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Garfield Elementary School

2435 Alabama Ave. SE
Washington, DC 20020

(202) 698-1600


Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"We believe all children can learn. We also believe each student can behave appropriately in our school. We believe that all students can be RESPONSIBLE, RESPECTFUL, RESOURCEFUL, and REASONABLE . We tolerate no student stopping us from teaching nor do we tolerate any deterrents from allowing students to learn. In order to ensure that this takes place, we have developed a set of guidelines that re-enforce this belief.

The administration, faculty and staff believe in and are committed to providing an educational environment that:

1. Is conducive to meeting the needs of each student;

2. Fosters quality education for each child;

3. Develops self-confidence and a positive self-image in each child; and

4. Practices the African proverb: "It takes an entire village to educate a child."

The Garfield family firmly believes that it is paramount that we educate the whole child. With this belief, we are providing the skills/tools that will enable each student to become a productive citizen and competitive member of an ever-changing society."

Excerpted from the preschool's website