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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.

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.

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.

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.

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Project Based Learning

“Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan, in which we must fervently believe, and upon which we must vigorously act. There is no other route to success.”
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5th grade art

Art Multiplication

When Mrs. Brock, our middle school art teacher, saw one of the techniques that 5th grade is learning for multiplication, a light bulb went off, and her and Mrs. Gaal set off to combine forces.
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toddler forest walk

Movement and Learning

Our teachers commit themselves to teaching students in varied ways. We know that not all students learn the same way and therefore the lessons are different depending on each child’s needs.
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