WE OFFER

  • Small class sizes
  • Accessibility: Convenient location in Northeast DC
  • Everyone is welcome: No one is turned away for inability to pay our modest tuition.
  • Individualized learning goals.
  • Frequent content-related field trips.
  • Arts-integrated classes.
  • Experiential and project-based learning.
  • Visual and performing arts classes.
  • Age-appropriate critical thinking and analysis challenge.
  • Regular, thorough instruction in language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, art, music, health, and physical education, meeting the Washington, DC and Prince George‚Äôs County, MD home school instruction requirements.
  • Close attention and support for every child to grow personally and academically.

WE PROMOTE WELLNESS

  • Homemade, healthy communal breakfast served daily for children, parents, and staff
  • No candy, no soda policy
  • Physical Education classes
  • Nutrition and cooking classes using fresh ingredients
  • Frequent opportunities for children to play outside
  • Yoga and mindfulness classes for all age groups

WE WORK TOGETHER TO PROMOTE PEACE

  • Conflicts resolved through Restorative and nonviolent communication methods
  • Consequences for misbehaviors are worked through with the child
  • Time and space to take a break to re-center
  • Behavioral expectations are discussed and agreed upon together
  • Students are empowered to express their needs and to advocate for themselves

WE ARE GLOBAL CITIZENS

  • Small class sizes
  • Our instruction promotes understanding and appreciation of all cultures
  • International guest instructors visit and teach classes
  • Local organizations representing different countries come and share music, food, and dance
  • Students communicate with children in other countries through social media
  • We develop relationships with a variety of groups that expand our connections to other parts of the United States and abroad
  • We work with partners to help our high school students to apply for educational travel opportunities