Details overview

Hours 08:00 AM - 04:00 PM
School leader Avise Hayes
District D.C. Preparatory Academy Pcs
Transportation options None
Preschool capacity 0


Basic school information

Dress code Uniforms
Schedule Traditional
Day or Boarding offered Day school
Type of school College preparatory
Coed/Single-gender Coed

Academic focus and philosophy

Educational philosophy and approach to learning DC Prep is the highest-performing network of public charter schools in the nation's capital, committed to bridging the educational divide by increasing the number of students from traditionally underserved communities with the academic preparation and personal character to succeed in competitive high schools and colleges. DC Prep places a dual focus on rigorous academics and social skills development. For more information about DC Prep's award-winning educational model, visit
Academic themes / Areas of focus General - school does not emphasize one particular subject


Visual Arts
including: Drawing / Sketching
including: Instrumental and theory music lessons
Music Instrumental and theory music lessons
Performing & written arts None
Media arts None
Visual arts Drawing / Sketching
World languages taught None


including: Cafeteria
Facilities Art room
College / career center
Computer lab
Garden / Greenhouse
Multi-purpose room ("Cafegymatorium")
Music room
Outdoor learning lab
Extra learning resources Counseling
Differentiated learning programs
Special education programs Inclusive classroom

Early childhood program

Early childhood program offered Yes
Early childhood starting age 3 years old
Days open Monday
Financial aid options None
Preschool meals offered Breakfast
Morning Snack
Afternoon Snack
Required credentials for lead staff Bachelor's degree
% of early learning staff that holds a credential or certification 76%-100%
Maximum number of infants per adult 0
Maximum number of toddlers per adult 0
Maximum number of 2 year olds per adult 0
Maximum number of 3 year olds per adult 0
Maximum number of 4 year olds per adult 0
Maximum number of kindergartners per adult 0
Maximum number of school-age children per adult 0

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Student diversity

  This school State average
Black 86% 72%
Hispanic 9% 15%
Two or more races 4% 2%
White 1% 10%
Asian 0% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: See notes

Students by group

  This school State average
Female 51% 50%
Male 49% 50%
Special education 4% 13%
Students participating in a free or reduced-price lunch program 78% N/A
English Language Learners 6% 7%
Source: See notes


Girls Sports
including: PE classes
Boys Sports
including: PE classes
including: Gardening
Girls sports PE classes
Boys sports PE classes
Clubs Gardening
Extended care / Extended programs After
After school end time 06:00 PM


Parent involvement Attend parent nights
Chaperone school trips
Join PTO / PTA
Organize cultural events
Organize fundraising events
Volunteer time after school
Students typically continue on to these schools DC Prep's Edgewood Middle Campus
  DC Prep's Benning Middle Campus
Parent involvement details DC Prep places an emphasis on cultivating a strong home-school relationship that fosters shared aspirations and responsibility for Preppies’ success. Teachers and school leaders are in continuous communication with families about student progress and growth, and parents have ample opportunities to engage with the campus community (namely, through Parent Action Team involvement at each campus as well as periodic Parent-Teacher Conferences). For more information, visit
Approach to addressing and preventing bullying DC Prep is committed to having a positive learning and working environment for all students and employees. Any conduct that creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive work, learning, or social environment is not acceptable. DC Prep will not tolerate harassment on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, or age. This includes bullying behavior and sexual harassment of any nature.


Academic award U.S. Department of Education National Blue Ribbon School
Year received 2013
Academic award National Title I Association Distinguished School Award
Year received 2011
Academic award PCSB Tier 1 School
Year received 2016


including: School psychologist
Staff Assistant principal
College counselor
ELL / ESL Coordinator
Librarian / media specialist
Reading specialist
School counselor
School psychologist
Security personnel
Special education coordinator
Speech therapist(s)
World languages spoken by staff Spanish
Staff details At DC Prep we recruit, attract, and work hard to retain the most talented and uncompromising educators who share the fundamental belief that every child can succeed at the highest levels, and who work diligently every day to make that a reality. And we give our carefully selected and highly trained faculty the ongoing professional development they need to deepen and improve their craft. For more information, visit

Highly qualified teachers

Percent of classes taught by highly qualified teachers State average
94% 77%
Source: See notes


Transportation details DC Prep's Edgewood Elementary Campus is Metro-accessible (via the Red Line at Brookland/CUA and Rhode Island) and Metro-bus accessible (via D8 and G8).
Transportation options None
School-run shuttle from nearby metro and bus stops No
Partnerships with local resources and organizations Yes
Partner Washington Tennis & Education Foundation
Partner website Http://
Partner Cooking Matters, Capital Area Food Bank
Partner website Http://
Partner Revolution Foods
Partner website Http://


Application/ enrollment process details DC Prep campuses proudly participate in the "My School DC" common application and lottery system. For more information, visit
Learn more Http://
Application requirements Application
Type of application deadline One deadline
Application submission begins 12/12/2016
Application deadline 03/01/2017


Students by group Office of the State Superintendent of Education, 2011-2012
  NCES, 2011-2012
Highly qualified teachers DCPS, 2009-2010