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

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!

Chirps and Tweets Inspire a Love of Birds

Our Capital City Kindergartners are now fledgling bird enthusiasts thanks to their fall expedition about the “Birds of DC.”

Is wasn’t always like that!

What was school like in Colonial times? The 1950s? Did writing lines on a chalkboard help a “naughty student” behave?

Teaching Creative Confidence – Students Artwork in National Exhibit

The sculptures of five High School students are currently on public display at the Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum.

Ever wonder what Capital City teachers do over the summer?

Our educators spend their breaks engaging in various professional development opportunities to grow their teaching practice.

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