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How Small Schools Can Make a Big Difference

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In many high schools today the needs of individual students are overlooked in the competitive race to meet  performance standards. Some of these students are not successful. They may develop behavioral problems, disengage from their education, or drop out entirely. Many simply do not reach their potential. In response, educators are beginning to reconsider the value of small when it comes to school and class size. 

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Are DC Independent Schools Leading the Way in Innovation?

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As the world develops a more global focus, education needs to prepare students in new ways. No longer will there be silos of knowledge. The successful adult will have a broad knowledge of academic subjects, accompanied by the ability to problem-solve across disciplines, both independently and collaboratively. At present, DC independent schools have the flexibility to create programs to foster independent thinking, to encourage creative analysis, and to teach the art of innovation. 

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Film screening: "Most Likely To Succeed"

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“ ‘Most Likely To Succeed’  is the best film ever done on the topic of school — both its past and its future. The film inspires… audiences with a sense of purpose and possibility, and is bringing school communities together in re-imagining what our students and teachers are capable of doing.

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