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BUILDING STRONG FOUNDATIONS
FOR LIFELONG LEARNERS

Not overshadowed by high school, early education is our focus. Our facilities, resources, programs, and advanced, research-based curriculum are designed specifically for young learners through the guidance of caring, expert teachers. Our students are explorers, critical thinkers, and leaders, and our graduates leave confident, well-prepared for their chosen high schools and beyond.

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EARLY CHILDHOOD

Infants - Age 3

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PRIMARY SCHOOL

Preschool - Grade 2

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LOWER SCHOOL

Grades 3 - 4

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MIDDLE SCHOOL

Grades 5 - 8

BUILDING STRONG FOUNDATIONS
FOR LIFELONG LEARNERS

Not overshadowed by high school, early education is our focus. Our facilities, resources, programs, and advanced, research-based curriculum are designed specifically for young learners through the guidance of caring, expert teachers. Our students are explorers, critical thinkers, and leaders, and our graduates leave confident, well-prepared for their chosen high schools and beyond.

460+
Students
Infants - Grade 8

40
Acre Campus

Inside the Beltway

2
State-of-the-Art Design Labs

30+
Robust After School
Activities 
on Campus

82
Years of Educational Excellence

AWARD WINNING LITERARY MAGAZINE

Take a look at our award-winning student literary magazine, Wordplay. The 2021 issue received a Recognizing Excellence in Art and Literary Magazines (REALM) Award from the National Council of Teachers of English. The award recognizes excellent literary magazines produced by students with the support of their teachers.

Wordplay features student writing and is published by a middle school editing staff with the support of a faculty advisor.

2022 Edition

2021 Edition

Alka Gandhi

Current Parent

"My twins have been at Congressional since they were 2 years old.
Now at 10 years old, they are loving it more than ever. When they were
toddlers, it was so comforting to leave them in the excellent care of the
kind and enthusiastic teachers and staff in the Early Childhood Program.
Now, in 4th grade, they still have excellent teachers who utilize the amazing
school resources, including the huge campus, to inspire the
intellectual curiosity of the students. When I pick up my kids, they are
excited, every day, to tell me about all of the things they did that day."

Emma Giovanetti

Class of 2018

"Everything stands out to me about Congressional! At my public school,
only the teachers I had classes with knew my name, but here. Everyone
knows my name. Every teacher knows who I am, whether I know them or
not, which I really value. And since it is such a small school, you really get
to connect with the students and teachers. I have some friendships with
teachers that I have never had before, and I love it."

Lorenzo Proano

Class of 2014

"As a small community, the environment of Congressional is perfect
for the variety of nationalities and cultures found in the school.
Congressional cares about its students. For me, the school and camp
have been like a family. The dynamics of the Congressional
student/camper life are what every school should strive for."

Jessica and Bruce MacNair

Current Parents

"We and our children love Congressional School. We have been with the
school for 4 years (our son is in 4th Grade and our daughter just began
1st Grade). Our experience has been that it is a high quality
(yet unpretentious) school with a strong sense of community, and our
children are receiving an extremely good education there. The class sizes
tend to be smaller, so the kids never lack the level of attention they need
to ensure doing well and never feeling lost in the cracks."

Maggie Lavoie

Class of 2013

"Everyone made our family feel so welcome and loved. I felt so prepared
for high school, and I found that much of freshman year easy when my
classmates found it challenging."