"We are best known for Spanish Immersion Program."
Students enrolled 366
Hours 8:30am - 3:45 pm
School leader 'Mr. Jubria A. Lewis, ES Principal & Mr. C. Maurice Porter, MS Principal'
Transportation options Yes
District Mary Mcleod Bethune Pcs
Preschool capacity no info
Before school Yes
After school Yes

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1404 Jackson Street Northeast
Washington, DC 20017

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(202) 459-4710
(202) 318-7588
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3 stars
Based on 14 ratings

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May 26, 2014
We entered the unified lottery this year and got offered a place at Bethune. I tried numerous times to call them to enroll at the school and no one ever called me back. When I finally got through to a person to ask about how I would enroll the person hung up on me. I enrolled elsewhere. The administration is incompetent.

- submitted by a community member
April 28, 2014
My son has been a scholar here since PreK-3 and has truly blossomed into a critical thinker that is caring, self-driven, and has zeal for learning. My son is now an 8th grader and I am beyond satisfied with the quality of education that he has received at MMBDA. The school leadership is phenomenal, implementing the IB program, problem-based learning, and the arts. My son started in the Spanish-Immersion Program at 3 years old, and is quite proficient and has been accepted to one of the highest performing high schools in the city. I have recruited family members, neighbors, and friends to Mary McLeod Bethune Day Academy and they are also impressed with the school's impact on their children academically and socially. I rate MMBDA with 5 Stars. Thanks for the difference you have made in my son's life.

- submitted by a parent
April 10, 2014
This school is incapable of professionalism. Do not send your child here. There's a serious bullying issue against the children that want to excel and the children that don't (which is 90% of the school population). I don't see great things for this school, its unfortunate because I had such high hopes for this school. My child will be leaving at the end of this year.

- submitted by a parent
April 01, 2014
My son has attended MMBDA for the past three years and my younger son will start in the fall of 2014. Even though my kids hear Spanish at home, I noticed a definite uptick in their spoken Spanish after my oldest entered the school and my oldest is reading at least two grade levels above his current grade. I'm thrilled with the diversity of the teachers and I've been very pleased with the commitment and responsiveness of the administration. My hope is that more parents will become involved with the school as they enroll their children, adding their time and talent to the mix for the benefit of all the students and our community.

- submitted by a parent
February 07, 2014
It is so obvious that the great reviews are written by the school administration more than likely the Executive Director. This school is one of the worst in the city. I don't understand how they remain open. Grades are NOT earned, the children are bad, there are no books and the building is cold during the winter. MY child has told me stories of classmates being extremely disrespectful to teachers, cursing and trying to fight them, and nothing was done about it. Bullying is a serious issue and it never gets addressed. Students are just socially promoted without grasping everything throughout the school year. The test scores are horrible too. Do not send your child to this school. the neighborhood is pretty and that's it. I would never enroll my child here again!

- submitted by a parent
January 02, 2014
My children attend MMB Day Academy for over 5 years. My daughter graduated from MMB 2009. I love this school. My kids hate it because they force them to work hard. Grades are EARNED, not GIVEN. Uniform strong required. Only thing I don't like are simple little things can get you suspended. Some parents can be tough on the teachers about their children, but, sometimes we need to accept that are kids act different from home than at school.

- submitted by a parent
October 31, 2013
This is a great school. My neighbor absolutely raves about her children attending, I am considering this school for my children.

- submitted by a community member
August 02, 2013
This will be my granddaughters third year in MMBDA and she is thriving. I really like the teachers and believe she couldn't do any better anywhere else. She looks forward to going back at the end of summer and can't wait to see her teachers and friends again. I am thankful for the before/after care which really helps me since I work.

- submitted by a community member
July 12, 2013
I do not care for this school anymore. In the past it seemed to be a school of high praise, but I'm not seeing a connection between students & teachers, no connection between parents & teachers, or any connection between the principal & the school staff. Bullying is a constant at this school & the issue is being neglected. This past school year, there were teachers that quit in the middle of the school year which raises red flags. When asked about why the teachers quit, they dismiss the subject. There is just too much going on in this school with no communication between the staff. Dr. Wyche has been diverting all subject matters toward others or she avoids it all together. I wish to remove my child from this school promptly. I do not wish for my child to attend another year at this school here. I am frantically trying to find a new school because I cannot suffer through another year of this. All In All, DO NOT ENROLL YOUR CHILDREN HERE UNLESS YOU JUST HAVE NO OTHER CHOICE.

- submitted by a parent
February 12, 2013
My son started PK3 at Bethune in the Fall of 2012. We have been very happy with the commitment and level of caring of the teachers. We continue to be impressed by the level of warmth of all of the staff members. My son's Spanish language skills have grown tremendously.

- submitted by a parent
January 07, 2013
I am very happy with MMB. My son started in PK3 in Fall 2011 and is now in PK4. We continue to have a great experience at MMB with the principal and teachers, educational and extracurricular activites, and are especially pleased with the spanish emersion program. My son enjoys going to school everyday and the I feel staff is enthusatic, responsive and caring to our family.

- submitted by a parent
July 31, 2012
So far- I am very pleased with school. This would be the first year that my three children would be attending. I have met a few of the fall teachers that are teaching the summer program. The staff has been very welcoming, pleasant and helpful. My children are enrolled in the before and aftercare prgrams for the summer as well. They love it. The before/ aftercare program is like no other that I've been exposed to. I've learned that all three of my children are learning about similiar things but, of course, on different levels. I can't wait to see what the fall brings but I will be back to tell about it!!

- submitted by a parent
July 18, 2011
This school has excellent teachers. When I walked through the building I took note of the care the staff has for the children. The graffiti was not on the school building as some one mistakenly stated earlier on this site. The ANC building had the graffiti. As a matter of fact Long and Foster and the school painted the surrounding wall to ensure there was no graffiti on the wall. The custodians clean outside daily. There is no trash outside the building. There is a wonderful garden.

- submitted by a parent
June 30, 2011
The principal and administration are attentive and come with a can-do attitude. I am looking forward to working closely with the educators there in the upcoming year!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 09, 2010
School has a diverse student and staff population, also one of the best curriculum.

- submitted by a teacher
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MMBDA offers a comprehensive approach to education. Students in grades PreSchool - 8th grade receive full dose in the four core content areas of Reading/English Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies in addition to Art, Music, Health/Physical Education, and Library/Research. Students in Middle School (5th-8th) also receive Latin Instruction and participate in an extended school day ending at 5 pm. MMBDA offers transportation for its students, ensuring they have access to a quality education.

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Mary McLeod Bethune Day Academy PCS
1404 Jackson Street Northeast, Washington, DC  20017
(202) 459-4710
Last modified Mary McLeod Bethune Day Academy PCS is a Charter school that serves grades PK-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Mary McLeod Bethune Day Academy PCS Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 15 reviews.