Award Year: 2018

KIPP DC Promise Academy Public Charter School

4801 Benning Road SE
Washington, DC, 20019-6145

(202) 582-1390

Ms. Erin Husbey, Principal at time of Nomination

Charter School, Title I School, Choice School

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To prepare students for college by providing them with the tools to become critical thinkers who are curious about the world and confident in their ability to shape it.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 98%
  • Hispanic: 2%
  • ELL: 1%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: 100%
Developing a love of learning is core to the work we do at KIPP DC Promise Academy.

Developing a love of learning is core to the work we do at KIPP DC Promise Academy.

KIPP DC Promise Academy is located in D.C.'s Marshall Heights neighborhood. Promise Academy was founded in 2009 and is KIPP DC's oldest and highest-performing elementary school. Our shared vision is that: Promise Academy is a welcoming, joyful, positive and productive school. Great instruction is key to our success. We are intentional and urgent every day, in every classroom. All of our children can and will learn. Every child is known, loved, and celebrated as a reader, writer, mathematician, thinker, and growing human being. Our classrooms are beautiful, challenging, and engaging. We partner with our families. Everyone owns everything. We can always be better. The promises we make to our children and families are sacred.

To realize our vision and help students develop academically, emotionally, socially, and culturally, we have created a comprehensive plan for student success. We set rigorous and highly ambitious goals for students, knowing that being "proficient" or "on grade level" is often not enough to prepare students for success in college and careers. Instruction at KIPP DC Promise Academy is grounded in strong core subject teachers, complemented by electives, arts, and additional courses that enrich the student experience.

We believe that excellent academics, safe and structured schools, empowered teachers, an emphasis on a sense of belonging, and support through college are the foundation for student success, and we strive to provide this for every student. We develop strong relationships and truly know each of our students and families, helping them realize their full potential.