1217 West Virginia Avenue, NE
Phone: 202-397-1614
Grades: PreK3-8th Grade

Principal: Brandy Tyson
Assistant Principal: Avanti Fernandez

Campus Tours: By Appointment Only
Campus Tour Contact: Christine Edwards

The NoMa Campus is a close-knit family of dedicated team members. We are proud of the close relationships we build with our scholars and their families.

The small size of the school community enables small class sizes, frequent individual and small-group instruction, and a keen sense of safety and order.

We also provide a wide range of enrichment and experiential learning experiences that reinforce our curriculum, and create fond, lifelong memories for our scholars.

Students are provided with numerous opportunities to stay engaged and to develop socially, emotionally, and physically. We offer after-school STEM programming, music, dance, photography, art, intramural sports, chess, and more. Students participate in gardening and nutrition classes via Washington Youth Garden, study drama to bring Text Alive! with the Shakespeare Theatre Company, and learn oratory skills through The Oratory Fellowship with Ford’s Theater. We also provide mentoring for middle school students through a partnership with the Institute for Creative Community Initiatives and therapeutic counseling services through a partnership with AprilMay.

We fully embrace parents as partners and teach our students the value of giving back to their communities. We engage parents through events and celebrations, frequent communication and home visits, and individual meetings focused on their student’s academic needs. Students engage in the community by participating in service learning projects, such as raising awareness about Breast Cancer and encouraging everyone to exercise their right to vote via the Voter Registration Drive. Our NoMa Campus, which we affectionately call “Tigerland,” strives to be the pride of the NoMa community!

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Grades: PreK3 to 8

Students: 207

Ward: 5


Previously during Ms. Tyson's Tenure at Shaw, the campus was rated at the Tier One level of performance and was recognized for being a "Bold Performance School," according to Democrats for Education Reform and EmpowerK12.

She recently spent a year serving as the chief community programs manager for the DC Department of Parks and Recreation. Prior to her position as principal, Ms. Tyson served as the assistant principal at the Shaw Campus for three years and as a lead teacher for three years. She began her career in education as a teacher for the District of Columbia Public Schools.

A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don’t necessarily want to go, but ought to be.

Rosalynn Carter

former First Lady

Student Programs and Activities

  • Music
  • Art
  • Gardening
  • Student Government Association
  • Dance
  • College Tribe
  • Intramural Sports

Central Office

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