Breakthrough Schools D.C. Round 2 Grantees K-12 Breakthrough Models

CityBridge Foundation DC Regional Funds grant recipients

Round 2 Planning Grant Recipients

In December 2014, CityBridge Education awarded seed grants to seven schools to design and plan their innovative school design with the intention of launching the new model in Fall 2016.

Capital City Public Charter School

  • Grades Served: PK3-12
    Startup Type: Complete Redesign
    Operator Type: Charter
    Setting: Urban
    Students at Start: 135
    Students at Capacity: 970

  • Hallmark Features: Expeditionary Learning, blended and project-based learning

Cleveland Elementary School

  • Grades Served: PK3-5
    Startup Type: Complete Redesign
    Operator: District of Columbia Public Schools
    Operator Type: District
    Setting: Urban
    Students at Start: 306
    Students at Capacity: 325

  • Hallmark Features: Project-based learning with self-directed learning pathways

DC International School

  • Grades Served: 6-7 (ultimately 6-12)
    Startup Type: Complete Redesign
    Operator Type: Charter
    Setting: Urban
    Students at Start: 210
    Students at Capacity: 1,500

  • Hallmark Features: International Baccalaureate (IB) with student-directed elective courses

Mundo Verde Bilingual PCS

  • Grades Served: PK3-3 (ultimately PK3-5)
    Startup Type: Complete Redesign
    Operator Type: Charter
    Setting: Urban
    Students at Start: 122
    Students at Capacity: 560

  • Hallmark Features: Expeditionary Learning, Spanish language immersion, and emotional and cultural connection

Sustainable Futures

  • Grades Served: Ages 14-21
    Startup Type: New School
    Operator Type: Charter
    Setting: Urban
    Students at Start: TBD

  • Hallmark Features: Ungraded, competency-based blended learning for disconnected youth focusing on environmental justice, ecological sustainability, and global citizenship

Thurgood Marshall Academy Public Charter High School

The breakthrough model efforts at this school are no longer active.

  • Grades Served: 9-12
    Startup Type: Complete Redesign
    Operator Type: Charter
    Setting: Urban
    Students at Start: 400
    Students at Capacity: 400

  • Hallmark Features: Mastery-based blended model that removes time and grade constraints on learning

Two Rivers Public Charter School

  • Grades Served: PK-8
    Startup Type: New School
    Operator Type: Charter
    Setting: Urban
    Students at Start: 520
    Students at Capacity: 1,040

  • Hallmark Features: Expeditionary Learning with integrated arts program and content-based Spanish; creating a framework for assessment of deeper learning in the elementary and middle grades

For more information about Breakthrough Schools D.C., visit http://nextgenlearning.org/citybridge-foundation-washington-dc