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 »

The Latest News:

Class of 2019 Admissions Schedule Available Online

Families with 8th graders planning to apply to Walls for next year can now go to our website to get the full timeline for the admissions process. The same page also explains each step required to complete the application. The next big date is Dec. 15, when DCPS posts the online application for all city Read more »

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Ms. Bergman Wins Top Teaching Award

Walls biology teacher Sydney Bergman has won a 2014 Rubenstein Award for Highly Effective Teaching, which honors DCPS teachers who excel in the classroom. The announcement of this year’s Rubinstein Award winners includes a profile of Ms. Bergman that describes the many ways she has contributed to furthering science education both at Walls and within Read more »

Inventor-Entrepreneurs Win Funding to Develop New Products

SWW students won 2nd and 3rd place awards in the high school division of the Nov. 15 Pitch George Elevator Pitch Competition, sponsored by GW’s business school. With little advance notice, our winning students prepared and delivered persuasive short pitches to a panel of judges for products they’re developing. Junior Deanna Moore’s pitch won 2nd Read more »

Vote for Our Performing Stars!

Voting for the 2015 DC-CAPital Stars Talent Competition is officially open! Across the city, there are 40 student semi-finalists, and 6 are from School Without Walls! Nora Douglas, 11th Grade – Vocal Jadian Headly, 12th Grade – Vocal Kiana Livingston, 12th Grade – Vocal Zahria Roundtree, 12th Grade – Dance Sarah Ruiz, 10th Grade – Dance Demetri Wolfe-Maris, 11th Grade – Instrument Let’s try to get all 6 of our students into the Read more »

Debaters Continue Convincing Streak!

Our debate team keeps on winning awards. On Nov. 15, Walls joined 30 other DC metro area high schools (214 teams total) at South Lakes High School in Reston for the Washington-Arlington Catholic Forensic League’s second debate tournament for this year. Teams debated the following resolution: “On balance, the benefits of genetically modified foods outweigh the Read more »

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