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Well-prepared for excellent secondary schools, Congressional School graduates have confidence, a sense of ethics, and the desire to continually and respectfully question, collaborate, create, and lead.

Bishop Ireton High School 

Bishop O'Connell High School (7)

Flint Hill School (4)

Georgetown Preparatory School

Madeira School

Maret School

Meridian High School

Potomac School

St. Stephen's & St. Agnes School (6)

Washington-Liberty High School

Yorktown High School



We are very proud of our students' post-Congressional successes. Our students matriculate to a wide-range of independent schools and other competitive high school programs. Here are some of the area high schools to which Congressional graduates have been accepted:

Bullis School
British International School of Washington
Commonwealth Academy
Edmund Burke
The Field School
Flint Hill School
Garrison Forest School
Georgetown Day High School
Georgetown Preparatory School
Georgetown Visitation School
Gonzaga College High School
Heights School
Holton-Arms School
The Landon School
The Madeira School
Maret School
National Cathedral School
The Potomac School
Sandy Springs Friends School
Sidwell Friends School
Washington International School
York School (CA)

Blue Ridge School (VA)
Christchurch School (VA)
Episcopal High School (VA)
Foxcroft School (VA)
Hawaii Preparatory Academy (HI)
Hill School (PA)
Kent School (CT)
The Madeira School
Mercersburg Academy (PA)
Miss Hall's School (MA)
Miss Porter's School (CT)
Oldfields (MD)
Peddie School (NJ)
Perkiomen School (VA)
Randolph Macon Academy (VA)
Ridley College (Canada)
St. Margaret's School (VA)
St. Timothy's School (MD)
Stanstead College (Canada)
White Mountain School (NH)
Woodberry Forest (VA)

Bishop Ireton High School
Bishop Denis J. O'Connell High School
Elizabeth Seton High School
Paul VI High School
Pope John Paul the Great
St. Albans School
St. Andrew's Episcopal School
St. John's College High School
St. Stephen's & St. Agnes School
Stoneridge of the Sacred Heart

Annandale High School (I.B.).
Davidson Academy of Nevada
Fairfax High School
Forest Park Integrated Technology
George Marshall (I.B.)
George Mason High School (I.B.)
James Madison High School
Lake Braddock Secondary School
Langley High School
Langley Grammar School (UK)
Oakton High School
J.W. Robinson Secondary School (I.B.)
Justice High School (I.B.)
McLean High School
Pre-Governor's School at Osbourn Park
Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology
Washington-Liberty High School (I.B.)
Williamsville East High School (NY)
W. T. Woodson High School (I.B.)
Yorktown High School

Congressional students entering the public school system after graduating from Congressional typically enroll in either AP (Advanced Placement) classes or the IB (International Baccalaureate) Program.


"Schools are communities with unique missions, visions, values and philosophies. Students, like schools, are unique and therefore benefit from finding the community that best "fits" with their learning styles and intellectual, extracurricular and social-emotional needs."

-Jeanette Lelchitski, 8th Grade Advisor and English Teacher

The Highway to High School

Helping 8th Graders Find the "Right-Fit" High School

Our goal at Congressional during the high school transition period is to help students and parents find the ‘right fit’ high school. By eighth grade, a student’s unique qualities have emerged, helping to make the task of selecting the right high school a more streamlined, personal process...

Read the full article about how we guide students through the high school decision process.

Hear from our Middle School Director about the high school decision process at Congressional