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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


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

A student admires a freshly harvested sweet potato during the annual fall harvest of the White House Kitchen Garden with First Lady Michelle Obama, Oct. 6, 2015. (Official White House Photo by Amanda Lucidon)

4th Graders Attend White House Garden Harvest with the First Lady

Six Capital City 4th graders were invited to participate in the First Lady’s White House Kitchen Garden Harvest on Oct.


Into the Woods: Capital City forges unique partnership with PATC

The Potomac Appalachian Trail Club will provide students & their families opportunities to engage in year-round outdoor learning, community service, & recreational activities.

Capital City ALF March 11-2

Learning to Become Leaders

The Washington Informer highlighted Capital City’s chapter of the Alpha Leadership Project, which helps young men of color succeed socially and academically.


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Meet Molly Whalen, our new Chief Development & Communications Officer

Molly Whalen, a Capital City parent, joined our team this summer. She brings a wealth of communications and development experience.

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5th Graders Help Save the Bay!

Students have made important steps to better understand and appreciate their immediate environment thanks to their spring “Save the Bay!” Expedition.

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