DC Prep is returning to in-person learning for SY21-22. Please click here for continued updates and resources. 

Reopening Updates:

We returned to in-person learning for all DC Prep school buildings for SY21-22.  In-person instruction will be offered for all students five days a week.

We will continue to update this page and our social media channels with information as it becomes available. Please see below for more information on our steps towards reopening and virtual program.

Upcoming Programming:

Based on input from our families, we are reopening for in-person learning in SY21-22. 

Safe Operations Plan: Please click here to view DC Prep’s Safe Operations Plan. This plan will be updated regularly based on updated health and safety information, scientific research, and lessons learned from experiences in our schools.

Virtual Program: For those students who have a documented physical or medical condition that will prevent them from attending school in person next year, we will offer a fully virtual learning experience. Our virtual school will be led by Principal Kent Strader.

Note: Per guidance from OSSE, only those students with a documented physical or mental health condition that requires distance learning due to COVID-19 can participate in the virtual program. You can read more about OSSE’s eligibility rules here. Medical waivers were due on July 26. If you have any questions, please email distancelearning@dcprep.org.

We are excited to welcome all students back for in-person learning 5 days a week on August 30th!


In partnership with Mayor Bowser, Office of the Deputy Mayor for Education, and DC Health, DC Prep will be hosting a pop-up vaccine clinic for all children ages 5-11 on Wednesday, November 24, 3:30-7:30 pm at our Benning campus at 100 41st St NE. Food and hot beverages will be available onsite, and every child vaccinated onsite will receive a gift package. No appointments required – walkups only!

Children must be accompanied by a parent or a trusted party. If a child comes with a trusted party, the parent must have signed the consent form and the trusted party must have their ID.

For questions, please contact DC Prep’s Chief of Staff, Barry Brinkley, at communications@dcprep.org or (202) 810-2746.

Safety is a product of the following things:

  • The public health conditions in our city. We rely on the expertise of the DC Department of Health, and the Mayor, to tell us if the public health indicators allow safe in-person school.
  • Whether we can staff our schools safely.

To submit a question, comment, or concern regarding DC Prep’s COVID-19 response, please click here.

To access SY21-22 family resources, including the Family Handbook and sample student schedules, please visit our Resources page.

COVID-19 Vaccine Information

Starting Saturday, May 1st, vaccinations will be available at no appointment needed walk-up sites for all DC residents. Residents who are 65 or older can also get vaccinated at any of these walk-up sites. Residents unable to leave their homes can schedule an at-home visit by calling 1-855-363-0333.

DC residents who are 16 or 17 years old can register for a vaccine appointment at Children’s Hospital through childrensnational.org.

For more information on available vaccines, go to vaccinefinder.org.

Virtual Townhall Recording

DC Prep hosted a virtual community townhall presented by the Black Coalition Against COVID (BCAC) on Thursday, April 23rd. The virtual townhall provided a space for our community to hear from a trained physician and get answers to questions about COVID-19 and the COVID-19 vaccines. Please click to the right to view the recording.

Staying Safe During the Summer

In partnership with GW and the Rodham Institute, DC Prep joined local health leaders on Tuesday, June 15th to discuss COVID-19 and how families can stay safe during the summer. Please click to the right to view the recording. Este video incluye traducciones al español.

External Resources

Internet Support:
Comcast is offering FREE access to its “internet essentials” if you apply and are approved by December 31, 2021.

Mental Health Supports:
The Department of Behavioral Health has a 24 hour line for anyone who has mental health concerns for themselves or someone else (1-888-793-4357).

Free Mindfulness Resources via Calm – includes meditations, “Calm Kids”, and sleep stories