Stuart-Hobson Middle School
STUART-HOBSON MIDDLE SCHOOL CAMPUS
Preparing Students for High School and Beyond
Stuart-Hobson’s arts integration and museum program serves 415 students in sixth through eighth grade, combining the warmth of a neighborhood school with a full range of academics and extracurriculars.
A Tradition of Academic Achievement
The Washington Post recently highlighted Stuart-Hobson as having a large proportion of students who are advanced in reading and math. Students have boasted the city’s second highest DC-CAS test scores among DC’s public middle schools for the past three years. Graduates go on to succeed at top public and private high schools.
Stuart-Hobson’s rigorous academic program includes Spanish as a core subject every year. All students complete pre-algebra by the end of eighth grade. Seventh and eighth grade students can earn high school credit by successfully completing the end-of-course Spanish and Algebra I exams.
Teachers and staff support social-emotional growth and learning through Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS).
Investing in Technology and Arts
A multi-million dollar facilities upgrade begun in the spring of 2012 will support a reinvigorated arts integration and museum program. Plans include space for art, music, drama, exhibits, and a high-tech media center. In the meantime, a $1.5 million technology upgrade in 2010-2011 provided SMART boards for every classroom, document cameras, SMART response systems, enhanced sound systems, a Mac lab, and iPads for classroom use. A renovated auditorium provides performance space. Students play and exercise outdoors on a new 13,200-square-foot field donated by the Synthetic Turf Council. Check out photos of the renovation completed so far, here>>
Partnerships Create Opportunities
Teachers partner with organizations and individuals throughout the city to create exciting and varied learning opportunities. A highlight of sixth grade is the Embassy Adoption Program, where students visit a country’s embassy and experience its culture and food through field trips and projects. Seventh graders enjoy outdoor experiential learning through the help of partners like Living Classrooms, Provider Pals, and the Chesapeake Bay Foundation. Eighth grade teachers sustain partnerships with the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum and We the People Trolley Tour to enhance students’ engagement with the Constitution and civics. Additional learning partners include Arena Stage, Folger Shakespeare Library, Smithsonian American Art Museum, National Portrait Gallery, the National Wildlife Federation, Center for Inspired Teaching, and Learning Tree.
Activities Enrich Learning
At Stuart-Hobson, activities enrich the classroom experience. Offerings include…
SCHOOL LIFE: Student Government Association and School Newspaper and Yearbook
SPORTS: Football,Basketball (boys and girls), Volleyball (girls), Track and Field (boys and girls), Cross Country (boys and girls), Cross Country (boys and girls) Tennis (boys and girls), and Ski Team (1st place 2010 and 2011)
MUSIC: Band (beginning and intermediate), Chorus, and String and Jazz Ensembles
CLUBS: Chess, Creative Writing, Environment, Dinner, Book, Metro, Art, STAMPS (Students Teaching About Monumental Park Sites), and Builders (through local Kiwanis chapter)
ACADEMICS: Science Fair and National History Day (citywide award winners), Spelling and Geography Bees, Geoplunge (1st place 2010), Mock Trial (finalists in 2011), STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math) after school program, and Apangea Math Extension Program
TRIPS: 2012 plans include Space Camp in Alabama and a student trip to Montana
Learn More About Stuart-Hobson
Download the CHCS Stuart-Hobson MS Brochure (623 kb)