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Science Research Matters

Students in Ms. Jost's Scientific Research Methods class visited the Children's National Hospital Research Week. They saw various research presentations, learning about everything from the impact of various methods of surgery to the impacts of concussions on mental...

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The City By Foot

The City By Foot

DC History took a walking tour of U Street and visited the African American Civil War Museum last week. The class studies the impact of gentrification on Washington, D.C.'s changing communities and looks at key historical and cultural sites in the city, including...

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Looking Ahead to College

This Thursday, Juniors attended a spring charter school college fair at Thurgood Marshall Academy. At this point in the year, juniors and their parents have already sat for meetings to launch their college discovery process and proposed a list of prospective...

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Many Nations in Our Eyes

At last weekend's United Nations Conference hosted by Alice Deal Middle School, Washington Latin middle schoolers earned several awards for their outstanding performances during the debates. Seventh grader, Willa Roemer portrayed Governor John Kasich of the state of...

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Jazz in the Big Easy

This week the Jazz Band took an amazing trip to see the Annual French Quarter Festival in New Orleans. There will be more than 130 bands performing all over the French Quarter and our school's band will be performing on the docks of the Mississippi!  The group left on...

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Legenda – Weekly Blog

Read our weekly letter from Head of School, Peter Anderson

Creative Outlets

Washington Latin students have busy days, complete with rigorous classes, electives, and clubs. Whether students choose to play sports, participate in the school musical, “The Music Man," write for the newspaper Sumus Leones, or the literary magazine, “Open Mic,” or...

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Makerspace: Technology and Creativity

One of the exciting additions to our school last year was an area of the library called the Makerspace, which is a laboratory and technology center for constructing physical objects. This has been described as “DIY meets education.” It is a “workshop space” that...

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MLK and Service

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., whose life and legacy we celebrate a week from Monday, believed in a nation of freedom and justice for all. He encouraged all citizens to live up to the purpose and potential of America by applying the principles of nonviolence to make...

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Athletics at Latin

Athletic training was essential to the Ancient Greek identity. Athletics were viewed as both a preparation for military service and athletic competition, and a way to show off physical prowess. At Washington Latin, we believe that athletics play an important role in...

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DC School Report Card

This morning, the District of Columbia unveiled a new DC School Report Card, an interactive website for parents and families with common information about all public schools in our city, both DC Public Schools and charter schools. The Report Card site includes...

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Latin in the news

View the coverage of Latin in the media

Blog Post Q&A with Diana Smith about Latin

Blog Post Q&A with Diana Smith about Latin

Q&A: At D.C.’s Washington Latin Public Charter School, ‘the Greatest Success Is the Culture’ By Emily Langhorne, Reinventing America's Schools Diana Smith, principal of Washington Latin Public Charter School in Washington, D.C., received a lot of press this summer...

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Teacher on TV

Teacher on TV

Upper school Arabic teacher Joe Hamd was interviewed on Al Jazeera Arabic in a live TV broadcast around the globe. He spoke about Qatar Foundation International and teaching Arabic in the United States. He had the chance to speak about the work that QFI does to...

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WUSA9 Returns for No Tech Challenge Update

WUSA9 Returns for No Tech Challenge Update

DC students get paid $100 for putting their phones away Evan Koslof, WUSA-9, August 30, 2017 WASHINGTON, DC (WUSA9) - A couple months ago, WUSA9 brought you the story of an unusual challenge at one D.C. school. The principal at the Washington Latin Public Charter...

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WAMU Reports on Latin’s No Tech Tuesday Challenge

WAMU Reports on Latin’s No Tech Tuesday Challenge

What I Learned From ‘No Tech Tuesday’: Students Speak About A Summer Without Technology By Kate McGee, August 29, 2017 Before students at Washington Latin Public Charter School in Northwest D.C. left for summer break, their principal announced an unusual summer...

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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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