School Phone Number: 202-949-0930

School Email: learn-dc@learncharter.org

Enrollment Email: enroll-dc@learncharter.org

About LEARN D.C.

LEARN D.C. is part of the LEARN Charter School Network and is located in Washington D.C. on Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling (JBAB).  LEARN was selected through a rigorous process conducted by the Ward 8 Parent Operator Selection Team (POST) to select a new school that would serve children who live on Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling and the D.C. region. ALL children living in Washington, D.C. are eligible to attend our public, open enrollment elementary school.

LEARN D.C. is currently serving grades PreK3 through 1st grade, adding a grade level per year until the 8th grade. The lottery for enrollment for grades PreK3 to 2nd grade for the 2022 school year was held on April 1, 2022, but there is still time to apply! Click the Enroll button below to get started. We look forward to meeting you!

Meet our Principal

LEARN D.C. Principal Andrea Groeninger began her career as a teacher and instructional coach in Avondale, Arizona. After spending a several years teaching and working on curriculum design at Arizona State University, she took a position as a school leader at a K-8 school in Phoenix. During her time in Arizona she earned two Master’s Degrees, one in Curriculum & Instruction and one in Educational Leadership & Supervision from Arizona State University. Ms. Groeninger joined LEARN Charter School Network in 2018 and has served as a school leader and a member of the Network’s Teaching & Learning Team. She is thrilled to lead LEARN D.C. in their founding year.

Our Location
100 Duncan St SW
Washington, DC 20032


Grades Offered

PK3 – 2nd Grade (2022-2023 school year)

LEARN D.C. will add grade levels each year until our campus educates students in grades PK3-8th grade.

School Hours

8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.


Office Manager:

JaTona Thompson

Office Phone Number:

(202) 949-0930

quick facts

Why Choose LEARN D.C.

  • Tuition-free, open enrollment public charter school – open to ALL children in Washington, D.C.
  • Rigorous academics within a compassionate and loving culture
  • Understands the unique needs of children of military families who experience multiple relocations during their school age years.

AppleTree@LEARN D.C. is a unique partnership between AppleTree Institute for Education Innovation and LEARN. The program delivers high-quality early childhood education in Preschool and Pre-K, as well as guaranteed seat at LEARN D.C. for Kindergarten. Program highlights:

Preschool and PreKindergarten program uses AppleTree Institute’s internally developed instructional model/curriculum, Every Child Ready.

Every Child Ready is designed specifically for 3 and 4 year-old children with the goal of ensuring they are academically, socially and emotionally prepared for Kindergarten.

Every classroom has at least two adults, including a combination of a lead teacher, a resident teacher and / or a teacher’s assistant.

“LEARN D.C. is the culmination of the hopes and dreams that we all have for the education of our children. The respect that LEARN D.C. has for parents, children and this city is an excellent foundation on which to build a school. I am so excited for our families to experience it.”
Tara Brown, Ward 8 Parent

LEARN D.C. Board Information

Please click below to view LEARN D.C. Board of Directors meeting information.
Board Meeting Information

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We invite you to submit FSMC proposals for the National School Lunch Program for SY 21-22, with service starting January 2022. They are soliciting FSMC proposals to begin service in January 2022.

Below are some important dates to note:
– Pre-bid Conference Monday, November 8. Contact jerry@sfwgroup.org for details
– Tasting delivery and bid closing Wednesday, November 24. Logistics to be coordinated separately.
– Award Wednesday, December 1

Enroll Today

We are currently enrolling scholars for the 2021-22

school year through MY School DC.

Join Our Team

Apply today to be part of the

founding team at LEARN D.C.