1503 East Capitol Street SE
Nurse’s Office Direct Dial: 202-547-0066
Grades: PreK3 – 8th grade
Principal: Valery Dragon
Assistant Principal: Monica Luke
About Capitol Hill
The Capitol Hill Campus meets the needs of every child through individualized intervention programs, personal advising, and behavioral support services.
We personalize every student’s track to unwavering character, academic excellence, and service. Through our approach to morning meetings and weekly scholar celebrations, we equip our lifelong learners with the mindset traits that students need to succeed throughout their academic career: resilience, perseverance, flexibility, optimism, and empathy.
Students are provided with numerous opportunities both during and after school to stay engaged and develop socially, emotionally, and physically. All students receive music and drama instruction during the school day. We also offer STEP, Global Ambassadors Program, Washington Urban Debate League, Living Classrooms Camping Trips, Volleyball, STEM Club, Flag Football, Girls on the Run, and Brikz for Kids.
Capitol Hill partners with families through our home-to-school connection, which begins with home visits and is sustained through ongoing communication, and a robust calendar of events filled with cultural awareness, wellness, and academic achievement initiatives. Students, families, and staff also engage in the community through monthly service-learning projects and fundraisers. Our Student Government Association spearheads many of our community service efforts. All 8th graders must complete 20 hours of service through in-house and community efforts. Our 8th-grade students participate in a monthly service learning activity at a soup kitchen or homeless shelter. This year, our Global Ambassadors will complete a beautification project at a school in Cuba. We encourage students to leave our community with a social justice platform and the spirit to make an impact.
Grades: PreK3 to 8
Student Programs and Activities
Mrs. Valery Dragon is thrilled to serve as the principal of the Capitol Hill Campus, after serving the Brightwood Campus as an ESL Specialist and later the Petworth Campus as an Assistant Principal.
Mrs. Dragon studied Journalism & Foreign Communications at American University during her undergraduate years, followed by graduate study at the George Washington University’s School of Education and Human Development. Her development in the field of education continued in PK-12 environments as a Literacy Coach, a Dean of Culture and Compliance Officer for area charter schools. Selected by New Leaders, Mrs. Dragon continues her development through the Aspiring Principal’s Program, and looks to inspire the families, students, and teachers she serves as a transformational school leader.