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Chincoteague Bay Field Study

7th graders venture out on an inspiring ecological study of a wildlife refuge.

Painting Without Sight

Learning About John Bramblitt and the Five Senses in Kindergarten

Life is About Choices

This fall, after the devastating floods in Houston and the subsequent floods in Puerto Rico, many people searched for ways in which to help. Some donated items, others donated money, but Congressional parent and Parent Organization President, Cheryl Vance P ‘24, wanted to do something different, so she packed her bag and headed to Houston to lend her support.

Faculty Spotlight: Agnés Starfield

Agnes Starfield, Primary and Lower School French Teacher, believes in teaching in context with strong emphasis on the physical application of the language and not just theory. “Learning in context provides a framework for students to relate to the material,” she says. “It helps them to reinforce what they have learned to say or write.”

2017-2018 Highlights

An infographic compiled with our highlights from the 2017-2018 school year.

Wisdom and Reflections from Student Athletes

Captains of this year’s varsity basketball teams. Leaders among their peers. Examples of our core values both on and off the court. Liam and Ava, Class of 2018, have performed phenomenally in athletics this year. In honor of their accomplishments, we asked them to reflect on Congressional athletics and share wisdom with future student athletes.

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Chincoteague Bay Field Study

7th graders venture out on an inspiring ecological study of a wildlife refuge.
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Some Thoughts on the Writing Process

As students move through the grades, there is growing emphasis on the writing process, and the volume and style of writing increase across the curriculum. In the following article, fifth and sixth grade English teacher, Cameron Yassine, outlines his own writing process, discussing how he perseveres through challenges and draws upon this experience to help students improve and grow as writers.
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Painting Without Sight

Learning About John Bramblitt and the Five Senses in Kindergarten
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