Elsie Whitlow Stokes Community Freedom PCS – East End

Elsie Whitlow Stokes Community Freedom PCS – East End

Public Charter School

5600 E Capitol St. NE 202-975-2100

MTWTh: 8:05 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
F: 8:05 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
PK3-PK4: 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Before and after care available

PK3-PK4: 7:30 a.m.-9:00 a.m.
3:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
K-1: 7:30 a.m.-8:05 a.m.
3:30 p.m.-6:00 p.m.No Cost; Sliding Scale/VoucherContact school for details

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Elsie Whitlow Stokes Community Freedom PCS – East End

Our mission is to prepare culturally diverse elementary school students to be leaders, scholars, and responsible citizens who are committed to social justice. Stokes School teaches students to think, speak, read, write, and learn in two languages: English and French and English and Spanish.

Arts Integration
Dual Language/Immersion
International Baccalaureate
Online Learning
Restorative Justice Program

Dual Language Immersion, Community Service Learning, Award Winning Food Service Program

This school offers a French language program and a Spanish language program. You may apply to one or both.

• Longest language immersion program in Washington, DC, Stokes School opened its doors in 1998.
• One of the most diverse school in Washington, DC


Students do not take PARCC before grade 3.

  • 63%  Black/African-American
  • <1%  Asian
  • 11%  Hispanic / Latino
  • 14%  White non-Hispanic
  • 11%  Multiracial

This school has multiple lottery options, please visit the historic waitlist page HERE for detailed data.
Federal and District law require equal access to services for students with special education needs and English Language Learners. For additional information, please contact the Office of the State Superintendent of Education at (202) 727-6436 or at [email protected]v.

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5600 E Capitol St. NE

Ward 7

Ward 7
96, 97, A12, F14
Capitol Heights