Change the Course of Your Child's Future

Some students will succeed at almost any school. We are not for those students.

The World is Our Classroom

Field trips, on-site learning and real-world internships. We turn the world into a classroom.

The Parkmont Program

Our day isn't like a day at other schools. It's more focused, less pressured, and more interactive.

Parkmont Poetry Festival

The Parkmont Poetry Festival celebrates its 33rd year of showcasing the poetry and voices of D.C. area youth on May 2nd.

Middle School Hikes at Annapolis Rocks

On a stunningly beautiful, sunny, fall day yesterday, the middle school headed to Annapolis Rocks to be out in nature and hike for the day. About 15 students were joined by teachers Indigo, Troy, Matt, and Nijole.

Annapolis Rocks is in Meyersville, MD, overlooking Greenbrier State Park. Fall was a wonderful time of year to do the hike, with leaves in full autumn color.  Students learned about the Appalachian Trail and hiked for about one and one half hours to reach the cliffs and overlook, where they had lunch and chatted with one another.  All the students had brought water bottles in anticipation of finding a well-known spring that provides delicious, clean drinking water.  When they found the spring, they all filled up and drank their water, some students calling it the "most delicious water" they had ever tasted.

Annapolis Rocks has become one of our beloved annual outdoor adventures, and this year lived up to its reputation. Thank you to our middle schoolers for being such wonderful adventure companions!


Middle School Hikes at Great Falls

On Wednesday, Parkmont middle school students had a fantastic adventure day. They headed to Great Falls, where they took a hike with teachers Nijole, Sam, Matt, and Troy. They hiked on the historic C & O Canal and out to Great Falls itself, along the Potomac River.  In addition to seeing some very high water at Great Falls after all of last week's rain, students saw an enormous black snake, and got to skip stones.  

Off to a Great Start!

It's been a great start to the 2015-16 school year!  We're thrilled to have 65 students at Parkmont, who are loving learning and enjoying their school days.  For such a small school, you won't believe the number of interesting classes being offered for session 1!  In Main Lesson classess: World Mythology and Scientific Discovery for the Middle Schoolers, and World Government, D.C. History, Chemisty, and Spanish for the Upper Schoolers.  In math, our students are studying everything from basic math, through algebra & geometry, and up to calculus.  The Reading Group topics are Perspectives in Reading and Writing, The Role of Immigration in the U.S., Adulthood (focus on career, college, coming of age), and Reading to Discover the World.

Back to School

WELCOME BACK!!!!!  We can't wait to see you all.  And we can't wait to meet our many new students!

Teachers arrived back at school today, and we are getting ready for the first day on September 1st.

Here are some important scheduling reminders:

Student Exhibitions Night

In May we hosted our 4th Annual Student Exhibitions Night. This is an event open to all families, where academic, internship, & art work is on display by each student. It is a wonderful opportunity to see how hard our teachers and students are working each day, learning about so many facets of our world.

Read more posts on our Happenings page.