Historic D.C. school modernization project nearing completion

Published on: 
9 May 2013
Jenny Wiedower

Last month, members of the Center for Green Schools team had the opportunity to take a hard-hat tour of 100-year old Cardozo High School in Washington, D.C., which is undergoing renovation as part of the D.C. Education Reform Act of 2007. When the school reopens in August for the 2013-14 academic year, it will feature larger, reconfigured and technologically updated classrooms, a new gym and central staircase, two enclosed courtyards used as a cafeteria and a refurbished auditorium. This beautiful school, listed on the National Register of Historic Places and located in the Columbia Heights neighborhood of Northwest D.C., has played a significant role in the history of D.C.’s integration of schools.

District of Columbia Public Schools lead the way nationally with their sustainability efforts to ensure students have healthy, efficient and safe learning spaces. Every modernized school must meet a minimum of LEED Silver certification. Learn more about Cardozo and other modernized DCPS schools »