The Children’s Guild DC Public Charter School (TCGDC), founded by The Children’s Guild Alliance, opened its doors in Washington in 2015. Our school values the unique talents of your child. We offer a personalized learning environment. The Children’s Guild’s philosophy of Transformation Education develops caring, committed, and contributing young people for a cause bigger than themselves. The culture of our school is reinforced throughout our school goals, curriculum, environment, and systems. At the heart is our student-centered approach to teaching and learning where our principles are guided by the way we “Think, Act, Care, and Reflect”.
The Children’s Guild brings its best educational and behavioral practices from all of its programs to create the special hybrid of TCGDC. Through Transformation Education five best practices form the foundation of our school. These practices include the TEACCH structures developed at the University of North Carolina; Project-Based Learning strategies and tools; a multi-dimensional emphasis on Character Development; a commitment to Arts Integration as a support to high rigor and; a state-of-the-art Diagnostic and Evaluation center that uses highly-skilled professionals and practices to identify the programs and services each student needs to reach his or her optimal academic potential.
A New Kind of Charter
TCGDC looks like no other school in the District – charter or traditional public. We are a family school, serving students in grades K- 8 with rigorous and supportive settings for all students from general education/inclusion to self-contained special education. Our broad spectrum approach enables families to educate all K-8 students in one school.