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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.”

Developing Lifelong Readers

Our Approach to Inspiring A Love of Reading in Our Students.

Inspiring Lifelong Readers

Familiar Childhood Reflections and a Crucial Balance Needed in Schools. "If the greatest predictor of academic success is reading volume, it is not enough to assign mountains of classics and hope that our students actually read them. We also must give children intrinsic motivation to read."

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.

Think Before You Throw

Through Service Learning at Congressional School, students take a proactive interest in community concerns, applying what they have learned in school to real community needs. This year 4th grade students have been focusing on recycling.

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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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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.
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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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