1217 West Virginia Avenue NE
Phone: 202-397-1614
Grades: PreK – 8th grade
Principal: Charlotte Hansen
Assistant Principal:
Ayesha Abdul-Rahim

About Trinidad

The Trinidad 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.

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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 Trinidad Campus, which we affectionately call “Tigerland,” strives to be the pride of the Trinidad community!

Grades: preK to 8

Students: 184

Ward: 5

Student Programs and Activities

  • Music
  • Art
  • Gardening
  • Student Government Association
  • Dance
  • College Tribe
  • Girls on the Run
  • Intramural Sports

Charlotte Hansen has taught and led in PK-8, traditional and charter public schools in the District of Columbia since 2009.

As a teacher, she was in the inaugural Education Innovation Fellowship cohort at Citybridge Foundation, a fellow in Leading Educators, and a teacher/leader for two years before transitioning to full-time school leadership. She holds a MAT in Early Childhood Education from American University and is a Resident Principal through the New Leaders Aspiring Principals Program. Charlotte believes in rigorous Common Core instruction, quality teacher development, student-data-driven practice, and attending to the whole child as the pillars of a successful school. She lives in her school’s neighborhood with her dog, Rosie.

As we say goodbye to our 2018 8th-grade class, we are excited to share what they will miss about their time at Center City PCS. Check out this link to see what our students have to say:
#CenterCityPCS #DCCharterPROUD

Center City Public Charter Schools: via @YouTube

Center City Public Charter Schools: via @YouTube

Check out our latest newsletter which includes the student and staff winners of our Annual Character, Excellence, and Service Awards! #CenterCityPCS

Our students had their last day of school yesterday. Congratulations to the whole Center City Community on a terrific 2017-18 school year!

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