WSG teaches grades 3 - 8.
The VIEW Campus (elementary school) offers a maximum student-teacher ratio of 15:1, and students are often broken down into smaller groups.
THEARC Campus (middle school) offers a low student-teacher ratio of 12:1.
All students are required to wear the Washington School for Girls uniform. Our uniform vendor is Risse Brothers located at 9700 Martin Luther King, Jr Hwy B, Lanham MD 20706.
Absolutely! WSG has a great sense of community at our school and there are a number of ways for parents to get involved. Parents are invited to social events, community building events, student-centered activities, parent workshops, volunteering, and can volunteer to be a parent leader for their daughter's grade.
The Washington School for Girls is unique in that we have a Graduate Support program that supports students in their preparation for high school starting in the 7th Grade. Our Manager of Graduate Success and Graduate Support Assistant teach high school preparatory courses. They also schedule high school shadow days to allow the girls to visit DC Metropolitan area high schools and find the school that will be the best fit for them, whether that is an independent, magnet, charter, or public school.
Please refer to the Application Process to begin the application.
No. WSG’s admissions are non-denominational, and we welcome families and students of all faiths. Our school community is built upon and committed to providing an inclusive education in the Catholic tradition.
We are looking for kind, courageous, and community-minded students of demonstrated motivation and ability who will contribute to WSG beyond just the classroom. Like many independent private schools, WSG looks for students whose academic records show potential for success in our rigorous program. In addition, we look for students and families who have a passion for learning and/or perhaps have demonstrated leadership skills or a commitment to helping others. Teacher recommendations, essays, and interviews with the family give us a better picture of the whole student. There is no exact science to the admissions process, and we will consider each student’s unique educational experiences and circumstances. We encourage all interested families to apply.
All students receive a tuition scholarship worth $18,000 per year. Parents are required to pay a $350 enrollment fee. During the student’s 8th Grade year, parents are required to pay a $100 graduation fee, which covers additional costs associated with testing, high school placement, and the graduation ceremony.
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Please contact us directly to find out if we have space available for a current-year transfer.
Unfortunately, 7th Grade is the last year a student can be eligible for acceptance to WSG.
Personalized tours are also available upon request.
All prospective students are required to schedule testing when applying to attend WSG. Once you have submitted your full application and supplemental documents, you will be able to schedule a Shadow Day and testing. All required forms must be submitted prior to scheduling testing for admissions.
After acceptance, your student will receive a Welcome Packet which will include the next steps for Enrollment. These steps are very important as we must have all relevant documents prior to our newest student's first day of school! The Admissions Team is here to help you every step of the way!
Currently, we do not offer bus or shuttle transportation to and from our school campuses; however, there are metro and bus locations within close proximity to our school buildings. We also offer ample space to car riders for pick-up and drop-off at each campus.
We expect our students to participate in the Extended Day program which occurs Monday - Thursday until 4:30pm for 3rd-5th grade students and 5:30pm for 6th-8th grade students. At this time, we do not offer additional after-care services; however, we recommend students consider joining the Boys and Girls Club FBR Branch at THEARC if they need an after-care option. Transportation from the elementary campus to the Boys and Girls club is available.
If your son is looking for a high quality, faith-based education, please consider our brother school, the Bishop John T. Walker School for Boys, which is located on THEARC Campus.