Social Justice School

Social Justice School is a public charter middle school in Ward 5 Washington, DC educating designer

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Because where would we be without our SJS ๐Ÿงกparents?! We have a strong partnership with our families ๐Ÿ’and believe that there is nothing that our scholar-activists ๐Ÿ’ซcanโ€™t do with us as a team!
Parents, make the best decision and join us for the 2024-2025 academic year ๐Ÿฅณ we have so much more in store for you!


๐ŸŽ“ ๐Ÿ“š Time is ticking! โฐ Donโ€™t miss out on your chance to join our vibrant community! ๐ŸŒŸ The deadline for lottery applications is this Friday March 1st. Connect with us now for assistance in securing your spot! ๐Ÿ“š ๐Ÿ”

Photos from Social Justice School's post 01/26/2024

โœจHereโ€™s what is happening in our 5th/6th grade Liberation Design Lab! inspired our scholar-activists to build their own playgrounds that are safe, inclusive, and serve the direct needs of our community! โœจ
Attend our Celebration of Learning on February 14th to learn more about our plans to promote play and safety in our neighborhoods!

Photos from Social Justice School's post 12/06/2023

We started our basketball season today and the energy was amazing! Girls took home the W against Inspired Teaching with a score of 30-4. Our boys played well and preserved through a loss with the final score of 29-42. We are so proud of our Warriors for a strong start to their season. Itโ€™s only up from here!
Thanks to our cheerleaders for rocking the house and bringing all the love! ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ“ฃ๐Ÿ˜

Photos from Social Justice School's post 11/28/2023

๐ŸŒŸโœจ This , let's make a difference together! ๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ’™

Join us in supporting the Social Justice School, where we're empowering scholar-activists to create positive change in their communities. Your generous donations will directly contribute to their social justice learning expeditions, allowing them to gain valuable insights and skills to champion equality and justice.

A proud parent recently shared her motivation for choosing the Social Justice School for her scholar-activist, saying, "I wanted my child to learn more about how to serve her community, and because Social Justice School is very family-oriented."

Your contribution will help us continue fostering an environment where young minds are inspired to become advocates for social justice. Every donation, big or small, brings us one step closer to a more equitable and inclusive world.

๐ŸŒˆ How to Donate:

Spread the word, share the love, and let's make this a day of impact and positive change! Together, we can empower the next generation of changemakers. ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ“šโœŠ


๐Ÿ“ข Exciting News! ๐ŸŒŸ Social Justice School is thrilled to announce our upcoming partnership with Shanklin Hall for an incredible event on Friday, October 13th!

๐Ÿ“… Date: Friday, October 13th
๐Ÿ•’ Time: Anytime during the event
๐Ÿข Location: Shanklin Hall

Join us for a fantastic evening of community and camaraderie while indulging in delicious food and beverages. ๐Ÿ”๐Ÿฅค Your presence will make a difference!

A portion of the proceeds from this event will be generously donated to Social Justice School. These donations will directly benefit our scholar-activists by enabling them to acquire much-needed equipment for our social justice makerspace. Your support will empower them to make an even greater impact on the world around us.

If you're unable to attend but would still like to contribute to our cause, you can make an additional donation through this link:

๐Ÿค๐ŸŒ Every contribution, no matter the size, goes a long way in supporting our mission of catalyzing the next generation of scholar-activists who will make the world more just.

Mark your calendars, spread the word, and let's come together to support an amazing school!
We can't wait to see you there!

Photos from Social Justice School's post 09/28/2023

WOOT WOOOOT! We are models for the rest of the city! Help us congratulate our change-makers of the month!๐Ÿ†๐ŸŽ‰ We want to recognize Teron McNeil and Keimora Walker for their constant growth and eagerness for change.
Our 7th grade scholar-activist Teron has a reputation for his leadership skills. He leads his peers through academic battles and conflict resolution. He embodies our Habits of Love, Learning, and Liberation! ๐Ÿ”ฅ
Our scholar-activist Keimora is destined for greatness! She has grown tremendously on her BOY Math and ELA MAP. She is a go-getter and has her eyes set on her goals!
Keep reaching for the stars SJS! โ“

Photos from Social Justice School's post 09/21/2023

๐ŸŽ“๐ŸŒŸ Exciting News from the Social Justice School! ๐ŸŒŸ๐Ÿ“š

As we begin this school year with excitement and optimism, it is with immense pride and joy that we share some of our scholar-activistsโ€™ achievements over the last two years. Swipe to see the incredible results! ๐Ÿ™Œ

๐Ÿ“ˆ Remarkable Academic Progress: We're thrilled to announce that our school witnessed the highest increase in PARCC proficiency for a middle school in Ward 5, both for English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics! This is a testament to the dedication, hard work, and resilience of our scholar-activists, educators, and the community that supports them.

