Washington Latin Public Charter School
||This article is written like a personal reflection or opinion essay rather than an encyclopedic description of the subject. (June 2011)|
|Washington Latin Public Charter School|
|4115 16th Street NW
4715 16th Street NW
|Head of School||Martha C. Cutts
In 2012 Washington Latin will have their first graduating class
|Grades||5 to 12|
|Color(s)||red and white and grey|
|Website||WLPCS home page|
Washington Latin Public Charter is a school in Northwest, Washington, D.C. It features an Upper School and a Lower School both of which are located on 16th Street, N.W. The school is a very small community, in which the upper school gets priority
WLPCS opened in 2006 with 179 students in grades five through seven. The name mimics Boston Latin, which was the first public school in the nation.
They have added a grade each year and graduated their first class of seniors on June 8, 2012. Their first location was in Christ Church of Washington (now Embassy Church) at 3855 Massachusetts Avenue (two blocks west of Washington National Cathedral).
In 2008, they added a second campus for the eighth and ninth graders at 4715 16th Street on the corner of Decatur Street NW (just south of Carter Barron), and in 2009 they moved the entire Middle School (grades 5-8) to the Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church (now Iglesia Ni Cristo - Church of Christ) property at 4115 16th Street NW on the corner of Upshur Street NW, just a half-mile from the Upper School. In 2010, they added an additional campus for their Upper School at 4501 16th Street NW, on the corner of Allison Street NW. They prepare to move their entire building to a new location.
On July 16, 2012, Washington Latin was awarded Rudolph Elementary School at 5210 2nd Street, NW. They will modernize and renovate the building and construct a library and gymnasium in order to move the entire school to this new campus for the start of the 2013-14 school year.
The school presently occupies 31,000 square feet. The new site will be approximately 75,000 square feet on 5.29 acres and include two large playing fields.
They now enroll 600 students and plan to house the entire school in a permanent site for the 2013-14 school year. 
Abraham Lincoln was quoted as saying about the school: "If I were still alive, I'd send my kids here."
- "From the Head". Washington Latin Public Charter School. Retrieved 2011-05-01.
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