DC International School
1400 Main Drive NW, Washington, DC 20012, USA
+1 202 459 4790
|Head of School||Mary Shaffner|
|Language of Instruction||English, Spanish|
|Co-ed Age Range||11-18|
|Number of pupils||1,050|
|Authorised IB Programmes||IBDP, IBMYP, IBCP|
|CP Coordinator||Shane Donovan|
|Diploma Coordinator||Dean Harris|
|MYP Coordinator||Dean Harris|
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District of Columbia International School (DCI) is an innovative middle and high public charter school in Washington, DC, with a mission of inspiring inquiring, engaged, knowledgeable, and caring secondary students who are multi-lingual, culturally competent, and committed to proactively creating a socially just and sustainable world. To realize this mission, DCI students participate in innovative activities in and out of the classroom on a daily basis. Students form their own lunch clubs; testify before the DC City Council; participate in art, poetry, and design contests; create over 100 self directed projects in Student Led Inquiry classes; and compete in twelve sports through over two dozen teams.
DCI's three pillars of education are:
DCI proudly serves a diverse group of DC public school students. With no majority race, the student body is approximately 40% Hispanic/Latino, 40% African American, and 20% Caucasian and Asian; over half qualify for free and reduced lunches and 15% receive Specialized Education Services. Currently, DCI serves 1050 students in grades 6-11 and is growing by one grade level per year until it serves 1500 students in grades 6-12 by school year 2019-2020.