Oyster-Adams Bilingual School

Oyster-Adams Bilingual School

DCPS School

2801 Calvert St. NW and 2020 19th St. NW 202-671-6130 Jonathan Melmed
[email protected]
8:45 a.m.-3:15 p.m. Before and after care available

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Oyster-Adams Bilingual School

For 50 years, Oyster-Adams Bilingual School has served as a model for dual-language education in DC and nationwide. Children learn 50% of their academic content in English and 50% in Spanish. While learning in a bilingual environment, our students develop their intellect and academic knowledge in two languages. The cultural diversity within Oyster-Adams forges long-lasting friendships among students and families from different cultural and linguistic backgrounds, nationalities, and socio-economic levels. In 2020, Oyster-Adams received the National Blue Ribbon being recognized as an Exemplary High Performing School.

Dual Language/Immersion

Athletics, Concurso de Poesia, Science Fair, Spelling Bee, Chinese, Middle School Musical

• Our students in PK4 and K are immersed in the Spanish language.
• Every year, our middle school students travel to Spain and Costa Rica.
• In 2020, 100% of our 8th grade students, who took the AP Spanish test, passed.


Student Proficiency Levels


Student Proficiency Levels

  • Did not yet meet expectations

  • Partially met expectations

  • Approached expectations

  • Met expectations

  • Exceeded expectations

  • 3%  Black/African-American
  • 2%  Asian
  • 55%  Hispanic / Latino
  • 34%  White non-Hispanic
  • 5%  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].

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2801 Calvert St. NW and 2020 19th St. NW

Ward 3

Ward 3
42, 43, 96, H1, L1, L2, X3
Columbia Heights; Woodley Park-Zoo