Home to a state-of-the-art theatre and arts program for nearly 1,000 students in PreK-3 through 12th grades.

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

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

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

Support Capital City Families Affected by Apartment Fire

Help support three Capital City families affected by an apartment fire at 13th and Peabody St. on June 24th.

Washington Nationals Promote Summer Reading at Capital City

Nationals 1st Baseman, Ryan Zimmerman, kicked off the 2017 DC Public Library Summer Reading Program at Capital City!

What does deeper learning look like?

We participated in a national photo shoot to showcase deeper learning in public schools. View the library to see our students in action.

5th Grader Introduces First Lady Michelle Obama at Health Summit

Watch our 5th grader, Bruktawit Tesfaye, introduce former First Lady Michelle Obama at a national health summit!

Be Our Guest – Visit Our Open House Tours

Interested in applying to Capital City for the 2017-2018 school year? Come see our award-winning program in action!

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