Washington School was founded in 1950 by Mrs Mercedes Mallo.
Its doors opened with 19 kindergarteners and the following year the first grade of Primary School, increased in triplicate the number of children enrolled.
Year after year, a new grade was incorporated until 1962 when our Secondary School was opened.
In 1968 passion for education allowed the inauguration of the new building, specially designed as a school and considered a model due to is architectonic design. Together with the growth of its venues, the affective bond with students, teachers and families grew alike.
By that time the EOP (Equipo de Orientación Psicopedagógica; School Counselors’ Team) had already been constituted and students started sitting for Cambridge International exams.
Families have always given support to our School, attracted by its educational programme based on two big principles: an anticipatory vision which allowed a genuine pedagogical innovation and the respect to the contract our School stated with its community. This trust let us incorporate in the last millennium the IB (International Baccalaureate) programmes. Washington School became an IB World School after passing the necessary assessment instances to become a member of the IB organization, being the fifth school in Argentina to earn this achievement.
Following these principles, in 2009, the Emotional Education Programme was included in our curriculum fostering personal, academic and professional growth through the development of emotional skills. It is our aim to educate people for a joyful life, able to identify and regulate emotions and those of others, generating positive results and healthy environments to learn.
In the year 2013, Washington School was distinguished with the award of Embassy of Peace from the Organization “Mil Milenios de Paz”, due to our daily work and commitment to make our motto a real goal.
Washington School is an open and flexible institution which adapts to changes, leading them as well. With a solid experience, the school keeps the spirit of its founding at the same time that nurtures its curriculum with the contributions given by neuroscience, technology and new educational trends.
Education today requires reflection and production in students allowing them, protagonists of future contexts, to develop their highest potential through a curriculum adapted to those uncertain contexts. Washington School is the environment where students identify their calling, in a stimulating habitat where skills are trained so that they can be great contributors to any society, institution or organization which might find them as members.