Welcome to Van Ness Elementary School!
Van Ness Elementary School reopened in Fall 2015. Since then, amazing things have happened. Our school building and grounds have been transformed into an engaging and beautiful place for our children to learn and thrive. We also have a beautiful school garden and playgrounds for our younger and older children. Van Ness Elementary now serves Pre-K3 through 4th grade.
We hope you join our excitement for Van Ness. Go Otters!
INVESTING IN THE WHOLE CHILD: A NEW SCHOOL DESIGN
Van Ness Elementary, an innovative district-run school in Washington DC, and Transcend, the field’s premier “engine” for R&D on new school models, are partnering to create a powerful elementary school model that has the potential to transform elementary education in the District of Columbia and—when fully realized—the nation. Read more here.
Children, families, and educators come together to create an inclusive community that provides authentic experiences and engages the whole child. Our aim is to cultivate critical thinkers and develop a generation of confident, curious, and compassionate members of society.