While working in the garden with preschoolers is an early step, it is laying a foundation for the tenets we hope they will carry on into their lives – tenets that apply broadly and lead to social justice for all.
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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
Following the guilty verdict in the Derek Chauvin case, members of the ITDS student government association release a statement to the community
“Dr. Riggins will add to the strong foundation built over ITDS’s first decade and lead our community into the next chapter with a strong commitment to the progressive ideals that make ITDS special.”
A parent of two ITDS students, 8th and 6th graders, reflects on her experience with the Inspired Teaching Demonstration School community.
ITDS commits to providing in-person learning opportunities for students this spring as we emerge from a full year of online instruction.
Raven Robinson spent the 2017-2018 school year at Inspired Teaching Demonstration School as a Resident Teacher in one of our preschool classrooms. Raven is now in her third year as a prekindergarten teacher at Powell Elementary School, and serves as a grade-level lead teacher.
Maureen Young Ingram was a member of the founding faculty at Inspired Teaching Demonstration School. She taught the preschool Big Cats for nine years and is now a proud member of the ITDS Board of Directors.
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”