A new charter school will begin classes this fall in Southwest. Washington Global Public Charter School, a tuition-free middle school, will be occupying a portion of an office building on the 500-block of aptly-named School Street, located across the street from Constitution Center. According to the school's website:
Washington Global Public Charter School is a tuition-free middle school open to all students in Washington, DC. We will offer a robust international and research-based academic programming to develop globally competitive students who are ready for college and careers. Our program includes project-based learning, small learning communities, technology instruction, arts, and foreign language classes in Spanish and Chinese. We strive for all of our students to be healthy and active through our nutrition, physical education, and athletic programs. We will also serve as a community school that promotes local engagement and service-learning for our students.The first class of sixth and seventh grade students will begin classes in August. Students will be admitted though the MySchool DC Common Application and Lottery.