DC International Public Charter School

DCI constructionPASO is happy to announce its new partnership with DC International Public Charter School.  Starting in September 2017, PASO's office will be at the new DCI building on the old Walter Reed Campus at 16th Street NW and Aspen Street.  PASO will begin an after-school music education program with DCI students, beginning with Suzuki violin lessons in the 2017-2018 academic year.  In the second and third school years, PASO will add electric guitar, percussion, and other strings, such as viola and cello.  By 2020, DCI will have a competent strings orchestra for school performances.  A special GRACIAS to Executive Director, Mary Shaffner, and Activities Director, Cody Long, for their vision and spirit of collaboration.   We look forward to this exciting new endeavor! 

About DCI

DCI offers advanced Spanish, Chinese and French language immersion in a technology-rich learning environment. DCI is an authorized International Baccalaureate World School, offering the world-renowned IB Middle Years Program to DC public school students. DCI opened on September 2, 2014 serving the 6th and 7th grades. During the 2015-2016 school year, DCI offers grades 6-8. The school will grow to the 12th grade by adding a grade a year, graduating its first seniors in 2020.

DCI’s 3 pillars of learning are:

  • Advanced language learning in Chinese, Spanish, and French
  • IB curriculum and programs for all students
  • 1:1 technology ratio

DCI is a cooperative, collaborative school founded by 5 language immersion public charter schools. These schools have amended their charters to include a secondary program for grades 6-12 at a new educational campus.  

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