School Reviews

My son is a pre-k3 student at J. O. Wilson. It is a really impressive school. Our teacher was exceptional and the school administrators are totally focused on instructional strategies and building an amazing school culture for the kids. I didn't realize how much our son would learn in Pre-k3, both academically and socially. Under the skilled guidance of his teachers, his classroom has developed a wonderful and supporting peer environment that I think have made a great impact as his first schooling experience. I believe it will stick with him for years to come. It's rare to find a school that is so deliberate in designing an instructional experience that nurtures children on multiple dimensions.

JO is an amazing school. Our daughter started pre-k 3 this year, and she's learning everyday from her teachers and peers. The staff is well engaged, smart, and cares. We love the curriculum and the other parents. As DC residents we're lucky to have such a great in bounds school. Love the JO community.

If you're looking for a great school then its JO Wilson for its diversity, warm environment and education. They have countless programs and clubs for my children and the teachers and staff are awesome. They go above and beyond for their students and families. I love JO!

My child loves this school! She loves going to school and has made solid friendships and admires her teacher. She has excelled in her reading and has developed in her arts and crafts. The school is great and the new principal is a amazing, and is really focused on each student's success. Once you meet her you will understand...Go Cardinals!

Every year we are more pleased with JO Wilson. The new Principle is wonderful and the sense of community is unmatched. New enhancements to the curriculum and after school opportunities continue to expand., making JO Wilson a truly exceptional choice for our children.

When I put my two children in JO Wilson 3 years ago, I knew instantly that there was something magical about that school. My kids moved to JO from a private international school and transitioned easily into the JO community. There are so many teachers there for whom teaching is a calling and not a job. They love our kids profoundly and give them much more than just classroom instruction. Our kids feel safe, loved and cherished as they move through the halls, state of the art dance studio, after school yoga and karate classes, world class playground and French after school club. JO continues to improve exponentially, and I am increasingly satisfied with the educational opportunities my children are receiving.

JO Wilson is the hidden gem of Capitol Hill elementary schools. With faculty who are focused on the success of every child and a positive focus on learning, students excel. My second grader is reading well above her grade level and continues to thrive in math. Teachers have actively worked to keep her challenged and engaged, providing her (and her classmates) with new and innovative opportunities to learn more.


I have been a parent of the school for the last three years and I have nothing but great things to say. The teachers are motivated and exceptional and the parents are involved in every aspect of the school. I have seen much growth in the school as each years passes. I am excited to see what lies ahead. Great teachers make great students which make great communities.

We've been at J O Wilson since my son entered the PS-3 class and now he's in first grade. With each year, it seemed to get better. The parents that are involved in the PTA, continues to build a community in support of the children and families at the school. The teachers at the school are exceptional and I have seen such growth in my child.