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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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From Fulbright to Changemaker

Through a Fulbright Scholarship, Kate Fitzpatrick, Congressional's Middle School Art Teacher has become a changemaker, leveraging her passion for project-based learning in art and STEM to help underserved students around the world.
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Yes, I Can!

An Interview with Coach Laws, Director of Physical Education and Athletics: Physical education is an essential part of a well-rounded education. Beyond the obvious health benefits of exercise, physical education and participation on athletic teams offer students important life lessons that can help boost self-esteem and build can-do attitudes.
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Mathematics: A New Mindset

“Our curriculum is active, vibrant, and incorporates the best of modern thought,” says Andrea Weiss, Director of Innovation and Learning and Middle School Math teacher. “We live in a world of technology and technology is intrinsically mathematical, so it’s important that our students develop these skills.”
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