๐Ÿค Empowering Scholar-Activists: At the heart of our mission is the belief that education and activism go hand in hand. It's deeply gratifying to share that an overwhelming 97% of our scholar-activists participated in a social justice learning expedition this past year. Together, we're nurturing conscious citizens who will shape the future.

๐Ÿ“Š Inspiring Year-to-Year Growth: From the School Year 2021-2022 to 2022-2023, we've seen a 15-point increase in the percentage of our students scoring Level 3 and above. This growth showcases the relentless spirit of our scholar-activists and our educatorsโ€™ unyielding belief in their potential.

We're immensely grateful to each one of you for believing in our vision, for your continuous support, and for being an integral part of this journey. As we gear up for another year of learning and growth, we're motivated more than ever to ensure that our scholar-activists continue to thrive, break barriers, AND champion social justice.

Thank you for being part of the Social Justice School family. Let's continue to dream big and achieve even greater milestones together! ๐ŸŒŸ๐Ÿ’ช


We had so much fun today engaging our community at the ! We are a community school; so where can you find us: out in the Community! This is what community engagement looks like!


Hereโ€™s why you should enroll your scholar-activist in the Social Justice School

Photos from Social Justice School's post 09/01/2023

Hey there, amazing Crew! ๐ŸŒโœจ

We are thrilled to celebrate an incredible first week of school at the Social Justice School. Our scholar-activists have dived headfirst into their new academic adventure, and it's been nothing short of inspiring. ๐Ÿค๐Ÿ“

Our scholar-activists wasted no time in building meaningful relationships with their passionate teachers and equally amazing peers. ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ’ฌ The bonds formed in just one week are already a testament to the incredible community we are building together.

What's even more impressive? Our scholar-activists have been focused and engaged in each and every class, demonstrating their commitment to social justice and their thirst for knowledge. ๐ŸŒ๐Ÿง ๐Ÿ’ก

But guess what? Learning at our school is not just about hard work โ€“ it's also about having a blast! ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽˆ Our scholars have been having a ton of fun while learning, proving that education can be both enjoyable and enlightening. ๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿค“

A quick reminder: We want everyone to have a fantastic Labor Day weekend, so don't forget that our school will be closed on Monday in observance of Labor Day. Take this time to relax, recharge, and come back ready to continue our journey towards a more just and equitable world. ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŽ

Thank you for being a part of our incredible Social Justice School family! ๐Ÿซโค๏ธ Let's make this school year one to remember!



We are so very thankful for our partners . We have three of our scholar-activists participating in a paid internship program! Hereโ€™s what they are saying โ€œWhat Iโ€™m committed to so far being apart of the HWD fellowship is that Iโ€™ll always help my community in any way I can and that Iโ€™ll always pave a way for me and my community to be better people in any way possible. What Iโ€™ve learned about my community so far is that we are living in a world where we are going through things that we should not be as such as poverty, inequality, racism, colonialism and more and to put an end to it we have to come together to find any and every solution to these issuesโ€ S.P. 8th graderโ€”SJS

Photos from Social Justice School's post 07/10/2023

๐ŸšจGive Away Alert๐Ÿšจ Starting today, Monday 7/10, if you finish your 23-24 SY enrollment paperwork, you will receive a โ€˜Proud Parent of a Scholar Activistโ€™ shirt for you and a SJSxThe Museum collab shirt for your scholar! Call us at (202)-948-9522, email [email protected] or visit us at 5450 Third St. NE, Washington, D.C. 20011 for more information!

Photos from Social Justice School's post 07/06/2023

Welcome to Chocolate City! SJS is proud to host another year of our Ella Baker Summer Academy. The academy consists of a combination of rigorous instruction, social Justice advocacy, and engaging electives like coding, sports, arts, African drumming and other exciting activities. Our decor at this yearโ€™s academy honors the rich history of Washington, DC.

Best part; our summer program is completely FREE as long as you are enrolled! We still have spaces available for the summer and for the school year! Stop what you are doing and visit to sign up and reserve your spot!


REMINDER: Ensure your scholars has a spot at SJS! Seats for the 23-24 school year are filling up fast. Be sure to get your enrollment documents to us ASAP. Text or call us at (202)948-9522 or email [email protected] for more information.

