At a Glance

Our Mission

We strive to create an inclusive, vibrant learning community. We take joy in learning, show kindness and empathy towards others, embrace new experiences and ideas, and continually seek a deeper and fuller understanding of the world. We seek to inspire self-knowledge, intellectual discipline and personal integrity in our community members. At both our city and mountain campuses, the Sheridan community challenges itself to live the ideal of respect for oneself, others and the environment.

Focusing on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

We believe that a diverse and inclusive learning environment is integral to achieving academic excellence. Sheridan’s commitment to diversity is grounded in our school mission and the principles of progressive education. We offer a curriculum that promotes social justice and challenges prejudice, within a school culture that embraces and celebrates difference. We recognize and value the experiences that diversity of gender, race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, socio-economic class, family structure, age, and ability within our school community contribute to a Sheridan education. We ultimately strive to prepare our students to understand the nature of a complex world and to thrive in a multicultural global society.

List of 12 items.

  • 130

    acres of Mountain Campus in the Shenandoah Mountains
  • 14

    Middle School Advisories
  • 15

    Buddy Program meetings per year, including Reading Together, School Cleanup, and other fun events.
  • 15 +

    Trips to mountain campus
  • 1927

    Sheridan's founding year--96 years of fantastic learning!
  • 230

    Maximum Number of Students
  • 30%

    of students receive financial assistance from a total financial aid budget of 1,600,000+
  • 40%

    Students of Color
  • 55

    Faculty and staff
  • 2

    Teachers per homeroom in elementary grades
  • 2

    Recesses per day
  • 7:1

    Student Teacher Ratio

Philanthropy Vision

We believe joy can be found in giving and that satisfaction comes from creating lasting change that serves our community now and in the future. Fostering a community where all members find ways to give, serve and take action is essential to our Mission. By declaring philanthropy a core value of our school, we ensure we have the resources we need to support our mission-aligned and strategic priorities, today and tomorrow. In so doing, we also teach our students that they, too, can effect change and experience the growth and fulfillment that comes from contributing to the greater good.
4400 36th Street, NW  |  Washington, DC 20008  |  (202) 362-7900
Founded in 1927, we are a vibrant K-8 progressive school with no more than 230 students, an engaged community, and a fierce commitment to both equity and diversity.