About

Maury Elementary School is a small community-based school that offers students a personalized learning environment. Through work and in play, students discover their potential, embracing diversity and benefiting from strong relationships with staff, parents and volunteers. Maury is committed to providing inquiry based learning experiences, arts enrichment and academic programs that enhance students’ growth and development, inspiring a passion for learning and self-empowerment and promoting high achievement.

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Mission

Maury Elementary School offers a nurturing environment to its community of involved learners, fostering creativity, cultivating curiosity, and forming lasting connections to develop self-empowered citizens.

Values

We believe that each child has an inherent right to an education. It is our intent that he or she will develop his or her maximum capabilities, in an environment that respects and supports the diversity within our community.

At Maury, we believe that each child has the ability to learn, regardless of his or her rate of learning. Therefore, we pledge ourselves to meeting the challenge by providing a comprehensive educational program in an atmosphere that is open and responsive to the needs of our pupils.

We believe in an inquiry-based environment where students must use critical and analytical thinking. We believe that hands-on learning in various settings is a crucial part of learning. Our caring staff attends to each student’s learning style to help him or her succeed.

School profile

Maury Elementary School is a small community-based school that offers students a personalized learning environment. Through work and in play, students discover their potential, embracing diversity and benefiting from strong connections with staff, parents and volunteers. Maury is committed to providing inquiry-based learning experiences, arts enrichment and academic programs that enhance students’ growth and development, inspiring a passion for learning and self empowerment and promoting high achievement. Maury also offers music, art, Think Tank, health, physical education and library/media to all grades as well as creative movement in Preschool and Pre-K. With over 300 students, class sizes range from 16 – 28 students with a full-time or part-time aide in each class.

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With an active PTA, Maury’s growing reputation as a school engaging families and the neighborhood is well deserved. Parents are always welcome and are invited to work closely with teachers to ensure that each child receives the attention he/she needs to succeed. At Maury, we educate the whole child in a safe, multi-dimensional environment. Initiatives at Maury include the Principal’s “Book of the Month”, the Schoolyard Stewards Program in partnership with Living Classrooms of the National Capital Region, “Art Around the Corner” in partnership with the National Gallery of Art, Folger Shakespeare Theater partnership, before- and after-school programs, dance classes through Joy of Motion at the Atlas Theater, chess club, and multiple tutorial programs.

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