The SFT Community

School for Tomorrow was founded in response to a crit­ical need for change in secondary educa­tion. SFT uses the most current and compelling research, resources, and prac­tices from the field of educa­tion and beyond to prepare students for life in the 21st century.

SFT’s cutting-​​edge, customiz­able educa­tion model allows our faculty to be flex­ible and respon­sive to the needs of our students. Our student-​​​​centered, entre­pre­neurial, inter­dis­ci­pli­nary approach to learning supports the inherent right of each student to learn in ways that best suit him or her. As a result, our students are given the oppor­tu­nity to foster the skills they will need to support their success and fulfill­ment in learning and in life.

Our methods encourage constant inves­ti­ga­tion, analysis, crit­ical thinking, collab­o­ra­tion, and problem solving. We respect and support students as they take risks, learn from mistakes, and stretch them­selves in a safe envi­ron­ment . Ulti­mately, SFT primes each of its students to thrive in college, the work­place, and life in the decades ahead.

Our Students

Having come from a variety of educa­tional envi­ron­ments, from private to public to home-​​based schooling, all of our students have chosen School for Tomorrow for its student-​​centered approach and posi­tive, encour­aging learning environment.

At SFT, our student body includes neurotypical—“normal”—children, those who are excep­tion­ally gifted, and those with learning differ­ences such as ADHD. Shy, outgoing, intro­verted, extro­verted, previ­ously popular, or previ­ously lonely…all types of students are achieving more, coming to school happily each day and excelling because of SFT’s truly customiz­able and compre­hen­sive educa­tional model.

SFT believes in a whole-​​child philos­ophy; supporting our students’ indi­vid­u­ality and humanity allows them to expe­ri­ence healthy emotional, social, and phys­ical devel­op­ment that will ulti­mately impact their life­long success and satis­fac­tion. It is vitally impor­tant that every student receive such a compre­hen­sive approach.

Teachers and Mentors

The School for Tomorrow faculty body is made up of talented profes­sionals who connect well with students and are dedi­cated to enhancing the educa­tion and welfare of each student. Our faculty includes life-​​long teachers as well as indi­vid­uals who came to teaching later in life after gaining valu­able expe­ri­ence in the private, non-​​​​profit, and govern­ment sectors. The breadth of expe­ri­ence, knowl­edge, and inter­ests is a tremen­dous asset, and our commit­ment to ongoing teacher devel­op­ment assures that faculty members have the knowl­edge and support they need to create a supe­rior learning experience.

SFT’s staff-​​to-​​student ratio is one of the lowest in the Wash­ington, DC Metro­pol­itan Area. What really makes SFT different, however, is the total commit­ment each faculty member makes to engage every student. This means taking the time to get to know students, becoming their part­ners in the learning process and, most of all, respecting what each indi­vidual brings to the school experience.