Beauty, Structure, and Function

We started our day bright and early, not knowing what to expect.

We would never have anticipated that the actual structures built to house our government would be so thoughtfully planned. Those who built our government intentionally incorporated so many symbolic, artistic, yet functional components.

In the rotunda of the Capital Building, the story of our nation is told through art. Given its beauty, it’s hard to believe that so many people actually go to work there. Laws are still being passed, and in fact, the Speaker of the House, Paul Ryan, walked through the room during our tour. Another group saw news crews prepping for interviews with lawmakers.

The Library of Congress is certainly one of the most beautiful buildings we had seen.   The art was absolutely stunning and the architecture and mosaics had an absolute wow factor. We are still in awe of it. It seems almost odd to think that it is still a functioning library, with over 20 reading rooms. In fact, Mrs. Brodrecht went to get a Library of Congress library card while we were there, and we later found out that one of our chaperones already had one.

The Supreme Court building was filled with symbolism, including a depiction of Moses. Students were able to enter the courtroom where cases have been heard since the 1930’s. We were surprised to see how small the actual courtroom is in relation to the grandeur of the building.

We ended our day at the National Archives. This building houses some of the most important documents ever written. Students were excited to view the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights. They saw the Emancipation Proclamation and also the Magna Carta, which even though it was written in the 1500’s is still relevant and important today.

Thanks to what they had learned at Geneva in fourth, fifth, and sixth grade, our students already understood the context and significance of the documents and were happy to see the real deal.

It was a great day.

The Geneva School
The Geneva School
August 20, 2018
  • Schedule A

    Date: August 20, 2018 - August 20, 2018
    Time: 12:00 am- 11:59 pm
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  • Moms in Prayer

    Date: August 20, 2018 - August 20, 2018
    Time: 8:00 am- 9:00 am
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August 21, 2018
  • Schedule A

    Date: August 21, 2018 - August 21, 2018
    Time: 12:00 am- 11:59 pm
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  • New Moms Coffee

    Date: August 21, 2018 - August 21, 2018
    Time: 8:30 am- 10:00 am
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  • MS Volleyball Away Match vs. Orangewood

    Date: August 21, 2018 - August 21, 2018
    Time: 4:30 pm- 6:00 pm
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  • JV Volleyball Away Match vs. Orangewood

    Date: August 21, 2018 - August 21, 2018
    Time: 5:30 pm- 7:00 pm
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  • 7th Gr - Parent Meeting

    Date: August 21, 2018 - August 21, 2018
    Time: 6:00 pm- 7:00 pm
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  • 8th Gr - Parent Meeting

    Date: August 21, 2018 - August 21, 2018
    Time: 6:30 pm- 7:00 pm
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  • Varsity Volleyball Away Match vs. Orangewood

    Date: August 21, 2018 - August 21, 2018
    Time: 6:30 pm- 8:00 pm
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  • 7th-12th Gr - Open House

    Date: August 21, 2018 - August 21, 2018
    Time: 7:00 pm- 9:00 pm
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August 22, 2018
  • Schedule B

    Date: August 22, 2018 - August 22, 2018
    Time: 12:00 am- 11:59 pm
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  • Joint Chapel - Opening Convocation

    Date: August 22, 2018 - August 22, 2018
    Time: 9:50 am- 10:36 am
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  • JV Volleyball Away Match vs. University High School

    Date: August 22, 2018 - August 22, 2018
    Time: 6:00 pm- 7:30 pm
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  • Varsity Volleyball Away Match vs. University High School

    Date: August 22, 2018 - August 22, 2018
    Time: 7:00 pm- 8:30 pm
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August 23, 2018
  • Schedule C

    Date: August 23, 2018 - August 23, 2018
    Time: 12:00 am- 11:59 pm
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  • SALT Leaders Meeting

    Date: August 23, 2018 - August 23, 2018
    Time: 8:30 am- 9:30 am
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  • 2nd-6th Gr - Open House

    Date: August 23, 2018 - August 23, 2018
    Time: 7:00 pm- 8:45 pm
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August 20, 2018
  • Schedule A

    Date: August 20, 2018 - August 20, 2018
    Time: 12:00 am- 11:59 pm
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  • Moms in Prayer

    Date: August 20, 2018 - August 20, 2018
    Time: 8:00 am- 9:00 am
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August 21, 2018
  • Schedule A

    Date: August 21, 2018 - August 21, 2018
    Time: 12:00 am- 11:59 pm
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  • New Moms Coffee

    Date: August 21, 2018 - August 21, 2018
    Time: 8:30 am- 10:00 am
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  • MS Volleyball Away Match vs. Orangewood

    Date: August 21, 2018 - August 21, 2018
    Time: 4:30 pm- 6:00 pm
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  • JV Volleyball Away Match vs. Orangewood

    Date: August 21, 2018 - August 21, 2018
    Time: 5:30 pm- 7:00 pm
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  • 7th Gr - Parent Meeting

    Date: August 21, 2018 - August 21, 2018
    Time: 6:00 pm- 7:00 pm
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  • 8th Gr - Parent Meeting

    Date: August 21, 2018 - August 21, 2018
    Time: 6:30 pm- 7:00 pm
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  • Varsity Volleyball Away Match vs. Orangewood

    Date: August 21, 2018 - August 21, 2018
    Time: 6:30 pm- 8:00 pm
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  • 7th-12th Gr - Open House

    Date: August 21, 2018 - August 21, 2018
    Time: 7:00 pm- 9:00 pm
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August 22, 2018
  • Schedule B

    Date: August 22, 2018 - August 22, 2018
    Time: 12:00 am- 11:59 pm
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  • Joint Chapel - Opening Convocation

    Date: August 22, 2018 - August 22, 2018
    Time: 9:50 am- 10:36 am
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  • JV Volleyball Away Match vs. University High School

    Date: August 22, 2018 - August 22, 2018
    Time: 6:00 pm- 7:30 pm
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  • Varsity Volleyball Away Match vs. University High School

    Date: August 22, 2018 - August 22, 2018
    Time: 7:00 pm- 8:30 pm
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August 23, 2018
  • Schedule C

    Date: August 23, 2018 - August 23, 2018
    Time: 12:00 am- 11:59 pm
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  • SALT Leaders Meeting

    Date: August 23, 2018 - August 23, 2018
    Time: 8:30 am- 9:30 am
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  • 2nd-6th Gr - Open House

    Date: August 23, 2018 - August 23, 2018
    Time: 7:00 pm- 8:45 pm
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