The mission of School Within School is to support and develop children’s potential through a uniquely child-centered, collaborative learning environment. SWS was founded in 1995 by teachers who sought to apply the principles of the Reggio-Emilia approach to early childhood education. The SWS Reggio-inspired program is a project-based approach to education which enables children to influence the direction of their learning. The project approach allows us to use the Common Core State Standard as a framework for delving deeper into long-term learning experiences.
If you are interested in enrolling your child at SWS, we encourage you to join us for an Open House. Families receive a tour of the school and have a chance to meet SWS faculty, staff, and parents and hear more about SWS and the Reggio Emilia program.
Open Houses for 2017-18
Wednesday, December 6, 6:30PM – 8:00PM
Saturday, February 10, 10:30AM – 12:00PM
Enrolling Your Child at SWS
As a city-wide school, all openings at SWS are allocated through the DCPS lottery through My School DC.