Capitol Hill

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

Principal: Ayesha Abdul-Rahim
Assistant Principal: Calvin Johnson

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

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.

Tour our Petworth Campus!
Tours are scheduled on Tuesdays from 10-12 pm and Thursdays from 12-2pm. Please remember that all tours are by appointment only.


Grades: PreK3 to 8

Students: 260

Ward: 6


Ms. Ayesha Abdul-Rahim transitions into new role as Capitol Hill campus Principal

Ms. Rahim was born and raised in the NE area of Washington DC and began her professional career as a teacher within the DCPS system. With over 20 years of experience as an educator and instructional coach. Ms. Rahim transitioned to leadership 5 years ago as the Assistant Principal at the Trinidad campus before assuming her current role of Principal at Capitol Hill. Ms. Rahim is passionate about providing the most rewarding experiences for students and is an advocate for ensuring that students are exposed to the arts.

Education is the most powerful weapon, which you can use to change the world.

Nelson Mandela

former President of South Africa

Student Programs and Activities

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

Our Mission

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

Central Office

301 N Street NE, Suite 200
Washington, DC 20002
(202) 589-0202
(202) 589-1629 (fax)