Where history meets innovation in the heart of DC.

Shaw, nestled in the heart of Washington, D.C., pulsates with a vibrant energy that seamlessly blends history and modernity. Once a hub for African American culture during the early 20th century, Shaw has undergone a renaissance, transforming into a diverse and dynamic neighborhood that celebrates its rich heritage while embracing new waves of creativity. Its tree-lined streets are adorned with historic row houses, juxtaposed with sleek condominiums and trendy boutiques, creating a captivating tapestry of old and new.

At the heart of Shaw lies the historic U Street corridor, affectionately known as “Black Broadway,” where legendary jazz musicians once graced the stages of iconic venues like the Lincoln Theatre. Today, this bustling thoroughfare boasts a lively arts scene, with galleries, theaters, and music venues showcasing a diverse array of talent. Residents and visitors alike flock to the neighborhood’s eclectic mix of restaurants, offering everything from traditional soul food to innovative culinary delights. With its central location and vibrant atmosphere, Shaw continues to evolve as a dynamic destination where history, culture, and community converge.

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2 Raymond Education Campus Preschool - 5th Grade Public
1 Walker Jones R.h. Terrell Education Campus Preschool - 8th Grade Public
2 Cleveland Elementary School Preschool - 5th Grade Public
4 Francis Stevens Education Campus Preschool - 8th Grade Public
N/A Kipp Dc - Lead Academy Pcs Preschool - Kindergarten Public
3 Mundo Verde Bilingual Pcs Preschool - 5th Grade Public
4 Capitol Hill Montessori @ Logan Preschool - 8th Grade Public
1 Friendship Pcs Armstrong Preschool - 8th Grade Public
3 Seaton Elementary School Preschool - 5th Grade Public
1 Kipp Dc Lead Academy 1St Grade - 1St Grade Public
3 Stuart-Hobson Middle School 6th Grade - 8th Grade Public
3 Kipp Dc Pcs: Will Academy 5th Grade - 8th Grade Public
N/A Girls Global Academy Pcs 9th Grade - 9th Grade Public
5 Benjamin Banneker Academic High School 9th Grade - 12th Grade Public
N/A Gonzaga College High School 9th Grade - 12th Grade Catholic/Religious
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