Diversity Makes Us True To Our MissionIt is by design that Washington Latin is one of the most diverse charter schools in the District of Columbia. Our mission is to provide a rigorous, classical education to students from all areas of the District. We are fulfilling that mission by enrolling students from all eight wards and through a demographic profile that mirrors that of the city itself.
Class of 2013 Continues Tradition of SuccessIn June 2012, Washington Latin graduated its first senior class. This class of 42 seniors set the bar quite high for future classes at Latin. Of all students in the class of 2012 who attended Washington Latin in 9th grade, 93% graduated within four years. This 93% graduation rate was the highest of any non-selective public school in the District of Columbia.
Why Our Rigorous Curriculum WorksWhen our students chose Washington Latin, they chose a school with a rigorous academic program. They are succeeding because they are fully engaged in their own education and are working very hard. At Washington Latin, we feel a responsibility to support and nurture our students as they take on this educational challenge.
Tier 1 Again!Middle and Upper Schools earn Tier 1 status for 3rd year in a row! Both the Washington Latin Upper and Middle Schools were once again named high-performing Tier One schools by the Public Charter School Board! Our Upper School had the highest overall percentage score (87%) of any charter high school and was one of only three charter high schools to be Tier 1 for three years in a row. The US also had the highest re-enrollment rate (90.6%) and the highest graduation rate (96%). Let us celebrate the hard work that has brought us this far!
Latest News from Latin
Bronx-based Hyde Leadership Charter School will send members to meet with Latin’s Environmental Club to install our new set of hydroponic indoor gardens from December 14 to 16. Hyde teacher Steve Ritz helped inspire our club’s indoor…
Students in the Diseases class got a hands-on experience with modern medicine when they visited the George Washington Hospital to see the hospital’s simulation center. There students were lucky enough to experiment on the center’s human…
Eighth graders visited Jamestown, Virginia, to view what life was like in Colonial America. They got demonstrations in everything about colonial life, from firearms to axes, helmets, horse shoes, and stocks. Part of the trip was focused on…
Sophomores visited the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum as part of their study in English and History class of World War II and Genocide. Students had the chance to hear from a woman who survived the Holocaust by hiding in an…