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AppleTree’s Wish Project

The AppleTree organization is pleased to announce the launch of the Wish Project. We asked families what they wished for the most during the holiday season. We aim to empower our families by leveraging our connections with the community, and turning family wishes into reality. Please visit to learn more about how you can support […]

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AppleTree Recognized as Early Childhood Ed Innovator

AppleTree Institute was recognized as an innovative provider of early childhood education solutions and invited to present Every Child Ready’s value proposition at the Early Futures event in San Jose, California hosted by Omidyar Network, Sesame Workshop, and Promise Venture Studio in November 2018. This two-day event featured more than 200 experts, entrepreneurs, investors, researchers, […]

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Tier 1 Ratings for AppleTree Campuses

On October 31, 2018, the DC Public Charter School Board released its annual School Quality Report. We are pleased to report that AppleTree Early Learning Public Charter School’s Columbia Heights, Lincoln Park, Oklahoma Avenue, and Southwest campuses received a Tier 1 rating that puts us in the highest-rating for all public charter schools in the city! […]

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Back to School!

We are excited to welcome new and returning students and families to AppleTree! The first day of school for AppleTree Early Learning Public Charter School is Monday, August 20th. Here is this year’s AppleTree Early Public Charter School’s Parent Handbook and below is some information from the Handbook to help you have a successful start […]

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Brookings Blog Post by AppleTree Staff

Brookings Institution published a blog post by AppleTree staff as part of Brookings’ Center for Universal Education blog series about learning progressions. In the article Teaching preschoolers learning strategies: ‘What’ meets ‘how’, authors Felicia R. Truong, Ed.D. (AppleTree Institute’s Director of Curriculum and Content) and Abby G. Carlson, Ph.D. (AppleTree Institute’s Director of Research and […]

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AppleTree CEO Inducted in DC Charter Hall of Fame

AppleTree President and CEO Jack McCarthy was inducted in the DC Charter Hall of Fame at the FOCUS Gala on March 22, 2018. It was a wonderful evening also celebrating the impact on DC charter schools by fellow honorees Josephine Baker (former Executive Director of the DC Public Charter School Board), Julie Meyer (founder and […]

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Ribbon Cutting at THEARC West

In December 2017, AppleTree moved its administrative staff, instructional quality team, and school management teams to a new office and convening space at THEARC West located at 1801 Mississippi Ave, SE. On February 22, 2018, Mayor Muriel Bowser, along with Ward 8 Councilmember Trayon White, Ward 7 Councilmember Vincent Gray, THEARC Executive Director Rahsaan Bernard, […]

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