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 2020-21
Saturday, February 13, 2021, 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Friday, February 26, 2021, 9:00 am – 10:15 am
RSVP for Open Houses here. You will receive an email two days prior to the Open House with the Meeting ID.
Enrolling Your Child at SWS
As a city-wide school, all openings at SWS are allocated through the DCPS lottery through My School DC.