Babysitters in Washington DC

The District of Columbia, or just “the District” to locals, is a beautiful city, especially notable because it was built on top of a swamp. George Washington commissioned Peter Charles L’Enfant to lay out the street pattern in 1791, and today Washington, D.C. Is one of the proud capitals of the world. Residents and visitors may find themselves in need of short term child-care, and here are a few area sources to reference in the metro area.

Top 5 Colleges – Find Sitters

George Washington University – The Colonials have been around since 1821, and the main campus is just blocks from the White House, on 43 acres known affectionately (and otherwise) as Foggy Bottom. Nearly 10,000 undergrads are pursuing 87 majors offered at the university. One notable alumnus was Edward Teller, father of the hydrogen bomb.

Georgetown University – What is a Hoya? Well, nobody really knows. It isn’t a bulldog, though that is the team mascot, and his name is Jack. What is known is that Georgetown University, founded in 1789, is the nation’s oldest Catholic and Jesuit university. The school’s almost 18,000 students, graduate and undergraduate, are a far cry from the 1860s, when the Civil War almost closed the school, with enrollment dropping from 313 students to a paltry 17.

American University – Their nickname isn’t “The Rabble-Rousers”, but the almost-7,000 Eagles of American University, since 2006, have thrice been named by the Princeton Review as the most politically active in the nation.

George Mason University – Located just outside Washington, D.C., GMU is one of Virginia’s largest schools, with an enrollment of nearly 35,000 students. The school was “founded” in 1957, with just 17 students who met in an elementary school building.

University of Maryland – The Terrapins, or “Terps”, inhabit the land just to the east of Washington, D.C. Originally chartered in 1856 as an agricultural school, the university has grown to become a world-class institution of higher learning. Jim Henson of Sesame Street fame spent six years at Maryland before graduating. His education was disrupted by his first television show, Sam and Friends, which aired in Washington, D.C.

Top 5 High Schools – Find Sitters

Duke Ellington School of the Arts – Fully accredited, and with almost 500 enrolled, Duke Ellington may provide you with excellent choices. The school provides professional arts training and college preparation, and more than 95% of graduates are accepted to college.

Bishop D.J. O’Connell – Located in Arlington, Virginia, the Knights have been flying their Blue and Gray since 1957. Jon Babashak, class of 1971, was one of the first soccer-style place-kickers in the history of high school football. The school has served more than 15,000 students in its 50 years.

Woodrow Wilson Senior High School – Newly renovated, the blank are enjoying their spacious new quarters. The school’s mission, printed in English, Spanish, French, Chinese and Vietnamese, stresses “personal growth through positive relationships”.

Eastern High School – The school was founded in 1890 and is known as “the pride of Capitol Hill”. Along with the rest of the District’s public school system, Eastern High school has undergone major changes in the last few years,

Cesar Chavez Charter Schools – The first Chavez Charter school was founded in 1998, and was established to benefit inner-city children from low-income families. The school has been a great success, with an outstanding record of graduates who move on to college. The school has also replicated itself, having recently opened a second campus, and there are plans to eventually serve 3,000 students.