Mary McLeod Bethune Day Academy Public Charter School, an IB World School is dedicated to meeting the educational needs of all students. Positive experiences are provided for every child to gain a sense of accomplishment. The purpose of education at Mary McLeod Bethune Day Academy Public Charter School is to provide students with learning experiences which lead to academic development, talent development, and an everlasting love for learning. Click here to see the DC Public Charter School Board school profile that includes school transparency documents for MMBDA.
A special program focus is our half day language immersion program for primary grade students in pre-kindergarten, kindergarten and first and second grades. We believe that Foreign Language, Art and Music are critical subjects for developing well rounded, creative, thoughtful and intelligent children.
We believe that students should be taught to think independently, to accept responsibility, and to approach school and life with a positive attitude. Our educational program provides opportunities for each child to develop emotionally, physically, socially, and intellectually at his/her own developmental level. We value each child as an individual capable of great talent and learning.
The program includes the mastery of basic educational skills, the acquisition of a foreign language and the development of each child's unique talents, the development of character with an appreciation for self, family, community and the world. Mary McLeod Bethune Day Academy Public Charter School will provide skilled, highly qualified teachers, good facilities, and excellent teaching and learning experiences.
We strongly believe that families are important to the educational process and that parents are very important to children achieving their maximum potential. The school’s task is either strengthened or weakened by the level of parent involvement; therefore, we have a very strong parent and community involvement component that assists us in meeting the total needs of the child.