711 N Street, NW
Phone: 202-234-1093
Grades: PreK4-8th Grade

Principal: Aaron Dukes
Assistant Principal: Kimberly Fuller

Campus Tours: By Appointment Only
Campus Tour Contact: Nia Samuel

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.

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.

Petworth Campus Featured on “The 74”
Writer Emily Langhorne of "The 74" visited our Petworth Campus. Check out what she had to say about the experience here: "Inside One of America’s First Catholic-to-Charter School Conversions: ‘Intentionally Small,’ Built Around Character & Thriving"


Grades: PreK4 to 8

Students: 233

Ward: 6


Mr. Aaron Dukes returns to Center City PCS as principal of the Shaw Campus for the upcoming school year.

Principal Dukes began his career with Center City PCS in 2011 as an Instructional Coach at the Shaw Campus. Afterward, Mr. Dukes served as Assistant Principal at our Congress Heights Campus. During his tenure, the campus earned a Tier One status in achievement. Prior to his return to CCPCS, Mr. Dukes successfully led charter schools in the New York City and Philadelphia areas. We are excited to have Mr. Dukes back and look forward to working with him as he takes on the leadership responsibilities at Shaw.

Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.
Malcolm X

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

Shaw Campus

Our Mission

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

CCPCS Central Office

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

The Center City Public Charter Schools Newsletter provides pertinent information for our School community