Mundo Verde Bilingual Public Charter School is an Expeditionary Learning school and D.C.'s first school dedicated to both education for sustainability and Spanish-English biliteracy. Mundo Verde's doors opened in August 2011, and currently offers preschool through fourth grade and capping our growth at fifth grade in 2016. Mundo Verde is one of four partnering language immersion charter schools who launced DC International, an international baccalaureate middle and highschool, the fall of 2014. Mundo Verde promotes self‐discovery and critical thinking, encourages teamwork, builds character, and capitalizes on children's innate spirit of adventure through hands‐on, project‐based learning. Our social curriculum utilizes the responsive classroom approach, which is based on the premise that children learn best when they have both academic and social-emotional skills. The school's focus on sustainability, health and wellness teaches that natural, social, and economic systems are linked and interdependent. The school is a U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon School, was awarded the 2013 Mayor's Sustainability Award, is an Ashoka Changemaker School, and a Flamboyan Foundation Family Engagement Partner School.
Faculty and staff benefit from a collaborative professional learning community that aligns professional learning with curriculum development, refinement and implementation. Strategies to support an overall culture of learning and collaborative decision-making include:
In-depth training every summer in the form of a three- to four-week institute.
Planning time for teachers to collaborate and plan daily.
Weekly structured professional development and planning blocks, available through the use of early dismissal.
Focused feedback on areas of strength and growth on curriculum, instruction, assessment, learning climate and family outreach.
Mundo Verde is looking for dedicated and dynamic educators and other staff. Please see our job postings for more information and instructions on how to apply.
The school moved to a permanent home at 30 P Street NW in the summer of 2014.