About Us

The Carlos Rosario School has more than 50 years of experience in providing quality education to the diverse immigrant population of the District of Columbia through English as a second language, workforce development, and support services.  More than 80,000 men and women have graduated from the School over these years and today are our region’s teachers, health professionals, leaders, and small business owners. The School’s award winning three-pronged model includes foundational courses in English language, GED, digital technology and online communication tools, and citizenship for the naturalization test. The School also offers career certification training in high-growth and high-demand fields including nursing, technology, culinary arts, bilingual education, and construction pre-apprenticeship, as well as comprehensive supportive services provided in an environment of love and respect.


The Carlos Rosario School delivers high-quality education, career training, and supportive services that enable adult immigrants to realize their dreams while strengthening our community and economy.

Our Values and Beliefs

We are a school community where:

  • Students are at the center of our work
  • Excellence permeates and all are committed to lifelong learning
  • Learning, teaching, and leadership are shared across the school community
  • All feel empowered to own their destiny


At the Carlos Rosario School our values guide our behaviors:

  • Integrity
  • Respect
  • Perseverance
  • Compassion
  • Inclusivity
  • Collaboration