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About Garrison

​Garrison is a proud and intentionally-diverse community school committed to the vision that every student will be loved, challenged, and prepared to thrive in life. To achieve this, we employ a whole child wellbeing approach to social-emotional learning, and a 'workshop' teaching model that emphasizes student choice, personalization, and authentic learning experiences. We partner with families to build community across difference, with the goal of equity and excellence for our children. Garrison is among the fastest-growing schools in the city, and we invite you to learn more and partner with us! Our school's early literacy work has been profiled in The New York Times and our equity work recognized by the Flamboyan Foundation. Garrison stands on the location of what was once Camp Barker, home to formerly enslaved people who liberated themselves during the Civil War. In 1862, Abraham Lincoln visited the grounds of what's now our school to greet its residents. Today we serve Pre-K3 to Grade 5, drawing students from both within our boundary - which includes parts of Shaw, Logan Circle, and the U Street corridor - and from all eight wards throughout the city.

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Upcoming Events

  • 4/5: Term 3 PD/Records (No school for students)

  • 4/8-4/12: Spring Spirit Week:

    • 4/8: Black Out Day for the Eclipse!​

    • 4/9: April Showers bring May Flowers, so dress to match your favorite weather/season!
      4/10: Dress up in your best garden party attire - hats, gloves, pastels, or Sunday Best

    • 4/11: April Madness - wear your favorite sports gear!

    • 4/12: Cozy Day - dress in pajamas to get ready for a restful Spring Break!

  • 4/9: All-School Family Happy Hour at Salazar from 5-7pm (free apps from the PTO, and free childcare at school)

  • 4/10: No school performance (Talent Show now April 24)

  • 4/15-4/19: Spring Break! (School closed)

  • 4/20: Celebrate Earth Day by joining LCCA’s Clean the Streets effort with CM Pinto!

  • 4/24: Wildcat Talent Showcase @ 2pm (rescheduled from 4/10)

  • 4/24: Administrative Assistant Appreciation Day! Help us show Ms. Ramirez and Ms. Bailey extra love!

  • 4/27: Garrison Night at DC United (Tickets are $35 each - please sign up here for tickets ASAP!)

  • 4/30-5/16: DC CAPE Testing (Please have all Grade 3-5 Wildcats to school on time and rested each day!)

  • 5/1: Principal Appreciation Day

  • 5/3Final First Friday Coffee Chat of the year! Join us at 8:15am in the Commons


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Read more about the history of Garrison below! 

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