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School Without Walls High School9

Washington, DC | District Of Columbia County

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April 18, 2014


Walls is an awesome school! I can't wait to go there next fall! Class of 2018!!!

January 26, 2014


I love School Without Walls .... it is challenging, and so to those parents who want their child to do an outstanding job APPLY THEM AT SCHOOL WITHOUT WALLS, when they first start it might be a struggle to adjust but they'll get used to the work .

Submitted by a student

August 22, 2013


We went through the application process this year, and were very impressed. The process was very organized and easy to follow. Loved the tour and summer bridge program was very helpful. My daughter is looking forward to her first year ta SWW.

Submitted by a parent

July 15, 2013


Work for the sake of work. It's not worth it. Wilson is just as good for self sufficient students.

February 6, 2013


With two daughters one a sophmore and the other a junior currently enrolled, I know there is no better choice, public or private for their education and development as young leaders. Dedicated leadership and opportunities galore for those that want to learn and achieve ... the sky is the limit! Now expanding to a full k-12 program every parent of a motivated learner needs to get their child there!

Submitted by a parent

January 15, 2013


Four years of being a "Walls" parent has been outstanding! My daughter has transformed into the young lady I knew she would be. I love the location, I love the diversity, I love what they stand for, I love the challenge. What I've loved most for the past 4 years is the principal's motto. " If you need help with something, ask your teacher(s).....You have a right to demand your education". I think that should be every principal's motto. The students are definately prepared for the next level of college. I would highly recommend SWW to any student who is up for a challenge.

Submitted by a parent

December 23, 2011


Have your kid apply to Walls-forget Private School. I sent my daughter to three of them before realizing that their main interest was in raising money and keeping affluent families in their communities even if their children were awful brats. Walls isn't perfect but the students seem to understand that they can't treat people badly and get away with it and there are only a smattering of students with snobby attitudes. In addition, their expectations of students are higher and the students, by and large, live up to them without the private school spoonfeeding.

Submitted by a parent

March 16, 2011


This school is an excellent school with a diverse student body. The curriculm is challenging and definitely college preparatory. This is an excellent school if your child wants an excellent education and does want to attend college. The school also is very communicative and does use a lot of technology for students to submit some of their work, parents to see grades and weekly progress, this school also offers a wonderful partnership with GWU. This school is not for slackers but for students that is committed to getting a good education.

Submitted by a parent

October 5, 2009


School Without Walls is an Awesome school for kids to attend who want a good education. From the principal to all of the teachers, counselor and aides, everyones main goal is for all of the kids to attend college.

Submitted by a parent

September 2, 2009


One of DC's best public high school, attracting top middle school students. Unfortunately, the administration and teachers at the school do not seem to appreciate the intellectual calibre of the student body and so the instructions and extra-carricular activities available are mediocre at best.

Submitted by a parent

May 5, 2009


Schools Without Walls-translation: School Without Boundaries! I love it! SWW is the best school in the Metropolitan area. SWW allows students to become educated without being limited to resources, knowledge, and growth. The structure of SWW is the strongest I've seen in a school in a very long time and the teaching style is phenomenal! My nephew will be graduating from SWW next year and he already knows where he's going, what he will become, and why he chose to fly without boundaries; literally, as he has just returned from a trip to France with SWW. SWW has left an ever-lasting impression not only on my nephew, but with me as well. I highly recommend SWW to any child who is approaching high School. Bridgette, aunt of a student

August 12, 2008


SWW is the best and will remain the best public high school in Washington,DC. The teacher-student ratio is great. The work is challenging, yet, rewarding . This school gives you freedom. It teaches you make your own decisions furtherwise teaching you be responsible for your actions. There is never any violence, which is a major thing in comparison to other district school. I am currently a senior at the school and my years here thus far have been great. My favorite thing about the school is the diversity and freedom, which prepares you for your future life. I highly recommend this school for any high school scholar!

Submitted by a student

March 17, 2008


SWW is a great school and deserves its place at the top of DCPS. It is much better then Wilson SHS, also in D.C. Walls has benefited a lot from the new principal, Richard Trogisch, whom a majority of the students love. The classes are challenging, and usually small, therefore rivaling private schools, at no cost except taxes. However, the education depends on the teachers you get. I have definitely been the victim of vindictive teachers, but I have many more teachers that I love.

Submitted by a student

January 24, 2008


I really love this school. The work is hard but it teachers you to really think and take responsibility for you actions. I am a freshman and i've already learned a lot. Three more years of fun and hard work are on the way!

Submitted by a student

December 23, 2005


SWW was a great experience. I graduated in 2001 and I was more than equipped to handle college both academically and socially. I graduated from the University of Maryland in 05, and I am currently a fifth grade teacher, so I can appriciate the value of a good education. Teachers like Mr. Ishmeal, Mrs. Stenstrom, and Mrs. Issacs left lasting impressions on me and I hope to do the same for my students.

Submitted by a former student

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