Photos from Social Justice School's post 06/21/2023

๐ŸŒŸ A Historic Moment for the Social Justice! School!

We mark an extraordinary milestone in the journey of our Social Justice School. We are immensely grateful as we celebrate the promotion of our first founding class of 8th graders to high school. Their dedication, resilience, and passion have helped shape our school into a beacon of love, learning, and liberation. ๐ŸŽ“โค๏ธ

We are bursting with excitement to announce that several of our remarkable students have been accepted into some prestigious high schools. These institutions recognize the exceptional talent and potential within our founding class. We extend our heartfelt congratulations to all of them and wish them continued success on their educational path. ๐Ÿ™Œ๐ŸŽ‰

Among the high schools they will be attending, we proudly name a few: Banneker High School, McKinley HS, Coolidge Early College Program, Paul, Girls Global Academy, Thurgood Marshall, KIPP HS, and Duke Ellington School of the Arts. These schools hold a legacy of excellence and offer our students incredible opportunities to further their growth and pursue their dreams. ๐Ÿ“š๐ŸŒŸ

As we reflect on this historic moment, we acknowledge the tireless efforts of our dedicated teachers, staff, and the wider community who have come together to create an inclusive and empowering environment for our students. This accomplishment would not have been possible without your unwavering support. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’ช

To our inspiring founding class, remember that you are the change-makers of tomorrow. Continue to be bold, courageous, and resilient in your pursuit of knowledge and justice. Your journey has just begun, and we cannot wait to witness the impact you will make in the world. ๐Ÿ’ซ๐ŸŒ


Photos from Social Justice School's post 06/03/2023

โ€œNow I believe that we can stand up to gun violence, young people deserve to live and make memories, we deserve the right to liveโ€! E. Taylor, 7th grader at Social Justice School!

Our scholar-activists have been studying gun violence as a social pandemic. Yesterday they presented the solutions that they have been designing to community members at the Gun Violence Prevention Festival hosted by .

Our young people are designers of a more just world!


Parent testimony!
Parents choose Social Justice School because they โ€œlearn, are liberated and learn how to advocate for themselves appropriatelyโ€ Weโค๏ธ our families and they โค๏ธ us! We still have space for you and your scholar-activist to join our Crew. Link:

# proudparentofascholaractivist

Photos from DC Public Charter School Board's post 05/20/2023

You canโ€™t say you are a community school without being with and for the community! We love our families!


We love to see it! Shout out to our great debaters!! We are very thankful for our continued partnership with Washington Urban Debate League - WUDL!


Our scholar-activists met a real life revolutionary, the Angela Davis!!

Dr. Davis paused and said these words directly to our scholar-activists!

โ€œWe are looking toward you; You are closer to the future than some of us. And, therefore, you need to provide the leadership to those of us who have to have your back, because you are going to take this world where it needs to go and I thank you in advance for all the work that you are poised to do.โ€

Our scholar-activists were so honored to meet her and ask her questions! Huge shout out to the for this amazing opportunity!


Photos from Social Justice School's post 02/28/2023

Our scholar-activists gave us feedback on our uniform shirts! They said they wanted them to be more fashionable.

So we reached out to our village and asked our fam to partner with us in order to redesign our student swag! is making history by writing the next chapter in DC fashion; it makes sense that they would style the next generation of designers of a more just world!

We are so thankful for their partnership! Introducing x ! We are also selling our swag as a way to bring awareness to our school and our amazing scholar-activists! Stop by if you are in the DMV, address is in our bio! Want to support, but not in the DMV? No problem, send a DM! Thank you in advance for your support!


Got Talent: SJS Edition!! We held our first annual Talent Show during our Black History Spirit Week!! We had singers, poets, and dancers all showcase their excellence!! Congratulations to our winners!!


Join our Crew! We are now accepting applications for 2023! We are rooted in Love, Learning and Liberation!

Photos from Social Justice School's post 11/23/2022

We are Crew, not passengers. Our Crew showed up and exemplified one of our core values: LOVE. Our Crew brought in 1,500 items for our families to cook over the holidays! We still have a ton left over and will use it to start a pantry at our school. This is what love and liberation looks like! We are so thankful for your Crew.


We are a community of scholar-activists! Our scholar-activists will ensure that their voices will be heard! This is what civic engagement looks like!

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Hereโ€™s why you should enroll your scholar-activist in the Social Justice School
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5450 3rd Street NE
Washington D.C., DC

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Tuesday 8am - 5pm
Wednesday 8am - 5pm
Thursday 8am - 5pm
Friday 8am - 5pm
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