With more than 40 years of service, Broadcasters Child Development Center (BCDC) is one of the most experienced childcare centers in the DC Metro area. BCDC is a Creative Curriculum® learning program, which is the country’s leading scientifically based, comprehensive curriculum for programs serving children from birth to age 5.

CommuniKids Language Immersion Pre-school is a language immersion school offering high-quality educational programs for children: preschool, kindergarten, summer camps, weekly classes, and afterschool care.

St. Albans Early Childhood Center provides high quality educational services using a developmentally appropriate preschool curriculum for a multi-economic and culturally diverse group of young children. 

St. Columba’s Nursery School offers developmentally-based morning and afternoon programs for 3 and 4 year olds.

Two Birds offers a Reggio Emilia inspired curriculum for preschool and child care, educating children from birth through age 5.


Public Schools

Janney Elementary School seeks to be a community of learners built on a foundation of inquiry, equity, reflection, collaboration, and experimentation. In addition to our core curriculum, students also take art, music, technology, physical education, and Spanish classes. Grades PK-5.

Alice Deal Middle School uses the International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Programme (MYP), which encourages students to make practical connections between their studies and the real world. The school combines DCPS subject standards with the IB MYP in a rich, engaging environment. Grades 6-8.

Jackson-Reed High School strives to build a safe, supportive, and welcoming community of dedicated and self-reflective learners equipped to joyfully embrace our opportunities for growth on the path to active citizenship. Grades 9-12.


Private Schools

Located near Tenleytown, the Edmund Burke School offers challenging college prep academics with a progressive pedagogy that values student individuality and places students at the center of their education. Grades 6-12.

More than 75 years ago, Georgetown Day School was founded as the first integrated school in Washington, DC, and the School’s longstanding commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion are grounded in that history. GDS students, from PK through Grade 12, receive a comprehensive education designed to prepare them for a lifetime of learning and a healthy appreciation of their world and their opportunities.

National Presbyterian School offers an innovative program within a traditional culture for students age 3 – Grade 6. Early and after school care, enrichment classes, athletics, performing arts, and summer camp opportunities are all available.

Sidwell Friends School is a PK–12, co-educational Quaker day school founded in 1883. The Middle and Upper Schools are housed on a 15-acre campus in Washington, DC, less than a mile from Metro’s Tenleytown/AU station.



American University is a student-centered research institution with highly-ranked schools and colleges, internationally-renowned faculty, and a reputation for creating meaningful change in the world. Students distinguish themselves for their service, leadership, and ability to rethink global and domestic challenges and opportunities.

The law school’s groundbreaking initiatives and comprehensive programs make an American University Washington College of Law education a complete experience. Students, faculty, and alumni enrich their legal understanding, broaden their perspectives, specialize in cutting-edge legal fields, and serve others by participating in any one of the innovative programs available at the law school.


Tenley-Friendship Neighborhood Library

4450 Wisconsin Avenue
202-727- 1488

Houses of Worship

Citizen Heights
4100 River Road

St. Ann’s Catholic Church
4001 Yuma Street

202-966- 6288

St. Columba’s Episcopal Church
4201 Albemarle Street

202-363- 4119

St. Mary Armenian Apostolic Church
4125 Fessenden Street

202-363- 1923

Wisconsin Avenue Baptist Church
3920 Alton Place

202-537- 0972