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So far SWS has created 39 blog entries.

Bon jour!

Je m’appelle Emily Greif, et je suis la maîtresse de français à SWS! I’m Emily Greif, the French teacher at SWS! I want to tell you about our language teaching philosophy here at SWS. We [...]

“Dream Chicken Coop,” by SWS Kindergartners & 5th graders

by Margi Fineran, FoodPrints Lead Teacher at SWS Hand washing station, shoe covers, chicken fencing, paperwork and health inspections... these were the things we garden teachers were told two years ago we must have in [...]

Meet our Assistant Principal, Melissa Brisbane

Meeting the needs of all children at SWS With the echoes of children playing outside, Melissa Brisbane sits at a large wooden conference table and recalls how she felt at this year's first all-student-and-staff assembly. [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]

First Grade Spring Publishing Party

Spring is bloom time—for budding writers as well as flowers! After weeks of working on their nonfiction writing unit, our two first grade classes hosted their second publishing party of the year in March. (The [...]

THANK YOU to our wonderful Auction sponsors!

Thank you to the many wonderful sponsors of our 19th Annual Gala & Auction. It was a very successful fundraising and community building event for our school!

Thank you, Capitol Hill Community Foundation!

School Within School received three grants last fall from the Capitol Hill Community Foundation (CHCF). We very much appreciate the Foundation's support for our music, arts, and library programs! Here are the fantastic new additions to our school [...]

Did you see the color of the flag today?

Did you notice the green flag flying in front of the school? Ask an SWS student … he or she can tell you that the flag tells us about today’s air quality. Nurse Jade is [...]