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.

In-Person School Tours

All AELPCS schools will hold in-person school tours by appointment only. Due to Covid-19, tours and enrollment appointments are at a maximum of 3-5 people at a time.

  • School tours are every Tuesday (9:30am – 1:00pm) and Thursday (12:30pm – 4:30pm)
  • In-person enrollment appointments are every Tuesday (9:00am – 12:00pm) and Thursday (1:00pm – 4:30pm)

For more information, please reach out to Winifred Scott, or call the campus at (202) 629-2545. You can also register here to attend virtual Q&A sessions held every Monday from 2:30pm – 3:30pm.

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 Douglas Knoll 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 Douglas Knoll campus.

Visit here for more information regarding Douglas Knoll’s School Meal Program.

View the Douglas Knoll 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


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.


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