Je m’appelle Emily Greif, et je suis la maîtresse de français à SWS! I’m Emily Greif, the French teacher at SWS! Creating family scrapbooks "J'aime (I love) ma famille!" Here's a little about [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Ms. Ochmanek, SWS Librarian: Building a community of readers and a love of reading

Ms. Barbara Ochmanek, who came to SWS the fall we moved to the Goding building, has been steadily building our school's library collection and programming to foster a love of reading and support literacy skills [...]

SWS Winter Concert: A joyous community event

SWS held its first-ever all-school Winter Concert on December 16th, under the guidance of SWS Music Director James Castaneda. It was a huge success! All classes took part, from PreK3 through 4th grade. In addition to [...]

Music at SWS with Mr. James

Mr. James has always viewed music as something to be taught organically -- something for students to learn with guidance, rather than strict instruction. Even though he's new to new to the Reggio approach, he says [...]

3rd grade scientists

Recently Ms. DeAnna's 3rd grade students dissected owl pellets in Science. They found bones, put them together, and identified the animals. Ms. DeAnna reports, "They are having a blast with Mr. Palm!"        

Meet Madame Greif, World Languages teacher at SWS

Meet Madame Greif, the new SWS World Languages Teacher. Madame Greif comes to SWS as a neighbor, as a parent, and now as a teacher. She has experience teaching French as well as English as [...]

Meet Mr. Palm, Science teacher at SWS

Mr. Palm is SWS’s new science teacher. He brings to SWS a background in the District of Columbia and abroad. He attended DCPS schools K through 12th grade! He studied anthropology in college (University of [...]