As Washington School for Girls marks 25th anniversary, three graduating eighth graders reflect on its impact

Marking its 25th anniversary, the Washington School for Girls (WSG) is an all-girls, all-scholarship Catholic middle school in the Anacostia neighborhood of Washington, D.C. According to the school’s website, its mission is to “ignite the joyful pursuit of learning and inspire faith-filled lives of purpose, leadership, and service.”

Over the past five years, the school has raised more than $20 million to continue subsidized tuition for its students, reached a 100% high school graduation rate, and hired two alumnae as full-time faculty members.

The school prides itself on the education it provides at no cost, as well as the long-lasting resources and community that follows its graduates as they enter high school and college.

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