Welcome to Creative Minds

Creative Minds International Public Charter School is a tuition-free school for children in Washington, D.C.

We are the only public school in the District of Columbia that offers the International Primary Curriculum, a highly engaging, diverse curriculum with project- and arts-based activities that foster creativity, self motivation, social and emotional development, and academic excellence. Our goal is to provide students with the foundational skills required for successful participation in a global society.

Our program’s unique combination of child-centered, international, and developmental approaches to education is based on extensive research into various aspects of schooling that have the greatest positive effects on academic achievement.
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News and Events

  • Enrollment in Creative Clubs Now Open
  • Creative Clubs enrollment is now open online!  Please visit our clubs brochure to learn more, and enroll online by clicking HERE. Please note that the enrollment window is August 21st to August 30th. For more information, please refer to page 2 of the clubs brochure. 

Open House
All parents and students are invited to join us for an open house on Friday, August 21st from 2:00 to 4:00. Students and parents can visit their classrooms and meet their new teachers!

    • CMI Middle School Approved
  • We are pleased to announce that CMI's middle school application has been approved by the DC Public Charter School Board (PCSB). We are thrilled to offer a high quality, inclusive and international middle school program beginning in the 2016-2017 academic year. CMI will be accepting applications for our middle school program beginning next year (2015-16). Please visit our website in the fall for further details regarding our middle school program! 
    • 2015-2016 Enrollment 
Rounds 1 and 2 of the My School DC Lottery have concluded. Families can access their wait list and match results by logging in to their My School DC account. To request additional information about the Creative Minds International program or admissions to the school, please email: info@creativemindspcs.org

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Absence Hotline

When your child is going to be absent from school, please call our Absence Hotline and leave a message to explain your child's absence. Please note that a doctor's note will be requested if your child is absent for 3 or more days. The absence Hotline is 202-588-0370, Extension 118.