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Welcome to Farren's Stable

Visit this page for updates and highlights from our exciting Middle School expansion process.
We are thrilled to share our new space with you!

January 9, 2018

New year, new middle school space!

And we're in! 7th and 8th Graders have officially moved in to their new home base: Farren’s Stable at 218 D Street SE. A lot of hard work has been put into this project, and now students and teachers are ready to explore, engage and connect in their new middle school learning environment. Click below for recent pictures of students and teachers in action at Farren's Stable:

Farren's Stable in action


December 10, 2018

Moving into Farren's Stable

7th and 8th Graders and faculty will begin full use of Farren’s Stable when we return from winter break on Monday, January 7! In anticipation of that, we have planned several transition events:

  • 7th and 8th Grade students will visit Farren’s Stable on both December 11 and 18 to begin to orient themselves to the space.

  • Parent Open House: After drop off on the morning of December 20, we invite parents to swing by Farren’s Stable for an informal sneak peek.

  • Final Move: Over the winter break, books and supplies from Dent and the Townhouse (214) will be moved to Farren’s Stable.

Read this month's Gray Matters to learn more about the renovation, and check out recent photos in the slideshow below:

Farren's Stable Renovation


November 15, 2018

Interior Update

Coat hooks and cubbies - check
Kitchenette and Break out rooms - check
Dry wall and lighting - check

Within the next two weeks, we will have checked off these items, as well as:

  • New Stairwell
  • Flooring
  • Painting

Check out the gallery below for photos of the progress!

Cubbie hooks hanging on a wall
Cubbies at Farren Stable location.
Wall of Farren's Stable construction.
Construction update inside Farren's Stable location.


October 17, 2018

Construction Update

Construction work on our new middle school space at Farren's Stable is in full gear. Demolition is complete, drywall is up, and the wonderful learning spaces are taking shape.

There has been a lot of work on the new secondary staircase.  Right now, there is a shaft running from ground level to the CHDS floor.  Next "step" - add the stairs!
The project continues on schedule, with full move-in planned for January 2019.

We are excited to be planning "sneak peek" and celebration events in December and January for parents, students, current and former Board members, alumni, and alum parents! Details coming soon!

Construction on new middle school space.
Construction on new middle school space.
Construction on new middle school space.
Construction on new middle school space.
Construction on new middle school space.
Construction on new middle school space.
Construction on new middle school space.


May 25, 2018

Contractor Selected

We have hired Coakley & Williams Construction, Inc., as our contractor for the renovation. Our project timeline is intact and we are on track for a late fall, early winter move in date!

May 14, 2018

7th Grade YEP Presentations

CHDS 7th Graders presented their Year End Projects to fellow students and families at the new Farren's Stable property!

Click below to view pictures from the event:

Student presenting their Year End Project.
Student presenting their Year End Project.

May 2, 2018

Making Progress!

On April 17, the Board of Zoning Adjustment approved the School's request to use the Farren's Stable property for educational purposes. The Request for Proposal (RFP) has been issued. Next step: Hiring a contractor. Stay tuned!

February 7, 2018

Open House at Farren's Stable

Thank you to the many parents who were able to attend the February 7 Farren's Stable Open House! You seemed to share our excitement about the possibilities for developing Farren's for our upper grade program. Check back for updates on our progress with zoning and renovation!

Click below for pictures from the event:

Design plans for the future middle school building.
Parents looking at future design plans for the new CHDS middle school building.
CHDS at Farren's Stable

January 16, 2018

CHDS signs lease for Farren's Stable!

Dear Capitol Hill Day School Community,

For the past eight months, the Capitol Hill Day School Board and Administration have been hard at work thinking strategically about the School’s facility needs. As an outcome of this effort, we are very excited to announce the signing of a lease for space in the historic Farren’s Stable building at 218 D Street, SE. To learn more about the facility, we invite you to attend an open house at this new site from 5:00-7:00pm on February 7. This event is for adults only, but rest assured that, in due time, students will get to see this exciting new space!

There is a saying in education that “space is the third teacher.” In partnership with architects, the School has a unique opportunity to design a new setting explicitly tailored to enhance our program. Through this project, we are confident we can create an innovative learning environment that will continue to make our pedagogy and curriculum responsive and relevant to the world in which our students live and the future they will inherit.