Stoddert Elementary

Why Stoddert?

Stoddert is a special place.  It’s a unique neighborhood school, located in the heart of the tree-lined community of Glover Park in Northwest Washington, D.C.  Re-opened in the summer of 2010 after extensive renovations, our multicultural school serves families from the community (our families represent over 23 countries!) and many military families from Washington, D.C.’s Bolling Air Force Base.  At Stoddert, everyone associated with the school-from the principal to the staff and parents-shares a strong commitment to providing a first rate education in a nurturing, safe, secure, and learning standards-based setting.

Stoddert hosts regular open house events for families interested in touring the school and attending a general information session. For academic year 2013/14, Stoddert will hold open houses on the following dates:

  • Thursday, October 10, 2013 @ 9:30 am
  • Thursday, November 14, 2013 @ 9:30 am
  • Thursday, December 12, 2013 @ 9:30 am
  • Thursday, January 16, 2013 @ 9:30 am
  • Thursday, February 13, 2013 @ 9:30 am
  • Thursday, March 13, 2013 @ 9:30 am
  • Thursday, May 8, 2013 @ 9:30 am

If you plan to attend, please email our Assistant Principal, Davia Walker (


All of Stoddert’s educational programs are aligned to the District of Columbia Public School System’s standards and all children engage in motivating and challenging learning experiences.

Student achievement at Stoddert is measured in accordance with the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001.  Stoddert met its Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) standards for three consecutive years through the 09-10 year, and was rated as a “high performing” school, meaning that the school as a whole has met all of its targets for each rating period.  Stoddert ranked first among all DCPS elementary schools in 2010 standardized test (DC-CAS) results, with students meeting proficiency targets topped 90 percent in both Math and Reading.

Information on Stoddert’s 2010-2011 DC-CAS results is available here.

Addressing the Needs of Our Students

Stoddert faculty and staff take pride in responding to the needs of all students. Every student visits the school’s library and computer media center weekly. Classroom teachers integrate information literacy instruction through collaboration with the school’s media and computer technology specialists and the Georgetown Public Library.

  • Students who need help learning the English language participate in the English Language Learner program (or ELL).
  • Stoddert’s special education program provides assessment, identification, intervention and monitoring to those students with special needs. Stoddert employs the inclusion model for its special needs students.
  • Stoddert’s resource teacher provides assistance with assessment and reading and writing skills.

An Engaged Community

Stoddert families work hard to help make the school great. Family members volunteer in classrooms, in the library, at holiday festivals, and for PTA-sponsored events. Stoddert’s PTA is an organization of dedicated and energetic parents and teachers that sponsors many school activities and events benefiting the students, faculty, and staff. These include:

  • Before- and aftercare programs
  • Annual book sale and back-to-school night
  • Child care at PTA meetings
  • Website, newsletters, and other communications tools to keep families involved and engaged
  • Fall Fun Fair
  • The spring “Big Chili,” a silent auction and social
  • International Night, a spring event featuring a dinner and performances that showcase the cuisines, family traditions, and talents of our diverse student body
  • End-of-year picnic and fair

Stoddert at a Glance

For the 2011-2012 school year, Stoddert had about 350 students in Pre-K through 5th Grade — up from 325 the previous year.  Students represent more than 23 countries and speak more than 20 languages.

Stoddert Invests in Student Enrichment

  • Partnerships with American University and Trinity College bring student teachers to the school
  • All students participate in the Fillmore Arts Program, which teaches music, art, dance, and theater
  • A hands-on science program
  • Infusion of technology into the curriculum

Stoddert Students Have the Resources They Need

  • English Language Learner program for diverse learners
  • Special education

Stoddert Students are ACTIVE

Our students are involved in:

  • Safety patrols
  • Student council
  • Writer’s workshop
  • Spelling bee
  • Geography bee
  • PALS Library/computer aides
  • Chess club
  • Science fair
  • Mini United Nations
  • Book of the month
  • Adopt-an-Embassy
  • Physical education
  • Music education