Challenge students intellectually; inspire their confidence,
curiosity, and creativity; and prepare them to thrive in a diverse and
complex world by ensuring that they are independent learners, effective
communicators, community minded citizens, and balanced individuals.
Small classes, highly qualified teachers, excellent resources, and forward-thinking leadership. These assets support a program that is academically challenging, personalized, joyful, and focused on preparing each child for success in a diverse and complex world. Our caring teachers build relationships with their students and understand their strengths, challenges, and interests. Students become excellent communicators, critical thinkers, and effective problem solvers because of their engagement with meaningful curriculum, skilled and passionate teachers, and our robust and integrated approach to social-emotional learning. A spirit of discovery enlivens our classrooms, and play reinforces and is integrated with study, making learning both rigorous and joyful. Our unique emphasis on speaking, writing, and multimedia expression ensures that our students distinguish themselves as effective communicators at an early age. Technology is integrated thoughtfully into instruction, balancing tech-enhanced experiences with hands-on, tactile work. Extensive opportunities in the arts, physical education, and service bring balance to their studies and provide expansive opportunities for students to develop and explore their myriad talents and passions.
Schools Attended by Graduates
Students attend an array of independent, public, parochial and boarding high schools well-suited to their skills, style, and interests. Schools students have attended recently include: Bishop Ireton School, Christchurch School, Episcopal High School, Duke Ellington School of the Arts, Field School, Gonzaga College High School, The Madeira School, Maret School, Mercersburg Academy, National Cathedral School, Phillips Exeter Academy, The Potomac School, Sidwell Friends School, St. Albans School, St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes School, T.C. Williams High School, and West Potomac High School.