About DC Schools

At DC schools, students develop the knowledge, skills, and confidence to become Washington DC’s next generation of leaders. Equipped with a DC education, our alumni are empowered to be successful in college, careers, and life.

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Why DC?

DC schools educate and support students in the District of Columbia who have historically had limited access to quality educational options. We are grounded in a commitment to excellence, equity, and justice. In partnership with families, we approach our work with a set of core beliefs: We believe all students have the right to rigorous, relevant, and joyful learning experiences led by exceptionally talented educators who promote student achievement and a sense of belonging. We believe students and alumni best succeed when surrounded by a community of champions and advocates. We believe communities thrive when our public school systems are diverse, ambitious, purposeful, and unwavering in their focus on what is best for students.