WHY CONGRESSIONAL?

At Congressional, we specialize in young learners. Our infant-Grade 8 community provides the perfect setting where children gain a solid foundation to launch them on a lifetime of adventure and success.  Our teachers are experts on the age they teach and know how to relate to that age. At Congressional School, early education IS the focus, and our facilities and resources are designed for and available to young learners.

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ADVANTAGES OF A SCHOOL THAT ENDS IN 8TH GRADE

The preschool - 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.

WHO WE ARE

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A Balanced and Rigorous Curriculum

Our balanced, research-based program offers advanced academics in a student-centered, active learning environment. The best of both innovative and traditional approaches, our rigorous curriculum fosters a growth mindset where students are challenged to think critically, take risks, and reach their full potential.

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Dedicated to Young Learners

From cradle to grade 8, the students of Congressional benefit from a clear and constant focus on them and their needs. It’s an exuberant, intimate, safe learning environment, where kids can be kids, parents can be involved, and everyone can be seen and heard.

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Learning That's More Than Test Deep

Our students probe deeper than “Who?” “What?” and “Where?” to ask “How?” and “Why?” Far more than short-term recall, a Congressional education builds long-term understanding applicable to a complex world. 

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Explorers Wanted

Congressional provides an educational frontier experience that encourages inquisitive young minds to ask questions, and, with just the right instruction and guidance, discover not only the answers but also their potential.

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Taking Teaching Personally

Congressional’s dynamic, talented, and experienced faculty know their students as well as they know how to teach them. Committed to each student’s intellectual and personal growth, teachers are ready with a nudge, a hug, or whatever is needed to engage and inspire.

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A Caring Community

The Congressional community feels like family...an all-welcoming, multicultural, multi-age family united by sharing, celebrating, and learning from what each member brings—their authentic self.

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TOP 5 REASONS TO ATTEND A SCHOOL
THAT ENDS IN 8TH GRADE

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

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#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.

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#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.

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#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.

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#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.

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To learn more, ask questions, or schedule a tour, please contact:

Laura Day
Admission Associate

703-533-1064