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Thomson Elementary School

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Tel: (202) 898-4660


1200 L St NW

Washington, DC 20005

As we teach math, science, reading, writing and more, we seek to build students who are reflective thinkers, problem solvers, and risk takers. 

Carmen Shepherd


Welcome to Thomson

 Elementary School

What a joy to begin my 9th year leading such an amazing school! As we launch the 2019-2020 school year, there is a renewed excitement around supporting the needs of the whole child through academics and social emotional learning. As a school community, we honor and recognize that our families are integral in helping us to reach our goals--we know that we can't do this important work alone. Our school entrance now boasts the famous quote from Maya Angelou: "In diversity, there is beauty and there is strength." With your help this year, we will bring this statement to life for our students

Recent and Upcoming Events

Jan 22, 2020

Open House

9:30 a.m. -- 10:30 a.m.

Come visit our school and learn what makes Thomson such a vibrant and thriving community of scholars. 

Jan 22, 2020

Family Reading Night

6:00 p.m. -- 7:30 p.m.

Sponsored by Scholastic and Scripps, students and families can enjoy food, face painting, live music, story telling, book giveaways, and more. 

Jan 27, 2020

No School (Professional Development Days)

Please remember, no school on 1/27 and 1/28

Jan 31, 2020

Principal Coffee

9:00 a.m. -- 10:00 a.m.

Join other parents for coffee and treats as we discuss current issues and happenings at Thomson with Principal Shepherd.

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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