Capitol Hill Day School Buddy Groups at first all school assembly

Capitol Hill Day School Buddy Groups at first all school assembly
Emily Prigg

Capitol Hill Day School kicked off the 2019-2020 school year with its traditional Common Threads assembly in Garfield Park.

Capitol Hill Day School kicked off the 2019-2020 school year with its traditional Common Threads assembly in Garfield Park. All 225 students, plus all teachers and staff, attended and introduced the 46 new students, and 5 new faculty and staff. Fun fact: 7 students are children of CHDS alumni! Speaking of alumni, the 18 newest CHDS alums are now 9th graders at 12 different high schools.

Field education is a CHDS cornerstone, with over 300 field trips each year. Last year, students had more than 360 field trips, each one connecting the classroom to the larger world. This fall, 3rd Graders are exploring land navigation by using maps and compasses on the Hill and in parks and nature centers, and maritime navigation by visiting the Mildred Belle at Yards Marina. Seventh Graders focus on environmental science, visiting a student exhibition called Urban Landscapes Reimagined at the National Building Museum. Later this fall, 7th Graders will spend three days at the Chesapeake Bay Foundation's Port Isobel Island Study Center for an in-depth look at the ecosystem of the Bay watershed.

Grandparents and Grand Friends Day is coming up on October 14. This popular event (last year, over 150 guests attended) will be expanded this year to a half-day program, giving these special guests more time to engage in classroom learning.

Visit Capitol Hill Day School to learn more: www.chds.org/admissions/visit. Open house dates are October 11, November 6, and December 5.


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