Peek in a Congressional classroom, and you may see students eagerly trying to figure out a set of mystery powders or Skyping French-speaking peers on the other side of the world. When learning is engaging and experiential, it is also deep and long-lasting. Rather than teaching facts for a test, we teach concepts and skills for a lifetime, encouraging our inquisitive young minds to keep questioning and exploring and preparing them for a complex future.
Thanks to our comprehensive, interdisciplinary, challenging, and age-appropriate academic program, we foster students’ intellectual development, employing the best of traditional and innovative approaches. Through equally intentional curricula, we nourish children’s social and emotional growth, too.
Our dynamic, talented, and experienced faculty members are committed to teaching young learners. They take teaching personally, providing an education that is child-centered and child-empowering, exciting as well as inspiring.
Our Academic Divisions:
Inspiring Student Innovators
Design Thinking & Interdisciplinary Learning
One way to help students to apply their knowledge and skills into a broader context is through Design Thinking in which students consider issues and develop solutions to resolve problems.
Our teachers are collaborating to present students with learning opportunities that incorporate skills and knowledge from a variety of disciplines.
Actively Involved and Ready to Make a Difference
Service Learning and the Active Learning Process
Service Learning has undergone a transformation this year at Congressional, with students taking a proactive role in researching community concerns relating to our school-wide theme of sustainability.
One of the best ways to keep students engaged is through hands-on learning. Our students are up, out of their seats, and are active participants their education.
Engaged, Confident, and Ready for the Future
Student Centered Learning and the Infant-Grade 8 Educational Model
Children are naturally inquisitive and our teachers are tapping into this curiosity through a student-centered approach.
Our small, close-knit Infant to Grade 8 environment provides the perfect setting for children to explore, learn, and grow into great thinkers and leaders.
"From our youngest explorers to our oldest, our students are engaging in learning in ways that develop critical thinking and problem solving skills, collaboration, and analysis – skills crucial for success in high school, college and in life."
- Janet Marsh, Head of School