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Capitol Hill Day School

Private | PK-8 | 225 students

Field Education Program - 300 field trips per year integrated with curriculum
 
 

 

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Situated in an inner city neighborhood. The median home value is $499,900. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,320.

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5 stars

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Based on 1 rating
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Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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?
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Posted 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!
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Posted 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.
—Submitted by a parent


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 59% 7%
Black 17% 80%
Two or more races 13% N/A
Hispanic 3% 12%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Source: Manually entered by school official

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
English learners 0%N/AN/A
Source: Manually entered by school official

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
Reading specialist(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff French
Spanish
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Technology
Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab
Clubs
  • Math club

Arts & music

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Arts (all)
  • Music
  • Performing arts
  • Visual arts
Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Jazz band
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • Technical design and production
  • Video / Film production
Clubs
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Foreign languages
Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish
  • lang. starts in Prekindergarten
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • French
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Access to sports fields
  • Kitchen
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
Clubs
  • Girls on the run
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 8:10 am
School end time
  • 3:05 am
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school: ends at 6:00 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Jason Gray
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 4 years old
Gender
  • Coed
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Nonsectarian
Associations
  • NAIS
Fax number
  • (202) 543-4597

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Montessori
  • Project-based
  • Reggio Emilia
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • Arts (all)
  • Foreign languages
  • Humanities
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Performing arts
  • Science
  • Service learning
  • Technology
  • Visual arts
  • Writing
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish
  • lang. starts in Prekindergarten
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • None

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • French
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Counseling
  • Mentoring
  • Tutoring
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Computer lab
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Playground
  • Science lab
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Soccer

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Jazz band
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • Technical design and production
  • Video / Film production

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Chess club
  • Community service
  • Girls on the run
  • Math club
  • Yearbook
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
School colors
  • Green and burgundy
More from this school
  • 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.
School leaders can update this information here.

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What are your chances?


4 out of 10students were accepted for the 2013-2014 school year.


Students accepted for the 2013-2014 school year
56
Applications received for the 2013-2014 school year
150
Students typically come from these schools
local preschools

What does it cost?

Tuition range for the 2013-2014 school year
$25000 - $30000
Vouchers accepted
Yes
Financial aid offered
Yes.
Financial Aid program
Application fee
Yes. $60.
Fee waivers available

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
area independent schools
area public and charter schools
boarding schools
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210 South Carolina Ave SE
Washington, DC 20003
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Phone: (202) 547-2244

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