Sheridan School

4400 36th Street NW
Washington, DC 20008-0200
     Tel: (202)362-7900
Grades: K - 8 | 226 students
Sheridan School's mission is to create an inclusive, vibrant learning community.
We take joy in learning, show kindness and empathy towards others, embrace new experiences and ideas, and continually seek a deeper and fuller understanding of the world.
We seek to inspire self-knowledge, intellectual discipline and personal integrity in our community members.
At both our city and mountain campuses, the Sheridan community challenges itself to live the ideal of respect for oneself, others and the environment.

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 28%
State avg.: 50%
Students by Grade Sheridan School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 40 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 65%
Average Class Size 25 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Jan. 16
Yearly Tuition Cost $30,000
Tuition Notes We offer financial aid.
% on Financial Aid 20%
Average Financial Aid Grant $16,000
Acceptance Rate 20%
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: 08/08/2014

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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School Reviews

11 months ago
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. :)
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