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

Teachers hard at work preparing for the coming school year

With the $10,000 we were able to invest this summer on teacher development -- thanks to your generous support of Friends of SWS -- teachers have been coming into the building over the past three weeks to begin organizing classrooms and we all spent two productive days together at our [...]

SWS meets ambitious academic goals set by DCPS

Each year, each DCPS school sets five goals for the chancellor based on its start of the year assessments.  SWS met four of our five Chancellor goals for last school year. We smashed our Text Reading Comprehension Goal by 9% point and now 91% of our elementary students are on or [...]

Children Are Citizens … of the City

As part of our participation in Harvard's Project Zero Children Are Citizens, students at SWS have been exploring the city. Here's a take from two kindergarteners on that exploration:

Children Are Citizens … of Museums

Children Are Citizens Anyone who was at the National Gallery of Art in March and saw animated first graders performing plays in front of paintings may have thought: What? Are they allowed to do that at the museum? Answer: Absolutely. Katie Quattrone's first graders wrote stories about two paintings in [...]