The Bishop Walker School is committed to providing all of our scholars with academic programs that not only ignite their intellectual curiosity but also expose them to ideas and themes critical to their development as student leaders.
Academics: The Highest Standard of Scholarship
Our teachers have created a hands-on, engaging curriculum that integrates established, research-based curricula with a well-rounded, supportive learning experience.
All BWS academics are aligned to national and professional learning standards. BWS works to ensure our students are able to compete scholastically with their peers in both independent and public schools in the region.
Early Elementary (K–2)
Maximum of 16 students in each class; K–3rd classrooms have a lead and assistant teacher
Direct instruction, hands-on projects, songs/dances to make learning fun
Phonics, basic spelling, formal handwriting introduced
Social Studies units: Families, fairy tales, Washington National Cathedral, Bishop Walker, DC as series of neighborhoods and a whole city
Science units: Dinosaurs, gardening, things that fly, water/Anacostia River