This years’ Gala and Auction will be held on Saturday, March 14th, 2019 at the St. Mark’s Church located at 301 A St SE, Washington, DC.
Your Gala ticket includes:
There will be a silent auction, using online bidding in advance of and through the night of the auction. There will also be a live auction to end the night. In addition, there will be teacher experience raffles, and golden ticket raffles! Please click here for additional information on all of these types of items.
School Within School is a teacher-directed school inspired by the child-centered philosophy of Italy’s Reggio Emilia pre-primary schools. This school year, 16 classes serve about 320 students from PK3 to fifth grade. SWS’s mission is to support and develop children’s potential through a uniquely collaborative teaching and learning environment.
The SWS program team believes that children are:
1) competent, intelligent, curious, and innately creative;
2) ready to learn within a social context and be active participants in the formation of their ideas and understanding of the world; and
3) equal partners with their parents and teachers in the learning process.
That collaborative relationship among the children, educators, and families of SWS is the defining element of the school’s philosophy. An important goal is to strengthen and bridge children’s experiences between school and home; families are asked to participate as equal partners in communication, creating and improving the school environment, participating in children’s projects, and fundraising to support the school (the highlight of which is the 23rd Annual Gala & Auction!).
All profits raised during our Gala go directly to programs for the students and fill the gaps in the District’s funding for public school students. Every year we need to equip our classrooms, hire assistants, and develop new curricula. With the continued generosity of you and our community partners, our Reggio-inspired elementary school program will continue to grow and thrive in Washington, DC.
With your ticket purchase to the SWS Auction, you’re helping School Within School raise money necessary to fund the amazing programs the school offers and you also guarantee yourself a great night out!