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.

Meet and Greet Dates: Below are the dates and times for Douglas Knoll Meet and Greets.  An invitation with a required RSVP will be sent to all families as we get closer to the time.  Any questions, please contact the Douglas Knoll campus at (202) 629-2545.

July 15th from 10:00 – 11:00

July 15th from 3:30 – 5:30

July 22nd from 3:30 – 5:30

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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