Join the Porter Family

At Porter Traditional School


Mary G. Porter Traditional has been a School Of Excellence for 9 years. The foundation of this "School of Choice" includes rigorous academic instruction, strong performance expectations, and high behavioral standards. Parents, students and teachers work together to make each and every student successful. At Porter Traditional we believe that students will become life-long learners and responsible decision makers in the 21st century.

More About Us

Porter Traditional School opened its doors to students on September 7, 2004. Our school is named after a local educator, Mary G. Porter, who began her career as a first grade teacher in a three-room elementary school in Dumfries, Virginia. Although our family extends from 1st to 8th grade, each and every student is given the full attention they need to strive and become star students. Unlike other schools, Porter has been given the School Of Excellence award for 9 years. Making it even more different from other schools in the county, our school has a uniform policy.

The Porter Creed

Porter Traditional School is a safe, friendly,
and caring community where learning is active and exciting.
We, the Porter students, are enthusiastic, professional, caring and committed to working together to provide the best learning experience
for our school community.
I am a member of the Porter family.
I am an intelligent, responsible and hard-working active learner.
At Porter, our learning never ends.

Porter Star Qualities

The Porter Star Qualities are 10 personal qualities that the Porter community practices throughout their day.


Application Process

The first step you will need to take is to register through the school. Then, you will be invited to the school to write an essay and take a small test. Next, there is a waiting period which is followed by a mail being sent home about your position in the application pool. Lastly, if you have been accepted, you can come join the Porter family! Otherwise, you will be placed on a waiting list, and will have to wait to see if you can be accepted