Our students are encouraged, indeed expected, to generate questions and find answers.

The School Without Walls High School provides a challenging academic environment that incorporates community resources—local, national and international—in a humanities approach to learning. Walls’ demanding program is specifically designed to challenge its students. The school develops intellectual and academic talents by providing traditional pre-college and college-level curriculum and unique experiential opportunities.

Academic opportunities available to Walls’ students include Advance Placement (AP) courses, college courses at George Washington University and Howard University, and humanities-social science programs integrated throughout the curriculum with support from partner, the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, a non-profit organization supporting the study and love of American history. In addition, students are given opportunities to build intellectual capacity through international experience, community service, internships, and senior thesis capstone projects.

Walls’ students fulfill minimum DCPS graduation requirements and progressive Walls graduation requirements during a four-year course of study.