Bacchanalia 2017

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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

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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. 


Over the past two years, Washington Latin’s Board of Governors and school leadership have worked to create a strategic plan for the school, identifying goals for each of the school’s essential characteristics.


Dressed Up For Dinner

Dressed Up For Dinner

Fifth and sixth graders will have their semiannual Dinner and a Movie night on Friday. The event, which is organized by the Parent Association, features a themed setting, complete with table clothes and flowers to set the mood. Students will meet and eat in the MPR...

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The Sum of Our Parts

The Sum of Our Parts

Students in 8th grade history worked with K'Nex last week to learn about interchangeable parts, Samuel Slater, and industrial espionage. Slater was an early industrialist known as the "Father of the American Industrial Revolution" and the "Father of the American...

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Silence and Discussion

Silence and Discussion

On Friday, students in the GSA club took part in the annual Day of Silence.  The event is based on a tradition started 20 years ago, by students at University of Virginia who organized a day in which they remained silent to show support for those who identified as...

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Theatrical Dreams Realized

Theatrical Dreams Realized

Seventh graders learned the answer to the Langston Hughes poem's rhetorical question: "What happens to a dream deferred?" when they traveled to Arena Stage this week to see Lorraine Hansberry's play A Raisin in the Sun performed. Seventh graders read the play earlier...

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Alumni Abroad

Alumni Abroad

Many Washington Latin graduates are taking advantage of the chances to travel during college. Washington Latin 2014 graduate Vanessa Rodriguez has just been offered an internship this summer at Podcasts for Peace based in Managua, Nicaragua for the summer. Rodriguez,...

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Upcoming Events

  1. PARCC (8th Grade)

    April 24 @ 8:00 am - April 27 @ 3:00 pm
  2. PARCC (10th Grade)

    April 24 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
  3. PARCC (Geometry)

    April 25 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
  4. PARCC (9th Grade)

    April 26 @ 8:00 am - April 28 @ 3:00 pm
  5. 7th Grade to Echo Hill Outdoor School

    April 26 @ 8:10 am - April 28 @ 4:00 pm
  6. Senior Honors Concert

    April 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  7. Bacchanalia

    April 28 @ 8:00 am - April 30 @ 5:00 pm
  8. 5th Grade to Kennedy Center

    April 28 @ 10:00 am - 12:45 pm
  9. AP Exams Begin

    May 1 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  10. Q4 Interim

    May 2