Our campus may have looked a little different this summer, but there was plenty of fun, laughter, and exciting challenges for a small group of summer campers. With the cancellation of our typical summer programming, Congressional Camp was launched in a smaller capacity, with a cohort-based program called, Zippy’s Mini Camp.

Offering a mix of traditional camp activities like ropes, archery, art and swimming, the six-week summer camp also offered many new activities like STEM, Fishing, and Logic - a fun mix for new and returning campers. In fact, there were many success stories from this summer, and we are excited to bring aspects of Zippy’s Mini Camp to our 2021 program lineup.

This summer we also launched our highly successful Summer Academy with a range of virtual academic classes taught by Congressional's talented faculty. Many of our summer camp activities went virtual as well, with offerings such as arts and crafts, STEM, costume design, creative writing, and much more.

Return to School Dollar for Dollar Match
We remain in unprecedented times. With significant support from our community and counsel from local and national health authorities, we are excited to launch our 81st school year – Congressional School Together.

To prepare campus for a safe return, we expanded our classroom footprint to meet social distancing standards, we installed new HVAC equipment and air purifiers,
we secured masks, face shields and other protective equipment and much, much more.

The Congressional Fund has never been more important and provides immediate funds to invest in the School’s top priorities. Understanding that having financial flexibility is critical to the success of Congressional School, a generous alumnus created the Return to School Dollar for Dollar Matchevery dollar contributed will be matched dollar for dollar up to $20,000. All new gifts received by August 31, 2020 are eligible for the Match.

Congressional School embraced the challenges presented by COVID-19 and will continue to be nimble as we approach the start of school. We are grateful for your dedication to Congressional School and its mission which allows our students to become great thinkers and leaders.
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Best of Arlington 2021
Voting is open for Arlington Magazine's Best of Arlington Readers' Survey to vote for the best that Arlington, McLean and Falls Church have to offer. Help us win this award again and vote for us today!

You can vote for Congressional School in the Education & Family Section in the following categories: 
  • Preschool 
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Congressional's return to school plan was announced on August 7 as we prepare to launch the 2020-2021 school year.

Although this year will be unlike any other in the school's 80-year history, we are excited to bring Congressional School Together for another successful year of learning and growing. Read our plan
Alumni Parent and Board of Trustees Treasurer

Curtis Anderson and his wife, Margaret, are parents of two Congressional Alumni, Daniel ’09 and Julian ’12. He has been an active member of the Board of Trustees and is concluding his service this summer as Board Treasurer.

How long have you been a part of the Congressional School community?
Daniel started at Congressional’ s Infant Toddler Center in 1996 and Julian started in 1999. We have been part of the Congressional community in different ways ever since.

Why did you select Congressional School for your children?
We were looking for full time day care close to our home. Congressional is ½ mile from our home. We relied on my mother in law to drive our sons to and from school and the short commute was very helpful. We were also impressed by Congressional’s campus and facilities, which offered a safe environment for our children.

Dr. Gordon Joins Other Local Area Educators for a Discussion on Remote Learning
Congressional's Head of School, Dr. Gordon, was part of a panel discussion this summer on the topic of remote learning. The webinar was hosted by Arlington Magazine and Arlington Strategy and featured educators from local independent and public schools. 
Alumni High School and College Matriculation Survey
We invite all alumni to share with us where they went to high school and college. This information is helpful in tracking the success and accomplishments of our alumni. Use the link below to complete our quick and simple online form.

Alumni News
Akua Nyarko-Odoom '10 (pictured above left with with Bobby Roth '10) says, "I am so excited for this journey into medicine, at what is a very strange time in our world.

Before medical school, I spent a great deal of time studying public health in underserved populations, and seeing the ways in which COVID-19 has disproportionately affected indigenous, black, and brown communities in the US and around our world, I feel especially committed to entering medicine with a heart for social justice.

The foundation of this commitment, I believe, began at Congressional, where I was encouraged to love learning for the sake of learning, a skill that’ll serve me well as a physician."

Akua will begin medical school this fall at the University of Virginia.
Neha Taneja '08 says, "I graduated from Congressional in 2008, and attended from Kindergarten to 8th. I am currently writing a book, A Paw Partnership, bringing awareness to the veterinary profession and how it is poised to transform over the next decade."

The book is scheduled to publish in December and pre-sales are already underway. You can learn more about the book and order your copy online.
Congratulations to Patrick Barry '18 who recently achieved Eagle Scout - the highest achievement in the Boy Scouts of America program. Patrick is a member of Boy Scout Troop 150 at Annandale United Methodist Church. 
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Questions or Comments?
Contact Chris Pryor
Assistant Head of School for Advancement and External Affairs
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