WELCOME TO MIDDLE SCHOOL
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 do not 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.
"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.
8TH GRADE CAPSTONE PROJECT
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.
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.
MEET THE DIRECTOR
Associate Head of School and Director of Lower and Middle School
BEHIND THE SCENES AT CONGRESSIONAL SCHOOL
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