The Children’s Guild will open its first charter school in the District of Columbia in fall 2015 for students in kindergarten through eighth grade. Prospective parents and students are invited to attend open houses Tuesday, Jan. 20, and Thursday, Feb. 5, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at 2146 24th Place NE in Washington DC to learn about the school.
The Children’s Guild District of Columbia Public Charter School will serve all students including the accelerated learner, the struggling learner and students with special education needs, tailoring instruction to the needs of the student. All students residing in the District of Columbia are eligible to apply. The District of Columbia Public Charter School will serve 450 children and be located in Ward 5 in Northeast Washington.
The Children’s Guild is a nonprofit organization with a 60-year track record of educating children. The organization operates five schools in Maryland, including two special-education schools, two charter schools and one contract school. The Children’s Guild uses the philosophy of Transformation Education, a student-centered approach to teaching and learning based on the belief that school culture is one of the most powerful teaching tools available in education today.
The charter school will offer an enriched physical environment combined with hands-on project-based learning, character development, arts integration, information and communication technology and a student support center.