EVENTS AND TRADITIONS
Our rich history of campus events and traditions has helped to shape Congressional School into a vibrant community. With a combination of time-honored traditions, and new events that are added all the time - we host approximately 100 events each school year–there’s something for everyone! Bring your friends along and join us in the fun and learning.
BACK-TO-SCHOOL SWIM PARTY
At the beginning of the school year, all families are invited to a fun and relaxing pool party to celebrate the new school year. Families have the opportunity to swim, enjoy refreshments, and to mingle with other school families, teachers, and administrators.
BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHTS
Back-to-School Nights are held for primary, lower school and middle school in September. This is an opportunity for parents to meet with their child’s teachers and learn about plans for the year ahead.
The Fall Festival is sponsored by the Congressional School Parent Organization (CSPO) and is held on a Saturday in the fall. The entire school community is invited to this fun, family event featuring food, bounce houses, and games for children.
The CSPO hosts Family Nights during the academic year and all families are invited to attend free of charge. Family Night activities in the past have ranged from BINGO, to magic shows, a movie under the stars, Zumba and more. These events are a wonderful way to have fun while connecting with other families.
PARENT VISIT DAY
Two Parent Visit Days are held each year. In November, parents are invited to visit with their children in class to get a glimpse into the daily routine of their student(s). In February, parents have the opportunity to visit the grade(s) above to gain insight into their child’s year ahead.
GRANDPARENTS AND SPECIAL FRIENDS DAY
Grandparents and Special Friends Day is celebrated in November each year, just before Thanksgiving. Grandparents and special friends are invited to join their loved ones to experience the morning school schedule and a special assembly.
The Winter Concert is an opportunity for the school community to come together prior to Winter Break to celebrate our school and the arts program. The event includes student performances and is followed by a light reception hosted by the CSPO.
Homecoming is hands-down our most spirited event of the year. With all of our basketball teams playing on the same day, our community comes together—dressed in their red, white, and black—to cheer on our fellow Colts. Faces get painted, half-time games are played, and music keeps the energy flowing.
MIDDLE SCHOOL MUSICAL
The middle school musical is held in early spring with assistance from lower school students. Previous performances include Beauty and the Beast JR, Disney’s Aladdin JR, and Disney’s Mermaid JR. Opportunities are also available for middle school students to work in stage crew, lighting and sound.
GALA AND AUCTION
The annual Gala is one of the school’s largest fundraisers and is typically held in the spring. This black-tie optional event is held off campus at a local hotel, and funds raised are directed toward special projects.
INTERNATIONAL DAY AND INTERNATIONAL NIGHT
International Day is set aside for the Congressional community to celebrate and honor the many cultures among our community. The day begins with an assembly with performances by primary, lower and middle school, and parents are invited to attend. International Night is a CSPO event that truly embodies the diverse cultures that make up our school community. Families prepare delicious foods that represent their cultural heritage and our community is invited to sample all the amazing cuisine. This year, our families prepared food representing 23 different nations around the globe. Tickets are sold for this event, which is a fundraiser for the CSPO.
Congressional celebrates the commencement of our eighth grade students in a special school-wide ceremony held on the last day of school. All parents are invited and encouraged to attend the ceremony to celebrate the senior members of our student body and to wish them well as they move on to high school.