Our School Namesake
The Elsie Whitlow Stokes Community Freedom Public Charter School opened its doors in September 1998. It is named after Founder Linda Moore’s mother Elsie Whitlow Stokes who was an elementary school teacher in Arkansas for 36 years.
Our Board of Trustees
The Stokes School Board of Trustees play an integral part in the Stokes mission, and is made up of a diverse group of parents, former students, and some of D.C.’s most dedicated leaders in education, government, business and the arts.
With a dual focus on academic excellence and community service, the Stokes School accomplishes its mission by creating an environment of achievement, respect and non-violence.
The Elsie Whitlow Stokes Community Freedom Public Charter School prepares culturally diverse pre-school and elementary school students in the District of Columbia to be leaders, scholars and responsible citizens who are committed to social justice.