DC Prep Back to School Bash

Thanks to DC Prep’s friends and supporters, the 7th Annual Back to School Bash was a record-breaking success – raising over $300,000 for Preppies, team members, and our growing network of schools.

We are so grateful to our corporate sponsors led by MVPs Susan Gage Caterers, Capital One Bank, and MCN Build, as well as our Bash Co-Chairs, Catherine and Teddy Kaplan, and our Dean’s List and Honor Roll supporters for their generosity.

All proceeds of the night’s festivities will directly benefit DC Preppies and teachers who, together, make us the top-performing network of public charter schools citywide. Scroll down to see photos of the event and click here to read moving remarks from Isaiah Bowman and Anthony Alvarez-Silva, inaugural Benning Middle Campus 8th grade Class of 2018 Preppies.



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Learn more about our campaign.

In 2003, we were one school with 100 students. Today, we’ve grown to five schools with over 1,800 preschool – 8th grade students. To continue to grow and excel, we need your help. Our goal is to raise $25M by 2020, to double our impact in Washington by launching new schools, supporting good teachers to become great ones, and providing a world-class education to 1,500 additional children in the city’s most underserved neighborhoods. By donating to our campaign and spreading the word, you’re giving kids in DC the power to do more.


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What our Teachers are Saying

“DC Prep helps adults just as much as it helps children to reach their highest potential. The dedication to excellence and to constant learning is something I have never seen before. It is the reason I wake up smiling every morning because I know that all of us are at DC Prep for the same purpose.”
Angel Hendricks, Dean of Student Support (EEC)