction.

Mosaic's strength lies in an unparalleled culture of belonging and connection, where everyone who walks through our doors is valued and celebrated.