Washington-Liberty High School

W-LAddress: 1301 N Stafford St, Arlington, VA 22201
Phone: 703-228-6200

Fax: 703-524-9814

Website: wl.apsva.us

Principal: Antonio Hall, antonio.hall@apsva.us

School hours: 8:20 a.m. to 3:10 p.m. (Early release 12:35 p.m.)

Office hours: 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

This school is fully accredited by the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Washington-Liberty was the first of three comprehensive high schools to be established in Arlington. Now in its 97th year of operation, the school boasts a diverse student population representing more than 70 countries across the globe, who participate in over 100 clubs and organizations. Washington-Liberty is proud of its history and traditions, which include honors by the U.S. Department of Education, The Virginia Board of Education, the Virginia Department of Education, and The Washington Post.

Washington-Liberty was featured by the Virginia School Boards Association as a “Showcase for Success.”.

Students entering Washington-Liberty in ninth grade participate in the 9th Grade Connection, a transition program designed to ease the process of entering high school from middle school. Students are grouped in Small Learning Communities with four core subject area teachers and a special education teacher, and an English Language (EL) teacher for English Learner students.

Ninth graders receive coordinated support from teachers, administrators, and counselors.

The International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma was first offered at Washington-Liberty in 1998, when the first cohort of 13 students graduated. Since that time, 1,231 students have participated in the IB Diploma Programme in conjunction with the Virginia Advanced Studies Diploma. Many other students have taken individual IB certificate courses. Successful completion of IB courses and exams may lead to college credit and/or advanced standing at colleges and universities.

Washington-Liberty also offers an extensive selection of Advanced Placement (AP) courses that require students to complete an exit exam that may lead to college credit. Students may begin AP classes as early as their freshman year.

Washington-Liberty graduates in 2021 earned more than $20 million in scholarship awards. Ninety two percent of graduates go directly on to higher education, with more than 81 percent enrolling in four-year colleges and universities.

Washington-Liberty’s Senior Experience Program, Exploring Work from Theory to Practice, is now in its 18th year. Ninety-eight percent of seniors participated in the 2021 Senior Experience Program.