Thank you for visiting the Carlthorp School website. We wanted to take a moment to highlight our 6th Grade students’ recent service learning trip to Washington, D.C., with KidUnity. What an experience they had! We are so grateful to KidUnity co-founders and Carlthorp parents, Peter Sheehy and David Snow, for putting together such an enriching 72 hours for our students, and to our 6th Grade teachers who prepared our students for this experience. Our students certainly maximized the opportunity to learn, to advocate, to explore, and to have fun in D.C.
We invite you to follow the KidUnity and Carlthorp School Twitter feeds to see for yourself how incredibly thought provoking the trip was. The students also been blogged about their experiences at http://civicsinactiondc.edublogs.org
Some of the highlights from the trip included:
Fox News – Meeting with Anchor Ed Harris and behind-the-scenes tour of control room
Chris Matthews – Host of MSNBC’s Hardball and Political Commentator
Doug Heye – CNN Political Commentator & WSJ Contributor, Former Communications Director for the Republican National Committee
Leigh Garland – Former Office of the Chief of Protocol at the United States Department of State
Anita McBride – Assistant to George W. Bush and Chief of Staff to Laura Bush
Jeremy Bash – Former Chief of Staff at the Department of Defense & CIA
Jen Psaki – Former White House Communications Director for Barack Obama
Kate Bedingfield – Former Communications Director for Vice President Joe Biden
Eric Fanning – Former United States Secretary of the Army
Center on Budget & Policy Priorities – meeting with experts on child welfare
Brookings Institute – meeting with experts in girl’s education in developing countries
USAID – meeting with Uganda education policy experts
Congressman David Cicilline
Congresswoman Karen Bass
Senator Marco Rubio – spotted at the airport, and our students seized the opportunity to talk about their policy issues!
Children’s Defense Fund
Save the Children
Embassy of Nepal – meeting with Ambassador
Embassy of Uganda – meeting with Ambassador
White House – special VIP tour
Lincoln Memorial – group recitation of the Gettysburg Address and celebrating Ms. Kuolt’s birthday
Jefferson Memorial – snowy nighttime visit to see the Cherry Blossoms and monuments
Air & Space Museum
National Museum of Natural History
This was a jam-packed and educational trip, to say the least. In addition, six 6th Graders ran a CS Newsroom on campus, reporting on the experiences of their classmates in Washington, D.C. We are equally as proud of these students who learned how to be journalists in a short time period. Their assignment was to create five broadcasts over the course of the trip that were sent to all our classrooms for discussion.
Special thanks to Janice Min and Lee Jenkins for helping our students hone their reporting skills, and to Mr. Porter, Mrs. Sasso, Dr. Johnson, Mrs. Pollack, Mr. Moriarity, and Mrs. Truong for keeping the CS Newsroom running and meeting its deadlines!
Please take a moment to explore our website to learn more about what Carlthorp School has to offer, our fine arts program, athletics, after-school offerings, and be sure to read the outstanding bios of our faculty and staff for the 2016-2017 school year!
We hope you agree that Carlthorp School is a special place, and we are thrilled that you are visiting our website. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call, email, or visit.
Tim Kusserow Jason Anklowitz
Head of School Associate Head of School