Award Year: 2019

Alice Deal Middle School

3815 Fort Drive NW
Washington, DC, 20016-1870

(202) 939-2010

Ms. Diedre L. Neal, Principal at time of Nomination

District Of Columbia Public Schools District

School Website

https://twitter.com/dealvikings

Mission

Alice Deal Middle School inspires excellence, curiosity, and compassion through intellectual and social engagement.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 28%
  • White: 47%
  • Hispanic: 16%
  • Asian: 5%
  • Two or more races: 4%
Application
Alice Deal is an inclusive community where everyone matters.

Alice Deal is an inclusive community where everyone matters.

Alice Deal Middle School is a comprehensive Middle School in NW Washington, DC. As an International Baccalaureate School our staff of committed educators works tirelessly to encourage our students to think globally, listen compassionately, and act inclusively. Our recently adopted gender-neutral dress code is one example of how Alice Deal Middle School is committed to addressing issues around equity by creating and supporting systems that ensure each child feels loved and a sense of belonging.

Our school culture is rooted in restorative justice practices and mindfulness for all staff and students. Through our whole school implementation of the IB Middle Years Programme, we provide students with opportunities to become citizens of the world. Our students are enrolled in one of the three language courses - Chinese, French, and Spanish - and have the opportunity to travel to China, France, Costa Rica, or Guatemala during their 8th grade year.

Our students have multiple opportunities to find their passions and build relationships outside of the classroom with their teachers and peers by participating in more than 75 staff sponsored interscholastic sports, clubs, and activities. Alice Deal Middle School's staff members work tirelessly to inspire excellence, curiosity, and compassion through intellectual and social engagement.

Every day during morning announcements, our community engages in a moment of silent reflection in order to calm our amygdala so that our pre-frontal is available to make wise decisions. Then the principal leads us in our school mantra: "Here We Grow!"