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Karen Dresden, Founder and Head of School

We strive to ensure that our children learn not just reading, math and science, but also compassion, service and community.

Karen Dresden, Founder and Head of School

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First Lady Michelle Obama

At Capital City, every student is college material, and the goal is to get the very best education possible.

Michelle Obama, First Lady of the United States

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Miguel Portillo, 2015 alumni

Being a scholar at Capital City makes you feel like you are part of a community that is always pushing you to go above and beyond.

Miguel P., Valedictorian, Class of 2015

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Denis Udall, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

Capital City's exceptional faculty encourages students to be self-motivated learners. Everywhere I turned I saw a thoughtful, joyful approach to teaching, learning and inquiry.

Denis Udall, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

What's New at Capital City

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Capital City Selected a Winner in the Career and Technical Education Makeover Challenge

Capital City is one of 10 nationwide winners in a competitive $200,000 challenge that focuses on strengthening students’ 21st century career skills.

 

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Ready or Not? 8th Grade Presentations Test High School Readiness

Finishing Middle School at Capital City involves an unusual requirement: convince a panel of strangers that you are ready for High

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Capital City Named a U.S. Dept. of Education Green Ribbon School

Capital City was the only school in Washington, DC to be honored as a 2016 U.S. Dept. of Education Green Ribbon School.

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5th Graders Study Local Ecosystem

5th graders visited Bladensburg Waterfront Park for their spring expedition on improving the health of the Chesapeake Bay.

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Food Justice Begins with Me!

On April 7th, 11th Graders hosted the 2nd Annual Food Justice Youth Summit to build awareness about food justice issues.

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