DC Prep PCS - Anacostia Elementary Campus
1409 V St SE
Washington, DC 20020
Friday, December 6th, 2019
Founded in 2003, DC Prep has been the highest-performing network of public charter schools in DC for 8 years running. We serve over 2,000 students in PK3-8th grade on five campuses in Wards 5, 7, and 8.
Anacostia Elementary Campus (AEC), located in Ward 8, provides a developmentally appropriate, academically challenging education for students in PK3-3rd grade. AEC recently earned the 5th highest school quality score of all public charter schools in the city on the DC Public Charter School Board’s 2019 School Quality Reports.
Lee Montessori - East End
2501 Martin Luther King Jr Ave SE,
Washington, DC 20020
Friday, March 6, 2020
Lee Montessori-East End opened its doors in August 2019, becoming the first Montessori school located east of the Anacostia River. By providing a high-quality, high-fidelity Montessori experience for a racially and socioeconomically diverse community—and embedding Anti-Bias/AntiRacist work into its model—Lee East End seeks to empower its students and families to transform their communities and society.
For more than a century, Montessori schools have delivered highly individualized instruction for every child, fostering autonomy and student-driven learning (within children’s zone of proximal development) and emphasizing practical life learning. Lee East End is making the model, which has historically served largely affluent, white families, more widely available to diverse and marginalized communities.
Currently serving an inaugural class of ~75 three and-four-year olds, Lee East End will expand by growing both up and down: The school will add one new grade level each year and also plans to create an infant-toddler program for children age 0-3. By 2027, Lee East End will reach full enrollment and serve 400 children through grade 6.
Friendship is one of the District of Columbia’s largest and highest-performing public charter school networks, with 16 schools serving over 4,500 students in prekindergarten through 12th grade.
We provide a world-class education that prepares students for college success and a career of their choice. Friendship empowers students to achieve high academic standards, enjoy learning, and develop as ethical, well-rounded and self-sufficient citizens who contribute actively to their communities.
Briya Public Charter School is a unique place of learning for young children and their parents. We embrace families in a rich, culturally sensitive learning environment, helping them move toward academic, social, and economic success through an approach called two-generation learning. We believe, and research shows, that children’s school achievement is linked to their parents’ literacy and education levels. At Briya, families ensure lasting outcomes by learning together.
Briya understands that success isn’t just about reading levels and test scores. We look at each family’s needs holistically and design an individualized network of support. Our long-term partnership with Mary’s Center offers student families on-site access to high-quality comprehensive health care and social services.
In 2001, founder Susan Schaeffler and a team of dedicated educators established KIPP DC’s first school, KIPP DC KEY Academy, in a church basement in Southeast Washington, D.C. Since then, KIPP DC has maintained excellence while scaling from 80 students in one middle school to 6,800 KIPPsters—PreK all the way through twelfth grade—in 18 schools across the District.
KIPP DC began by educating middle school students, but we soon realized that even by fifth grade, the learning gap was too large and we needed to reach students earlier. To most effectively prepare our students for success in school and in life, we decided to add early childhood and elementary schools at each campus. Since then, we have seen a tremendous difference in the students who received the entirety of their education at KIPP DC.
Cesar Chavez PCS for Public Policy
3701 Hayes Street, NE
Washington, DC 20019
Friday, May 22, 2020
Cesar Chavez Public Charter Schools for Public Policy opened with a dream to provide DC youth with a quality high school education focused on public policy. In 1998, Irasema Salcido founded the first school in a grocery store basement with 60 eager students.
From the beginning, the goal was the prepare students to pursue a college education and take an active role in addressing important social issues in their communities.
Now, 20 years later, Cesar Chavez PCS provides a rigorous college preparatory curriculum, a unique public policy program, and a safe and supportive learning environment with comprehensive support services. Located in the Parkside community in Northeast D.C., Chavez will serve 450 8th - 12th grade students for the 2019-2020 school year.