Rocketship Legacy

4250 Massachusetts Ave, SE Washington, DC 20019

(202) 627-2256

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Rocketship Legacy

AppleTree@Rocketship Legacy Prep opened in the Fall 2018 with four preschool classrooms and four pre-K classrooms in the beautiful new space at Rocketship Legacy.

Our AppleTee@ model means that we provide a high-quality preschool and pre-K at Rocketship, a pre-K to 3rd grade public charter school. AppleTree students are enrolled at Rocketship and we work closely with the kindergarten teachers to ensure a successful transition from pre-K to elementary school.

Parking Lot Enrollment Appointments

Due to Covid-19, effective April 1st, AppleTree @ Rocketship Legacy will offer families an opportunity to submit their required documents to us in the school’s parking lot. Families will need to call to make an appointment, available every Wednesday from 9:00am – 6:00pm. There will be no school tours during this time. For more information or to make an appointment, please reach out to Elisa Johnson, or call the campus at (202) 627-2256.

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

Family Virtual Handbook SY20-21

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Rocketship Bullying Prevention Policy

Meet the Principal


Elisa Johnson joins the AppleTree family for the 2018-2019 school year as the founding Principal of Rocketship’s Legacy Prep campus. Dr. Johnson brings experiences from various viewpoints in education. Over the past 10 years, she has served as a Teacher, Instructional Coach and most recently an Assistant Principal with DC Public Schools for students from preschool to 8th grade. Originally from Maryland, she has spent most of her educational career in the DC area.

Dr. Johnson holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Education from Averett College, Master of Arts degree in Guidance and Counseling from Longwood College and Master of Science in Instructional Systems Design from University of Maryland, Baltimore County. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa in Educational Psychology.

Dr. Johnson is excited to join the AppleTree team. As a model of a life-long learner, she strives to ensure that all children are afforded the opportunities to experience education to its fullest. She plans to put her dedication and passion to work for the children, staff, and families of Legacy Prep.


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