Welcome to The Shriver Program


Shriver Program is a secondary school for Arlington Public School students who have special needs. The program is located in Arlington, Virginia. Students attend middle and high school life skills classes as well as classes for students with autism. All students have been found eligible for and receive special education services. Students receive a Special Diploma upon program completion or reaching the age of eligibility.

Placement considerations are made for this program after parents, students, staff of their home school and Shriver staff have met to discuss the special education needs of the student. Placement at Shriver is an IEP decision.

Shriver Program is fully accredited by the Commonwealth of Virginia and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

Students participate in the Virginia Alternate Assessment Program (VAAP) and not the Standard of Learning Assessments (SOLs). Each student has an Individual Education Plan (IEP) to address his or her instructional needs. Parents, staff and students work together to develop independent skills for participation in the Arlington Community.

If you would like more information about our program please contact the principal George Hewan, at 703-228-6440.