4th Street Elementary School

About 4th Street Elementary School

Nestled in the midst of the fast-growing area at the intersection of Union Market District, NoMa, and Gallaudet University, the community is the classroom at Fourth Street School.



Student Work Spotlight
Character Development

In fourth through eighth grades, students present their learning at their student-led-conferences twice a year. During these conferences, each student shares both the work they’ve done and who they are as learners with the adults in their lives that can help them reach their goals.

Percentages of students who scored 3 or above in spring 2019 on PARCC





High-Quality Student Work

The Prompt
We found out that a lot of people are scared of spiders or think they are gross! Can we change what people think about spiders?

Sashi’s Spider – What She Learned

Sashi’s Spider

4th Street Elementary Leadership Team

Antoinette Smith Guyton

Guye Turner

Interim Principal

McKenzie Baecker

Interim Assistant Principal

Antoinette Smith Guyton


Campus Director of Special Education

4th Street FSA (Family School Association)

Our Story

After two and a half years in a rented wing of the Eliot-Hine Junior High School, Two Rivers found a permanent home at 1227 4th St., NE. We reinforced this former car garage in order to accommodate a third floor and then transformed the space with our vision of what school should be: large glass doors to invite people and lots of light, bright colors, rooftop play and learning space, and an atrium with what would become a signature Two Rivers feature: the sitting steps. Two years later, the school bought a building across the street at 1234 4th St. to serve as the middle school. That building is now the Upper School, housing 4th and 5th grades, a rooftop playground and a gym, and the original building is the Lower School.

The 4th St. campus today is nestled in the midst of the fast-growing area at the intersection of Union Market District, NoMa, and Gallaudet University. Two Rivers students have easy access to an embarrassment of riches: local Black-owned businesses, world-famous museums, National Parks, and seats of power. Learning expeditions come alive when the community is the classroom.

On most Wednesdays, we host community meeting at 8:30am. Anyone is welcome! Come and experience the best of our learning community.