"Field Education Program - 300 field trips per year integrated with curriculum"
Students enrolled 225
Hours 8:10 AM - 3:05 AM
School leader Jason Gray
Transportation options Yes
Type no info
Preschool capacity no info
Before school no info
After school Yes

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210 South Carolina Ave SE
Washington, DC 20003

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(202) 547-2244
(202) 543-4597
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5 stars
Based on 6 ratings

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January 28, 2014
This is my daughter s first year (Middle School Student). She came from a public charter school. Her transition has been a smooth one. CHDS has a diverse community that is warm and welcoming who are made up of talented and involved teachers, staff, parents, students and alums. The teachers really take a genuine interest in each child. They challenge every student to learn how to advocate for themselves, to do their best and to help others. My daughter is thriving at the school as she has learned so much in the last few months. She is excited about what goes on in her classes. We love the field education as it makes the connection between classroom learning and the world outside. Aside from the normal daily classes, they have extracurricular activites and electives that include cooking, dancing, knitting, etc. The keep the parents up to date on upcoming school events, students assignments, provides a monthly school newsletter, etc. We couldn t be happier!!!

- submitted by a parent
February 16, 2010
When we started here eight years ago we knew it was a good school. We underestimated it. My only complaint is they are so inwardly focused on being an excellent school, they don't do a good job of getting the word out about just how good it is.

- submitted by a parent
April 23, 2009
Don't give up! It is worth any effort to get into this school. The teachers are caring and the students are bright. Best of all is the field education program. Every week each class gets out to see what they are studying in the real world. Why aren't all schools using this model?

- submitted by a parent
September 24, 2008
Students and parents rave about Capitol Hill Day School. It is the model for excellence in urban education, taking advantage of the wonderful educational opportunities in the greater Washington DC area. Integrated into the curricula are music, art, foreign languages, and community service. Children go on field trips related to their classroom studies every week. This place is phenomenal!

- submitted by a parent
December 12, 2006
Highest academic quality within a nurturing environment. Weekly field trips related to class studies. Genuine diversity. Healthy social and emotional growth go hand in hand with the development of strong academic skills. Fosters a love of learning that lasts a lifetime.

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September 09, 2003
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Our integrated curriculum and field education program of extensive trips and guest speakers provide children opportunities to study topics in depth and breadth. Our goal is to go beyond textbooks, beyond rote memorization, and beyond standardized tests so that children learn through authentic projects and real-life experiences. Our graduates are well prepared academically and socially and attend a wide variety of independent, public, charter, and boarding schools in the area.

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January 10, 2014

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Capitol Hill Day School
210 South Carolina Ave SE, Washington, DC  20003
(202) 547-2244
Last modified Capitol Hill Day School is a Private school that serves grades PK-8
Capitol Hill Day School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 6 reviews.