Now in its 14th year, DC Bilingual Public Charter School is guided by the beliefs that every child has a right to a high-quality education, parents have a crucial role to play in their child's learning, and effective schools value a child's language and culture. The school's academically demanding, dual-language program fosters critical thinking, problem solving, bilingualism, and an environment that values all cultures, allowing students to learn and grow as global leaders. Today DC Bilingual serves more than 400 students in grades PreK-5, and since 2015 the DC Public Charter School Board has ranked it among the city’s top 10 highest-performing elementary charters and in the top 25% of the District’s 73 tiered charter schools. This innovative school promises great things for our youngest children. So, "vamos a aprender." Let's go learn!

Awards & Recognition

DC Bilingual Public Charter School has made significant strides in the area of academic achievement :

In 2015 DCB had the 4th highest % of 3rd graders at 3+ in ELA (the PCSB’s “gateway” benchmark) of all charters in the city
Washington, DC Mayor’s Award for Excellence in Art Education in 2015 (Garwin Zamora)
2015 FOCUS Achievement Award: Closing the Achievement Gap
2015 FOCUS Achievement Award: Special Achievement – ELL Students
“Top Performing DC Public Charter School” on PARCC; 65% of students scored a 3 or higher in English Language Arts and 64% of students scored a 3 or higher in Math. These were higher than the citywide average of 44% and 56%, respectively.
DC Bilingual had the highest percentage of students classified as ELL scoring proficient on the DC CAS Reading in 2013
2013: Fight for Children “Rising Star” Award: Improving low-income student achievement
80% of DC Bilingual’s fifth grade students scored proficient on the 2013 Science DC CAS after having received 100% of their science instruction in Spanish
USDA HealthierUS Gold School: 2011
Since 2008, DC Bilingual gained 43 points in math proficiency based on the DC CAS


    Budget (FY2013)

    • The current budget for DC Bilingual Public Charter School is: $3 million or higher
    • $1 million to $3 million
    • $500k to $1 million
    • Less than $500k

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