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

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Sankofa Speaks Fall 2015

Global Giving Campaign

Help students raise $15,000 towards a service learning trip to Panama  this year!

Web Series: Beyond The Classroom 

This series focuses on our students' personal life stories, and their life at National Prep. 


“I love National Prep because they care for the kids and make sure they get everyone into college. Math is my favorite subject. I will be majoring in Mathematics in math in college. After college I would like to be a teacher. National Prep showed me how important it is to push students like myself to want to succeed and better ourselves. ”

“As a social studies teacher, it is my mission to help my students become self-sufficient citizens who are able to think critically about the world around them, create their own opinions based on multiple perspectives, and learn how to positively impact society. National Prep prepares students to become agents of global change. ”

"My favorite memory is the amazing trip to the Dominican Republic. What other school in inner city DC offers an international trip every year? Now I attend Brigham Young University-Idaho. My major is Communications with an emphasis in Public Relations. Thanks to National Prep, I've developed a great work ethic and unrivaled ambition; they offered what no one other school could."
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National Collegiate Prep

4600 Livingston Road SE
Washington, DC 20032

Phone: (202) 832-7737
Fax: (202) 832-7736