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About DC

At DC Public Schools, we support each student in embracing their unique gifts and empower them to develop the skills and confidence to thrive. Students develop the knowledge, skills, and confidence to become Washington DC’s next generation of leaders.

Our schools are identity-affirming, joyful, and academically excellent. We aim to create an inclusive community of students, families, and community champions that will support students on their path to success.

DC schools are tuition-free public schools open to every student in DC grades PreK3 – 12.