Murch has an extensive resource staff to support not only instruction but also the social and emotional well-being of students. Our students meet at least once a week with specialized instructors in music, art, physical education, and library resources. Classroom teachers are encouraged to collaborate with resource teachers to combine the standards put forth by DCPS across subjects as much as possible.
Learning Beyond the Classroom
Classes frequently trek over to Politics & Prose two blocks away to meet in person the authors they’re studying in class. Field trips beyond our neighborhood take advantage of our proximity to national treasures (National Symphony Orchestra, National Museum of the American Indian, National Gallery, National Museum of American History), historic sites (Gettysburg, Duke Ellington’s Neighborhood) and working farms (Butler’s Orchard, Homestead Farms) to support specific learning units. We also bring in exciting personalities, performers, and speakers for such on-site activities as author visits, “backyard” nature tours, traveling planetariums, and puppet shows.