Young students sharing. Photo courtesy of Allison Shelley/The Verbatim Agency for American Education: Images of Teachers and Students in Action

“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 and Founder

 

Capital City is an award-winning public charter school in DC.

Parents at CCPCS celebration

PARENT FOUNDED IN 2000

Founded in 2000 by a committed group of public school parents, we offer a rigorous academic program that emphasizes independent and collaborative learning within an inclusive community.

Student observing the environment

EL EDUCATION CREDENTIALED MENTOR SCHOOL

Through the EL Education model, students study compelling topics, many related to social justice, through authentic hands-on learning experiences that result in high quality and meaningful products.

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WHOLE CHILD FOCUS

The school takes a whole child approach to education and offers exemplary programs in character education, arts, fitness/wellness, and adventure.

Michelle Obama at Capital City

100% COLLEGE ACCEPTANCE

Since our first senior class, 100% of graduates have been accepted to college. In a 2014 visit, First Lady Michelle Obama recognized the school for success in this area stating, “Here at Capital City, every student is college material, and the goal is to get the very best education possible.”

PreK girl. Photo courtesy of Allison Shelley/The Verbatim Agency for American Education: Images of Teachers and Students in Action

COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION

The school serves a diverse population of nearly 1,000 students (72% low-income; 50% Latino, 37% Black, 7% White, 2% Asian, 4% Multiracial). Capital City has been recognized as a model for diversity and inclusivity and makes a strong commitment to educational equity for all students.

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