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_photo2for 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 Associate of Arts degree from GW. Learn more ยป

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Penguin Pride: National Merit Scholarship Finalists!

February 16th, 2017: Five School Without Walls students are National Merit Scholarship Finalists for 2017! Congratulations to: Tuli Bennett-Bose Sophia Claman Aidan Low Mary Marsh Madalena Parsons Have a look at the Penguin Pride Archive to see more of our students’ (and teachers’) fantastic achievements!

Grade Bump Update as of Feb 1st

During the February LSAT meeting the LSAT approved two measures relating to issues of grade bump inequities among various categories of Walls students. First, for students that are not in the GWU program and did not take Honors classes at other schools, the administration will include with all transcripts an addendum that provides an alternative Read more »

“Books and Bucks” for Walls!

SWW Book Fair at Politics and Prose on April 2, 2017; 10am-8pm. A Parent Coordinator and hourly shifts of on-site volunteers are needed (Students can earn community service hours!) The parent will coordinate this event and work with SWWHS librarian Ms. Vollin to coordinate staffing the table with parents/students in hourly shifts, make the posters Read more »

Snow Day Policy 2016-17

December 19, 2016 Dear DCPS Families, As we approach the winter months, we have begun planning for inclement weather. Almost every year Washington experiences a few days of very cold, icy, or snowy weather that necessitates closing or delaying school. Hopefully we will have a mild winter, but if not, we want you to be Read more »

2016-17 Yearbook available to order!

Non-senior students and parents, buy your Yearbook now! (Senior students and parents – Yearbooks are included in your class fees.) The Yearbook documents school wide events, academics, and other important moments for students of grades. You can place your order online now at smart-pay.com (go to No Customer Number, choose State – District of Columbia Read more »

How DCPS deals with communicable diseases and common pests

Two downloads from DCPS Chancellor Wilson: Letter from DCPS Chancellor Antwan Wilson DCPS FAQ on Communicable Diseases and Common Pests  

Ward 7 Family Fun Day – February 26th

Ward 7 Families! Be sure to save the date for Sunday, February 26th (1:30-4:30 pm) for a day of fun for students and parents. Students will get to go to a GWU Men’s basketball game against George Mason University at 2 pm, while parents can participate and enjoy a potluck or refreshments located nearby the Read more »

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