KIPP DC Promise Academy

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202.265.7766 Benning Campus • 4801 Benning Road SE • Washington, D.C. 20019

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Rooted in the values of determinationempathyexcellence, and service; Promise Academy prepares students to thrive in excellent middle and high schools. Students develop a love for learning, critical thinking, and leadership in rigorous and joyful learning environments. Upon completion of Fourth grade, Promise Academy students move onto KIPP DC KEY Academy.


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"Promise Academy firmly believes that each of our students has the potential to influence change in their communities and beyond. We help students develop the confidence to believe in themselves and the foundational skills to prepare them for future educational success."

Erin Huseby, Principal, KIPP DC Promise Academy


  • Determination
  • Empathy
  • Excellence
  • Service


Promise 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 music, dance, physical education, social studies, and art classes.

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


Promise Academy offers their elementary students a number of extracurricular ways to build teamwork and explore their passions. These include Books and Basketball, a dance group, choir, and more.

Awards & Recognition

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

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

2018: Promise Academy 4th grade teacher Ms. Dunn recognized as KIPP DC’s monthly staff spotlight.