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Character & Service

Character

Center City PCS is about more than just academics. Based on our belief in educating the whole child, we also strive to impact the social, emotional and moral development of each student. We work to build character in our students every day through an explicit focus on building empathy and helping students learn to make good decisions that will positively impact their future.

Campuses introduce character concepts through daily Morning Meetings. Each unit focuses on a character trait or skill such as communication, relationship building, and conflict resolution. Students also build character through participation in service learning projects. Our campuses also implement restorative practices to proactively build relationships between students and staff and to peacefully address conflicts among students.

Service

At Center City, service learning is a core component of our curriculum. Our goal is to help students become aware of their role and impact within their community and to provide opportunities for them to give back to their communities.  

All of our campuses participate in service learning projects. Every service project addresses a local need and is designed around a learning objective. To maximize the learning impact of the project, students are asked to reflect on the activity and teachers make connections between the projects and the curriculum. Students participate in projects with organizations such as Martha’s Table, the DC Central Kitchen,  and the Washington Animal Rescue League.

Student

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.

Teacher

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.

Giving

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.

Congratulations to @CenterCityShaw! We're extremely proud of our students and we can't wait to see your design at the parade! #centercitystrong #CenterCityPCS

Great to tour Cedar Hill today – home to Frederick Douglass— with future leaders from @CenterCityPCS! Every day, we strive to remember the sacrifices of patriots like Douglass & rededicate ourselves to their noble cause of freedom, equality & justice https://t.co/w8qVpayxSd

Ready to join our All Star Team? Center City PCS is hiring for the 2019-2020 School Year! Check out all of our available positions for next year and for immediate hire here: https://t.co/L3upH26jPU
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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.

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