Independent Education

Using a range of educational approaches and strategies, the 75+ member schools of AISGW educate 33,000 students from early childhood through high school, offering families in the greater Washington, DC area a rich mix of educational options. We welcome new members from throughout the national capital region.

After extensive engagement of member school heads, the Board of Independent Education voted unanimously on May 7, 2015, to change the name of the association back to the Association of Independent Schools of Greater Washington, or AISGW.  The Board and staff are in the process of taking appropriate legal and other steps to implement this change.  Although the association will begin using the name Association of Independent Schools of Greater Washington effective immediately, it will take some time to revise all content and materials.  AISGW appreciates your patience during this process.

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October
Date Band / Artist Tickets
Wednesday
7
Oct
Trustees Workshop

When: October 7, 2015
Where: Washington Episcopal School, 5600 Little Falls Parkway, Bethesda, MD

During a year of "Strengthening Ties," the title of this fall's Trustees Workshop is Essentials for Creating and Maintaining a Strong Board and Board Chair Partnership.

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Wednesday
21
Oct
AISGW Annual Fall Dinner

When: October 21, 2015
Where: The Field School, 2301 Foxhall Road, NW, Washington, DC

Featuring keynote speaker Dean David W. Andrews, Ph.D. of the Johns Hopkins School of Education on strengthening multigenerational connections in the educational workforce.

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November
Date Band / Artist Tickets
Thursday
5
Nov
Annual Head's Conference

When: November 5, 2015
Where: Salamander Spa & Resort, 500 North Pendleton Street, Middleburg, VA

Strengthening the Ties: Renew your connections with AISGW and fellow AISGW heads.

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Shelly Betz (Bethany Stotler/Courtesy of Foxcroft School)

Shelly Betz, Foxcroft’s New Director of Marketing and Strategic Initiatives
July 31, 2015

Shelly Betz has been named Director of Strategic Initiatives and Marketing for Foxcroft School in Middleburg, Virginia

Mercersburg robotics students and faculty in Hefei, China.

Mercersburg Students Finish Highly at RoboCup Junior International 2015
July 23, 2015

Ten Mercersburg students competed in four different disciplines at RoboCup Junior 2015 July 17-23 in Hefei, China, and five of the students placed in the top 10 in the world in their categories.

The Congressional Schools of Virginia Class of 2015

Congressional Schools of Virginia’s Class of 2015
June 10, 2015

This year’s graduation ceremony was particularly meaningful, culminating the school’s year-long celebration of its 75th Anniversary.

Ashley Rodriguez (right) with Dr. Isabelle Cohen at the Siemens Competition in math, science, and technology, held at MIT in November 2014.

Potomac School Senior’s Research Published in National Veterinary Journal
June 5, 2015

The research of Potomac School senior Ashley Rodriguez has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine, an academic publication dedicated to advancing veterinary knowledge and improving the lives of animals.

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