5701 Broad Branch Rd, NW
PreK-6 | Enrollment 488
Principal: Lynn Main
Lafayette Elementary School was originally constructed in 1931. In 1978, the building underwent a major renovation and added an early childhood wing. The renovation converted what was closed classroom space to open space class area. The school is considered an important community and neighborhood asset. It enjoys the support of an active, concerned parent body whose talent and knowledge contribute to the success of the school. The number of parent volunteers remains steady, reflecting more than 85% of all registered families contributing time and energy to the school each year. Lafayette has joined the information communication age with continued financial commitment from its community to improve the use of technology throughout the school. The five-year master plan includes training and support to staff and the creation of detailed, creative curricula that incorporate the use of new technology.
Murch Elementary School
4810 36th St., NW
PreK-6 | Enrollment 467
Principal: Marjorie Cuthbert
Murch Elementary School achieved a long time goal of renovating the Wanda Washburn Media Center. The increase and upgrading of hardware, software, Internet and e-mail have improved student and staff access to technology. Extended hours for the Media Center are covered by parent volunteers. All instructional classrooms have computers, Internet access and e-mail.
ACADEMIC THEMES OR ACADEMIES
Math, Science & Technology Prototype Laboratory School
Alice Deal Middle School
3815 Fort Dr., NW
Grades: 7-9 | Enrollment: 888
Principal: Reginald Moss
Deal's mission is to provide a challenging educational environment that meets the intellectual, social, emotional, and physical needs of its students within a safe, supportive, and nurturing atmosphere. It is our hope that Deal students will become self-directed learners who are able to solve problems, make informed decisions, work cooperatively within culturally diverse settings, and contribute their time, talents, and resources to improve the welfare of themselves and others in their local, national, and global communities.
BASIC EDUCATION PROGRAMS
The Deal JHS instructional program is outstanding from several standpoints. We have incorporated a wide range of strategies to meet the needs of all of our students. These strategies include: accelerated classes for high achievers; challenging offerings for grade level students; additional reading and math classes for those students who are below grade level in reading and computing; and rich interaction opportunities for students with special needs. Deal offers a challenging and rigorous course selection that includes: intensive pre-Algebra, Algebra, Geometry, Algebra II, Biology, Ancient and Medieval History, Spanish, French and Latin, Health and Physical Education, Art and Music. Electives include Graphic Arts, Video Production, Home Economics and Business, and Art and Music. Deal also offers an interdisciplinary approach to the teaching of English and History.
AP OR OTHER SPECIAL COURSES
Graphic Arts Video Production Intensive Art and Music
Keyboarding, Desktop Publishing, Office Assistant, Computer Applications, Exploring Food And Nutrition
Computer Aided Design, Video Production, Fundamentals of Film Making, Graphic Arts
The senior high school serving the Chevy Chase, DC community is Wilson Senior High Senior, with classes from 9th through 12th grade. Its campus is adjacent to Deal Junior High School.
3950 Chesapeake St., NW
Grades: 9-12 | Enrollment: 1510
Principal: Stephen Tarason
Provide opportunities for all students to discover and fully develop their individual potential as members of an interdependent community.
Woodrow Wilson High School opened its doors in 1935 and graduated its first class in 1937. Members of the student body, the most diverse in the nation’s capital, represent over 70 countries and speak roughly 100 languages. This diversity is recognized as one of the most valued resources of our school. Initiatives that foster cultural, ethnic, gender and general diversity include diversity workshops, peer mediation and conflict resolution. This year two academies were initiated: the Science and Math Academy and the Business Academy. These are now available to all juniors and seniors and offer special classes for the members. These two academies along with the Wilson International Studies Program, which accepts students at the 9th grade, comprise our three major curricular offerings. Wilson HS supports athletics for all students and provides opportunities in football, basketball, soccer, crew, baseball, softball, lacrosse, tennis, girls cross country, track and field, volleyball, swimming, wrestling and golf. Wilson has had repeat championships in eight of these sports. The Wilson ideal is to provide students with opportunities to develop themselves into well-rounded, productive individuals.
BASIC EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS
A major advantage of a comprehensive high school is the number of courses available and designed to prepare students for further education and/or the world of work. Each year courses are taught at Wilson in the following major academic disciplines: Art, Consumer and Vocational Education, English, Foreign Language, Health and Physical Education, Mathematics, Military Science, Music, Science, and Social Studies.
ACADEMIC THEMES OR ACADEMIES
Wilson International Studies Program WISP (11-12th grades) (180 students) Academy of Business and Finance(11-12th grades) (52 students) Science, Math and Technology Academy SciMaTech (9-10th grade admission) (178 students)
AP OR OTHER SPECIAL COURSES
Wilson offers 17 AP courses in every department, including: American History, art, biology, calculus, computer science, English, French, Spanish, US Government and comparative government. We have adopted open admissions policy in the AP English and Government course in order to encourage more participation and to expand the learning opportunities for all our students. Many students successfully take multiple AP classes and report the enormous value of these course in preparing them for the rigorous demand of college academic life.
Peer tutoring is provided Monday through Thursday in all subject areas during the lunch period by members of the National Honor Society. The Wilson Study Center provides tutoring in math and reading on a daily basis in the library from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. The Hispanic Enrichment Leaderhsip Program (HELP) serves our at-risk Latino students. In addition, we offer an Advanced Placement Prep program in Math and English to encourage more students to take advantage of more challenging course work.