Capitol Hill

1503 East Capitol Street SE
Phone: 202-547-7556
Nurse’s Office Direct Dial: 202-547-0066
PreK3-8th Grade

Campus Tours: By Appointment Only
Campus Tour Contact: Lynette Riley

Principal: Andre Samuels
Assistant Principal: Alisandra Ravenel

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.

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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.

School Menus

  • Select “DC” and “Center City” at the following link to find menus:

Grades: PreK3 to 8

Students: 260

Ward: 6

Student Programs and Activities

  • STEP
  • Global Ambassadors Program
  • Washington Urban Debate League
  • Living Classrooms Camping Trips
  • Poster
  • National Honor Society
  • Flag Football
  • Girls on the Run
  • Brownies
  • City Kids Partnership
  • Department of Behavioral Health Partnership


Andre Samuels joins Center City PCS as Principal of Capitol Hill Campus.

Andre Samuels’ passion for turning teachers into educators is what drives his work.  “We work as educators to arm students not with rote knowledge, but with skills and tools to analyze ideas in order to develop and cultivate their own.”  Mr. Samuels began his career in school leadership by obtaining a Master’s Degree in Educational Administration and Policy, Master’s Degree in Special Education from Howard University and a Master’s in Business Administration in Leadership from Georgetown University.  Mr. Samuels is currently pursuing his international certification in Executive Leadership Coaching from Georgetown University’s Center for Transformational Leadership.    
Andre Samuels began his work with Washington, DC Public Schools (DCPS) in 2008 as an assistant principal at Stanton Elementary School and Smothers Elementary School.  In 2013 Mr. Samuels was awarded the David Rubinstein Award for Highly Effective School Leadership.  Mr. Samuels transitioned to lead Browne Education Campus in 2013 where he remained as principal until 2017, moving to be a Director of Learning with DCPS’ Leadership Development team focused on the development of 1st-year principals, secondary assistant principals, and aspiring school leaders.
Welcome to the Center City family, Principal Samuels!