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The Children’s Guild DC Public Charter School (TCGDC) is a tuition-free, publicly funded charter school, serving children in kindergarten through eighth grade in the District of Columbia. TCGDC is open to all students and does not require testing or screening for admission. The Children’s Guild DC Public Charter School (TCGDC) is excited to welcome all families, new and returning, for SY 2022–2023.
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Follow Your ART
Achievement | Readiness | Transformation
The Children’s Guild DC Public Charter School (TCGDC) founded by The Children’s Guild, values the unique talents of your child.
We are an arts integration K-8 city-wide school in Ward 5. The fine and performing arts are both our approach to teaching and the vehicle for learning. Our students experience the arts integrated within each subject to gain a greater understanding of both.
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”.
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Your Child is Unique, Their Education Should Be Too!
- Fine & Performing Arts are Integrated throughout our Curriculum
- Chromebooks & WiFi Hotspots Available for Attending Students During Distance Learning
- Educating the Whole Child; Providing Ongoing Food & Support for our Families
- Strong Family Resources during Distance Learning & When In-school
- State-of-Art School Facility
- Breakfast & Lunch Included (No Paperwork Required!)
- City-wide Transportation Provided
- Social Emotional Learning Supports
- After School Programs & Clubs
We accept all students including accelerated learners, struggling learners, and students with special education needs. By creating an engaging environment, dynamic and interactive content, and homing in on the specific needs of each child, we transform the way that our teachers teach and enable each child to reach his fullest potential.
The sky is the limit at The Children’s Guild DC Public Charter School. We firmly believe that each child has the potential to succeed and that it’s our job to find a way to help him get there. We give children the vision to see, the courage to try and the will to succeed. Come experience what we have to offer.
What our Families Say
The staff members are very friendly and the programs that the school has are great. I like how the teachers work with you to make sure that you are doing the job. This is the best school that came to DC. I would like to say thank you so much. The staff here makes you feel like family.
I love it, this school changed my kids a lot. I have seen a difference in my kids. I would recommend anybody to this school.
I fell in love with the building—it doesn’t feel like a school. It feels like a place kids come to relax. I love the paintings on the wall and the way the café is set up. It has a hang-out vibe—a chill place to be. My kids love the easy, laid back feel of the school.