Building will house 2,150 students in August 2026
STAFFORD, VA – Timbering has begun on the land that will house Stafford County Public Schools’ next high school. Scheduled to open in August 2026, High School 6 will be located in the southwest quadrant of Stafford County.
“This is an exciting time for Stafford County Public Schools,” said Stafford School Board Chair Mrs. Patricia Healy. “Construction of High School 6 is long overdue, and we are excited to begin the first tangible steps toward alleviating the overcrowding in our high school buildings. We are grateful for the support of the Board of Supervisors and the Stafford community in securing the funding and land necessary to build our next school.”
The 290,000 square foot building will house up to 2,150 students in grades 9 through 12. It will be designed and constructed utilizing the most current Stafford Schools high school education specifications and in accordance with updated Facility Design Standards.
“We will provide a quality building, ensuring classroom space that aligns to programmatic needs in order to provide high quality learning experiences all supported by a safe, welcoming learning environment for students,” said Dr. Taylor. “At all times, we will operate with efficiency and transparency, acting as good stewards of our resources.”
At its January 14, 2020 Annual Organization Meeting, the School Board approved to designate the Southwest quadrant of the County as the general location for the High School 6 land acquisition search. A land acquisition team made up of County and Stafford Schools staff considered sites in the southwest quadrant of the County to locate the school. After considering all potential sites, the team recommended an 83.4-acre portion of Tax Map Parcel 36-37 for use. After review by the Stafford County Planning Commission, the site was approved for use and the School Board obtained the property to begin design efforts. Current construction costs are estimated at $183 million.
For more information and to follow along with the construction process, visit www.staffordschools.net/HS6.