Details overview

Hours 08:10 AM - 04:00 PM
School leader Daniela Anello
District D.C. Bilingual Pcs
Transportation options Yes
Preschool capacity 96


Basic school information

Dress code None
Schedule AM and PM kindergarten
Extended / longer school day
Type of school STEM
Coed/Single-gender Coed

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 World languages


Visual Arts
including: Painting
including: Choir / Chorus
including: Spanish
Music Band
Choir / Chorus
Instrumental and theory music lessons
Performing & written arts Dance
Media arts None
Visual arts Painting
World languages taught Spanish
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered Spanish


including: Playground
Facilities Art room
Computer lab
Garden / Greenhouse
Multi-purpose room ("Cafegymatorium")
Music room
Outdoor learning lab
Parent involvement center
Performance stage
Sports Fields
Extra learning resources Counseling
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 Inclusive classroom
Self-contained classroom
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students Autism
Developmental delay
Emotional behavioral disabilities
Cognitive disability
Multiple disabilities
Orthopedic impairments
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
Push-in model

Early childhood program

Early childhood program offered Yes
Type of center In-school
Early childhood starting age 3 years old
Certified and/or licensed Yes
Accredited Yes
Days open Monday
Financial aid options None
Preschool meals offered Breakfast
Morning Snack
Afternoon Snack
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.
Speech development 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 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 6
Maximum number of 4 year olds per adult 10
Maximum number of kindergartners per adult 12
Maximum number of school-age children per adult 12

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Student diversity

  This school State average
Hispanic 81% 15%
Black 10% 72%
White 8% 10%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian 0% 1%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: See notes

Students by group

  This school State average
Female 48% 50%
Male 52% 50%
Special education 12% 13%
Students participating in a free or reduced-price lunch program 36% N/A
English Language Learners 0% 7%
Source: See notes


Girls Sports
including: Soccer
Boys Sports
including: Baseball
Girls sports Basketball
Cross country
PE classes
Boys sports Baseball
PE classes
Extended care / Extended programs Before
Before school start time 07:00 AM
After school end time 06:00 PM


Parent involvement 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.


including: Coach(es)
Staff Assistant principal
Behavioral health specialist
ELL / ESL Coordinator
Librarian / media specialist
Reading specialist
School counselor
Security personnel
Special education coordinator
Speech therapist(s)
Teacher aide / assistant teacher
World languages spoken by staff Spanish
Staff details 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.

Highly qualified teachers

Percent of classes taught by highly qualified teachers State average
89% 77%
Source: See notes


Transportation options Accessible via public transportation
School-run shuttle from nearby metro and bus stops No
Partnerships with local resources and organizations Yes
Partner CentroNia
Partner website Http://
Partner Reading Partners
Partner website Http://
Partner Flamboyan
Partner website Http://


Application/ enrollment process details Dec. 14, 2015 Lottery application opens at My School DC website: 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 Contact Miriam Bonilla at DC Bilingual at
Learn more Http://
Ways to enroll/attend this school Apply to the school
Application requirements Application
Type of application deadline One deadline
Application submission begins 12/14/2015
Application deadline 03/14/2016


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