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. There is still time to submit a post-lottery application for the 2022-23 school year! Click the Enroll button below to get started. We look forward to meeting you!

Meet our Principal

LEARN D.C. Principal Dr. Sharon Michaels believes wholeheartedly that every child deserves an excellent education that prepares them to attend and graduate from the most selective college or university in the world and build their confidence, ambition, and skills to shape the future of our community and our nation. With twelve years of experience in education, Dr. Michaels has supported, taught, and led diverse and innovative schools in Washington D.C. and Brooklyn, New York. She is the daughter, sister, and niece of active and retired service members, and is deeply connected to the armed services community. Dr. Michaels brings this same level of service and commitment to LEARN D.C. where she is thrilled to join our school community starting with the upcoming 2022-23 school 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:

Shacora Simmons

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

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We are currently enrolling scholars for the 2022-23

school year through MY School DC.

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