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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.

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…

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.

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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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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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Digital Technology Unplugged

Students in kindergarten through 8th grade are learning the concepts and foundations of coding, robotics, engineering and design. To prepare our youngest learners for the more complex lessons in coding and robotics, Ross Mulry, our Librarian and Technology Integration Specialist, unplugs the students from technology and goes offline with some valuable hands-on lessons.
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