Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center
Tel: (202) 633-1399
The Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center (SEEC) offers a rich learning environment for children, parents, and teachers in our community and at the same time extends its innovative practices to professionals in schools and museums through our external engagement programs.
Embedded inSEEC's educational philosophy is commitment to an anti-bias approach that encourages respect for the child and recognizes the unique nature of the individual. SEEC strives to be a place where human diversity in all forms is valued and celebrated.
Emergent curriculum features hands-on exploration and discovery, both in the classroom and the museum, where children construct knowledge from personal experience. Through the vast resources of the Smithsonian and the Washington, DC community children connect their classroom experiences with their broader world. At SEEC our ordinary is extraordinary!
|School Type||Alternative School|
|School Membership(s)School Assoc.||National Association for the Education of Young Children|
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
|Grades Offered||Grades Prekindergarten-Kindergarten|
|Total Students||122 students|
|Student Body Type||Co-ed|
|% Students of Color|
State avg.: 46%
|Students by Grade|
Academics and Faculty
|Total Classroom Teachers||15 teachers|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||8:1|
National avg.: 13:1
|% Faculty w/Advanced Degree|
|Average Class Size||12 students|
|Classroom Dress Code||Casual|
Finances and Admission
|Admission Deadline||Mar. 1|
|Yearly Tuition Cost||$19,720|
|Tuition Notes||Tuition varies according to age group, pre-K annual tuition includes summer program|
- The mission of the Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center is two-fold: to provide a high-quality educational program for young children, and to advance educational opportunities for all children by sharing SEEC's expertise on a national level, thereby furthering the education mandate of the Smithsonian Institution. Our school offers a unique learning setting where we embrace curiosity and inquiry, where wonder is an important part of every day, and where children can develop a positive sense of self. At SEEC we share our learning approach beyond our school, bridging the early childhood and communities, where educators can expand their practice and embrace young learners in informal settings.
- School Location Miles Grades Students
- Washington Grades: PK-8 | 225 students
210 South Carolina Avenue SE
Washington, DC 20003
(202) 386-9920 1.3 PK-8
- Washington Grades: NS-6 | 192 students
2700 27th Street, Nw
Washington, DC 20008
(202) 387-2700 3 NS-6
- Washington Grades: PK-K | 22 students
3600 Ellicott Street NW
Washington, DC 20008
(202) 237-1788 5.1 PK-K
- Washington Grades: PK-K | 60 students
5608 Broad Branch Rd Nw
Washington, DC 20015
(202) 232-2233 5.8 PK-K
- Washington Grades: PK-K | 24 students
3133 Dumbarton St Nw
Washington, DC 20007
(202) 342-2551 2.4 PK-K
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