Washington Latin Public Charter School provides a challenging, classical education that is accessible to students throughout the District of Columbia.

We seek to develop students who will become thoughtful people who will contribute to the public good as citizens and leaders in their lifelong quest towards a fuller humanity.


Year Established

Average Class Size

2016-17 Enrollment

Happy Graduates

“To all who seek to learn and all who love to teach”

We believe that education is a training of character, and character is the intersection of intellectual development and moral integrity. 


Good Morning America Features Latin’s Challenge

Good Morning America Features Latin’s Challenge

Principal offers $100 for students who turn off their electronics 1 day a week over summer break CATHERINE THORBECKE Good Morning America June 27, 2017 A school principal from Washington, D.C. is challenging her students to spend one day a week this summer without...

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San Diego FM Radio 94.9 Interviews Diana Smith

San Diego FM Radio 94.9 Interviews Diana Smith

Dana & Jayson - The $100 Tech Challenge JUNE 19, 2017   Diana Smith is the Principal at Washington Latin Public Charter School in DC, and to help her students combat the pull of technology, she issued a challenge. Dana & Jayson had the chance to speak with her...

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WTOP Radio Interviews Diana Smith

WTOP Radio Interviews Diana Smith

DC principal offering students $100 to stay off phones this summer By Hanna Choi, June 12, 2017 8:49 am WASHINGTON — A local principal is offering students $100 each out of her own pocket to stay off their electronic devices just one day a week for the duration of...

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Fox 5 News: Principal Smith interviewed on No-Tech-Tuesday

Fox 5 News: Principal Smith interviewed on No-Tech-Tuesday

Fox 5 Good Morning NO TECH CHALLENGE: Principal to pay students to stay off electronics over summer POSTED: JUN 13 2017 11:55AM EDT WASHINGTON - A D.C. charter school principal is reaching into her own pocket to try and get her students to put down their electronics...

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Upcoming Events

  1. 5th Grade Orientation

    August 21 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
  2. New-to-Latin 9th Grade Orientation

    August 22 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
  3. First Day of School

    August 23 @ 8:10 am - 3:15 pm
  4. Convocation

    August 25 @ 10:15 am - 11:00 am
  5. PFA Viewing Screenagers

    August 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:45 pm
  6. PFA Executive Committee Meeting

    August 30 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
  7. Eid-al-Adha

    September 1 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  8. Labor Day- NO SCHOOL

    September 4 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  9. College Night for Seniors and Parents

    September 5 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  10. US Back to School Night

    September 7 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm