Thaddeus Stevens School
Thaddeus Stevens school
The historic Thaddeus Stevens School was the oldest extant elementary school still in use in DC. Originally built for the influx of freed slaves in 1868, the building was deemed a DC landmark and National Historical Site by the National Park Service. Stevens School was closed in 2008.
Ivymount School and Programs is working to revive the historic school and create a DC campus for the education group. Focusing on students throughout the DC metropolitan area with learning disabilities, health impairments, and Austin Spectrum disorders, Ivymount aims to help children and young adults achieve the highest level of personal development and independence to live with dignity and respect. Ivymount will utilize the historic Stevens School as a modern learning center to acheive both the immediate and long range needs of the students.
Martinez+Johnson is leading the design of the school’s redevelopment and preservation. The building’s structure, exterior envelope, and interior will be repaired, stabilized, and adapted to accommodate the Ivymount program established by the school and the programming consultant. M+J is shepherding the project through the entitlements process, including HPRB approvals and presentations with the Advisory Neighborhood Commission, the DC Preservation League, the Historic Preservation Office, and the DC Office of Planning.