711 N Street NW
Grades: PreK – 8th grade
Principal: Ms. Brandy Tyson
Assistant Principal: Alicia McCloud
Dean of Instruction: Natasha Taylor
The Shaw Campus offers a nurturing and stimulating academic environment that meets the individual needs of all of our learners. We provide opportunities for enrichment, cross-curricular experiential learning opportunities, and individualized instruction. Through our Global Ambassadors program, we are developing our students as global learners, problem solvers, and innovators. Driven by our core values, Character, Excellence and Service, students engage in domestic and international service learning projects throughout the year.
Our teachers serve as facilitators of deep personal learning, by focusing on students’ interests and by differentiating instruction to meet students’ academic needs. Within every class, the use of technology, co-teaching and differentiation are key instructional strategies at our campus.
We instill a growth mindset in our students so they can assess themselves and work towards continuous improvement, socially, emotionally, and physically. Spanish, physical education, visual and graphic arts are infused into the instructional day to develop the whole child. The Shaw Campus has extensive partnerships with Art and Humanities for Every Student, JumpBunch and Soccer Shots. Students also have the opportunity to participate in academic competitions, student government, yearbook club, art animation, chorus, dance and STEP. Additionally, we pro,vide targeted academic support to English Language Learners through our “ESL After the Bell” program.
We believe that all stakeholders play pivotal roles within the Shaw learning community. As an extension of the home-school connection, teachers engage in home visits, data- driven parent meetings, and provide parents with the tools to reinforce daily instruction at home.
Ms. Tyson is a native Washingtonian and a graduate of a DC Public School (Woodrow Wilson Senior High School) that cultivated students’ knowledge and interest in global issues and world cultures through the renowned International Studies Program. The impact of her public education laid the foundation for her to take the next steps toward providing students with a blueprint for success by obtaining a Bachelor of Science Degree from Saint Augustine’s College and a Masters of Educational Leadership from Central Michigan University.
Brandy Tyson’s passion for strengthening the world around her has been a consistent part of her growth and development. Her vision for global connectivity and service learning has been a catalyst for the Student Ambassador Program at the Center City Shaw Campus, affording students in grades 3rd-8th grade the opportunity to learn and serve in global communities around the world. Celebrating her 15th year as an educator for urban youth- colleagues, students and parents alike have enjoyed the academic opportunities that have enhanced the lives of tomorrow’s leaders. Her efforts to build strong communities through an innovative approach to academic excellence and effective strategic partnerships will continue to enrich the lives of Center City Scholars.
School Programs and Activities
- Global Ambassadors Program
- ESL After the Bell
- Junior Groovers (STEP)
- Curiology in the Classroom
- Alpha Phi Alpha Inc. Male Mentorship
- Animation Club
- Student Government Association
School Performance Report Cards
2016 School Quality Report
2015 Performance Report Card
2016 December Lunch
2016 December Breakfast
2017 January Lunch
2017 January Breakfast