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(202) 562-9101 KIPP DC Wheeler Campus • 3301 Wheeler Rd SE • Washington, DC 20032

At KIPP DC Pride Academy our individual identities, cultures, traditions, and stories matter.  Our authenticity and the truth that we each speak make us powerful members of the KIPP DC Pride Academy family.  Our school community leads with love. We embrace the passion, care, and curiosity of each student, family, and staff member. Our school community takes pride in who we are and where we come from.  We celebrate successes, learn from failures, and courageously continue to follow the path that we each choose to make our impact on the world. Upon completion of Kindergarten student move onto KIPP DC Inspire Academy.

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"At Pride Academy we each embody the name of our school by being proud of who we are as individuals, taking pride in the work that we do inside and outside of the school building, and showing gratitude for the contributions that our families and community make to our educational journeys. When we work together as one school family and lead through our love of one another, we each have the power to make our lasting impact on the world."

Salvatore Negrete, Principal, KIPP DC Pride Academy


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Pride Academy uses the Tools of the Mind curriculum to develop executive function, promote social-emotional learning, and grow early literacy and math skills for PreK3 and PreK4 students. Kindergarten lead teachers use Reader’s Workshop and My Math curriculums to develop the knowledge and skills necessary for students’ success in Elementary and beyond.

Teachers and families partner to ensure each student’s individual needs are met—setting a strong foundation for their educational journey.

Play-based learning allows PreK3 and PreK4 students to express themselves, explore new concepts, and work together with their classmates. We build on this foundation in Kindergarten with effective, high-quality, and rigorous instruction that produces academic results and student growth.


Pride Academy is proud to introduce the following extracurricular activities for students: Washington Ballet, DC Jazz Bops, and more to come!

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