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.

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The Open Mind

Washington Latin Welcomes Alexander Heffner, Host of The Open Mind, for an all-Upper School Assembly on Civics in America

Washington Latin Public Charter School is delighted to announce that Alexander Heffner, host of The Open Mind on PBS, writer and civic educator, will visit the school on January 19. Mr. Heffner will lead a discussion with the student body of the Upper School on the importance of civil discourse in today’s society.

You may read more about Mr. Heffner and his visit to Latin here.

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Washington Latin’s Strategic Plan 2016-2021

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.

You can read the plan here.

  • A World at Our Door

    A World at Our Door

    This week a number of visitors came to speak to students about studying foreign languages. Wednesday Yoko Eshita, a teacher for the DCPS language program Japanese Plus came to speak to …Read More »
  • Middle Schoolers Take a Bow

    Middle Schoolers Take a Bow

    Middle school theater classes are performing scenes from various plays including “The Diary of Anne Frank” and Neil Simon’s “Fools.”  The seventh and eighth grade performance by students in Mr. Birkenhead’s …Read More »
  • Order in the Court

    Order in the Court

    Students in eighth grade English are working on a unit on courtroom justice, featuring the historical fiction play “Inherit the Wind,” written by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee. The …Read More »
  • Music to Warm a Winter’s Night

    Music to Warm a Winter’s Night

    At last Wednesday’s sixth annual Winter Dinner Concert, students in the performing arts department treated their families and teachers to a variety of culinary and musical delights. The event, orchestrated …Read More »
  • Coffee and Creativity

    Coffee and Creativity

    Students in upper school art classes exhibited their work at The Flying Fish coffeehouse in Mt. Pleasant. Fourteen works of art from Ms. Stephens’ classes will appear at the exhibit through …Read More »
Upcoming Events
  1. Inauguration Day; No School

    January 20
  2. 10th Grade to “Hidden Figures” at Avalon

    January 24 @ 9:15 am - 1:00 pm
  3. Arabic II Restaurant Trip (Zeta-Hamd)

    January 24 @ 10:50 am - 3:15 pm
  4. MS Spelling Bee

    January 24 @ 1:40 pm - 3:15 pm

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