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- 1:7 Early childhood teacher-student ratio
- 59% Teachers of diverse heritage
- 8/8 Wards represented in student body
- 95% Admitted to top high school choice
- 1 Tier ranking by DC PCSB
- 472 Students: Preschool - 8th grade
Time: 12:15 PM – 1:15 PM
Time: 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Time: 8 AM – 9 AM
Time: 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Melissa Somerville joined the Inspired Teaching Demonstration School community in 2015 as a parent of a 2nd-grader and a 3rd-grader. She joined the staff of ITDS in 2016 as a first-grade teacher, where she’s been inspiring students ever since.
School supply distribution, device sharing, and more!
The early childhood team and few special staff members share a message for our youngest learners.
Middle school student government students shout out ITDS teachers and staff after three weeks of Distance Learning
ITDS response to COVID-19 developments in our community: updates and resources
ITDS students engage in a community meeting to kick-off this year's Black Lives Matter at Schools Week of Action
Inspired Teaching Demonstration School is again ranked as a Tier 1 school by the DC Public Charter School Board.
Learn more about what's to come through this short film created by students in last year's filmmaking intersession with QLokoMotionPictures
As teachers pack up classrooms, and students begin summer vacation, incoming ITDS Principal, Shannon Kane, reflects on the power of transitions - where every ending makes way for a new beginning.
ITDS is featured in this report by the Astra Center for Innovative Education and Center for Inspired Teaching as a school with a core commitment to radically reimagined relationships.
Deborah Dantzler Williams shares with a wide audience key aspects of what makes our school unique .
The ABCDE's: A framework for social-emotional learning and behavior management
Born out of a partnership with D.C.’s Center for Inspired Teaching, ITDS was meant to be “a changemaker in the realm of public education”
Amanda Fasciano is a middle school teaching resident through the Inspired Teaching Residency Program. New to the classroom this year, Amanda shares what she has already observed from lead teachers and students about engaging projects.
Instructional coach Ben Frazell explains the most wonderful time of the year at ITDS, a weeklong opportunity for students and adults to dive deep into a topic of learning outside of the normal academic program.
Sara Bailey, of the Astra Center for Innovative Education, reflects on her visit to ITDS in her latest post, noting how students "...took themselves seriously, asked about what they wanted to know, and seemed incredibly confident."
Connie Brown, prekindergarten teacher talks about the value of cultivating Earth stewardship among our youngest learners.
Tamas O’Doughda, middle school English teacher at Inspired Teaching Demonstration Public School, writes about the importance of believing that all students are capable of achieving much more than we may expect.
Maureen Ingram, founding preschool teacher at Inspired Teaching Demonstration School, shares the world of wonder and curiosity that preschoolers experience in the neighborhood.
Hi-Uan Kang, an art teacher at Inspired Teaching Demonstration School, shares her kindergarten experience with the color unit.