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Hours 8:15am - 3:15pm
School leader Russell Shaw
Transportation options Yes

Programs

Classes

6
Visual Arts
including: Sculpture
2
Music
including: Choir / Chorus
4
Languages
including: Spanish
Music Band
Choir / Chorus
Performing & written arts Dance
Drama
Improv
Media arts Video and film production
Visual arts Ceramics
Design
Drawing / Sketching
Painting
Sculpture
Printmaking
World languages taught Chinese - Mandarin
French
Spanish
Latin
Academic themes / Areas of focus Arts (all)
Multiculturalism / Global
Social justice
Instructional / curriculum models used Accelerated credit learning
Classical
Core Knowledge
Continuation
Gifted / High performing
Hybrid / Blended learning
Project-based
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered No
Day or Boarding offered Day school
Early childhood program offered No

Support

17
Facilities
including: Parent center
Level of ESL/ELL programming None
Level of special education programming None
Facilities Sports Fields
Art room
Audiovisual aids
Computer lab
Garden / Greenhouse
Internet access
Kitchen
Learning lab
Library
Multi-purpose room ("Cafegymatorium")
Music room
Outdoor learning lab
Parent center
Performance stage
Playground
Science lab
Gym

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Students

Student diversity

  This school
White 62%
Black 25%
Hispanic 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1%
Two or more races 0%
Source: See notes

Students by group

  This school
English learners 0%
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 0%
Special education 0%
Source: See notes

Extracurriculars

11
Girls Sports
including: Volleyball
10
Boys Sports
including: Soccer
19
Clubs
including: Dance club
Girls sports Cross country
Golf
Soccer
Swimming
Tennis
Volleyball
Basketball
Lacrosse
Softball
Track
Wrestling
Boys sports Cross country
Golf
Soccer
Swimming
Tennis
Baseball
Basketball
Lacrosse
Track
Wrestling
Clubs Amnesty International
Art club
Arts and crafts
Book / reading club
Chess club
Community service
Dance club
Drama club
Foreign language and culture club
Girls on the Run
Homework help / Study buddy club
Literary magazine
Martial arts (judo, tae kwon do, karate, etc)
Math club
Recycling club
SADD
Science club
Yearbook
Yoga club
Extended care / Extended programs After
After school end time 6:00 PM

Culture

Dress code Dress code
Parent involvement Attend parent nights
Chaperone school trips
Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
Join PTO / PTA
Monitor the playground
Organize cultural events
Organize fundraising events
Present special topics during curricular units
Serve on school improvement team or governance council
Tutor
Volunteer in the classroom
Volunteer time after school
Bullying / cyber bullying policy Yes
School mascot Grasshopper aka "The Mighty Hopper"
School colors Green and White
Students typically come from these schools National Children's Research Center
  Lowell School
  Eaton Elementary School
Students typically continue on to these schools Georgetown Day Upper School

Awards

Academic award National Assoc. Excellence and Diversity Award
Year received 2010
Academic award National Merit Scholars
Year received 2012
Academic award National Merit Semi-Finalists
Year received 2012

Teachers

12
Staff
including: Computer specialist
Staff Assistant principal
Art teacher
Computer specialist
Dance teacher
Librarian / media specialist
Music teacher
PE instructor
Nurse
Poetry / Creative writing teacher
Security personnel
School social worker / counselor
Math specialist
World languages spoken by staff Mandarin
French
Spanish
World languages spoken by staff (misc.) Latin

Neighborhood

Transportation options Passes / tokens provided for public transportation
Buses / vans provided for students
School-run shuttle from nearby metro and bus stops No
Partnerships with local resources and organizations Yes
Partner Black Student Fund
  Latin Student Fund
  Capital Partners for Education
  HAP (Higher Achievement Program)

Enrollment

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Application or enrollment process Yes
Type of application deadline One deadline
Application deadline 01/07/2013
Tuition range (low) $30000
Tuition range (high) $35000
For the year 2012-2013
Vouchers accepted Yes
Financial aid offered Yes
Financial aid type School-based aid
Outside scholarships
# of applications received 700
For the year 2012-2013
# of students accepted 40
For the year 2012-2013

Sources

Student diversity Manually entered by a school official, 2011-2012
Students by group Manually entered by a school official, 2011-2012