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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 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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Walls: Still WAY on Top!

Our school is one of only eight public high schools in the Washington region (and the only one in the city) to rate an A+ overall in the Niche ranking system. Within DC, we’re the top-ranked public high school. Nationally, Walls ranks 116th out of 14,431 public high schools, which puts us well within the Read more »

What Do You Think About Student Travel?

Students, Parents and Faculty: We would like your thoughts on the role that student travel should play at Walls. A new committee is exploring whether the school should take steps to help and encourage more students to go on a trip during their time at Walls, whether travel options should include trips in the United Read more »

Open House for New Student Recruitment

Please join us for our open house for new student recruitment for the 2015-2016 school year. Come learn about the offerings at School Without Walls and the admissions process. Date: Thursday, November 13, 2014 Time: 10 am until noon & 6 pm until 8 pm Location:  Lisner Auditorium @ George Washington University 730 21st Street Read more »

Model U.N. Team Competes (and Wins!) at Top Conference

Congratulations to the 13 Walls students who attended the William and Mary High School Model United Nations conference in early November, including award winners Max Mellott (Best Delegate), Nico Stauffer-Mason and Will Bates (Outstanding Delegation), Brian Contreras (Honorable Mention), and first-time competitors Savannah Touré and Montana Lee (Verbal Commendations). Congratulations also to first time competitors Read more »

Bringing the Ancient World into the Classroom

In October, students in Carolyn Schulz’s Humanities class participated in an exciting virtual exchange with students at Sagesse High School in Beirut, Lebanon, via webcast. Moderating was Dr. Catherine Foster, an archeologist who specializes in Mesopotamia and works for the State Department’s Cultural Preservation Center. Students from both schools learned about her work and had Read more »

The Vampire in Our Midst

Halloween’s over, but that didn’t stop Walls’ own Chad Smith from winning the Peer Gold Award on Nov. 8 from the Tele- vision, Internet and Video Association. He was honored for his performance as a vampire undergoing therapy in the short horror comedy, Dark Therapy, which he also co-directed. Mr. Smith–a Walls alum who serves Read more »

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