Capital City PCS


Capital City PCS


Capital City Public Charter School was founded in 2000 and currently serves a diverse population of 375 students in grades PK-9 on two campuses. Capital City has been recognized as a national model for school reform. In 2008 Capital City had the highest reading and math scores among District charter elementary schools. The Capital City Upper School campus opened in fall 2008 with grades 6-9 and will extend to 12th grade by 2011. Capital City implements the Expeditionary Learning model in tandem with the common principles of the Coalition of Essential Schools (CES). Through Expeditionary Learning teachers craft expeditions that incorporate projects, research, fieldwork and service to support students in meeting rigorous standards. The CES principles emphasize equity, depth over breadth, student leadership, and authenticity. Capital City’s program emphasizes a strong social curriculum, a commitment to diversity, a strong inclusion model and the integration of arts into the curriculum. There is a strong focus on professional development and a collegial atmosphere ideal for learning and professional growth.

Mission Statement

To enable a diverse group of children to meet high expectations, develop creativity, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills, and achieve deep understanding of complex subjects, while acquiring a love of learning and a strong sense of community and character.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

In accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (“Title VI”), Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (“Title IX”), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (“Section 504”), Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (“ADA”), and the Age Discrimination Act of 1975 (“The Age Act”), applicants for admission and employment, students, parents, employees, sources of referral of applicants for admission and employment, and all unions or professional organizations holding collective bargaining or professional agreements with Capital City Public Charter School (“Capital City”) are hereby notified that Capital City Public Charter School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, familial status, family responsibilities, political affiliation, source of income, or disability in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its programs and activities.

Capital City PCS

100 Peabody St NW, Washington, DC 20011