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Mary McLeod Bethune Day Academy PCS

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School Overview

Grades Served

PK3 - Grade 8

2020 - 2021

2019 Star Rating

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Title I Status


A Title I school is a school that receives federal funds to support students from low-income backgrounds in learning and achieving at high levels.

Message from the School

Mary McLeod Bethune Day Academy PCS, PreK3 - 8, an IB World School authorized to teach the Primary Years Programme for students in grades PreK3-6. The early childhood (PreK3 - 2) Spanish language immersion program is at both our Brookland & 16th St. locations. Our challenging academic program enables each child to achieve academic success, 2nd language acquisition, & positive social development that cultivates independent, inquiring thinkers to produce knowledgeable & caring individuals who will become global change agents.

Parent Organization and Contact Information

Parent organizations provide opportunities for parents and families to directly interact with the school on a variety of issues. Parent Organization Representative contact and school policy information is linked below.

Parent Organization Representative

Not Provided

Parent Organization


Student Population

The enrollment on each school's profile reflects the number of students ever-enrolled in the school throughout the prior school year, which is validated by each school at the close of the school year. This data may be different from the point in time count taken in October called the annual enrollment audit.

Total Student Enrollment


Enrollment by Race/Ethnicity

American Indian/Alaskan






Hawaiian/Pacific Islander


Hispanic/Latino, any race


Two or more races




Enrollment by Grade Level

Enrollment by Student Groups

School Offerings

School Program Information

  • Dual Language/Language Immersion
  • International Baccalaureate
  • School Garden

Extracurricular Activities

This list is provided by the school and represents activities highlighted by the school, not a comprehensive list of all activities

  • Track and Field
  • Soccer
  • Art Club
  • Music and Drama
  • Baseball
  • Gardening Club
  • Volleyball
  • Flag Football (Co-ed)
  • Basketball (Girls & Boys)
  • Cheerleading
  • Lego Robotics
  • STEM Club
  • Chess Club

Physical Activity time

Physical activity time reflects the school’s average minutes per week of student physical activity within both the physical education class and recess. This data is reported by the school as required through the Healthy Schools Act School Health Profile.

Grades K-5:

150 Minutes/week

Grades 6-8:

165 Minutes/week


School hours


08:30am - 05:00pm


08:30am - 05:00pm


08:30am - 05:00pm


08:30am - 05:00pm


08:30am - 05:00pm

PreK (3)

08:30am - 03:45pm

PreK (4)

08:30am - 03:45pm


08:30am - 03:45pm

Before/After School Care

If before/after school care is offered the options for costs are: Free, Sliding Scale/Voucher, or Fee. Contact the school for more information.

Before School care




Sliding Scale/Voucher

After School care




Sliding Scale/Voucher

School Uniforms Required


Metro Bus

E4 (16th Street), H6 (Brookland campus)

Metro Rail

Brookland, Columbia Heights


2020 Per-pupil expenditures


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2020 Per-pupil expenditures by entity

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