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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

  • CONSISTENT GRADUATION RATE

    perpetually exceeds district and national averages

  • of high school graduates

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

  • OUR EARLY COLLEGE PROGRAM

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

  • MORE THAN $85 MILLION
    IN SCHOLARSHIPS

    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

The SY 19-20 is almost here.

Are you EXCITED?!? We are!
We can’t wait to see you!

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Thank you Black Press USA​ for recognizing our founder, Donald L. Hense.
“The African-American community’s fight for quality education requires constant dedication and reflection on successful strategies to educate our children. Donald Hense and the Friendship Charter Network is an example of success worthy of recognition.”

‘I wasn’t just thinking about myself’: How D.C.’s class of 2019 decided what’s next

Congratulations to our 2019 valedictorian Aaron Spruill who was featured in the Washington Post. He shared his aspiration to become a computer scientist.

Read more >

Events

New Teacher University

08/05/2019 - 09/06/2019

Woodridge middle school Orientation

08/23/2019 - 08/23/2019
2959 Carlton Ave. NE Washington, D.C. 20018
seventh/ eighth grade ONLY

Woodridge Meet The Teacher

08/23/2019 - 08/23/2019
2959 Carlton Ave. NE Washington, D.C. 20018
Kindergarten- fourth grade ONLY

First Day of School

08/26/2019 - 08/26/2019

Blow Pierce Back 2 School Night

09/04/2019 - 09/04/2019
725 19th St. NE Washington, D.C. 20002

Tech Prep Back 2 School Night

09/04/2019 - 09/04/2019
Address: 2705 Martin Luther King Avenue SE Washington, DC 20032
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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.