Our Mission and Philosophy
The mission of Capital Village Schools is to prepare all students, regardless of background or circumstance, to reach their full potential in college, career, and life and to become agents of change in their communities. With a target opening date of Fall 2020, our school will create small learning communities — focused on relevant, real-world problems — that are personalized to each student’s individual needs and centered around the whole child.
We believe that receiving a quality education is a human right. Education can be a child’s ticket out of poverty, an institution of change in a community, and a vehicle for social justice. However, not every DC student has the opportunity to access a quality education.
Capital Village Schools’ philosophy and values are grounded in years of high-level academic research, intensive investigation of successful models, and extensive on-the-ground community engagement, and they are designed to disrupt educational inequity. Our school model rejects the system of “haves” and “have-nots” that to often surrounds our public schools. Both our academic program and school environment are born out of an urgent need to rethink a status quo where some students excel, but others fall through the cracks.