Award Year: 2018

School Without Walls High School

2130 G Street NW
Washington, DC, 20037-2703

(202) 645-9690

Mr. Richard Trogisch, Principal at time of Nomination

Magnet School

District of Columbia Public Schools

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Provide every student with a rigorous, college preparatory, humanities program that incorporates global and local resources in an experiential and interdisciplinary methodology to teaching and learning.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 34%
  • White: 42%
  • Hispanic: 13%
  • Asian: 6%
  • Two or more races: 5%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: 18%
School Without Walls High School, Washington, DC

School Without Walls High School, Washington, DC

The School Without Walls is a public magnet high school established in 1971, and accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. Over the years, the school has become one of the many outstanding schools in the District of Columbia Public School system. US News and World Report 2017 list of America's best high schools ranked School Without Walls #88 in the nation.

School Without Walls provides a student-centered environment that maximizes integrative, interactive, and experiential learning with the framework of a humanities approach. This program is achieved by using the city and the world as a classroom for students through study abroad experiences, field trips and internship opportunities. The School Without Walls is located within the boundaries of The George Washington University’s campus in the heart of Washington, DC. Since 1980, the two institutions have collaborated on several levels with the goal of fostering a mutually beneficial learning environment through teacher sharing, teaching collaborations and educator training, as well as offering up educational opportunities for School Without Walls students, faculty and staff.