Food and Wellness
The Capitol Hill Cluster School is committed to creating a safe and healthy atmosphere for all of its students. There are many ongoing initiatives to foster a healthy learning environment that goes beyond the classroom and into the lunchroom, the gardens, and the grounds of each campus.
Each campus has a themed Garden that is integrated into the curriculum of each school.
Peabody: 15 gardens, including the Discovery Garden, and the Louise Chapman Children’s Garden, which grows vegetables for the children to harvest.
Watkins: Surrounded on three sides by 20 themed gardens, including Native American, Wetlands, and of course, the edible schoolyard which is tied to the FoodPrints teaching program.
Stuart-Hobson: Stuart-Hobson’s gardens feature The Nancy Cunningham Memorial and Native Plant Garden. The new renovation will also feature a green roof.
Learn more on the Gardens and Living Classrooms page>>>
Peabody teachers have started composting bins in their own classrooms, offering a chance for students to engage in and explore the role that worms play in our ecosystem.
Since 2009, Watkins has been home to the FoodPrints program. FoodPrints is FRESHFARM Markets’ local foods school program that builds an edible schoolyard garden and integrates the garden into the school curriculum. Children who participate learn about where their food comes from and how important it is to eat fresh, nutritious, seasonal foods. The schools’ life science and social studies curriculum is brought to life through engaging project-based learning experiences that meet DCPS and Common Core Standards of Learning. FoodPrints also teaches important life skills through project-based learning that include hands-on experiences in the garden and the Food Lab teaching kitchen.
Visit our school food information page. Each campus has a cafeteria and a salad bar.
Peabody PE/Movement Classes
Watkins and Stuart-Hobson PE Classes
Watkins Running Club
Girls on the Run
Watkins Rec Activities through Springboard Aftercare
Stuart-Hobson Athletics: basketball, volleyball (girls), track and field, cross country, football, ski team, soccer (new!), cheerleading (new!)
Capitol Hill Classic