Van Ness Elementary School

School Logistics

1150 5th Street SE | Washington, DC 20003
(202) 727-4314



Van ness schedule

Come to school on time! The instructional day begins at 8:45 AM (enter the building at 8:40 to be in class by 8:45). Students not attending Springboard may arrive at 8:25 AM for breakfast in the classroom. If you come after 8:45 AM, stop at the main office for a tardy slip. School dismissal is 3:15 PM.


Springboard provides before and after care at Van Ness. Before-care is available from 7:00-8:25 AM. After-care is available from 3:15-6:00 PM. For more information click here.

school lunch

Van Ness is a nut-free school. You can find the school menus here. Payment can be made here . Students are also welcome to bring their own (nut-free) lunch to school.

If your child has dietary restrictions, be sure to complete the request forms. You can find them here. Email the forms to or turn them in to our main office and they will be submitted for you.