711 N Street NW
Phone: 202-234-1093
Grades: PreK4 – 8th grade
Principal: Alicia McCloud
Assistant Principal: 
Rashaida Melvin

About Shaw

The Shaw Campus offers a nurturing and stimulating academic environment that meets the individual needs of all of our learners.

We provide opportunities for enrichment,  cross-curricular experiential learning opportunities, and individualized instruction. Through our Global Ambassadors program, we are developing our students as global learners, problem solvers, and innovators. Driven by our core values, Character, Excellence and Service, students engage in domestic and international service learning projects throughout the year.

Our teachers serve as facilitators of deep personal learning, by focusing on students’ interests and by differentiating instruction to meet students’ academic needs. Within every class, the use of technology, co-teaching and differentiation are key instructional strategies at our campus.

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We instill a growth mindset in our students so they can assess themselves and work towards continuous improvement, socially, emotionally, and physically. Spanish, physical education, visual and graphic arts are infused into the instructional day to develop the whole child. The Shaw Campus has extensive partnerships with Art and Humanities for Every Student, JumpBunch and Soccer Shots. Students also have the opportunity to participate in academic competitions, student government, yearbook club, art animation, chorus, dance and STEP. Additionally, we provide targeted academic support to English Language Learners through our “ESL After the Bell” program.

We believe that all stakeholders play pivotal roles within the Shaw learning community. As an extension of the home-school connection, teachers engage in home visits, data-driven parent meetings, and provide parents with the tools to reinforce daily instruction at home.

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Grades: PreK4 to 8

Students: 236

Ward: 6

Student Programs and Activities

  • Global Ambassadors Program
  • ESL After the Bell
  • Spanish
  • Art
  • Soccer
  • Dance
  • Lego Club
  • Digital Ambassadors Interns
  • I Am Club
  • Salsa Club
  • Reach
  • Chess
  • Safety Patrol
  • Junior Groovers (STEP)
  • Curiology in the Classroom
  • Alpha Phi Alpha Inc. Male Mentorship
  • Yearbook
  • Student Government Association

Ms. McCloud became the principal of the Shaw Campus in July 2017.

She joined Center City Public Charter Schools in July 2015 as an Assistant Principal of the Shaw Campus. Prior to the role at Center City, Ms. McCloud served as an instructional coach at the SEED Public Charter School. She began her career in education as a middle school social studies teacher in the Norfolk Public Schools and has also taught at the Hyde Leadership Public Charter School and the SEED Public Charter School.

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Ms. McCloud holds a bachelor’s degree in history from Virginia State University, and a master’s degree in education administration from Trinity Washington University. She also participated in New Leaders’ Emerging Leaders Program and is currently a participant in their Aspiring Principals Program.
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