Capitol Hill Day School

Capitol Hill Day School is an independent, progressive prekindergarten through 8th grade school on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. It is a close-knit school in a historic building in a diverse and vibrant neighborhood, and we make abundant use of our neighborhood as an extended classroom. Experiences outside the classroom add vast new dimensions to what happens inside-our Field Education Program is unparalleled, opening up whole new worlds for our students.

Quick Stats (2021)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 225 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $31,720
  • Average class size: 22 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 10 / Feb. 3

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded
1968

Student Body

Total Students
225 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
27%
State avg.: 46%
Students by Grade
Capitol Hill Day School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
33 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
75%
Average Class Size
22 students
List of Courses Offered
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline
Jan. 10 / Feb. 3
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Early Childhood through Grade 4: $31,720 Grades 5 through 8: $33,380
% on Financial Aid
27%
Admissions Director
Hana Carey

Sports

Total Sports Offered
3 sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
8 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
service volunteers, year book

Club or Organization:
Drama Club, Tae Kwon Do

Arts and Music Programs:
Drama Productions, Instrumental Ensemble, Instrumental Music Lessons, Music Lessons

School Notes

  • Capitol Hill Day School is an independent, progressive prekindergarten through 8th grade school on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. It is a close-knit school in a historic building in a diverse and vibrant neighborhood, and we make abundant use of our neighborhood as an extended classroom. Experiences outside the classroom add vast new dimensions to what happens inside-our Field Education Program is unparalleled, opening up whole new worlds for our students.
  • In 2019, the Capitol Hill Day School middle school program expanded into Farren's Stable at 218 D St. SE. The space was designed with middle school learners in mind, and includes flexible spaces for students to collaborate and socialize in large and small groups.
  • Mission: Capitol Hill Day School deeply engages 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.
  • Philosophy: Capitol Hill Day School is an independent, coeducational school for students in prekindergarten through eighth grade. Together, its academic day program and auxiliary programs in the late afternoon and summer reflect the School's commitment to create a community of students from varying backgrounds in which individual differences are respected and valued.
  • What Makes Us Special: We are a progressive school, building on an educational tradition that puts children at the center of their learning and that has proven its value in the lives of countless students. A key feature of our progressive approach is that a child`s social and emotional growth is every bit as important as his or her intellectual development, because we know how much the one contributes to the other.
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Quick Stats (2021)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 225 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $31,720
  • Average class size: 22 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 10 / Feb. 3

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