President Obama Visits Capital City

Barack Obama, President of the United States

This kind of innovative school, the outstanding work that's being done here by the entire staff... is an example of how all our schools should be.

Barack Obama, President of the United States

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Karen Dresden, Founder and Head of School

We strive to ensure that our children learn not just reading, math and science, but also compassion, service and community.

Karen Dresden, Founder and Head of School

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Denis Udall, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

Capital City's exceptional faculty encourages students to be self-motivated learners. Everywhere I turned I saw a thoughtful, joyful approach to teaching, learning and inquiry.

Denis Udall, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

Class of 2012!

Candace Crawford, Former Capital City Board Member

What most strikes me about Capital City is that it's like a family. There is a level of caring and passion for teaching that is so important.

Candace Crawford, Former Capital City Board Member

What's New at Capital City

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Educators: Register for the Developmental Designs Summer Institutes

This summer, Capital City will host Developmental Designs™ professional development programs led by The Origins Program, an educational consulting organization based in Minneapolis.

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The 2014 Family Campaign Blossoms

Thanks to our Capital City families, we raised more than $55,000 in one month during our annual Family Campaign!

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The Kindergarten Expedition takes Flight

“Do you like pigeons?” was one of many questions kindergarteners asked in a survey they conducted in November 2013.

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7th Graders’ Expedition focuses on immigrants in DC

D.C. is comprised of many immigrants from the Capitol Hill neighborhood to Manor Park, the neighborhood home to Capital City.

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Food Justice for All

A successful expedition requires three essential ingredients, “strong guiding questions, engaged experts, & an authentic product,” notes English Teacher, Ms. Jill Weiler.

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