KIPP DC, a local prominent public charter school, received approval to redevelop the District-owned Ferebee-Hope school site to provide District residents with a new fully modernized Ferebee-Hope Recreation Center and a high-quality public charter high school in Ward 8.
In addition to the recreation center and school, the Ferebee-Hope site will include shared spaces available for public meetings, community gatherings and events.
Additional programming space for the high school within the site will include a running track, a playing fields for sports such as football, soccer, and lacrosse, spectator seating built into the topography, a small concessions building, and an outdoor classroom located within a bio retention area.
The new state-of-the-art high school will educate approximately 900 students from grades 9 through 12, and will offer rigorous, college and career preparatory academic programming alongside a wide variety of extracurricular programs and wraparound services.
Back of house programming includes the gymnasium, cafeteria, lecture hall and the outdoor terrace. The regulation sized gymnasium features high performance LED lighting and the outdoor terrace features a floor to ceiling high-performance, glazed storefront window system that enable views to the gym and the lobby below. The inviting space is a large student commons seating area which also overlooks the fields.