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Elsie Whitlow Stokes Community Freedom PCS - East End
5600 East Capitol Street, NE
Washington, DC 20019
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
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.