Elsie Whitlow Stokes Community Freedom PCS - East End
5600 East Capitol Street, NE
Washington, DC 20019 
Ward 7 
Friday, May 3, 2019


Elsie Whitlow Stokes Community Freedom Public Charter School was founded in 1998 by Linda Moore and is currently under the leadership of Erika Bryant, Linda’s daughter. The school is named after Linda’s mother, Elsie Whitlow Stokes, who was an elementary school teacher in Arkansas for 36 years. E.W. Stokes prepares culturally diverse elementary school students in Washington, DC to be leaders, scholars, and responsible citizens who are committed to social justice. Their language immersion model is focused on teaching students to think, speak, read, write, and learn in two languages: English and French or English and Spanish.


The school currently has two campuses in operation: Elsie Whitlow Stokes Brookland and Elsie Whitlow Stokes East End. E.W. Stokes Brookland serves approximately 350 students in grades PreK-5. E.W. Stokes East End, opened in the fall of 2018, serves approximately 134 PreK-K students and is the first charter school (and the second public school) in DC to offer language immersion east of the Anacostia river.




DC Bilingual PCS
33 Riggs Road NE
Washington, DC 20011
Ward 5
Friday, June 7, 2019


Founded in 2004, DC Bilingual Public Charter School provides an innovative, dual immersion, Spanish and English learning program for all students, regardless of their home language. Through a rigorous academic curriculum, comprehensive arts, technology, wellness, and athletics programs, and a celebration of diverse cultures, DC Bilingual students learn the skills and values they need to become influential participants in their community and on a global scale. The two-way immersion curriculum supports the school’s vision by:


• Enabling students to achieve fluency in English and Spanish while developing strong academic skills

• Building thinking and reasoning skills for problem-solving in math and science

• Creating a learning environment that respects linguistic and cultural diversity

• Fostering a sense of community and cross-cultural understanding

• Promoting family support and involvement


Located in Ward 5, DC Bilingual attracts pre-K through fifth grade students from all eight wards in DC.




Digital Pioneers Academy PCS
2220 Branch Ave SE 
Washington, DC 20020
Ward 7
Friday, March 1, 2019


Digital Pioneers Academy (DPA)—D.C.’s first computer-science focused middle school—opened its doors last fall in Ward 7’s Hillcrest neighborhood with an inaugural class of 120 sixth graders (and a waitlist). DPA is preparing scholars not only to graduate from college, but also to secure a high-paying, high-demand 21st century career. Scholars are required to take a daily computer science class with a rigorous curriculum that equips them with habits of innovation, problem-solving, and creativity.



KIPP DC Quest Academy PCS
5300 Blaine St NE
Washington, DC 20019
Ward 7
Friday, February 1, 2019


KIPP DC Quest Academy’s program began in 2014 as a restart of Arts and Technology Academy PCS. Principal Allison Artis, led and continues to lead the transformative restart work.


Serving students in grades 1-4, Quest Academy has been awarded the Empower12 Bold Performance award this year which is awarded to schools with high-performing ‘at-risk’ students. KIPP DC works to develop the knowledge, skill, and character needed for students to become thoughtful, intentional citizens in the competitive world.


Quest Academy is an open-enrollment public charter located in Ward 7. There are currently 407 students enrolled.



Statesmen College Preparatory Academy for Boys
4250 Massachusetts Ave SE
Washington, DC 20019
Ward 7
Friday, December 7, 2018


Statesmen College Preparatory Academy for Boys, which opened in August with an inaugural class of 40 students, is a single-gender school that aims to provide students—particularly black and brown boys—with an educational environment where they are supported, challenged, and loved. Designed specifically for the way boys learn and experience the world, the model aims to encompass the four values of: Relationships (“I am my brother’s keeper”), Rigor (“I am excellence”), Relevance (“I matter and this matters”), and Resilience (“I never quit.”). Co-located for one year at Rocketship’s Legacy campus in Ward 7, Statesmen currently serves 4th grade and will grow a grade each year through 8th grade. The school was named to honor the life and character of Frederick Douglass.



Inspired Teaching Demonstration PCS
200 Douglas St NE
Washington, DC 20002
Ward 5
Friday, November 2, 2018


Established in 2010, Inspired Teaching Demonstration Public Charter School currently serves 472 students in preschool through 8th grade. The school showcases its instructional model by hosting resident teachers from the Inspired Teaching Certification Program as well as by offering site-based professional development for other educators. The school's standards-based curriculum and student goals are centered around four principles: Intellect, Inquiry, Imagination, and Integrity. Inspired Teaching Demonstration PCS is recognized by the DC Public Charter School Board as a top performing Tier 1 school.



Briya PCS
100 Gallatin St, NE
Washington, DC 20011
Ward 1
Friday, October 5, 2018


Briya Public Charter School educates adults and young children in Washington, DC. Families enroll in Briya’s Two-Generation Program together: parents study English, digital literacy, and parenting while their children receive a high-quality early education. Briya also offers a high school diploma and training for medical assistant and child development associate credentials. The school believes, and research validates, that educating parents and children together promotes strong families and success in school and in life.



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