Page School

The United States Senate Page School is located in the lower level of the Daniel Webster Senate Page Residence. The program of study is designed to complement the students’ academic work at home; therefore courses offered are those most typical of junior-year students. All pages are required to enroll in one course from each discipline in the following list unless they have already received credit for all course offerings. All courses listed are considered Honors level and appear as such on report cards and transcripts.

English Composition; American Literature; British Literature
Algebra II; Precalculus; Calculus
Chemistry; Physics
Social Studies
United States History; United States Government and Politics
Pages carrying electoral votes

The Page School does not offer credit for language courses. The Page School will, however, attempt to provide a tutor for students who have arranged with their home schools to earn such credit during their page appointment.

School dismissal time depends on the schedule of the Senate; therefore, class schedules vary. When the Senate convenes at 11:00 a.m. or later, the following class schedule is frequently used:

Class Period Time
6:15 a.m. to 7:05 a.m.
7:05 a.m. to 7:55 a.m.
7:55 a.m. to 8:05 a.m.
8:05 a.m. to 8:55 a.m.
8:55 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.
Old photo of pages in school

The Page School schedules multiple field trips to important sites in and around the nation’s capital. Destinations are selected based on their historical and cultural significance; recent semesters have included visits to Mount Vernon, Gettysburg, Jamestown, and Philadelphia. Field trips are considered school days, and attendance is required.

The Page School has high expectations for students, and recognizes that balancing school and work obligations can be challenging.  Pages will find that good time management and attention to detail will help them to adjust to and succeed in both the Page Program and Page School. The faculty and staff at the Page School are committed to the success and well-being of each page, and frequently meet with students before and after school for individualized academic support.

Senate pages have access to computers in the library of the school as well as in the Senate Library. Each page is assigned a user account that includes email access. Pages are required to follow the same rules and regulations regarding computer use as other Senate employees.