Specials and Outdoors
All children are artists, musicians, athletes, readers, dancers, and more.
Evergreen is comprehensive. Special classes enhance Montessori learning and take place every day. These classes develop each dimension of every child’s full ability.
Students experience the joy of making music at Evergreen. Our program nurtures each child’s innate love of music. The dedicated music room is a place to sing and dance to all types of music. Performance is an essential part of music. Students showcase their learning at annual festivals and special events.
We are Evergreen for a reason. Children spend 45 minutes each day engaging in creative free-play on our award-winning Playgarden. The all natural environment provides opportunity for imaginative play, construction with our set of Outlast Blocks, sports and games, climbing, swinging, sand-play, and more. Our school garden is tended by our teachers and children and includes a variety of vegetables and herbs.
Art has a natural place in childhood education. Our art room is a place to think, create and problem solve. Art helps develop students’ problem solving and fine motor skills. Looking at and talking about art further builds language skills, advances critical thinking, and can improve visualization that is fundamental to reading, too.
Physical Education & Dance
Evergreen’s 5600 sq. foot gym is an ideal place for children to develop their strength, balance, flexibility, coordination and agility. Our PE/Creative Movement program aligns with each child’s developmental needs at each stage of growth. In addition, the program provides students with the skills necessary for a lifetime of fitness.
The Spanish program builds a strong foundation of language skills and cultural knowledge. Children four years and up participate in small group Spanish lessons twice each week. Small groups enable bilingual students to have individualized lessons.
Our library is a sanctuary for reading. With more than 2,300 books to choose from, the library’s foremost purpose is to foster a love of books. The library collection holds a huge selection of up-to-date picture books, early readers, chapter books, reference titles and more.
All children visit the library weekly for read alouds, browsing and checking out books.
Field trips are essential extensions of classroom learning. At museums, parks, concert halls and more, children explore the world as environmentalists, art historians, astronauts, pilots, trolley drivers, and more. Transportation is provided in Evergreen’s 2017 bus. Seats are equipped with child's 5-point safety harnesses.
Recent field trips include:
- The Kennedy Center
- National Gallery of Art
- Butler’s Orchard
- Roundhouse Theater
- Imagination Stage
- The Building Museum
- Camp Calleva
- College Park Aviation Museum
- National Capitol Trolley Museum
- Brookside Garden, and more…