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Meet Garrett: Fifth Grade

A Saint Since Junior Kindergarten

Q&A with Garrett

List of 8 items.

  • What do you like about French?

    We do a lot of fun things in class like play French Bingo and trivia games and make crepes in class. One of the exciting things this year was we had French exchange students come to visit our class from the Upper School and hearing them speak fluent French was amazing. They speak the language fast and it sounds so interesting.
  • What is your favorite subject?

    Reading; I like to read and we have great books I find in the library. I’m reading the Harry Potter series now and it's interesting. I’m also reading “The First Rule of Punk,” which is about a girl that moved from Chicago to Mexico and had to transition to going to a different school. Reading is a good thing...I like to say: It’s good to be good at reading!
  • What service-learning project have you enjoyed?

    I enjoyed when we visited the Senior Center in fourth grade. It was fun to see how people live there, what they do every day, what it's like there. It was at Christmas time and we sang carols with them and it was lot of fun to bond with them.
  • What is special about being a Saint?

    We get so many privileges! We are able to meet awesome people, have wonderful teachers, receive a great education, and study on a nice campus. I think we have a really good music program here and our maintenance team helps keep our campus beautiful.
  • What is a public-speaking opportunity you've enjoyed?

    This year in fifth grade I was the narrator for our presentation of “When the Crayons Quit” for Grandparents’ Day. It’s cool to see the kindergartners look up to you and to be able to perform for our family. It’s a great feeling to accomplish something where everyone applauds for you.
  • How do you like having a kindergarten buddy?

    It’s awesome! I love my buddy. He’s a really cute kid, and nice and funny. We play soccer, basketball, sharks and minnows, read books, and make board games. It’s awesome to be the leader of them and makes you feel like an adult sort of because you are taking care of a little kid.
  • What after-school activities have you participated in?

    I liked Strategy Games because I love using nerf guns and I enjoyed Science Cooking Club because we made cool stuff and got to eat it.
  • What would you like to do when you get older?

    I kind of want to be a lawyer like my dad. I would get to travel around everywhere, help defend people and work the offensive side, and help in court...that would be cool!

Video: A Day in Fifth Grade

I really like the friends I’ve met here—lifelong friends. I love the teachers here, too. They really help you understand the subjects you are learning and are really nice, patient, and truly care about you.

My Day

Language Arts 

Social Studies

Four times a week

Twice a week

Once a week

My Favorites

Color: Green

Ice Cream Flavor: Cookies and Cream

Animal: Panda

Book: “The Wild Robot” by Peter Brown

Place at School: Steve and Aggies snack bar at the Upper School

Sport: Lacrosse (I currently play and I also play soccer)

Hobby: I collect really old coins.
Age 3-Grade 12 coed Episcopal day school in Alexandria, Virginia


List of 3 items.

  • Lower School

    Age 3-Grade 5
    400 Fontaine Street
    Alexandria, Virginia 22302
  • Middle School

    Grades: 6-8
    4401 West Braddock Road
    Alexandria, Virginia 22304
  • Upper School

    Grades: 9-12
    1000 St. Stephen's Road
    Alexandria, Virginia 22304