Columbia Heights

2750 14th St NW #6909 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.

In-Person Enrollment Appointments

  • In-person enrollment appointments can be made every Monday and Wednesday from 8:00am – 4:00pm.

If you are interested in attending one of these sessions, please contact the school manager, Lesly Hudgins, in advance to reserve your spot. Please reach out at, or call the campus at (202) 667-9490.

New Families: Please check out Family Connections for more information about AppleTree Schools:

Family Virtual Handbook SY20-21

Child Find Policy

Click here to view the Columbia Heights meal menu for June 2021

AELPCS Anti-Bullying Policy

Visit AppleTree’s School Profile page at the Public Charter School Board to learn more about AppleTree’s Columbia Heights campus.

Visit here for more information regarding Columbia Height’s School Meal Program.

View the Columbia Heights 2019-2020 OSSE School Health Profile here

FY21 DCPCSB Lead In Water Sampling Results

AppleTree Institute will not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, national origin, marital status, physical or mental disability, gender identity or sexual orientation, or age in its programs, activities, or employment.  The following AppleTree employee has been designated to handle questions and complaints related to alleged discrimination: Chief of Schools, Jamie Miles at

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 ninth year as a 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.


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