Politics & Latin

With election day looming next Tuesday, parents have a wonderful chance to turn local politics into a civics lesson for their children. If it is possible for you to take your students with you to the polling station, you should do so. Talk with your children about the...

Latin Parents are the Best!

Last Saturday was a beautiful autumnal day to celebrate our Fall Festival with families and faculty members. From the squeals of delight, smiling faces, extended conversations and the amount of food consumed, I think it is safe to say that a great time was had by...
Bonding in the Wilderness

Bonding in the Wilderness

While the school year is now a month into its full swing, for seniors one of the official markings of the beginning of the year was the class trip to 4H Camp. This annual trip allows students to bond as a grade, think about the impact they would like to have in their...
Board of Governors

Board of Governors

In D.C., charters that are standalone schools or are a part of local networks are considered local education agencies (LEAs). Federal law defines an LEA as “a public board of education or other public authority legally constituted within a State.” In other words, an...
(A)broadening Your Horizons

(A)broadening Your Horizons

When I was growing up, the assignment I dreaded more than any was the “How I Spent My Summer Vacation” essay that I was asked to write almost every year from the elementary grades through high school. I filled my summers with lots of reading and writing, plenty of...
Advisory Support

Advisory Support

One longstanding element of our school’s philosophy is the importance of the classroom advisory. Our students attend advisory each day with a teacher and the advisories have lunch together at least once a week. This creates an indelible support system for...