A Community of Excellence in Education

Edlin School campus is conveniently located in Reston, VA on five acres of lush woodland and fields, blocks from the Hunter Mill exit on Sunset Hills Drive.

Re-Open Plan 2020-2021

Edlin is pleased to announce that we will be offering a traditional full day in-person school schedule for the 2020-2021 school year! We will have procedures in place to support student and staff safety.  Students will spend most of their day with a homeroom cohort with teachers rotating between classes to reduce student movement in school. Students will have outdoor recess and PE, weather permitting.

Edlin also will have plans in place for total virtual learning if there are mandated school closures. This will include all classes. This will run five days a week.

We will have a virtual learning option for homebound students that will allow students to participate in their regular classes.


Edlin is an academically gifted private K4/K5 through 8 school established in 1989. The school emphasizes a classic curriculum in combination with STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics), and uses proven methods to create the best learning conditions for gifted students. Our excellent teachers and small class sizes allow a variety of teaching methods. This approach gives each child the academic foundation to learn through their highest learning level.

We address the needs of the whole child by creating a nurturing environment that provides physical and artistic opportunities. Our students and programs have been recognized numerous times for outstanding achievements.

Students who take full advantage of the Edlin curriculum leave the eighth grade ready for the rigors of the best public and private schools in the Washington, D.C. area and the nation.


The program is intellectually demanding and prepares students for increasingly competitive and rigourous further education, while encouraging student value and self-esteem.  The school is not parochial but does teach and support universal values of friendliness, cooperation, and social responsibility. Edlin encourages students and their families to practice such values in the outside world to support the community minded nature of education.


Linda Schreibstein, a long time educator with a degree in Psychology, opened Edlin School in 1989 as a co-ed school designed to meet the needs of gifted and talented children in the Reston area. Her experience and education in child development helped her design and establish a curriculum based on research that supports a multi-tiered approach to education.

Schreibstein recognized the need for gifted children to be challenged and provided the opportunity to advance beyond traditional schooling levels. The Edlin advanced academic curriculum is based on the classic core subjects of language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies, but also includes athletics, performing and visual arts, foreign languages, and technology. As technology and science advances, so does the school curriculum.

Private Tours by Appointment

Schedule a Private Tour or More Info

Download EDLIN eBook Brochure

eBooks may contain Rich Interactive Content

PC Users
If you wish to download and view eBooks on your Laptop or Desktop, you will need an eBook reader.
Download Adobe Digital Edition Reader Here

Download EDLIN Brochure - PDF

Faculty & Staff

Linda Schreibstein


Bertrand Schreibstein

Director of Operations

Kathy Ledig


Steve Alabi

Assistant Principal

Marie Calilhanna

Assistant Director

Join Edlin

Edlin School seeks qualified and educated teachers with the commitment and dedication to serve students and ensure their preparation for future endeavors and life-long success.

Thank you! Your submission has been received!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.