Suburban Location, Page 3
 

Taking advantage of the school's location, Chevy girls utilized the nearby city to enhance their academic coursework, often visiting places such as the U.S. Capitol Building and the Library of Congress. As a result, the young women were not only provided with valuable educational experiences, but also benefited from opportunities to engage in different social situations in a large city.
Chevy Girls at the U.S. Capitol, Chevy Chase Junior
College Catalogue, CCHS 500.09.06

 

 

 

Chevy Chase students were also expected to develop domestic skills, and specific facilities were developed for this purpose. In 1939, continuing the formal program of the Home Economics Department, a “practice home” was purchased on Thornapple Street, adjacent to the college.  Students took turns planning, preparing, and hosting various social events in this house, in preparation for social situations they would encounter after graduation.

 

 

"Any young woman who comes to Chevy Chase cannot fail to absorb something of the great pulsating activity of the national capital and go away with broader activity of deeper interests, and a more intelligent conception of the real life of the world in this twentieth century."

 

 

Chevy Chase School would always be known for its beautiful and fashionable suburban location, for its proximity to the national capital, and for preparing wealthy mostly-white young women for domestic life in exclusive communities much like Chevy Chase.
 
Girls Relaxing Outside, 1940-1945,
Jean Rountree Snapshot, CCHS 500.22.03

 

 

 

Map of Chevy Chase Junior College
and Washington, DC Area, CCHS 500.14.10

 

 

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