_nwk6052 copyBrightwood Campus

6008 Georgia Avenue, NW
Phone: 202-723-3322

Grades: PreK3-8th Grade
Principal: Rachel Tommelleo
Assistant Principal: Micah Westerman


About Brightwood

The Brightwood Campus offers a close-knit, nurturing, and academically rigorous school environment. Our motto is “one band, one sound,” meaning that teamwork is essential and that staff, students, and families must work cooperatively to achieve our goal of marching students toward the doors of college. To ensure this partnership between stakeholders, our staff conducts home visits for all families, engages parents in cultural and enrichment events, and provides parents with the tools to support learning at home.

At Brightwood, we have built a safe, inclusive atmosphere by adopting the philosophy of restorative practices as our approach to culture and discipline. Restorative practices rely on relationships, empathy, responsibility and the empowerment of students to resolve problems and to treat conflicts as teachable moments. This culture allows us to hold our students to the highest of academic expectations, creating a space where excellence is the norm and making mistakes is part of the educational journey.

Inclusion specialists work hand-in-hand with general education teachers to differentiate instruction and provide individualized supports to students. We also offer ESL After the Bell, a program that provides targeted academic support to English Language Learners after school.

We have increased our enrichment offerings in order to engage students in learning and foster their social, emotional, and physical development. We offer band, chorus, a dance company, an annual school musical, and a variety of sports teams. In addition, 4th through 8th-grade students have the opportunity to choose elective classes based on their interests. These opportunities support our belief that students learn best when we are focused on educating the whole child.

Principal Spotlight

_RWK3385Ms. Tommelleo joined Center City Public Charter Schools in July 2013 as an Assistant Principal of the Brightwood Campus. She holds a bachelor’s degree from New York University, and a master’s degree in elementary education from Mercy College. She began her teaching career in the New York City Public Schools as an elementary school teacher, and after several years, a middle school social studies teacher, both in the Bronx.

In 2010, Ms. Tommelleo moved to the Washington, DC area where she worked as a coach with The New Teacher Project (TNTP) and DC Teaching Fellows (DCTF), supporting first-year teachers throughout the city in both DC Public and Public Charter schools. Additionally, while at DCTF, she trained and managed coaches and instructors who were training and supporting DC Teaching Fellows during both their summer institute and throughout each school-year. Ms. Tommelleo is dedicated to doing what’s best for kids every day, preparing students for college and career readiness, and building futures. Ms. Tommelleo enjoys traveling, dining-out, sports, musicals, and spending time with her family!

School Programs and Activities

  • 4th-8th Grade Electives
    • Concert Band
    • Brightwood Elites Cross Training
    • Dance Company
    • Music Technology and Composition
  • Music
  • Dance
  • Spring Musical
  • World Instruments
  • ESL After the Bell
  • 826DC Writing Mentors
  • Journalistic Dreaming
  • Student Government
  • Honor Council
  • Cheerleading
  • Girls on the Run
  • Teens Run DC
  • Soccer
  • Tennis Club
  • Flag Football
  • Wrestling
  • School Garden
  • Improv Club
  • No Bully Campaign

School Performance Report Cards

2017 School Quality Report

2016 School Quality Report

School Supplies

2017-2018 Pre-K 4

2017-2018 Kindergarten

2017-2018 First Grade

2017-2018 Second/Third Grade

2017-2018 4th/5th Grade

2017-2018 Middle School

School Menus

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2018 March Lunch

2018 March Breakfast

2018 March Snack

2018 April Lunch

2018 April Breakfast and Snack




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