September 18, 2013
I am a teacher at WLPCS. What an amazing place! I have worked at three schools before this, including another school that felt very much like home to me, but there is nothing in the world like Washington Latin. The teachers are the most educated people I have ever had the privilege to collaborate with. The students are enthusiastic and learning is genuinely valued and respected. The classes are rigorous, but most of all, they are creative. This isn't a factory, shipping through students to prepare them for tests or college admissions. This is an old-fashioned type of education that genuinely values ideas, knowledge, and creativity. Many types of students can thrive at Latin, which is pretty amazing. We serve students from all 8 Wards of Washington, D.C. and it is a lottery school. It is very diverse, ethnically, socially, and racially. Students overall have an amazing respect for each other's experiences and ideas. Learning is encouraged in very intrinsic, age-appropriate and fun ways, like project-based learning, science fairs, contests, plays, drama, arts, and simulation activities. I hope some day my children will be lucky enough to attend this school.
- submitted by a teacher