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In the hallways, students walk quietly, requiring little redirection. Classrooms are lively, engaging places where students are challenged and inspired. Teachers are focused and dedicated, determined to provide the best for their students and to continuously improve their craft. Pride, energy, and a shared sense of mission are palpable, with every member of the school community committed to our students’ success.
Rigorous academics and character education are at the heart of all we do. The principles and practices that determine how these two elements translate into action across each of our campuses comprise The DC Prep Way.
We believe that character counts and we teach it explicitly. From the earliest years, our students are supported to develop Prep Skills — the essential qualities of successful students and good citizens. All members of the DC Prep community strive to live up to the school motto, “Do the RIGHT Thing" (Respectful, Intelligent, Genuine, Hardworking, Team-oriented).
We pay close and consistent attention to all aspects of student behavior including attendance, punctuality, and homework completion. Teachers are united in reinforcing the school values, the discipline policy, and the incentive system so that students receive clear and consistent messages about appropriate and productive behavior. Students wear the DC Prep uniform to reflect team and community values and instill a sense of appropriate dress.
A personal handshake each morning, daily homeroom and advisory meetings, and frequent all-school Community Meetings that celebrate individual classroom academic and character successes promote a shared culture and pride of place for all students.
DC Prep fosters shared expectations and aspirations between home and school. Informal and formal communication with families built trust and parent/teacher teamwork to achieve the best outcome for every student.