Why D.C.

All Eyes Are On D.C.

Not only do we have the most powerful politicians and thought leaders in our backyard, but D.C. has also taken center stage when it comes to the education reform movement. With 44% of students in the city attending charter schools (and more than 10% of those students attending KIPP DC), the work that we do is shaping the national conversation about urban education.


A Great Place to Work and PLAY

Yes, D.C. is full of professionals who are working hard to make a difference in this world. But, we’re also a city that loves to have fun and celebrate our time outside of the office. There is truly something for everyone!

Want to know what makes us one of the fittest cities in the U.S.? Do some yoga on the National Mall, run a 10-miler at peak cherry blossom season, go hiking at Great Falls, or cruise the streets on a Capital Bikeshare bicycle. You’ll meet hundreds of likeminded people who like to stay fit.

More interested in dining out? Top Chefs Mike Isabella, Carla Hall, Bryan Voltaggio, Spike Mendelsohn and Timothy Dean are all locals. Grab a bite at one of their restaurants or sample some of the hundreds of awesome restaurants in the city.

Want to watch some exciting games? Join our Nationals, Wizards, Capitals, and D.C. United fans and root for the home team. Love the arts? Catch some theater at the Kennedy Center or listen to some amazing music at one of our many impressive venues, like the historic Howard Theater.

D.C. is also one of the most walkable and bike-able cities in the country and has the added convenience of the Metrorail and Metro Bus systems. Public transportation in D.C. is clean, well-lit, and affordable, making it easy to enjoy all that the city has to offer!


Did Someone Say Free Museums and Festivals?

D.C. attracts nearly 18 million visitors each year who come to see all that the nation’s capital has to offer. Imagine having access to those sites (most of which are free!) year round. Your classroom will extend beyond your walls with endless museums, memorials, and monuments at your fingertips.

D.C. also has more festivals and events than any other city in the U.S. — and many of them are free! Whether it’s fall (National Book Festival), summer (Smithsonian Folklife Festival), spring (Passport DC) or winter (National Christmas Tree lighting), there is always something to do.

Want to rub elbows with the President and the first family? Each year, our students get invited to White House events like trick-or-treating, the tree lighting, the egg roll, and more!

So, what are you waiting for? Apply today!