Sheridan School

4400 36th Street NW
Washington, DC 20008-0200
Tel: (202)362-7900
Grades: K-8 | 226 students
Welcome to Sheridan School, we’re a small school with a big story.
 We invite you to explore the diverse and vibrant community that makes us a true progressive school.
As you browse the pages of our site, we hope that you get a sense of our mission-driven and student-centered approach to education.As a small school, we have the luxury of knowing each child individually and ensuring that each child feels known and understood.
While Sheridan prides itself on its nurturing environment, it is also academically challenging.
We set the bar high with our challenging, mastery- based curriculum that build confidence and cultivate successful students.
A Sheridan education is a combination of creative expression, critical thought, hands- on experimentation and global awareness.
We value diversity, risk-taking, social-emotional awareness and respect for the environment.
Our concept based curriculum teaches students more than content.
It is a vehicle for inquiry, exploring issues from multiple points of view and development of student passions.
We provide a lasting foundation for students that serves them as they enter a complex world.The best way to truly capture the Sheridan spirit is to visit the campus.
We can promise you that the minute you walk through the door, you will be impressed by the warm, familial, creative and intellectually robust atmosphere.
It is a joyful place for children and adults.
Please, come see for yourself.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Grades Offered Grades Kindergarten-8
Year Founded 1927

Student Body

Total Students 226 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 50%
Students by Grade Sheridan School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 40 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 25 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Jan. 15
Yearly Tuition Cost $32,000
Tuition Notes We offer financial aid.
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant $16,000
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Margie Gottfried
Admissions Associate Carlene Drakes-Jackson


Total Sports Offered 9 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Climbing, Cross Country, Mountaineering, Rock Climbing, Soccer, Softball, Track and FieldBaseballBasketball,
ClimbingCross Country,
MountaineeringRock Climbing,
Track and Field


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 7 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. After School Music Lessons, Gay Straight Alliance, Mathletes, Running Program, Spring Musical, Student Council, Students of Color Affinity Group Mathletes, Spring Musical, After School Music Lessons,
Gay Straight Alliance,
Running Program,
Student Council,
Students of Color Affinity Group,

School Notes:

  • Sheridan's Learning Principles To nurture and challenge all learners, Sheridan School:
  • educates the whole child: intellectual, physical, social and emotional
  • creates a safe learning environment in which students feel known and understood
  • fosters close, supportive relationships between all members of the community: parents, teachers, administrators, staff and students;
  • maintains high academic standards while respecting the pace of child development;
  • challenges students to think critically, creatively and conceptually;
  • provides hands-on, engaging, authentic learning experiences that challenge students to wrestle with big ideas and their own assumptions;
  • embraces collaborative learning;
  • challenges prejudice,embraces difference, and teaches children to view the world from multiple perspectives;
  • supports student's inquiry and self-reflection,
  • emphasizes the learning process; provides specific, ongoing feedback on students' learning and personal growth.

Profile last updated: 08/15/2015

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Edmund Burke School (0.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Franklin Montessori School (0.3 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Franklin Montessori School (0.3 miles away)
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    0.3 miles
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    Washington, DC 20008
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    Grades: PK | 45 students
    0.4 miles
    4228 Wisconsin Ave Nw
    Washington, DC 20016
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    Grades: NS | 45 students
    0.5 miles
    4228 Wisconsin Av N W
    Washington, DC 20016
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    Auguste Montessori
    Montessori School
    Grades: PK-K | 29 students
    0.5 miles
    3600 Ellicott St Nw
    Washington, DC 20008
  • Washington
    St. Anns Academy
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: PK-8 | 140 students
    0.5 miles
    4404 Wisconsin Ave Nw
    Washington, DC 20016

School Reviews

We have two children at Sheridan and every year are impressed anew at the caliber and thoughtfulness of the teachers and the curriculum. It is a small community, only one class per grade, and extraordinarily friendly and supportive. The art and music programs are exemplary, the school sports program both supportive and challenging, and the indepth classroom focus on writing and reading supports each child in the way that he or she most needs it. The buddy system and community focus mean my 7 year old has friends in the 8th grade and that my about-to-be-a-6th-grader has no nerves about middle school at all. When we were looking at schools, we were blown away when we met the 8th graders at Sheridan - poised, confident, kind, smart. We have loved the experience our children have had at this quiet, unassuming little gem of a school - from homeroom to aftercare, everyone knows their name and supports them in being successful. I only wish they had a high school. :)
- Posted by Parent, 08/14/14

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