Dr. Beth Reaves
Special Assistant to the Head of School
The following are mission and values inspire life at the Washington School for Girls (hover or click image to view):
Mission and Core Values
Our Mission is to close the educational gap and broaden the educational opportunities for girls from economically disadvantaged communities in grades 3-8. We provide an excellent academic program and supportive environment which engages families and the community in the social, emotional, and spiritual growth of its students and graduates.
We believe that the secure environment of WSG assists the faculty and staff in the formation of students who can demonstrate skills of leadership, fortitude and resilience. It is with these qualities that students will engage with the world and exert a positive influence.
We strive for excellence in teaching and learning that develops critical thinking skills and a thirst for knowledge and truth. We believe in expanding the hearts and minds of our students through experiences beyond the classroom.
We believe that God is the source of our lives and strength and so we support all faith expressions and encourage each student’s deepening of her spirituality through the Catholic faith tradition, shared prayer experiences and our school culture.
We believe in God’s goodness and the unique gifts of each student. We encourage each one to respect her own dignity and goodness, as well as that of others, thereby contributing positively to her school and family, country and world.
We believe that children learn when they are happy and feel safe. Therefore, we work to create an environment permeated by joy and attentiveness to the growth of the whole child: body, mind, heart, and spirit.
We are convinced, by teaching and modeling forgiveness that we can help our students shape an alternative future for our world, one that leads to harmony and peace in our families, our nation, and the global community.
We strive to have the curriculum and the school culture reinforce the value of perseverance. We strive to have the students gain strength from the lives of our three founding women, as well as from the current example of WSG staff and administration, to face inevitable obstacles in their own lives to pursue their goals with faith, vision, resiliency and courage.