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!!!
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.
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?
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!
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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