Why Choose Manassas City Public Schools?
A few reasons why MCPS is a great choice!

  • MCPS embraces the challenge and opportunity to serve the 21st century learner 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. 


  • Advanced Placement classes are emphasized and an AP prep academy is provided for students taking AP classes for the first time. Students in AP have more than doubled since 2011and the number of tests taken by students has nearly tripled. The middle school utilizes SpringBoard’s Pre-Advanced Placement curriculum for Language Arts.


  • Robotics, VEX, Odyssey of the Mind, 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.


  • 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.  


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • MCPS and the City of Manassas received the 2013 Award for Excellence in Local Government by the Alliance for Innovation in Government for their joint CIP process.