Advantages of a K-8 School

The infant-Grade 8 environment, where middle schoolers make a transition after Grade 8, provides tremendous opportunities. Choosing where to go next is probably the first big decision for students. It enables them to ponder who they are and the kind of environment that best suits them, at an age that is appropriate for them to begin contemplating those types of questions. It is like a trial run for college admissions, giving them confidence when that time comes.

Top 5 Reasons to Attend a K-8 School


#1:  Congressional's Infant - Grade 8 model allows students to remain children for longer, without the influences or pressures of high school.

Top 5 Reasons to Attend a K-8 School


#2:  As an Infant - Grade 8 school, we are able to cultivate a close-knit community, where everyone knows one another. The result is greater confidence, self-esteem, and a sense of belonging; all of which are important during a child's formative years.


Top 5 Reasons to Attend a K-8 School


#3:  By the end of grade 8, Congressional students are eager for the opportunity to reinvent themselves as young adults. With a strong foundation of learning and friendship, high school becomes a new and exciting chapter in their lives.

Top 5 Reasons to Attend a K-8 School


#4:  At the end of Grade 8, a student's strengths are more clearly defined, along with their emerging personality, and often a passion for a certain subject. This makes it much easier to determine the best "match" for high school.

Top 5 Reasons to Attend a K-8 School


#5:  Our Middle School students are not "caught in the middle;" instead they assume early leadership responsibilities such as student council officers, varsity sports team players, and yearbook editors. They are the role models for the entire student body, which builds their confidence and helps for a smooth transition to high school.

“It’s so fun to see 8th graders take a leadership role with the younger students and watch them thrive helping others.” - Teacher

“It allows the kids to be kids for a little bit longer and the 8th graders are role models.” -Teacher

“I just like the intimacy of K through 8.” -Parent