1375 Missouri Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20011
Latin American Montessori Bilingual public charter school (LAMB) was founded in 2003 by the Latin American Youth Center, a D.C. nonprofit with a thirty-year history of empowering youth. A Tier 1 school, LAMB currently serves 273 students at its Ward 4 campus and offers a Montessori approach to dual-language immersion in order to provide a high-quality bilingual education. Students at LAMB learn together in self-directed environments and are grouped according to age ranges: Primary (thee to six year olds), Lower Elementary (six to nine year olds), and Upper Elementary (nine to twelve year olds). LAMB is part of the consortium of five elementary charter language immersion programs that will feed into the combined DC International middle and high school when it opens in 2015.
5200 2nd Street NW
Washington, DC 20011
A fifth through twelfth grade public charter school in Ward 4 and one of the highest performers in the city, Washington Latin offers a challenging classical curriculum that attracts a diverse student population from all wards of D.C. In June 2013, the school graduated its second class of seniors with a 96% graduation rate—the highest of any non-selective public school in D.C. for the second year in a row—and 100% college acceptance. This year, Washington Latin proudly opened the doors of its new home at the former Rudolph Elementary in Northwest D.C.; this marks the first time in the school's history that all students are learning together under one roof. Washington Latin opened in 2006 and has earned a Tier 1 ranking from the Public Charter School Board for the past three years.
2427 Martin Luther King Jr Ave SE
Washington, DC 20020
Founded in the historic Anacostia neighborhood in 2001, Thurgood Marshall Academy has become the highest performing non-selective high school in D.C. Thurgood Marshall Academy currently serves 400 students in grades 9-12 and emphasizes elements of law and justice throughout its curriculum to instill an understanding of democracy and advocacy in its students. For the ninth year in a row, 100% of Thurgood Marshall Academy’s graduates have been accepted to college, and approximately 85% of its alumni since 2009 are currently enrolled in college. Alumni of Thurgood Marshall Academy are five times more likely to graduate from college than the national average for low-income students.
4600 Livingston Road SE
Washington, DC 20032
Located in Southeast D.C., Ingenuity Prep opened its doors in August 2013 to serve 106 students in grades PK3-kindergarten. The first school in the District to open with a blended learning model, Ingenuity Prep leverages digital content, teams of content-specialized teachers that loop with students across multiple grade levels, and a teacher career pipeline (with master, lead, associate, and resident teachers). With a significant commitment to rigorous, accountable, feedback-rich learning, Ingenuity Prep is preparing students to succeed in college and beyond as impactful civic leaders. The school will expand to serve PK3 through high school.
6008 Georgia Ave NW
Washington, DC 20011
One of Center City’s six public charter schools, the Ward 4 Brightwood Campus—a Tier 1 school—aims to prepare D.C. students for success by combining demanding academics with meaningful character education. Founded in 2008, Center City Brightwood serves 260 students in Pre-K through eighth grade students and strives to educate the whole child through its Ten Core Values: Collaboration, Compassion, Curiosity, Integrity, Justice, Knowledge, Peacemaking, Perseverance, Respect, and Discipline. The Center City schools were the first in the U.S. to be converted from Catholic to public charter schools.
30 P Street NW
Washington, DC 20001
With a hands-on, Expeditionary Learning curriculum focused on sustainability and biliteracy, Mundo Verde teaches students to be caring and responsible stewards of their communities in a world increasingly shaped by global, cultural, economic, and environmental forces. D.C.’s first “green” school, Mundo Verde opened in 2011 and currently enrolls more than 260 PreK-2nd graders with plans to grow to 12th grade. A U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon school, Mundo Verde couples academic rigor with a focus on cross-cultural communication and taking personal and social responsibility for tomorrow’s world.