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Up for Debate

CONGRESSIONAL SCHOOL BLOG Up for Debate Through Congressional’s Speech and Drama curriculum, middle school students engage in specialized training to refine critical public speaking skills that they will carry forward into high school, college, and their careers. While Congressional students practice public speaking skills at all age levels (even in the Early Childhood Program), the…

Welcome to Little Colts Academy

Now in its third year, Little Colts Academy was established by Tavis Laws, Congressional’s Director of Athletics and Physical Education, as a way to introduce younger students to intramural sports.

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.”

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rollercoaster building 6th grade

Building Rollercoasters

What better way to understand Newton's Laws than by putting them into motion?
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jr kindergarten experiment

Follow the Children’s Lead

"Can we do that project again, Ms. Rice?" That is the question that tells me that something is going right in my classroom. That is the enthusiasm my students have when something interests them, sparks their curiosity, and engages their whole selves.
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2nd grade experiment

Impromptu Science

Dried Indian Corn is often pulled out as a fall decoration, just like pumpkins and multi-colored leaves, but this year 2nd grade students found had a special interest in them that led to an intriguing experiment...
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