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100 Languages of Children:

SWS Blogs About the Intersections of Joy, Wonder, and Learning

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 first, held in November, celebrated the students’ “small moment” stories.) Parents and other special adults [...]

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 as a result of the CHCF generosity: New furniture for the elementary atelier Miss Erika [...]

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 leading the Air Quality Flag program at SWS. She and students raise a colored flag [...]

“Where Teaching Begins”

It was hard to tell it was winter.  With stretches of 70 degree days throughout December and January, the shapes of the winter trees reminded me that even without the cold or snow, my world was in winter. I shared with the children my love for trees in all seasons, especially [...]

“How can we stand up instead of standing by when we see injustice?”

"How can we stand up instead of standing by when we see injustice?" That was the topic of February's all-school community meeting, hosted by the 4th grade classes. In the weeks leading up to the meeting, all students at SWS explored this topic in their classrooms during morning meeting. During the all-school [...]