WELCOME TO PRIMARY SCHOOL

Preschool (Age 3+) - Grade 2

Young children have the greatest capacity for learning and we delight in sharing in the child’s learning experience. Academic opportunities for students in Preschool - Grade 2 are presented throughout the school day. Our curriculum is integrated across content areas and lessons are presented in engaging and exciting ways.  Through differentiated instruction, each child’s talents are recognized and celebrated. We strive to enhance a child’s self-esteem and independence, while maintaining a nurturing and supportive environment.

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Talking in Numbers
Read about a Primary and Lower School math strategy that has been widely embraced, loved, and really gets our students engaged in math: Daily Number Talks.

Primary School is time for exploration and discovery. Students are given opportunities to flex their natural curiosity, their growing muscles and their social capabilities all in a day’s work. In Preschool and Junior Kindergarten, students are introduced to the fundamentals of learning which are building blocks for a more focused foundation of literacy skills, emerging mathematics, and hands-on science.

In Kindergarten, students work on mastering literacy skills, and are introduced to more complex math concepts. They also receive instruction with specialty teachers in art, music, and physical education, and French or Spanish.

Reading and writing and mathematical skill development are at the core of the educational experience for students in Grades 1 and 2, taught by dedicated teachers who focus on each student's individual needs. Students learn in an exuberant, safe learning environment, where they discover and learn with the support of their teachers and friends.

Don't just take our word for it - come and see for your self. Take a tour and see our school in action.

Not only do we integrate cross-curricular learning, but we also strive to allow that learning to benefit students across...

Posted by Congressional School on Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Since they've been reading biographies in class, 2nd graders spent Friday afternoon in 4 different makerspaces, each...

Posted by Congressional School on Sunday, February 26, 2017
Letter Wedding - Q & U

This morning our kindergartners and 1st grade students celebrated the marriage of letters "Q" and "U", together forever! Students dressed up, brought in "QU" wedding gifts, and celebrated with a ceremony, food, and a dance party. (Don't miss the clever ceremony and fun dance party at the end of the video!)

Posted by Congressional School on Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Jr. Kindergarten took a walk down to the creek to observe, measure, and collect for Science Friday last week! We love having Tripps Run Creek run through campus.

Posted by Congressional School on Monday, April 10, 2017

To learn more, ask questions, or schedule a tour for our Primary School program for your preschool through second grade child, please contact:

Gretchen Herbst
Director of Admission and Financial Aid

703-533-1064