National Prep was founded on the basis to provide students with a great high school education. It is our goal to teach students to be life-long learners and give them the ability to succeed in college and become productive young adults within their communities. National Collegiate Prep serves all DC residents.
It is our goal to provide a well-rounded educational experience for our students to include a rigorous college prep curriculum to prepare our students for college and give them an international experience including opportunities to travel abroad and learn about other cultures and customs while attending National Collegiate Prep.
At National Prep we believe:
Every student can achieve and meet high academic standards regardless of their learning ability, style or socio-economic status
Parental and community involvement is an essential ingredient for student achievement
Small schools promote improved student outcomes
Instructional methods must support the varied learning styles of students
Sad News: Zoruan Harris, an amazing National Prep Graduate, was senselessly killed. Learn more about this hard working college-bound student and the child care fund which has been established for his baby boy; please click here.
This series focuses on our students' personal life stories, and their life at National Prep.
James Tyler, Senior "I love National Prep because coming here gives me a different and more positive atmosphere. I used to go to DC Public School and I didn’t get the correct education. Here I have better communication with my teachers and they give me structured guidance which I need in my life. The teachers here really care about you, and truly want you to succeed."
Mrs. Alicia Waldon, Deputy Director of Curriculum and Instruction "My “no nonsense” approach to discipline and instruction is added with a fair and consistent routine that I maintain with every student. I am able to earn trust and connect with the students using this approach. Our students give me purpose in my life and my ultimate goal is to help them find their purpose as well. Helping our students to be the very best they can be is the legacy I want to leave behind."
Danielle Wilson – Alumni "For the past four years I have attended Columbia College Chicago on merely nothing but support, prayer, and dreams. I cannot “technically” afford the school I attend but it has not stopped me from being here. Attending National Collegiate built my stamina for my personal dreams as well as
in supporting the dreams of others."