As a highly effective, dual-language school for over 40 years, we believe that all children are born and wired with the curiosity and ability to learn multiple languages. At Oyster-Adams we believe that ALL students regardless of race, class, gender or circumstance can achieve bilingually at high levels.

Get Ready for Fun Runs!

It’s FUN RUN time, an annual OA tradition of celebrating physical fitness in a city park. Students head to Rock Creek Park during PE class to run…

PARCC testing starts this week

The computer-based PARCC* tests assess what your child is learning in school and help teachers and parents know if students are on track for success…

Field Trips for ALL students: Travel-4-Tigers

Check out this New Video of Oyster-Adams Students! Message from Principal Cruz: I want OA kids to know what they don’t like about the world…

Sign up today for Principal Cruz's 'Tigre Times'

Hear from our


“Since my first year in 1995, the library budget has come directly from our annual Book Fair’s net profits. Without the OCC there would be no Book Fair and throughout the years, the OCC has supplemented the BF profits, giving me (and the Adams’ librarians since 2007) $10,000 yearly to build our high-quality bilingual library collections (probably the best non-translated authentic Spanish collection for children in the DMV).

Laura Kleinmann

Oyster Librarian