Ferebee-Hope Redevelopment Project

KIPP DC is grateful to the administration of Mayor Muriel Bowser for awarding the Ferebee-Hope site to KIPP DC and our partners for re-development. We seek to build a hub that promotes educational excellence, wellness, and lifelong learning, bringing new energy and opportunity in the heart of Ward 8, home to many of our students and families.

Project Vision

Bird's eye rendering of KIPP DC's second high school campus at Ferebee-Hope

New & Modern Recreation Center

KIPP DC will build a new recreation center at Ferebee-Hope to be operated by the Department of Parks & Recreation (DPR). The facility is slated to include an indoor pool, boxing gym, multipurpose space, and gymnasium. The current DPR recreation center will stay open while the new recreation center is built.

Redeveloped Outdoor Spaces

We aspire to modernize the outdoor spaces at Ferebee-Hope. We plan to work with MPD to create a robust safety plan for the site. We anticipate outdoor spaces will include a football field, baseball diamond, basketball court, community garden, and playground.

State-Of-The-Art High School

We want to partner with current KIPP DC families and the community to design a state-of-the-art high school that will prepare students for success in college, careers, and life. This high school will be a permanent home for current KIPP DC Somerset College Preparatory students and allow more KIPP DC students to attend high school in their community.

Site Plan Vision

Construction Progress

November 2020 | December 2020 | January 2021 | February 2021  |March 2021

Project News

Thursday, November 14: KIPP DC Presentation to Community on RFO Submission
Monday, January 27: Mayor Bowser Announces KIPP DC to Construct New High School and Recreation Center at Former Ferebee-Hope School in Ward 8

Community Advisory Board

The Ferebee-Hope Community Advisory Board informs the project team and ensures that the community is always aware updates regarding the redevelopment of the Ferebee-Hope site.

Tuesday, March 10: Ferebee-Hope Community Advisory Board Minutes
Tuesday, March 10: Ferebee-Hope Community Advisory Board Presentation

Project Partners

KIPP DC is excited to partner with several organizations at the site to bring more services to the Washington Highlands community.

Ferbee-Hope Project Partners

We also plan to offer our KIPP Codes program at this site once construction is complete.


If you have questions about KIPP DC’s plans for Ferebee-Hope, please email us at ferebeehope@kippdc.org.