Academic Program

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INTERNATIONAL
BACCALAUREATE

DCI is an authorized International Baccalaureate (IB) World School and employs the IB’s interdisciplinary curriculum program to engage students in authentic and deep learning.  Grounded in environmental stewardship, social justice, and deep understanding of language and culture, DCI students contribute to their school, community, and planet.

IB MIDDLE YEARS
PROGRAMME

Through the IB MYP, students gain both academic and real-world experience and skills. In grades 11-12, students will be take courses that will lead to their earning the IB Diploma and/or IB subject-specific certificates and/or the IB Career-Related Certificate (IBCP).

DIPLOMA

IB DIPLOMA
PROGRAMME

The Diploma Programme has gained recognition and respect from the world’s leading universities.

An academically challenging and balanced program of education with final examinations preparing students, normally aged 16 to 19, for success at university and life beyond.

IB CAREERS
PROGRAMME

An alternative IB Certificate which prepares students for both college and careers.

In February 2011, President Obama and then Secretary of Education Arne Duncan highlighted a report released by the Harvard Graduate School of Education called “Pathways to Prosperity.”

LANGUAGE

At DCI students take their language class every day.  With electives and other classes offered in the target language DC International School offers from 25-50% langauge-immersion in Spanish, French, and Chinese

STUDENT AGENCY & TECHNOLOGY

DCI believes, in line with our IB curriculum framework, that students should have a say in, make choices for and really own their education.  This is seen in our classes but also in our student projects.

ACHIEVEMENTS

While only in its third year of operation in 2016-17, DCI is proud of its students and staff for the following accomplishments:  

  • DC International School is an authorized International Baccalaureate World School for the Middle Years Program.  We are currently a candidate and pursuing our Diploma and Career Programs authorization.  
  • DCI has also received a Tier 1 rating from the DC Public Charter School Board. Read our PCSB school quality report.  
  • DCI was voted the top Middle School by the Washington City Paper.
  • DCI is also currently pursuing Middle States Accreditation for SY2017-18.

Finally, DCI is proud to be moving to our permanent home on the Walter Reed Campus in school year 2017-18, thanks to the unrelenting support of our families, partners and the support organizations in the city.