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Washington Academy

Washington Academy

Calle C, Urb. Colinas de Valle Arriba, Caracas 1080, Venezuela

+58 212 9757077


academiawashington@aw.edu.ve

www.washington.academy

Washington Academy
School type Coeducational Day
Founded 1966
Status Private
Principal Prof. María Elena Abreu
Language of Instruction Spanish, English
Co-ed Age Range 4-18 years
Number of pupils 520
Authorised IB Programmes IBDP, IBMYP
Diploma Coordinator Dr. José Ruggiero
MYP Coordinator Prof. Gianna De Sena
Associations IB

About us

Washington Academy is a private, bilingual (English/Spanish), K-12, co-ed school located in Caracas, Venezuela and registered in the Venezuelan School System, offering a science-oriented high school diploma. Founded in 1966 by American and Venezuelan educators, the school is non-profit and has an enrollment of Venezuelan children and other nationalities. Our classrooms are of maximum 20 students, and we have science laboratories, a library, two computer labs, two art rooms and outdoor sports facilities.

Curriculum and extracurricular activities

Washington Academy's curriculum follows the Venezuelan curriculum and an intensive English language curriculum. Each year, the students are required to demonstrate to the school community their learning through specific projects designed for each grade, such as Science Fair and Math Fair among others. Our school offers the IB MYP and DP and self-evaluates its performance through the Iowa Achievement Tests. Following the IB philosophy, we have recently included French and Japanese classes, clubs such as Debate & Persuasion, Logic & Math, Theater, Chess, and an Internship Program.

International minded education has always been present; our Washington Academy Model of United Nations started 15 years ago and more recently the International Mood Court and The Masters competition.

Mission

Promotes the integral education of students by emphasizing intellectual, personal, emotional, and social development through our educational model in conjunction with IB programs.

Our motto states: "Washington Academy gives students the tools to cope with life."

Vision & Values

Aims for excellence, "La excelencia hecha colegio", from a holistic standpoint, taking into consideration academic training, a conscientious practice of Washington Spirit, and support among our professional learning community.

Acts with integrity, honesty, responsibility, respect of the rights of others and awareness of their own; being an agent of social integration, promoting healthy mind and body, with a broad worldview and a vast cultural background.