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School-Within-School at Peabody

425 C Street NE
Washington, DC 20002

(202) 698-3283


Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"Our mission is to support and develop children's potential through a child-centered, collaborative teaching and learning environment inspired by the philosophy and practice of the Reggio Schools in Reggio Emilia, Italy. The art studio and the art teacher are essential elements of a Reggio-inspired school. The visual arts provide a powerful and manageable tool for children to use in expressing their ideas. The art studio is a place for learning techniques in the use of a variety of tools and materials and creating products that reflect children's thinking and learning.

SWS’s mission is to support and develop children’s potential through a uniquely child-centered, collaborative teaching and learning environment. We believe that children are:

• Competent, intelligent, curious and innately creative,

• Ready to learn within a social context and active participants in the formation of their ideas and understanding of the world, and

• Equal partners with their parents and teachers in the learning process."

Excerpted from the preschool's website