Capital City proves that a public school in the heart of D.C. can be successful, and the young people of our city deserve more opportunities like this.


Anne Herr
Capital City Parent & Founder
Former Executive Director

Publications & In the News

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School Fact Sheet 2016-2017

School Profile for Colleges and Universities


Expedition! – A Capital City Community Newsletter

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Annual Reports


In the News

Summer is here: Ryan Zimmerman helps kick-off the D.C. Public Library reading program (Washington Nationals – June 21, 2017)
How Capital City Public Charter School Provides Its Students with a Deeper Learning Expedition
 (Alliance for Excellent Education – June 19, 2017)
Zimmerman helps kick off summer reading program
(WUSA (CBS) News at 11pm – June 9, 2017)
Zimmerman goes back to school
(WRC (NBC) News at 6pm – June 9, 2017)
Zimmerman kicks off summer reading program (WJLA (ABC 7) News at 5pm – June 9, 2017)
I’ve Been Preparing for College for Fourteen Years (National Alliance for Public Charter Schools – May 3, 2017)
A Commitment To Belonging When The Stakes Are High
 (EL Education – April 27, 2017)
JuJu at Capital City PCS (Teaching for Change – April 4, 2017)
Students Serve Up Stories Of Beloved Family Recipes In A Global Cookbook
 (NPR – March 25, 2017)
Four steps to improve US schools that (almost) everyone supports (Christian Science Monitor – March 16, 2017)
Robust school choice and strong public schools – can US have both? (Christian Science Monitor – March 14, 2017)
Extreme Event on the Road: Capital City Public Charter School Students Become Masters of Disaster (Koshland Science Museum – February 2017)
Across America, high school seniors ponder life under Trump
(Washington Post – November 21, 2016)
D.C. Students March Across the District to Protest the Election, Call for Unity (WAMU – November 16, 2016)
Can a Math Curriculum Audit Improve Student Achievement in Math? (Education Week- October 17, 2016)
El Árbol Generoso (Documentary film in English by graduate students at George Washington University – June 2016)
D.C. Public Charter School wins Green Ribbon Award (WJLA – May 18, 2016)
Fall Harvest Fun (Let’s Move Blog – Oct. 8, 2015)
Michelle Obama is joined by elementary school children to help harvest sweet potatoes, carrots and peanuts in the White House vegetable garden (Daily Mail Online – Oct. 7, 2015)
International FilmFest Goes to D.C. Classrooms (Teaching for Change – May 12, 2015)
Events, Expectations Helping High School Students Get to College (U.S. News & World Report – Dec. 8, 2014)
Michelle Obama joins D.C. students for their march to mail college applications (Washington Post – Dec. 9, 2014)
Big charter change seen in 2 D.C. schools (Washington Post – Aug. 27, 2014)
Professor takes part in Food Justice Project for local high school (Georgetown University Medical Center – Mar. 14, 2014)
DC’s Most Diverse Charter Schools (Greater Greater Washington – Aug. 8, 2013)
The Fight for Children Quality Schools Initiative Awards Luncheon (Examiner – May 15, 2013)
Washington DC Charter School’s 39 Members of Class of 2012 All Head to College ( WUSA9 – Jun. 14, 2012)