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May 30, 2019

Waterfront Academy teacher Mr. Garry Robert is celebrating five years with the school this year. He was first hired as a camp counselor for the school in May 2014. He then took the Atrium 1 training and became the school’s very first Catechist. The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd is a method of religious formation that...

May 21, 2019

Three Waterfront Academy elementary aged students received their sacraments this spring and the school celebrated Mary with their second annual May Crowning on May 5th.   

Eighth grader Kai Paul received her sacraments—Baptism, Reconciliation, First Communion and Confirmation—at the Easter Vigil at her home ch...

May 18, 2019

Dual immersion (Spanish and English) faith-based Montessori school Waterfront Academy is celebrating their first student to graduate to high school and receive four sacraments in the Catholic Church.

The diverse, small school of 40 students was a community Kai Paul, called home for years. Waterfront Academy is the only...

May 9, 2019

Dual immersion (Spanish and English) faith-based Montessori school Waterfront Academy is celebrating making D.C. City Paper’s Top Three Preschools “Best Of” Contest. 

The diverse, small school of 40 students is growing. Waterfront Academy is the only school in the U.S. that offers Spanish immersion, Catholic and Montess...

April 23, 2019

St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church was turned into a springtime festival on a delightfully sunny morning last month. The Southwest DC church was part of an interfaith Easter Monday event along with faith-based Montessori school Waterfront Academy.

Easter Monday is always the day after Easter Sunday and is often celebrated as...

April 11, 2019

We spent five minutes with Melissa Rohan, president of Waterfront Academy, learning about an important aspect of Montessori teaching methods, spooning.

There are several different transfer materials like beans and water. Spooning is another transfer method. It requires control of your fine motor skills so you don’t lose...

March 15, 2019

We spent five minutes with Melissa Rohan, president of Waterfront Academy, learning about an important aspect of Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, Articles of the Mass.

This child is setting up an altar, which is part of a nomenclature lesson. We’re teaching the child the different items that are used during the Mass. Wh...

February 15, 2019

Five Minutes with Melissa: DRESSING FRAMES

We spent five minutes with Melissa Rohan, president of Waterfront Academy, learning about an important aspect of Montessori teaching methods, dressing frames.

Dressing frames have the same ideas—independence, fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination. There are both toddler an...

January 15, 2019

Five Minutes with Melissa: BEAN POURING

We spent five minutes with Melissa Rohan, president of Waterfront Academy, learning about an important aspect of Montessori teaching methods, bean pouring.

It may seem like a simple act, pouring a material or liquid from one pitcher to another. For those children who are in school...

December 15, 2018

Local School Utilizes CHAW Theatre for Holiday “Posada”

Waterfront Academy uses Capitol Hill Arts Workshop Space for performance

By Kate Oczypok

Waterfront Academy, a dual-immersion (Spanish and English) faith-based Montessori school hosted a posada to celebrate the Christmas season in the Capitol Hill neighborhood. The s...

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