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The SEED Foundation

  • The SEED Foundation
  • 1730 Rhode Island Avenue, N.W.
    Suite 1102
  • Washington, DC 20036
  • 202-785-4123

Program Description

Believing that all children deserve a quality education, SEED opens college-preparatory, public boarding schools designed for students who need a 24-hour learning environment to achieve their full potential. The SEED model provides a rigorous academic program, life skills curriculum, and college transition and support services. SEED schools are more than simply schools--SEED is an integrated program that brings, under one roof: academic, residential, mental health, physical health, social, and enrichment programs.

SEED has developed a middle school through college success model designed to support the academic and social development of students. The strong college readiness program for grades 6-12 prepares SEED students for the transition to college, while our College Transition & Success (CTS) team helps ensure our students successfully persist through college.

Success Stories

Cherrise graduated from The SEED School of Washington, D.C. in 2011. She is currently in her 4th year at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) and is a double major in sociology and criminal justice. While at SEED, Cherrise cheered, modeled, and studied abroad in Spain with the Experiment in International Living program. She was also the treasurer for her class government, and completed community service with numerous organizations, particularly Food and Friends. (January 2015)

Services Provided

  • Academic enrichment/tutoring/study skills
  • Career exploration and counseling/internships
  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • College fairs/campus visits
  • College transition and retention support
  • Financial aid advising/FAFSA completion
  • Leadership development
  • Mentoring
  • Parent/family services
  • Scholarships and last-dollar grants


Populations Served

  • Academically At-risk
  • Academically High-performing
  • ESL Students


  • More than 75%

Colleges Attended
by Alumni

  • American University (1)
  • Elizabeth City State University (1)
  • Frostburg State University (1)
  • Georgetown University (1)
  • Hiram College (1)
  • Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus (1)
  • St. John's College (MD) (1)
  • Towson University (1)
  • Tufts University (1)
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (1)
  • University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (1)
  • Xavier University (1)

Matriculation & Completion

  • 4-yr College Matriculation: 92%