About Greenbrier

About Greenbrier Elementary School

Nurturing community and excellence for more than 50 years

GRB IMG_3555In the heart of the Greenbrier neighborhood sits Greenbrier Elementary School, serving preschool through grade 4.  Greenbrier consistently performs at high levels, regularly receiving recognitions such as “Title I Distinguished School” and the Virginia Department of Education’s  “VIP Award of Excellence.”

Thanks to the school’s writing and reading initiative, students try to reach a goal of 10,000 hours of reading and writing each year. With approximately 25% of our student population speaking English as a second language, Greenbrier offers intensive literacy instruction and partners with the nearby Hearthwood Apartments for after-school tutoring and community-building.

GBR Garden picGreenbrier builds on its partnership with the City Schoolyard Garden, taking advantage not only of its school garden, but its courtyard, outdoor amphitheater, nearby trails, and a stream to bring science (and more) to life.  The school meets the needs of all its students, including gifted children in the school’s Quest program.  All Charlottesville City Schools have a strong commitment to the arts, embrace new technologies, and partner with area nonprofits and businesses to provide opportunities for our students.

School History

GRB IMG_3428Constructed in 1962, Greenbrier Elementary is named for its neighborhood, a residential area in the north of Charlottesville. Greenbrier is convenient to trails, parks, Charlottesville High School (with the Martin Luther King Performing Arts Center), and Walker Upper Elementary School.

Meet Your Administrators

Mr. Pat Cuomo, principal, has worked for Charlottesville City Schools since 2011. Previously, he served as assistant principal of Jackson-Via Elementary School.  He holds a post-master’s degree in administration from Virginia Commonwealth University, a master’s degree in instructional technology from New York Institute of Technology, and an undergraduate degree in Spanish and elementary education from Molloy College.

Amanda Stevens, assistant principal, came to Greenbrier from Johnson Elementary. There, she most recently served as the long-term substitute for the assistant principal.  She brings experience as a teacher and math specialist.