Douglas Knoll

2017 Savannah Terrace SE
Washington, DC 20020

(202) 629-2545

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Douglas Knoll

AppleTree Early Learning Douglas Knoll opened in 2011, expanding AppleTree’s reach to Washington, DC’s Ward 8. The school is in a brand new building with plenty of space and natural light for our children. It is nestled within the Douglas Knoll Apartments development, where many of our students’ families live.

Today, we are proud to serve 80 children in 4 classrooms at the Douglas Knoll campus. Families at Douglas Knoll are given opportunities to volunteer and parent workshops are offered on a regular basis. Our families are engaged in monthly events and are eager to participate in field trips and literacy nights.

Here is the Douglas Knoll Parent Handbook for the 2018-2019 school year.

Open House Dates:


December 4th: 9:30am – 10:30am
December 11th: 2:00pm – 3:00pm


January 2nd: 9:30am – 10:30am
January 8th: 2:00pm – 3:00pm


February 5th: 9:30am – 10:00am
February 12th: 2:00pm – 3:00pm


March 5th: 9:30am – 10:30am

Meet the Principal


Charlie Crabtree came to AppleTree in March of 2016 and is Principal of AppleTree’s Douglas Knoll campus. He has a wealth of experience as a high school and middle school social studies teacher, instructional coach, and once served Roanoke City Public Schools as the Central Office Social Studies Coordinator. He has worked extensively in Ward 8 through a non-profit organization in partnership with DC Public Schools for turnaround work. He has a Bachelor of Science in history with a minor in teacher education from Ferrum College and a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction along with a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in College Teaching from Virginia Tech. Mr. Crabtree is very excited to be with AppleTree and at Douglas Knoll and is looking forward to a wonderful school year.


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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