Shepherd strives to educate and support the whole child through both hands-on learning and exposure to a wide variety of subject matter and experiences.

As an International Baccalaureate (IB) school, we prepare students to be active participants in a lifelong journey of learning. Our diverse staff is committed to excellence and working with our families and the community to provide a challenge academic program that prepares students for their futures both inside and outside of the classroom. Shepherd enhances the DCPS curriculum with special subjects, project-based learning traditions, and a range of services to meet the needs of our diverse student body.