From the Head

From the Head



Washington Latin Public Charter School is like no other in the District of Columbia, and I hope that after perusing our website you will be inspired to come and visit us to see the school in action. Our dedicated faculty and staff offer a challenging, classical, literature-based curriculum. We have high academic and behavioral expectations for our students and a strong sense of community in which the relationships between students and adults are based on mutual respect and affection. Ours is a supportive community that values the contributions of each student. We prepare the students entrusted to our care for success in college and beyond and work to instill in them a love of learning.


As a public charter school, we are committed to offering this classical education to students throughout the city, and each Ward of the city is represented in our diverse student body.  All of our students will study Latin and either Chinese, French, or Arabic in addition to English, history, mathematics, and science. We presently offer eight Advanced Placement courses in our high school. In addition, the school is committed to exposing students to the many opportunities so abundant in our nation's capital.


Intellectual curiosity, self-motivation, personal discipline, and a strong work ethic characterize the students most likely to be successful at Washington Latin. Families that work in partnership with the school and are equally committed to the values and standards we espouse will find a community they can enjoy sharing with their child.

I encourage you to learn more about our curriculum and our co-curricular offerings. Come see for yourself the exciting teaching and learning that take place at Washington Latin.


With warm regards,
Martha C. Cutts
Head of School