Our School

Front of Washington-Henry Elementary School buildingWelcome to Washington-Henry Elementary School, located in Mechanicsville, Virginia. We serve students in kindergarten through the fifth grade. Washington-Henry Elementary School has a long history dating back to 1778 when citizens from Hanover founded Washington-Henry Academy, a private boarding school for boys. Not quite 100 years later, girls could enroll in the school for the first time. In the early 1900's, Washington-Henry became a public school, housing grades one through 11. In 1938, the school was built on its present site as a high school. Later, in the 1950's, an addition accommodated the growing enrollment until 1958 when Lee Davis High School opened and Washington-Henry became an elementary school for grades one through seven.

During the 1970-71 school year, kindergarten students entered Washington-Henry for the first time. When Hanover County progressed to the middle school concept during the 1990-91 school year, Washington-Henry became a kindergarten through fifth-grade school and has remained that way to the present time. 

Regular School Hours

7:45 a.m. – Buses unload
8:00 a.m. – Tardy bell rings
2:20 p.m. – Buses begin loading
2:30 p.m. – Dismissal
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