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.

WASHINGTON LATIN BY THE NUMBERS

Year Established

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2017-18 Enrollment

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“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. 

NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS

WJLA Features No Tech Challenge

WJLA Features No Tech Challenge

Is there an appropriate age for kids to get their first cell phone? by Amy Aubert/ABC7, Wednesday, November 15th 2017 WASHINGTON (ABC7) — “If I let them be on these devices all the time, they would be,” said Diana Smith, Principal at the Washington Latin Public...

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Get Hooked!

Get Hooked!

Upper Schoolers will host the semiannual Open Mike performance after school Friday at 4pm. The event, called "The Hook" features jazz, classical, and popular music, poetry, and dramatic readings. The new Upper School literary magazine, aptly titled "Open Mike" will...

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Oh the Places You’ll Go!

Oh the Places You’ll Go!

On Tuesday Latin hosted a workshop for upper schoolers who are interested in taking a GAP YEAR before they attend college. Ethan Knight, Founder and Executive Director of American Gap Association, and George Levesque, of Education First, spoke briefly about...

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Great Debate!

Great Debate!

On November 4, the Greater Debaters (Washington Latin's policy debate team) debated with over 200 students at Greenbelt Middle School in Maryland.  Each teammate won at least one round, and most won two out of four rounds.  The next debate will be December 9th at DC...

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Sophomore Soccer Stars!

Sophomore Soccer Stars!

Sophomore soccer stars Kim Montpelier and Zoe Crute were voted on to the DCSAA All-Star team for Washington Latin.  The WLPCS Girls and Boys Soccer teams both were named PCSAA champions this year.

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Talking About Teacher Travel

Talking About Teacher Travel

Last week Ms. Collins and Mr. Porcelli presented to faculty about travel grants. These school funds support teachers continuing their education in the summer in a wide variety of settings. Last summer Ms. Collins went to Germany, Ms. Jost climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro, Mr....

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Assembling For Good

Assembling For Good

At the first assembly of the school year, Upper Schoolers gathered in the MPR to talk about the theme of "When in Doubt, Do Good." Classics Department Chair Mr. Clausen greeted students dressed as senior Graham Brady, for Halloween, and spoke about the role of...

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Upcoming Events

  1. NOON DISMISSAL for Thanksgiving Holiday

    November 21 @ 8:10 am - 12:00 pm
  2. SCHOOL CLOSED FOR THANKSGIVING

    November 22
  3. Thanksgiving Day – SCHOOL CLOSED

    November 23
  4. SCHOOL CLOSED FOR THANKSGIVING

    November 24
  5. Classes Resume

    November 27 @ 8:10 am - 3:15 pm
  6. PFA Presentation: Classical Education

    November 28 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  7. Chat and Chew

    November 30 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
  8. Maulid al-Nabi

    December 1
  9. 5th Grade Parent Coffee and Parent Q and A Forum

    December 1 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
  10. US Dance

    December 1 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm