Ingenuity Prep At A Glance

Washington, D.C. has one of the largest black-white achievement gaps in the country. Students and families in the Southeast corner of the city have fewer quality school options than anywhere else.

In 2012 when Ingenuity Prep was looking to open, only 7% of students in our neighborhoods had access to a school where the majority of students were performing at or above grade-level.

Ingenuity Prep opened its doors in the Fall of 2013 with the goal of bringing more quality seats to the Southeast neighborhoods of Bellevue and Washington Highlands.

Founded by Aaron Cuny and current CEO Will Stoetzer, Ingenuity Prep began by serving PreK and Kindergarten. Every year since then Ingenuity Prep has added one grade; it now serves PreK through 7th grade students and will grow to 8th grade in the 2021-22 school year.

Current enrollment

750

Grades Served

Pre-K to 7th

(growing to 8th in 2021-22)

  • African American/Black %
  • Hispanic/Latino %

Students with Disabilities

At-Risk Students

Our Mission

Ingenuity Prep prepares students to succeed
in college and beyond as impactful civic leaders.

Our Values

As a school community we anchor ourselves in the these values

As we constantly strive to move from good to great, we are driven by high expectations of ourselves and others.

AMBITIOUS
AIMS

With humility and empathy, we seek first to understand, then to be understood.

LISTEN TO
LEAD

Knowing that getting the little things right can make a big difference, we strive for efficiency and precision as we seek to achieve our goals.

DEDICATION
TO DETAIL

We’re committed to doing what’s right – especially when it’s difficult and even when no one is looking.

INTEGRITY
ALWAYS

As we constantly strive to move from good to great, we are driven by high expectations of ourselves and others.

AMBITIOUS
AIMS

Knowing that getting the little things right can make a big difference, we strive for efficiency and precision as we seek to achieve our goals.

DEDICATION
TO DETAIL

With humility and empathy, we seek first to understand, then to be understood.

LISTEN TO
LEAD

We’re committed to doing what’s right – especially when it’s difficult and even when no one is looking.

INTEGRITY
ALWAYS
Our students also engage with a related set of “kid friendly” values we call PRIDE.

These values are present in day to day vocabulary and are part of regular conversations for students. Building an understanding of and ability to express these values is critical to their personal growth and leadership development.