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.
perpetually exceeds district and national averages
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
enroll in an AP or honors class
with over 800 staff members
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.
Coming to Friendship was one of the best decisions of my life. I had coaches, teachers, and mentors who all cared about my well being.
What I do is to facilitate my students' understanding of the world through creative processes and by building critical thinking skills.
Our saying at Blow Pierce is that "It is a family affair." This includes, not only colleagues, but all stakeholders--students and parents.
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.