Campagna Kids

Campagna Kids is a licensed before- and after-school program encouraging creative thinking in children from kindergarten through fifth grade. Its programming follows standards developed by the National Afterschool Alliance and provides small-group learning activities that include chess, science, dance, and drama, as well as math and reading clubs for each grade level.

Campagna Kids offers services to families during the winter and spring breaks as well as during the school year, and implements a summer camp program. We provide services on a sliding-fee scale to accommodate a diverse mix of children. Parents and kids alike rate the program as highly effective, based on evaluation results generated through a third-party evaluation firm.

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Hours & Locations

The program runs Monday through Friday immediately after school.  Currently, only Samuel Tucker and James K. Polk offer before-school programs from 7:15 to 8:00 a.m.

Campagna Kids operates at 11 locations:

  • John Adams Elementary School: 5651 Rayburn Avenue, Alexandria, 703-379-8332.  Site Director: Asia Hardy
  • Patrick Henry Elementary School: 4643 Taney Avenue, Alexandria, 703-370-4931.  Site Director: LaToya Martin
  • Jefferson-Houston School for Arts and Academics: 1501 Cameron Street, Alexandria, 703-619-8367.  Site Director: Marcus Anderson
  • Lyles-Crouch Traditional Academy: 530 S. St. Asaph Street, Alexandria, 703-836-3696.  Site Director: Nielab Ghaicy
  • Douglas MacArthur Elementary School: 1101 Janneys Lane, Alexandria, 703-461-0471. Site Director: Patricia Lender
  • George Mason Elementary School: 2601 Cameron Mills Road, Alexandria, 703-683-2515.  Site Director: India Traynham
  • Maury Elementary School: 600 Russell Road, Alexandria, 703-683-0054.  Site Director: Telon Johnson
  • Mount Vernon Community School: 2601 Commonwealth Avenue, Alexandria, 703-683-4468.  Site Director: Tahkina Sellers
  • James K. Polk Elementary School: 5000  Polk Avenue, Alexandria, 703-370-8845.  Site Director: Michelle Usher
  • William Ramsay Elementary School: 5700 Sanger Avenue, Alexandria, 703-379-8429. Site Director: Dana Noble
  • Samuel W. Tucker Elementary School: 435 Ferdinand Day Drive, Alexandria, 703-751-1752.  Site Director: Chanel McKeithan

Eligibility and Registration

The Campagna Kids Program serves elementary school aged children who are at least 5 years old, who live in Alexandria or attend Alexandria City Public Schools. Spaces at each site are available on a first come, first served basis. Parents pay based on income, with opportunities for assistance provided. Online registration is required. Parents who need to access a computer to complete the registration process may come to our office (418 S. Washington Street), where staff will be happy to assist with registration. The hours of operation for registration are Monday, Wednesday & Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

To ensure beginning on the 1st day of school please register by:

Samuel Tucker: July 22, 2016

Traditional Schools: August 19, 2016

Program Closing Announcements

All Campagna Kids sites follow the same schedule as Alexandria City Public Schools with respect to emergency closings, delayed openings, and early closings.


Campagna Kids parents should pay attention to the local radio and television stations on days in which weather or other conditions might affect opening and or closing times for Campagna Kids.  Weather-related closings and schedule changes are announced starting at 6:00 a.m. on local radio and television stations, as well as on the ACPS Web site and the ACPS Information Hotline (703-866-5300). We strongly encourage parents to sign-up for e-blast, so that these announcements may be received electronically.

Parents may also visit this web site to view weather related closings or changes in hours of service.  To view the Campagna Kids Emergency Closing Policy, you may click here.


For more information, contact Sofia Hayes, Registrar, at (703) 549-0111 x118 or