Capitol Hill Day School


CHDS’s Field Education program provides opportunities for students to meet with, and learn from, experts whose professional work and passions dovetail with an aspect of the curriculum. These experts are invariably delighted to share their knowledge with CHDS students.

“Farm to Table” is an overarching theme in first grade that focuses on insect and plant life cycles.To introduce the theme in a concrete way, students went to Del Ray Pizza in Alexandria, where “Love and Carrots” maintains a garden that grows the ingredients for salads and pizza toppings. After a tour, students ate lunch made from the veggies they had just seen growing in the ground.

In their Social Studies focus on Civics, six-graders learn about the legislative branch of the federal government.To understand how this branch works at the DC level, students met with DC Council member Charles Allen, who described the DC-federal government relationship, and how his role would change if DC becomes a state.

These are just two examples of the 300 field education experiences that CHDS students enjoy every year. More more information, visit, or email

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