Grades 5 - 8

The impact of a Congressional education is most apparent in Middle School, when the significance of the educational journey becomes clear. Upon entering Middle School, students are already appreciating the extraordinary advantages they have at Congressional. They no longer take school for granted but rather relish all that is available for them.

Beginning in fifth grade, students change classes throughout the day, benefiting from specialists for each core subject. Throughout the school day, children are challenged, guided, and mentored by exceptional members of the faculty. They are taught to ask good questions and develop life-long intellectual curiosity. Sometimes they are given answers to their inquiries, other times the answers are realized through self-discovery.


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Project-Based Learning

"Every day, as we fashion our lesson plans, we do so fervently and vigorously with specific goals in mind, yet we must also learn from our mistakes in order to continue on the route to success."


 The measurement of our curriculum's strength is recognized when our graduates place into second or third level world language programs and advanced math classes when starting high school, when they comment that ninth grade is much easier than eighth grade ever was at Congressional School, or note how much better prepared they are than their peers for performance in some of the area's most competitive high schools.



The 8th Grade Capstone project is the culmination of a student's academic work at Congressional School. The project is intentional in its overall objective, providing a purpose-based learning opportunity for our 8th grade students. It is a time for our students to find an area of interest, explore deeply, take action, and communicate with the broader Congressional School Community.

As a part of the project portion of his 8th Grade Capstone, William presented his topic (What Constitutes a Healthy...

Posted by Congressional School on Saturday, April 28, 2018

7th grade Pre-Algebra was doing a Dance Dance Revolution exercise to practice their angle relationships!

Posted by Congressional School on Thursday, October 6, 2016

8th grade self portrait silhouettes on ceramic tile. Can you tell who is who?

Posted by Congressional School on Wednesday, December 28, 2016

To learn more, ask questions, or schedule a tour for our Middle School program for your fifth through eighth grade child, please contact:

Hilary Rubin
Admission Associate