K through 12
Burleith is served by an excellent public primary school system, which enjoys high parental involvement. Local elementary schools are Stoddert (4001 Calvert Street NW, Glover Park), Hyde-Addison (3219 O Street NW, Georgetown), and Key (5001 Dana Place NW, Palisades). Hardy Middle School (1819 35th Street, Burleith) attracts students from all across the city. It also houses the Fillmore Arts Center, a distinctive arts program that provides a rich mix of dance, drama, visual arts, music, creative writing, and digital arts to students at local public elementary schools.
Also within Burleith’s boundaries is the Duke Ellington High School of the Arts (3500 R Street NW), a public high school that offers a dual curriculum encompassing professional arts training and academic enrichment. During its closure for a multi-year renovation and expansion, Ellington students are attending classes in two locations in NW DC. Burleith students seeking a public high school education typically attend Wilson (3950 Chesapeake Street NW, Tenleytown).
The Office of the Student Advocate, an independent office housed within the DC State Board of Education, guides and supports students, parents, families, and community members in navigating public schools in DC.
Information about the city's charter schools is available at the DC Public Charter School Board website.
Many excellent private schools are also close by. The primary school campus of the Washington International School is in Burleith (1690 36th Street NW); its main campus is in Cleveland Park (3100 Macomb Street NW). The Lab School of Washington is another multi-campus school, with an elementary school in Foxhall (2301 Foxhall Road NW) and upper grades in Palisades (4759 Reservoir Road). Sidwell Friends has an upper/middle school (3825 Wisconsin Avenue NW) and an elementary campus in Bethesda, MD. And Georgetown Day School has a lower/middle school in Palisades (4530 MacArthur Boulevard NW) and a high school in Tenleytown (4200 Davenport Street NW).
Other private schools include the British International School of Washington (2001 Wisconsin Avenue NW), Georgetown Visitation (1524 35th Street NW), Holy Trinity (1325 36th Street NW), Our Lady of Victory (4755 Whitehaven Parkway), St. Albans (Massachusetts and Wisconsin Avenues), and St. Ann’s Academy (4404 Wisconsin Avenue NW).
Higher Education and Online Degree Programs
Washington is home to a host of public and private universities—American, Catholic, Gallaudet, George Washington, Georgetown, Howard, Trinity Washington, and the University of the District of Columbia—as well as some for-profit degree institutions. Some universities based elsewhere, such as Johns Hopkins, offer classes in the District.
Best Schools.com, a privately funded organization, provides resources about online education, rankings, tuition, and financial aid, as well as true cost vs. benefit. This link covers online education in the Washington, DC area.
Continuing Education at Georgetown University
Georgetown University's School of Continuing Studies offers degree (including online degrees) and certificate programs in liberal studies, professional studies, professional education, and summer and special programs. The Georgetown University Learning Community provides colleagues, friends, and neighbors 55 years or older with a variety of non-credit short courses on the main campus. GU's 8-session Mini-Med School, for people of high-school age and older, is taught by medical school faculty and covers topics as diverse as bioethics, pain management, plastic surgery, and degenerative diseases.