Frequently Asked Questions

What does a “social justice school” look and feel like?

SJS is a proof point of a true American community – racially and socioeconomically diverse, integrated, democratic, and problem-solving. In this community, students, teachers, and parents develop a passion for social justice and feel empowered to identify needs and enact change in their school, community, and the world. We believe that everyone benefits from belonging to a diverse and integrated community.

What is it like to be a student at the Social Justice School?

You will get a great education that’s aligned with the Common Core, but structured and delivered in a way you’ve never seen it before. Our experience is rooted in four pillars:

  • Crew
  • Expeditionary Learning
  • Liberatory Design Thinking
  • Social Justice 

> Learn more about this on our Academics page and on our Profile of a SJS Graduate page

How do I choose the Social Justice School?

The Social Justice School has been approved for our charter for the 2020-2021 school year. Students and families can learn about how to enter the lottery process for D.C. schools, including SJS, on our Enroll page

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