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Talking in Numbers

As we shift student mindsets and get them excited about learning math, Congressional teachers are employing a number of teaching strategies. One strategy that has been widely embraced, particularly in the Primary and Lower School grades, is daily Number Talks.

Alumni Reflections with Julia

In the following article, Julia '13 reflects on a number of topics, and discusses the impact of her Congressional School education, her leadership roles in high school, and what the future has in store.

Highway to High School

For middle school students, the transition to high school is an exciting time in their lives. For their parents, it marks a milestone – their child is embarking on the last leg of their educational journey before heading to college.
Elementary Boys Studying

Strong Study Habits

By taking a little time to learn some new study habits, your child can become more successful in many areas of her schoolwork.
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When Art Makes a Difference

My journey began in the Arts and Crafts shack at camp. The seemingly endless supply of beads, gimp, and string for macramé were a delight.
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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You Are More Than What You See

This innovative 8th grade art project helped students look at themselves in a very different way.
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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…
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The Power of Reading Aloud

Most parents understand the importance of reading to their children, but many parents might not realize the extent of the power that reading aloud brings to their child’s cognitive and literary development.
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