Basic school information
AM and PM kindergarten
Extended / longer school day
|Type of school||
Academic focus and philosophy
|Educational philosophy and approach to learning||
A DC Bilingual education prepares students to be leaders, to earn respect, to act responsibly, and do their best. Through rigorous bilingual academic content, structured yet nurturing classroom environments, and a wide range of after-school and extracurricular programs, DC Bilingual is creating well-rounded global leaders who will impact the world for decades to come.
|Academic themes / Areas of focus||
including: Instrumental and theory music lessons
Choir / Chorus
Instrumental and theory music lessons
|Performing & written arts||
|World languages taught||
|Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered||
including: Art room
Garden / Greenhouse
Multi-purpose room ("Cafegymatorium")
Outdoor learning lab
Parent involvement center
|Extra learning resources||
Differentiated learning programs
|Special education program details||
DC Bilingual creates every opportunity for students with special needs to have full access to our educational program, be active members of the DCB community and gain the foundation to be lifelong learners. We value the diversity of our students and each makes a special contribution to our school community and culture. Students receive specialized instruction, related services, needed accommodations and benefit from strong teacher collaboration.
|Special education programs||
|Specialized programs for specific types of special education students||
Emotional behavioral disabilities
Specific learning disabilities
Speech and language impairments
Traumatic brain injury
Visual impairment, including blindness
Other health impairment
|English Language Learner program details||
DCB, as part of a bilingual consortium, believes strongly in the educational model and shared belief that language and cultural learning do not end in primary school and global citizenship is a lifelong experience.
|English Language Learner programs||
Dual language programs
Integrated group classrooms
Early childhood program
|Early childhood program offered||
|Type of center||
|Early childhood starting age||
3 years old
|Certified and/or licensed||
|Financial aid options||
|Preschool meals offered||
|Social emotional skills development||
The Character Education program instills and enhances character development skills that students need to successfully navigate their worlds. The DCB character education program promotes competence in emotional intelligence, social justice, and collaborative practices. Students learn assertiveness, compassion, empathy, self-awareness, communication skills, advocacy, and much more.
|Math skills development||
DC Bilingual students learn math in English based on the Common Core Standards for Mathematical Practice. Students learn foundational principles while simultaneously learning how math skills are applied in their daily lives.
Two-way language immersion seamlessly integrates classroom instruction so all students become bilingual and bi-literate while maintaining high academic performance. Students use English and Spanish as communication tools for understanding traditional educational concepts and gain the social, physical and cognitive skills necessary for dual-language success.
|Reading skills development||
DC Bilingual students learn to read and write in English and Spanish based on the Guided Language Acquisition Design (GLAD) principles.
Reading lessons include group reading, individual reading, and small group work and lessons are drawn from Social Studies and Science class materials.
Vocabulary and comprehension are taught through reading aloud.
Writing lessons include group work, independent writing, and specialized writing groups that target word study and grammar lessons.
|Required credentials for lead staff||
|% of early learning staff that holds a credential or certification||
|Maximum number of infants per adult||
|Maximum number of toddlers per adult||
|Maximum number of 2 year olds per adult||
|Maximum number of 3 year olds per adult||
|Maximum number of 4 year olds per adult||
|Maximum number of kindergartners per adult||
|Maximum number of school-age children per adult||
|This school||State average|
|Two or more races||2%||57%|
|American Indian/Alaska Native||0%||0%|
|Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander||0%||0%|
including: PE classes
|Extended care / Extended programs||
|Before school start time||
|After school end time||
Attend parent nights
Chaperone school trips
Join PTO / PTA
Organize fundraising events
Present special topics during curricular units
Serve on school improvement team or governance council
Volunteer in the classroom
Volunteer time after school
|Students typically continue on to these schools||
E.L. Haynes PCS
Capital City PCS
District of Columbia International School - Opening Fall 2014
|Parent involvement details||
DC Bilingual is highly committed to strengthening parental involvement. This year introduced parent “expos” that will take place during teacher conference days. Expos will provide families additional support and resources in academic student support, nutrition, out of school time, and others areas parents can encourage learning at home.
The expos will occur quarterly and will promote the focus areas in a fun, engaging manner to promote these important topics in an accessible, engaging manner.
Behavioral health specialist
ELL / ESL Coordinator
Librarian / media specialist
Special education coordinator
Teacher aide / assistant teacher
|World languages spoken by staff||
DCB supports all staff to become highly qualified and effective; all teachers have at least two coaches who support them in their lesson planning and instruction of all subjects. These coaching practices allow teachers to continually work to improve their lesson design and delivery skills in order to provide the best instruction possible to our students.
Accessible via public transportation
|School-run shuttle from nearby metro and bus stops||
|Partnerships with local resources and organizations||
|Application/ enrollment process details||
Dec. 14, 2015 Lottery application opens at My School DC website: http://www.myschooldc.org/
Sat. Feb. 20, 2016/Sat. Feb. 27, 2016: DC Bilingual Open Houses
March 1, 2016 Lottery application deadline
April 1, 2016 Lottery results released
April 5, 2016 Enrollment period begins
May 2, 2016 Enrollment deadline
For More Information Contact My School DC at 202-888-6336 or info@MySchoolDC.org. Contact Miriam Bonilla at DC Bilingual at MBonilla@dcbilingual.org
|Ways to enroll/attend this school||
Apply to the school
|Type of application deadline||
|Application submission begins||