As a DC public school, Deal does not provide bus transportation for its students. There are numerous alternatives for our students, however, including Metrorail, Metrobus, parent drop-offs, bicycling, skateboarding, and even walking! Metrorail’s Red Line stops at the Tenleytown Station, about a six-minute walk from Deal. The subway connects us with homes across the city. Metrobus also has a number of lines that serve the neighborhood. In addition to regular Metrobus routes that pass through the neighborhood, there are several routes that primarily serve students at Deal. These are the D31, D32, D33, and D34 lines, which provide service to and from Deal from several neighborhoods where walking to Deal is not an option. Parents may drop students off at the door, of course. Many students also choose to get themselves to school under their own power – bicycle racks are located near the front, and students may store their skateboards in their lockers. With the new Kids Ride Free program, students with a DC One Card ride Metrobus and DC Circulator to and from school for free from 5:30 AM to 9:00 AM and from 2:00 PM until 8:00 PM.
January 31 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
February 7 @ 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Our first semester closed on Friday - and it represents some significant "firsts" in the life of the students and staff at Deal. Over the last semester, our teachers and students in the 6th grade have implemented the International Baccalaureate program in its revised form. While we have been an IB Middle Years school for almost five years now, the revised IB has allowed us to use a more standardized approach to assessment practices and student learning than ever before. When educators and policy makers speak of "inquiry-based learning" and a "student-centered approach" as well as more "real-world connections," the new configuration of the MY Program really moves us down that road. It has by no means been an easy task, but it is an important one...[read more]