Churchill Road Spelling Bee

Spelling BeeIs spelling your thing? Would you like to hone your spelling skills and have some fun? Is your favorite event on ESPN the Scripps National Spelling Bee?


If you answered "yes" to any of the above (or even if you didn't), you should register for the annual Churchill Road Spelling Bee!


Questions? Contact our Spelling Bee Coordinator.

spelling bee details

The CRS Spelling Bee is recommended for students in grades 3 to 6. Students in grades K-2 can compete, but please keep in mind the content for the CRS competition is designed for grades 3-6 (we want participation to be fun for your student).


The CRS Spelling Bee will be held in February. The written round will be conducted online between DATES TBA (via the Scripps online testing platform). The top 20 students will advance to the oral round on DATE TBA at CRS at TBA in the Cafeteria. The rounds include spelling words and vocabulary words. Our Spelling Bee Coordinator will send details to parents as the Bee draws near.


Tip: Students should NOT use Safari or Internet Explorer web browsers for the online written round. The Scripps platform does not support these browsers, and students will not be able to complete their written tests. Note that students must read and accept an integrity pledge before using the online platform. Parents/guardians are not allowed to assist students during the test.


The winner of the oral round (our school champion!) will represent Churchill Road at the Fairfax County Spelling Bee! The Fairfax County Spelling Bee is expected to be held in March (date TBA). In addition, the Fairfax County Spelling Bee winner will earn the right to compete in the Scripps National Spelling Bee during Bee Week


The registration fee is $10 per student. Upon registration for the Bee, you will receive a link to the Study Words with your registration receipt.


For questions, please get in touch with our Spelling Bee CoordinatorIf you cannot find your registration receipt in your email, a copy is saved to your account. This receipt has all the information that you need! To find your receipt, go to My Account, then select Previous Orders.


Register Here


Spelling Bee Resources

Study Words List

A link to the study materials is included with Spelling Bee registration receipts. Can't find your email? Go to your account and check your receipt under Previous Orders. All words on the list are entries in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Other Resources

Study Tips

Great Words, Great Works (list of books that include the words on the study list)

The Bee's Bookshelf (monthly book club)

Word Club App (on the App Store or Google Play Store - includes 50 free words)

Bee Resources

Newsletter for Parents (sign up)

Merriam-Webster's Word Central