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Peabody Primary Campus

425 C St NE   |   (202) 698-3277


​Peabody provides a nurturing and developmentally-appropriate foundation to students’ school experiences. Teachers and staff encourage cooperation, empathy, responsibility, self-control, and collaborative problem-solving for students in PreK3, PreK4, and Kindergarten. Children learn through a variety of teacher-led and independent activities, including a daily morning meeting and student-chosen center time. Play is an important part of every day, with ample recess time and special classes, including physical education, to keep students moving, while a daily rest period gives our littlest ones some quiet time each afternoon. Students leave our early childhood campus with a strong understanding in literacy, mathematics, science, and social studies. All classrooms are staffed by a teacher who is assisted by an instructional aide. Peabody’s staff includes dedicated special education teachers, before- and after-care, art instruction, library, physical education, and music. Peabody students participate in the PTA-supported FoodPrints curriculum.


The Peabody and Watkins community holds a common belief in ALL students. As an inclusive school we will strive to develop open-minded learners who preserve and demonstrate social-emotional and academic abilities. Our students will be prepared to compete globally and be successful in college, career and life.


Come to school on time! The instructional day begins at 9:00am (enter the building between 8:30 and 8:45 to be ready to learn by 9:00am). Students not attending before care may have breakfast in the cafeteria starting at 8:30am. If you arrive after 9:00am, stop at the main office to sign in. School dismissal begins at 3:05pm.


Peabody welcomes caregiver involvement both in the classroom and on field trips. Parents who would like to volunteer/chaperone on an ongoing basis must complete the DCPS Clearance Process beforehand. 

Please see the Principal's Message for more information. 


Each first Friday of the month, we “Rock the Red” to show our Cluster pride. We encourage students to wear their Cluster t-shirts or other red apparel. Need a Cluster shirt? Contact the PTA Membership team at:

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