KIPP DC Discover Academy

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202.678.7735 Douglass Campus • 2600 Douglass Road SE • Washington, D.C. 20020

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Grounded in the values of community, grow, honor, imagine, and lead; KIPPsters at Discover Academy leave with the the foundational academic skills and mindsets that are necessary for success in rigorous and joyful elementary schools. Upon completion of Kindergarten, Discover Academy students move onto KIPP DC Heights Academy.

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    PreK3- K
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"Here at Discover Academy, our incredible team of teachers instills a passion for learning in each of their students from day one. Children grow academically, emotionally, and socially in environments rooted in inclusion and teamwork. That is what we foster at Discover."

Dr. Sommer Wynn, Principal, KIPP DC Discover Academy


  • Community
  • Grow
  • Honor
  • Imagine
  • Lead


Discover Academy uses the Tools of the Mind curriculum to develop executive function, promote social-emotional learning, and grow early literacy and math skills.

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 students to express themselves, explore new concepts, and work together with their classmates.


Discover Academy hosts a number of events to engage families and the community. Past events have included: Father-Daughter Dances, parenting classes, healthy eating and fitness demonstrations, and more. Additionally, Discover Academy organizes extracurricular activities for their students to explore their passions. Offerings include soccer, cheerleading, running, Saturday school, Girl Scouts, Gentleman’s Club, basketball, and more. We partner with the Springboard for before and aftercare.

Awards & Recognition

2018: Discover Academy is ranked  a Tier 1 school by the DC Public Charter School Board.

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

2016: Discover Academy is ranked a Tier 1 school by the DC Public Charter School Board.