Welcome to Two Rivers Public Charter Schools!

Two Rivers is a network of high-performing public schools with a powerful mission:

To nurture a diverse group of students to become lifelong, active participants in their own education, develop a sense of self and community, and become responsible and compassionate members of society.

Since our founding over a decade ago, Two Rivers has grown to serve a diverse group of more than 1,000 preschool through middle school students in Washington, D.C. each year.

To deliver on our mission, we use an expeditionary learning (EL) approach, which means that our students and teachers are engaged in work that is challenging, adventurous, and meaningful. Two Rivers students not only master grade-level content based on rigorous standards, but they are also celebrated for their high-quality work and for the character they build through Two Rivers’ scholarly habits. Our curriculum nurtures student identity, agency, community, and academic inquiry and is enriched by our Spanish curriculum, arts offerings, and learning expeditions. Expeditions enable students to apply Two Rivers’ challenging coursework and scholarly habits in pursuit of compelling questions that push their thinking, connect them with the world around them, and prepare them to thrive in high school, college, the community beyond.

After a career as a teacher, principal, district leader, state assistant superintendent, and regional director for EL Education, I joined Two Rivers as Executive Director in June 2020 because I believe in the promise of Two Rivers’ mission, the power of its EL education approach, and the talent of our incredible educators and leaders, who bring our mission to life for students every day. I also strongly believe that schools are most successful when students have voice and agency and teachers are empowered and supported. Collectively, these critical ingredients will ensure that we reach Two Rivers’ goal:

When students graduate from Two Rivers, they will have the cognitive and social skills to succeed in high school and college so that they are positioned to have rich and varied options for their future.

Two Rivers has a considerable reputation as one of the top charter school networks in D.C. and our legacy grows with each of our inspiring graduates, who have continued on to top-performing high schools around the city. In empowering our students as leaders of their own education, our schools serve as powerful catalysts and change agents not only for individual scholars but for their communities.

At Two Rivers, students, staff, and families are passionate about learning; thoughtful about building a community that is welcoming and accessible to all. Our community is committed to preparing students who will better their world. If you want to see our approach in action, please use this website as a tool to learn more about Two Rivers and to get involved!

Welcome to our community,

Dr. Kristina

Two Rivers uses an approach to student development that nurtures the whole child, focuses on problem solving, and helps children develop social skills and self-confidence.