Local Schools

The first Bealeton School opened at the site of the current CLMS around 1905, combining several one- and two-room schools that served adjoining farms in the area throughout the 19th century. Cedar Lee High School was converted from the Bealeton School in 1956 and was named for the two districts it served - and continues to serve - Cedar Run and Lee. Cedar Lee High School became Cedar Lee Junior High School in 1968. It changed to a middle school in 1995.
The Fauquier County School Board's responsibilities, dictated by the statutes of Virginia and the regulations of the Virginia Board of Education, are to operate the public schools of Fauquier County by providing them with policy for the day-to-day supervision of schools, establishing goals and objectives for each aspect of the school system's operation based upon the identified needs of the community, and to provide a framework of general rules and guidelines for school system administration affecting major educational and financial issues
Elementary School
We strive to provide quality instruction that builds on each child's strengths in a caring, safe and respectful school environment. Every member of our community, including students, staff, and parents, is important. We believe that a committed home and school connection will benefit our students. Using the Positive Behavior Intervention System, we strive to provide an effective learning environment by teaching, modeling, and reinforcing positive behavior in order for our students to achieve social, emotional, and academic success.
Built in 1968 and expanded in 1990, Pearson Elementary at Calverton was named for Harry Marvin Pearson, who was associated with the Fauquier County Public School system for 40 years.
Liberty High School opened in 1994. A committee appointed by the School Board to name the school chose "Liberty." Liberty had been the name of a community that was located one mile from the site of the school, halfway between Opal and Bealeton in the 1800's. Only the church, Liberty Methodist, remains. The rationale behind choosing the name Liberty was that it is representative of the area without singling out one area of the Liberty attendance zone or naming the school after an individual.
Located in the southernmost section of Fauquier County, Mary Walter Elementary School in Morrisville was dedicated and opened in 1980 in honor of Miss Mary Walter, who was a teacher and lifelong resident of Fauquier County. Miss Walter began teaching at 18 years of age and spent 52 years in the classroom. The modest educator was also a poet, artist, pianist, historian, needlewoman and gardener. For more than half a century she taught children, mostly in elementary school, in Prince William, Nokesville, Southampton and Fauquier counties.