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

We are proud to say that @ccpcsbrighwood has been given an amazing opportunity through the "Specialized Foundation" grant for a program called "Riding for Focus." Our PE teacher, Coach Rountree, has received 22 bikes for students! #physicaleducation #centercitypcs

We had a terrific first week of professional development! Shout out to all of our staff who are hard at work preparing for students to return! #CenterCityPCS #DCCharterProud #Excellence

Shout out to our staff who have been with Center City for ten years! Congrats and enjoy your bonus! #CenterCityPCS #Service

We had an inspirational opening to our in-service professional development today! We heard from students and parents about why Center City is special to them and we enjoyed amazing performances from our talented students! #CenterCityPCS #DCCharterProud #Excellence

Thanks to @charterboards for highlighting our board member, Nasir Qadree, and thank you to Nasir and all of our terrific board members for your service! #CenterCityPCS #Service

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