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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 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

Back to School Nights

Enjoy an evening of fun and connect with your scholar’s teachers, parents and school administration. Please see the Back to School Nights’ schedule for your campus details.

Convocation 2017

Pictured are CEO Patricia A. Brantley and Dr. Marc Lamont Hill at our 2017 Community Convocation! The celebration was a huge success. Thank you to the Friendship community for your pride and participation. We are celebrating 20 years of commitment to excellence in education. #FPCSExcel 

Teachers Prepared to Discuss Charlottesville with Students

“The central office is thinking about how to approach this and that every teacher is conscious enough to understand this is a touchy subject in our communities,” Eric Blood said. “It needs to be discussed but in a responsible way.”


Friendship Cares Fun Friday

All Campuses

Fall MAP Testing


Student Early Release Day


Friendship Cares is Open

Friendship Cares is open early for early release day. Friendship Cares hours today are 1pm-6pm.

Labor Day- No School

Friendship Schools and Offices are closed! Friendship Cares is also closed.

Staff PD Day – No school for Students

Friendship Cares is closed.
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