Lincoln Park

138 12th Street NE
Washington, DC 20002

(202) 621-6581

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Lincoln Park

AppleTree Early Learning Lincoln Park opened its doors at 12th street in 2011 after operating initially at a temporary location within Eastern High School. Lincoln Park campus is a vibrant campus, uniquely housed in a residential community in the heart of Capitol Hill.

Today, AppleTree Early Learning Lincoln Park is proud to serve 60 children in 3 classrooms. Lincoln Park values family involvement. Families are given the opportunity to participate in their children’s classroom on a regular basis, and we have parent workshops and trainings at least once a month. Our families have developed strong relationships with each other and our Parents At AppleTree (PAT) group is very active in planning activities and supporting the school.

Meet the Principal


Raquel Carson most recently served as a grade level and Flamboyan Family Engagement lead at Powell Bilingual Elementary in the Petworth neighborhood of Washington, DC. She supported school-wide professional development and initiatives around language acquisition. Prior to entering the classroom, Ms. Carson worked in education communications for federal and national organizations including National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) and Lumina Foundation. She has a Master of Arts in teaching from Johns Hopkins University and a Bachelor of Arts in sociology from George Washington University. This is her first year with AppleTree and is receiving additional training in the Aspiring Principals Program with New Leaders. Ms. Carson is passionate about fostering kids’ curiosity and social-emotional development. She is elated to be joining the Lincoln Park family and looks forward to working alongside our community!


Come to an open house at one of AppleTree Early Learning Public Charter School's six campuses or four partner schools at Democracy Prep, Perry Street Prep, Rocketship or Achievement Prep.