With its prime location in the heart of the nation's capitol, one would assume that Capitol Hill Day School would take full advantage of the opportunities its location affords the school. Indeed, with over 300 field trips annually, the school is noted for it Field Education Program, which connects the classroom to the real world, one of the foundational practices of progressive education. The commitment of the school to this program is realized through the Director of Field Education Lisa Sommers, who organizes and monitors trips almost on a daily basis. Each class takes weekly field trips, and all grades participate in at least 20 trips per year. One would be hard pressed to find another school getting kids out into the world as much as CHDS.
Head of School
|Math projects help students|
stay engaged - this graph from a 2nd
grade class shows the longevity
of teachers at CHDS
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