510 Webster Street NW
Phone: 202-726-9212
Grades: PreK3-8th Grade

Principal: Micah Westerman
Assistant Principal: Devin James

Campus Tours: By Appointment Only
Campus Tour Contact: Camelia Fox

At Petworth, we work hard, get better, and play nice.

The Petworth staff and community collaborate in going above and beyond to support our students. Our small school community enables us to build close relationships with students and to have all hands on deck, so teachers, parents, and administrators can work together to meet the needs of all students.

Our team engages parents in supporting their students’ learning at home as we strive to be a community resource for our Petworth families. We communicate frequently with parents, conduct home visits, and hold conferences to discuss individual student goals and strategies for supporting the development of students’ skills. We offer parent workshops, and are currently focusing on supporting early literacy at home. We also engage parents through cultural celebrations and enrichment events.

Our teachers provide our students with individualized academic support both during and after school. Inclusion teachers work closely with general education teachers to differentiate instruction and provide individualized supports to students. Our teachers offer tutoring in English Language Arts and mathematics after school. We also offer ESL After the Bell, a program that provides targeted academic support to English Language Learners.

To support students’ social, emotional and physical development, we provide enrichment classes and after-school sports and clubs. All students take music and STEM classes. After-school sports and clubs include yoga, volleyball, tennis, and dance. In addition, we develop students’ leadership skills by giving them opportunities to join student government, take on student jobs, and even participate in a student court.

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: 255

Ward: 4


Micah Westerman Named Petworth Principal

This year marks Mr. Westerman’s 20th year in education. Prior to joining the Center City Petworth community, he served as the Assistant Principal at our Brightwood Campus since 2015. Mr. Westerman’s previous roles include Director of Curriculum and Special Education for the Fort Frye Local School District in Ohio and Assistant Principal and co-founding teacher at KIPP Summit Academy in California. He began his career teaching 6th and 7th grade math at Calvin Simmons Middle School in Oakland, CA as a Teach for America corps member. Mr. Westerman earned his BA from the University of Pennsylvania and his MA in Educational Leadership from the Principal Leadership Institute at the University of California, Berkeley.
In his spare time, Mr. Westerman is an avid runner, hiker, and camper. He enjoys cooking, gardening, reading, and spending time with his family, including his two best doggos Molly and Teddy.

The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you.

B.B. King

Student Programs and Activities

  • ESL After the Bell
  • STEM
  • Dance
  • Music
  • Student Government
  • Badminton
  • Ballet
  • Step Team
  • National Junior Honor Society
  • Volleyball
  • Tennis
  • Soccer
  • Cheerleading
  • Dodgeball
  • Kickball
  • Yoga

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)