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.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Other school association(s)
AIMSMDDC (Assoc. of independent Maryland and DC Schools)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded1968

Student Body

Total Students225 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
27%
State avg.: 46%
Students by Grade Capitol Hill Day School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers33 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
75%
Average Class Size22 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineJan. 10 / Feb. 3
Yearly Tuition Cost$31,720
Tuition NotesEarly Childhood through Grade 4: $31,720 Grades 5 through 8: $33,380
% on Financial Aid
27%
Admissions DirectorHana Carey

Sports

Total Sports Offered3 sports
SportsBasketball, Cross Country, SoccerBasketballCross Country,
Soccer

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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