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

Letter from the Principal

Dear BEC Families,

“Just like moons and suns, with certainty of tides, just like hopes springing high, still I’ll rise.” – Maya Angelou

As we close a chapter on this past school year, there is so much joy and optimism on the horizon for Benning Elementary. I am reminded of a favorite Maya Angelou quote above for inspiration – we are #BEC Strong and together we will rise! Our team of passionate and prepared educators will always work in collaboration with families to provide the best experience for our BEC Preppies. This means that students feel safe and cared for; known as learners and people; and connected to a community they are eager to enrich.

We are hopeful for what lies ahead and are excited to see you – have a safe, healthy, and peaceful start of the school year!

In partnership,

Kent Strader

PS: Though we will send important updates directly to families, I encourage each of you to habitually scan our interactive Calendar page for important reminders, and to follow DC Prep on social media. In addition, click here to access important family documents such as the campus calendar, school supply lists, and more! 

BEC Fast Facts

We’re Located Here:

100 41st Street, NE
Washington, DC 20019
T 202.398.2838
F 202.398.2839

DC Prep Benning Elementary Campus (BEC) opened in 2008 and serves students in preschool through 3rd grade.

The key ingredients of high-quality early childhood programs have been incorporated into DC Prep’s proven model, creating a coherent and exciting learning environment that lays the foundation for college preparation and success from the earliest years.


We've been #1 for eight years


All five eligible campuses are Tier 1!


We spend 25% more time in class