Washington School for Girls



Our school began as the dream of a group of Washington-based women, members of three organizations: The National Council of Negro Women, The Religious of Jesus and Mary and The Society of the Holy Child Jesus. The women who founded these organizations serve as our founding spirits, guiding our mission and purpose.

Core Values

Confidence | Excellence | Faith | Goodness

Joy | Peacemaking | Perseverance | Generosity



The Washington School for Girls is an all-scholarship independent Catholic School serving students in grades 3-8. Our students come from primarily from DC's Wards 7 and 8. By offering a comprehensive academic program in a supportive environment, we help our students to become confident, competent, and courageous young women. 

Our Mission is to close the educational gap and broaden the educational opportunities for girls from economically disadvantaged communities in grades 3-8. We provide an excellent academic program and supportive environment which engages families and the community in the social, emotional, and spiritual growth of its students and graduates.


The Washington School for Girls is committed to helping each student pursue the education she needs to achieve her goals. For almost all of our students, that means at least a high school diploma. Through a comprehensive Graduate Support program, WSG helps students as they continue on to high school, college and beyond.