Tyler ES

 Principal: Mitchell Brunson
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Tyler is a public elementary school on Capitol Hill that offers an array of unique educational programs to meet the needs of our diverse community. The Tyler Elementary community aims to create global learners through high expectations in academics and citizenship. We will achieve this through arts integration, world languages, and technology for all students.

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Spanish Immersion.

Spanish Immersion at Tyler Elementary School began in the fall of 2005 with our very first three-year-old class. In the 2012-2013 school year, all Pre-School through 5th grade students will benefit from Spanish language opportunities. Our program is a welcoming and caring environment that fosters a love of different languages and cultures. Immersion students develop flexibility in thinking through problem solving, conceptualizing, and reasoning in two languages. 

Arts Integration.

In July 2009, Tyler became one of 13 DC Public Schools to receive funding for an Arts Integration model known as the “Catalyst Project.” In an Arts Integration themed school, the arts—movement, dance, visual arts, and music—are woven into instruction in all subjects, all classrooms. Among the goals of Arts Integration are increased student engagement, higher student achievement, and building a sense of community in the classroom as students encourage each other to take risks in artistic expression and communication.

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Special Education.  Tyler Elementary strives to be a school that is inclusive, compassionate, and connected. In addition to addressing the unique concerns of a Spanish Immersion program and an Arts Integration curriculum, Tyler offers a Special Education program that accommodates a variety of students depending on their individual needs. Tyler has self-contained autism classrooms that operate on the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis and a low student to teacher ratio to ensure individualized attention. Additionally, all special education students have access to part-time inclusion during their specials classes (Art, Music, P.E. & Library) to develop and generalize skills among their general education peers.