Character and 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.

We strive to impact the social, emotional, and moral development of each student through explicit character education and engagement in community service.

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.

Calendar Reminder

CCPCS will be closed on Wednesday, November 24th - Friday, November 26th for the Thanksgiving holiday. 

CCPCS will return to in person learning for sy 2021-22

Center City PCS classes will return to in-person learning on August 9, 2021. Click below to stay updated on our reopening plans. 

We continue to work diligently to ensure our students and staff can learn in a safe environment.

Our Mission

Empower our students for lifelong success by building strong character, promoting academic excellence, and generating public service throughout Washington D.C.

CCPCS Central Office

900 2nd Street NE | Suite 221
Washington, DC 20002
(202) 589-0202
(202) 589-1629 (fax)
info@centercitypcs.org

The Center City Public Charter Schools Newsletter provides pertinent information for our School community