U.S. News & World Report recently ranked Kingston Elementary and Old Donation School as the No. 1 elementary and middle schools in Virginia. Old Donation School, which has students in grades two through eight and is the home of the Edward E. Brickell Academy for Advanced Academics & Arts, was also ranked as the No. 2 elementary school in the state.
CLES opened in 1993. Mr. Bill Skaggs was the first principal, followed by Richard Sidone, Dave French, Ben Gillikin, and Kelly Coon. Mrs. Jennifer Haws is our current Principal and Mrs. Michelle Burton is our Assistant Principal. We serve about 500 students from kindergarten through fifth grade and have a committed faculty that helps students achieve their very best, in partnership with involved parents and active community business leaders. Our community partners enhance the educational program by providing support where needed, such as volunteering time and services. Special programs at Corporate Landing Elementary School include: after school tutoring, gifted and talented services, hearing impaired and special education programs. An on-site before/after school recreation program is provided by the Virginia Beach Youth-Based Activity Program administered by the Virginia Beach Department of Parks and Recreation.