Washington Latin is a liberal arts, college preparatory school with a classical mission. We serve 700 students in grades 5-12 from across the District.
Many schools are not sure what they stand for. Such is not the case at Washington Latin Public Charter School. This is a school with a particular culture and a clear mission. We believe that all students deserve a quality education that goes beyond preparation and focuses on developing knowledge, understanding and humanity. Ours is a school where words matter, ideas matter, and people matter. We strive to help our students to become thoughtful people who will contribute to the public good and continue a lifelong quest towards a fuller humanity.
We believe that education is a training of character, and character is the intersection of intellectual development and moral integrity. We aim towards an ideal in our program: developing students to be thoughtful people who will contribute to the public good and continue a life-long quest towards a fuller humanity. Our program focuses on developing each student’s ability to be thoughtful, to consider the views and needs of others, and to act with integrity. The greatest challenge comes in our expectation that students will think before they act and do what is right rather than what is expedient.