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From the SWS Blog: 100 Languages of Children

SWS 2nd graders show off their biking skills and prepare a trash-free picnic

SWS second graders, many parents, and some area bicycle enthusiasts spent a beautiful afternoon biking around Capitol Hill and picnicking in Lincoln Park on April 14th. This fun and healthy day was the culmination of a month-long bicycle unit, part of the D.C. Public Schools Cornerstones program that aims to [...]

How do you feel today?

Calm kids are happy. Calm kids stay cool. Calm kids share their feelings. Both at home and school. Calm kids give their body what it needs. Calm kids follow the rules. Calm kids are happy. Calm kids stay cool. SWS kindergarteners learned the “Calm Kids” song – composed by kindergarten [...]

SWS FoodPrints program receives significant support!

This week, the FRESHFARM FoodPrints program at School Within School was awarded a significant grant of $15,000! This support is crucial to continuing our FoodPrints "in-school field trip" model at SWS. The grant was awarded was a School Garden Grant from the Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE). The broad vision of [...]

SWS Gala & Auction

Thank you to our wonderful sponsors and attendees who made our 19th Annual School Within School Gala & Auction such a resounding success! We raised significant funds that will be put to work by our staff to enhance our students’ learning beyond the DCPS budget.