We educate the whole child through character education and community service

We provide enriching, arts instruction and activities

Our Global Ambassadors learn about the world around them

Our schools are small and nurturing

We create meaningful opportunities for student engagement

Our extracurricular programs include musicals, drama, and dance


Applying to Center City PCS is easy! We do not have admission criteria and welcome all families who are interested in our programs. We invite students for grades PreKindergarten (4 years old) to 8th grade to apply at MySchoolDC.org.


Center City's teachers are dedicated to developing the whole child through a rigorous, character-infused academic program. Find out if you are ready to become a Center City teacher.


Every child deserves a quality education and we strive to provide small, safe family environments that are conducive to learning. Your donation helps to ensure we are nurturing and developing the next generation of leaders.

Featured Stories

The Center City Global Ambassadors program exposes students to other cultures, ideas and perspectives

In the last couple of years, @CenterCityPCS Trinidad has embraced an arts initiative. Check out how it's transformed in our Nov 2018 newsletter: https://t.co/ZPro6uZczg #TransformationTuesday

All Center City PCS campuses and offices will be closed for February Break from February 18 through February 22.

Todas las escuelas de Center City PCS operarán con un retraso de dos horas, el lunes 11 de febrero. No habrá Academia de la mañana. La oficina central abrirá a las 10am.

In case you missed it! See what's been going on at all of our Center City Campuses in the January Newsletter. #CenterCityPCS #DCCharterPROUD #TBT

A group of our amazing female athletes participated in the 33rd National Girls and Women in Sports Day at a Sports Clinic at @gwtweets yesterday! #NGWSD #girlpower #centercitypcs… https://t.co/thoM06jhE7

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