Washington School

Washington School

Greenville , MS
United States
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<p><b>Washington School</b> is a small, non-denominational, private school in <a href="/pages/w/109540295731390">Greenville, Mississippi</a>. Washington School offers pre-school, elementary, middle, and college preparatory education to Greenville and the surrounding areas. It was established as a <a href="/pages/w/137669992921886">segregation academy</a> in response to <a href="/pages/w/106610089379206">Brown vs Board of Education</a></p><h2>History</h2><p>The school was established in the spring of 1969 when citizens saw the need for a local college preparatory school. The school was established in response to the racial integration of the local public schools.</p><p>In its first year, Washington School had a total of 23 staff members and 323 students.Classes were originally held in the current elementary building. The current total enrollment is over 740 students with the average size of a graduating class being around 60 students.</p><h2>Academics and arts</h2><p>Washington School's college prep curriculum is tailored to meet the requirements mandated by the Institutions of Higher Learning and the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools. To challenge the top students academically, Advanced Placement, honors classes, and advanced classes are offered. Additionally, seniors have the option to earn up to 15 hours of college credit in a dual enrollment program. Exploration Station and Support Services are available for students who need additional help outside the instruction given by their teacher during class.</p><p>Washington School also boasts a fine arts program consisting of concert and pep bands, violin instruction, 3-D and 2-D high school visual art programs, weekly visual arts classes for PK-6, optional visual arts classes for grades 7 and 8, as well as an impressive drama department. The elementary school has participated in the Mississippi Arts Commission's Whole Schools Initiative, which is a program designed to assist schools in integrating the arts into the school's existing curriculum.</p>

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