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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 Co-educational 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 Prof. Yajaira Graterol
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 an integral high school diploma. Founded in 1966 by American educators, the school is non-profit and has an enrollment of Venezuelan children and other nationalities. Our classrooms are of no more than 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 official program as well as an intensive English language program. Based on our holistic model of education, 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 American standardized 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 16 years ago and we also participate in the International Moot Court and The Masters competition. This academic year, the school has adjusted all its activities to a hybrid learning modality complying with the requirements of our biosecurity protocols derived from the Covid 19 pandemic.

Mission

W.A. 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

W.A. 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.

W.A. acts with integrity, honesty, responsibility, respect for others' rights 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.