A new approach to schools.

The School Without Walls High School is located in Washington D.C. on the campus of George Washington University. The collegiate environment is a result of the long-term partnership with the university that has yielded many benefits SWW_entrance_photo2
for both communities. The newest manifestation of this partnership is the joint Associate of Arts program. Select students can spend their junior and senior years as full-time George Washington University students and earn both a high school diploma from School Without Walls and an Associates of Arts degree from GW. Learn more »

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Summer Assignments 2015

Make sure you (or your student) checks here for their summer assignment: 2015 Summer Assignments

Walls Rates as #1 DC Public High School

Once again, SWW has gotten tip-top grades from the review of public high schools conducted annually by US News and World Report. Bravo to teachers, staff, and students! Our school rates first among all DC public and charter high schools–Banneker is #2–and has been designated a Gold Medal School. Among all public high schools in Read more »

Read “Penguin Nation” for All of the News

Read Penguin Nation for the weekly roundup of SWW news, activities, college visits, scholarship and community service opportunities, events, etc. You can view the weekly edition here, along with the archive of past editions. To have it e-mailed to you directly, send a request to mjdadian2004@yahoo.com.  

Students share their views of SWWHS

Results from a student surveyed conducted this spring provide information about the climate at SWW and its effect on student well-being. All students took the 10-question test, which will inform the school’s mental health team as they work to continue support and address concerns. Click the image to advance through each question and their results: Read more »

SWW Student Creativity Featured at Dept. of Ed

The work of Walls artists and filmmakers was on display at the annual Department of Education Student Art Exhibit Program, which opened on March 4 and closes at the end of April. DC public schools were in the limelight this year, featuring schools with special partnerships, such as ours with GWU. One of Walls’ contributions Read more »

Students Reflect on Selma

In conjunction with Black History Month, Walls students took a field trip to see the film Selma. Our A.P. U.S. History students reflected on how the film connected to their curriculum. Selma connected really well with AP US History (APUSH), especially in regards to the South and what it was like during the Civil Rights Read more »

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