Parent Testimonials

As a former student of Shepherd ES, I can verify that there is no better DC public elementary school that can prepare your child for the rigorous challenges of transitioning to the middle school years. The curriculum has even evolved since I was a student and has now incorporated an International Baccalaureate program. I am thrilled that my daughter now has the privilege of attending this excellent school and is able to be a part of Shepherd’s first Pre-K 3 class!

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-Tammy, 1996 Mustang graduate and mother to Kendal, PK3


We are proud parents of three Shepherd Elementary students, with our boys currently in 3rd, 1st, and PK4.  The academics and the International Baccalaureate program are a huge draw, but what brought us back to Shepherd after three years living overseas was the incredible sense of community.  Shepherd’s warm and welcoming staff and its active and involved families make it feel like a small town in the middle of a big city.  Our boys are happy, thriving, and challenged.

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-Laura, mom to Gus, Silas, and Sam