In my “Modest Proposal for the Sidwell Friends School” (see my blog of November 22), I wrote, among other things
At least some of Sidwell’s resources could be made available to all students in the District. Perhaps there could be classes in art appreciation, or college-entrance preparation, or music, or whatever, free of charge to all children. Perhaps the STO funds could be used for these services.
I have now had the chance to talk with Mr. Ellis Turner, the Associate Head of the School, and learned that Sidwell has a number of specific programs to help children in Washington’s public schools. For example, Sidwell has a relationship with the (public) Brightwood Elementary School to help in a “lap reading” program. On the high school level, it has a relationship with the (public) Duke Ellington School, which, among other things, provides scholarships for math students. And these are only two examples of programs in which Sidwell cooperates with public schools.
Bravo Sidwell !