Columbia Heights

2750 14th Street NW
Washington, DC 20009

(202) 667-9490

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Columbia Heights

AppleTree Early Learning Columbia Heights opened in 2007 as the first AppleTree location in Northwest DC. The Columbia Heights expansion allowed AppleTree to deepen its expertise serving English language learners and students from all backgrounds.

Today, Columbia Heights is proud to serve 160 children in 8 classrooms. Our campus prides itself on creating and maintaining strong relationships with parents. We provide a variety of activities and opportunities to help parents stay involved and engaged in their child’s learning process and to interact with staff.

Here is the Columbia Heights Parent Handbook for the 2018-2019 school year.

Open House Dates:


January 17th: 9:00am – 10:00am
January 30th: 4:00pm – 5:00pm


February 13th: 9:00am – 10:00am
February 27th: 4:00pm – 5:00pm

Meet the Principal


Karen Stona was the founding Principal of our AppleTree@Perry Street Prep campus. Mrs. Stona has been in the education field for 19 years. She partnered with AppleTree in 2008-2010 and then joined our team full time with this being her fifth year as Principal. Mrs. Stona is a graduate of The Shortwood Teachers’ College in Jamaica where she earned her teaching Diploma in Early Childhood Education, a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Mount St. Vincent University in Nova Scotia, Canada and completed her master’s studies at George Mason University with credentials in Teacher Leadership and Professional Studies in Teaching.

Mrs. Stona is passionate about supporting families with the necessary resources for  students’ excellence and consistently provides monthly family engagement opportunities for families to be engaged in the holistic development of each child.


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. Read More →

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