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Friendship Schools Rated Tier 1

Friendship Public Charter School (FPCS) is proud to announce that all of its pre-K-3 schools and two of its middle schools have earned the distinction of Tier 1 […]

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 12 schools serving over 4,200 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

  • 4,200 students
    on 12 campuses

    with over 800 staff members

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News & Information

When D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser announced in August the results from the 2018 Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) student assessments, another year of improvement was tempered by another year of low proficiency overall. Only three in ten D.C. students meet or exceed expectations in math and English language arts. The outcomes for students who meet the D.C. definition of “at-risk” were even lower, with just 17 percent of those students meeting the proficiency standard citywide. While this trend holds true for some D.C. schools, there are DCPS and public charter schools at all grade levels demonstrating that there is no limit to how high scholars can achieve. EmpowerK12 is proud to honor them with 2018 Bold Performance School Awards. Friendship Chamberlain, Blow Pierce and Tech Prep are among this year’s 17 school award winners.

The entire Friendship community applauds our 2018 Bold Performance award-winning schools! Your hard work, dedication and unmitigated belief that every scholar can achieve to the highest standards has yielded extraordinary results. On behalf of our students, parents and staff, we thank you and we applaud you!

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Coming to school regularly is one of the best ways to prepare students for academic success! That’s why Friendship encourages all students to attend school every day. 
Should a student be absent from school, we ask that parents/guardians contact their school’s front office within five (5) school days of the student’s absence.

Around Friendship #62: Featuring Glen Mourning, 4th Grade Teacher

“We have great support within our building from our literacy and math coaches, who work great together as a team. Our business manager, leadership team, and office staff all work as a family.  It is a different environment from a traditional public school or another charter network. It is like a home-cooked meal every day. That’s what it feels like. It doesn’t happen by accident – it’s intentional. People are willing to step in and help wherever they can. I have had this conversation with other teachers – it is consistent across the network.” Read more >


Parent Workshop

10/20/2018 - 10/20/2018
Family Summit

Woodridge Garden Work Day

10/20/2018 - 10/20/2018

No School for Students

10/25/2018 - 10/26/2018

Woodridge Book-O-Ween

10/31/2018 - 10/31/2018
2959 Carlton Ave. NE Washington, D.C. 20018

Chamberlain Book-A-Ween

10/31/2018 - 10/31/2018
1345 Potomac Ave. SE Washington, D.C. 20003

Parent Workshop

12/15/2018 - 12/15/2018
Setting Clear Expectations
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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.