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Garden 4

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The PYP is a foundation for not only instruction but a positive, collaborative school culture.  Building our students’ skills to be reflective thinkers, problem solvers, and risk-takers is our mission as we seek to transform the life of every student we encounter.

Carmen Shepherd


Welcome to Thomson Elementary School

Tiger Families,


We welcome you to the 2022-2023 school year at Thomson Elementary School.  As we grow and learn together coming out of the shared experience of the Pandemic, we are excited about the journey ahead. Meeting students where they are, we pledge to partner with you this year through a whole-child lens. From building academic choice and communication skills in PK to developing leaders and open-minded learners in 5th grade, we continue to challenge every student to grow beyond what they can imagine. To quote Albert Einstein, “Education is not the learning of facts, but the training of the mind to think.” Thank you for allowing us to impact the next generation of thinkers and life-long learners!


Principal Shepherd


August 25th 

Thomson Ice Cream Social

August 29th 

Grades K- 5 First Day of School 

September 1st 

PS3 - PK4 First Day of School

September 5th 

Labor Day 

September 6th

DCPS Thomson After School Begins 

September 15th 

Thomson Back 2 School Night

October 6th 

Parent Teacher Conference Day

October 7th

PD for Staff


Thomson Elementary School is a rigorous multi-cultural environment where students grow into global citizens possessing a sense of inquiry, values, and a desire for high academic achievement.

 Thomson is a safe and welcoming learning community where:

  • Students are motivated to take charge of their own learning and invested in their own success;

  • Staff and community members are leaders who work together to encourage and inspire all students and one another towards their highest potential; and

  • Teaching and learning are exciting, relevant, & challenging

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