At The Harbor School, we know that children are innately curious and learn best when they are actively engaged in hands-on experiences. Don’t we all? Our teachers carefully design lessons that allow students to actively learn by doing, rather than passively listening and watching. When immersed in authentic experiences, students are highly motivated learners, making memorable, meaningful connections.
Whenever possible, we take children on field trips that build upon classroom instruction. Harbor students have met renowned authors at our favorite bookstore, Politics and Prose, and attended musical and theatrical productions at neighboring schools, Imagination Stage in Bethesda and even the Kennedy Center. They have studied and sketched priceless works of art at the National Gallery, and have toured the US Capitol. Harbor students have participated in community service outings and visited residents at local assisted living facilities and read to dogs and cats at the local Humane Society.