The mission of Thurgood Marshall Academy is to prepare students to succeed in college and to actively engage in our democratic society.

2001 Year Established Tier 1 status since 2012 100% College Acceptance

Thurgood Marshall Academy is a college-preparatory public charter high school located in D.C.’s historic Anacostia neighborhood in Ward 8.


Founded in 2001 by law students and their professors at Georgetown University Law Center, our school upholds Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall’s legacy of equal opportunity through a commitment to provide an excellent education for all students.

Warriors Succeed

As a high-performing high school with a successful track record, we contribute not only to the personal, academic, and professional development of our students, but to the development of the communities in which they reside.

Warriors Engage

Our students learn in and out of the classroom, from teachers, mentors, advisors, attorneys, and peers. We have established partnerships with more than 30 organizations throughout D.C. to help make it possible for students to pursue a wide range of interests and dreams.

Pathways to Power


Student-led activist group addressing the root causes of violence in DC to make the city safer. Students have opportunities to be a part of conversations involving gun violence, safe passage, and mental health by speaking on panels, joining community meetings, and hosting discussions with elected officials.

Law day at TMA

Local law firms host 9th grade students in monthly workshops designed to familiarize students with the US legal system through mock trials, roundtable discussions, and interactive case studies. Previous Law Day topics have included desegregation, civil rights and discrimination, gang laws, the First Amendment, consumer rights, and the death penalty.



Law firm tutoring


Local law firms host 11th grade students twice per month, leveraging their skills to prepare students for college. Using a 1:1 tutoring model, students develop relationships with firm staff and build their writing, test taking, and life skills. Previous topics have included SAT prep, study skills, public speaking exercises, finance workshops, and college activities.

howard law academy

Our partners at Howard University School of Law work with 10th grade students to build a deeper understanding of the law and its impact at a societal level. This program encourages students to think beyond their communities and look at legal implications on a larger scale. Previous topics have included police brutality, school to prison pipeline, intersectionality, and youth immigration.

College Counseling

Thurgood Marshall Academy has an extensive College Counseling Program to support our students’ post-secondary preparation and college application process. The College Counseling Team organizes events including College Application Nights, on-site admissions sessions, FAFSA night, college visits, and a parent night for sophomore and junior families to increase the visibility and awareness of college in every grade.


2427 Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue, SE, Washington, DC 20020
Conveniently located across from the Anacostia Metro Station

(202) 563-6862 ext. 188 | tma.fyi/tma