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202.398.6811 Smilow Campus • 5300 Blaine Street NE • Washington, DC 20019

Grounded in the values learn, belong, and thrive, KIPP DC Quest Academy prepares students for future academic success with motivating and collaborative learning environments. Our team of teachers fosters academic and personal growth in each of their students, inspiring them to set high expectations for themselves. Upon completion of fourth grade, Quest Academy students move onto KIPP DC Valor Academy.

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"At Quest Academy, we help our students find joy in learning and academic success. Elementary school is such a crucial age in children’s educational journeys, and we work incredibly hard to set our students up for success in middle and high school, college and beyond."

Stephanie Beltrán - Delinois, Principal, KIPP DC Quest Academy


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Quest Academy fosters students’ social, emotional, and academic development, setting them up for a life filled with choice and opportunity.

Students receive comprehensive and rigorous instruction in literacy and math, but also benefit from social studies, music, art, physical education, and science classes.

KIPPsters at Quest Academy develop a love for learning, and build the skills and mindsets necessary to set them up for success in middle school and beyond.


Quest Academy offers their elementary students a number of extracurricular ways to build teamwork and explore their passions, including Pretty Brown Girls, DC SCORES, Flag Football, DC Jazz Bops, Special Olympics, Quest Cheer/ Dance Team, and more.

We partner with the YMCA for before and aftercare.

Awards & Recognition

2019: Quest Academy is ranked a Tier 1 school by the DC Public Charter School Board.

2018: Quest Academy is awarded Bold Performance by Empowerk12.

2017: Quest Academy is ranked a Tier 1 school by the DC Public Charter School Board.

Quest Academy is awarded Bold Performance Honorable Mention by Empowerk12.