Creativity and an appreciation of the arts are central to the Washington Latin education, and the focus on trying out different artistic media pervades the curriculum. Fifth and sixth graders take theater with Mr. Baldwin. Seventh and eighth graders have art with Ms. Malchionno, theater with Mr. Birkenhead, and the eighth graders can also join choir or jazz band with Ms. VerCammen. Through high school, students continue to pursue arts through photography, and advanced art classes with Ms. Coleman and Ms. Malchionno. Creative writing extends across the curriculum, with opportunities for original writing in various disciplines. Many students also hone their writing skills through work on the school newspaper Sumus Leones and literary journal Open Mic.
As such, it is no surprise that many Washington Latin graduates explore careers in the arts for their careers, building on interests they acquired while enrolled here. Below is a sampling of some of our alumni doing amazing work in theater, music, film, photography, and journalism. READ MORE
Peter T. Anderson Head of School
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Who is ready to party for a good cause? Bacchanalia! We have parties this weekend and the next two weekends - pick your party and sign up!
Donations instead of tickets
We have a goal of $75,000 to support the incredible Latin faculty with extra compensation, professional development, and grants.
Instead of purchasing a ticket, all guests contribute directly to the Latin Faculty Fund. This makes it possible to recruit, develop, and retain the best teachers. This funding is essential to the school, helping us close the funding gap and offer our classical curriculum, excellent teachers, and small classes.
Who doesn’t love a little friendly competition? How about this game night, hosted at the home and garden of Brandon and Emily Gallas (5th and 9th) in Petworth the second Friday of Bacchanalia. Foosball, corn hole, and more! You want to join this happy hour of fun and games, drinks and tasty bites. Max size is 40 – join now!SIGN ME UP!
Watch this space for more details on how to re-enroll in Latin for the 2022-23 school year. We are processing the new students and will open the process to current students soon. (Don't worry, you haven't missed it and will have a spot for next year here!)
Pre-Order Your 2021-22 Yearbook!
Pre-ordering for the 2021-22 yearbook is now open until June 1!
The cost is $55and you can reserve yours here with the code 11158722.
Support DC Independent Booksellers! This national one-day party held the last Saturday in April celebrates independent bookstores across the country online and in-store. Head to any of DC's fabulous booksellers - Mahogony Books, Politics & Prose, Kramer Books, Sankofa Books -- and more! Many stores have events, discounts, and other good stuff for shoppers.
Friday 4/29 - Paint & Sip 6:30 pm at Latin; Poolside Pizza 7:00 pm in NW
Saturday 4/30 - Tiki Soiree6:00 pm in 16th Street Heights
5/2 - AP Exams begin 5/6 to 5/8 - Second weekend - BACCHANALIA parties!
Friday 5/6 - Game Night 6:00 pm in Petworth
Saturday 5/7 - "La Dolce Vita" Hip Cocktails 5:00 pm in 16th Street Heights; Broadway Show Tune Sing-along 7:00 pm on Capitol Hill
5/13 - 7th/8th Grade Dance, 5:00-8:00 pm (details to follow) 5/14 to 5/15 -*NEW* Third weekend - BACCHANALIA parties!
Saturday 5/14 - A Taste of Africa 7:00 pm in Petworth
Sunday 5/15 - Stitch &...Lunch 12:00 pm on Capitol Hill
5/16 to 5/20 - PARCC Testing tentative; details forthcoming 5/19 - Convivium Ani XVI gala 5/20 - Junior/Senior Prom at Latin 5/23 - 5/27 - Exam review week (8th-12th) 5/25 - State of the School Address; details forthcoming 5/30 -Memorial Day - NO SCHOOL 5/31 - 6/3 - Exam week (8th-12th) 6/6 - Exam Make-up Day; Field Day for 5th & 6th 6/7 - Field Day for 7th & 8th, Festive Activity for 9th & 10th (details to follow) 6/7 - 6/8 -Junior/Senior Overnight, Sandy Hill Camp and Retreat Center 6/9 - Middle School Valediction (5-7 and 8th); Last Day for grades 5-8 6/10 - Upper School Valediction 10:00 am, Senior Luncheon & Graduation Rehearsal;Last Day for grades 9-11 6/13 -Graduation; family picnic at Latin, ceremony at UDC. Last day for 12th! 6/27 - 7/13 - Summer School Session 1 7/14 - 7/29 - Summer School Session 2 8/25 -FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL 2022-23!