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The Social Justice School _ Progressive Middle School in Washington DC _ Enroll 2024 2025.
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Our mission is to catalyze an integrated community of middle-school learners to be scholar-activists who are designers of a more just world. In order to design a more just world, our students require an education that embraces and lives out a set of core beliefs about what it means to be human.

Our Academics

We believe in the importance of educating the whole child to become an informed global citizen. Our curriculum enables our scholars to engage in meaningful work, while still meeting high standards of academics.  

  • Our school proudly boasts the highest increase in PARCC proficiency for a middle school in Ward 5, both in English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics.
    PARCC = Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers


  • In the 2022-2023 school year, 97% of students engaged in social justice learning expeditions. This means that students went on unique field trips, did collaborative research with other students across the city, and pursued cross-subject projects.

Student Life

Community as at the core of all that we do here at SJS. Students meet with their Crew, a small-group of peers and one teacher, every week to discuss everything from studying habits to Kendrick Lamar to self-care. 

They also can participate in a variety of activities like the basketball team and chess club or do an internship with one of our partner organizations. We have an active group of guardians, teachers, and administrators who are passionate about supporting students on their journeys. 

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Enroll Today

We are currently enrolling for the 2024-2025 school year at The Social Justice School! To enroll, please follow the instructions here. We have a Student Enrollment Coordinator who can help you every step of the way and answer any questions you have.

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