Fairfax County Public Schools (Virginia)


State: Virginia

District Size: 185,541

District Type: Large Suburban


In 2014, Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) adopted the Portrait of a Graduate to answer this question: What are the skills necessary for success for all children in this rapidly changing, increasingly diverse, and interconnected world? Portrait of a Graduate moves FCPS students and staff members to look beyond the high-stakes testing environment and to help our students develop skills so they can be successful in the workforce of the future.


  • Communicator

  • Collaborator

  • Ethical and Global Citizen

  • Creative and Critical Thinker

  • Goal-Directed and Resilient Individual

READY TO GET STARTED? Email Jeff at jeff@bfk.org