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Providing World-Class Education in D.C.

Friendship is one of the District of Columbia’s largest and highest-performing public charter school networks, with 16 schools serving over 4,500 students in prekindergarten through 12th grade.

We provide a world-class education that prepares students for college success and a career of their choice. Friendship empowers students to achieve high academic standards, enjoy learning, and develop as ethical, well-rounded and self-sufficient citizens who contribute actively to their communities.

About Friendship


    perpetually exceeds district and national averages

  • of high school graduates

    go on to a four-year college or other institution of higher learning


    offers students the chance to earn up to 60 college credits or an associate’s degree at no cost while in high school


    earned since 2008

  • 60% of high school students

    enroll in an AP or honors class

  • Over 4,500 students
    on 16 campuses

    with over 800 staff members

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News & Information

‘Everybody loves him’: Why the Bears’ Eddie Goldman returns to Washington as a hometown hero

Adam Jahns Sep 22, 2019
“You all probably know that Akiem (Hicks) is probably the most animated guy out of the room,” defensive line coach Jay Rodgers said. And Eddie?
“Eddie is definitely the quietest one in room,” said Rodgers, who has been with Goldman since the Bears drafted him in the second round in 2015.
In a way, the Bears’ culture change started with Goldman. He’s the only remaining player from general manager Ryan Pace’s first draft class. All he wants to do is do his job and do it well.

Parent Engagement Policy

We’d love your feedback on our parent engagement policy. If you have any suggestions on how we can make it better, please add your feed back here by September 30th.

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FPCS Statement on Medications and Health

Friendship Public Charter School is deeply committed to the safety and wellbeing of every student who attends each of our 16 schools located in five wards throughout District of Columbia. For over two decades, we have tirelessly served D.C.’s children and families, and a key pillar of our commitment is supporting our most medically fragile scholars.

During the school day, our licensed nursing staff regularly administers a range of medications as prescribed by a licensed physician with the parent’s consent. As directed by D.C. law, parents are required to submit and schools must maintain physician-authorized documentation that outlines medical treatment for students during the school day.

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Blow Pierce Open House

10/23/2019 - 10/23/2019
725 19th St. NE Washington, D.C. 20002

Blow Pierce Open House

10/23/2019 - 10/23/2019
725 19th St. NE Washington, D.C. 20002

Chamberlain Open House

10/23/2019 - 10/23/2019
1345 Potomac Ave. SE Washington, D.C. 20003

Woodridge Open House

10/23/2019 - 10/23/2019
2959 Carlton Ave. NE Washington, D.C. 20018

Tech-Prep Open House

10/25/2019 - 10/25/2019
Address: 2705 Martin Luther King Avenue SE Washington, DC 20032

Woodridge Open House

11/02/2019 - 11/02/2019
2959 Carlton Ave. NE Washington, D.C. 20018
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Friendship Public Charter School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability in admission or access to, or treatment in, its programs and activities. For more information, click here.