Capitol Hill Day School

210 South Carolina Avenue Se
Washington, DC 20003-0200
     Tel: (202)547-2244
        
   
Grades: PK - 8 | 225 students
CHDS Kindergarten students explore the National Arboretum as part of a unit studying nature.
CHDS Kindergarten students explore the National Arboretum as part of a unit studying nature.
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Capitol Hill Day School is a coeducational independent school serving students from PreK through 8th grade.  Our extensive Field Education program engages students in the rich community that surrounds us, building confident learners able to navigate their community, their learning, and ultimately, their lives.   

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten - 8
Learning Programs Supported Yes; full-time School Counselor
Year Founded 1968

Student Body

Total Students 225 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 35%
State avg.: 50%
Students by Grade Capitol Hill Day School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 35 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 50%
Average Class Size 16 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Yearly Tuition Cost $25,000
Tuition Notes PreK & K: $25,860 Grad 1 to 5: $26,580 Grades 6-8: $28,020
% on Financial Aid 25%
Average Financial Aid Grant $15,000
Acceptance Rate 40%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Priscilla A. Lund

Sports

Total Sports Offered 3 sports
Sports Basketball, Cross Country, SoccerBasketballCross Country,
Soccer

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 5 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. year book, service volunteers, photography, Spanish/French club, Arts & Crafts year book, photography, Arts & Crafts, service volunteers,
Spanish/French club,

School Notes:

Capitol Hill Day School is an independent, coeducational school for students in prekindergarten through eighth grade. Its mission is to engage a diverse community of students in connecting the classroom to the larger world, supporting each child in developing the confidence, compassion, and intellectual capacity to live a life of purpose and value. From its inception, the School has been committed to using the rich and varied resources of the greater Washington area. An extensive program of trips (over 300 per year) and guest speakers provide an experiential approach to learning and help students understand that learning is a process not limited to a classroom setting. Teachers work together to integrate the curriculum, relating themes and concepts between subjects.  Starting in prekindergarten, classes in art, music, foreign language (French or Spanish), PE, library, and technology (grade 3 and up) are incorporated weekly.    The school has a daily After School Program as well as a Summer Camp program.  Both of these auxiliary programs offer children a wide variety of enrichment classes including yoga, baseball, soccer, arts, tae-kwon-do, instrumental lessons, and more.


Profile last updated: 07/30/2013

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Gonzaga College High School (1.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is St. Peter's Interparish School (0.1 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Holy Comforter/st Cyprian School (1.1 miles away)
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  • WashingtonDot Child Development Center
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    WashingtonDC 20591
    (202)267-7672
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  • WashingtonHoly Comforter/st Cyprian School
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    1503 East Capitol St.
    WashingtonDC 20003
    (202)547-7556
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    1.1 mi | 150 students | Gr. PK-8                      
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    19 Eye Street NW
    WashingtonDC 20001
    (202)336-7100
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