The impact of a Congressional education is most apparent in Middle School, when the significance of the educational journey becomes clear. Upon entering Middle School, students are already appreciating the extraordinary advantages they have at Congressional. They no longer take school for granted but rather relish all that is available for them.
Beginning in fifth grade, students change classes throughout the day, benefiting from specialists for each core subject. Throughout the school day, children are challenged, guided, and mentored. by exceptional members of the faculty. They are taught to ask good questions and develop life-long intellectual curiosity. Sometimes they are given answers to their inquiries, other times the answers are realized through self-discovery.
Children in our Middle School program continue to work at an accelerated level; in fact, our curriculum meets or often exceeds the requirements of area Gifted and talented programs.The measurement of our curriculum's strength is recognized when our graduates place into second or third level world language programs and advanced math classes when starting high school, when they comment that ninth grade is much easier than eighth grade ever was at Congressional., or note how much better prepared they are than their peers for performance in some of the area's most competitive high schools.