School History

Lake Anne Elementary School first opened its doors to students on January 17, 1967. Our school was the first elementary school built in the Reston community. One of the founding principles of Reston was that people should be able to live, work, play, and go to school in the same community. Initial planning for our school started all the way back in 1962 when the Master Plan for the town of Reston was created. Our school would play a crucial role in the design of Reston's first village center, Lake Anne. We invite you to explore some facets of our unique and fascinating history.

What's in a Name?

Have you ever wondered about the origin of the names Reston and Lake Anne? It's a story that begins with a man from New York City and his dream to build a new town. Learn more in this video produced for Fairfax County Public Schools’ cable television channel Red Apple 21.