In Washington’s Anacostia neighborhood the high school graduation rate is only 50%, while rates for poverty, crime, and teen pregnancy are the highest in the city. WSG is committed to meeting the community's needs – and to transforming the lives of girls in its care. The approach is holistic and personal, with a year-round academic program, small class sizes, after-school tutoring, high-quality enrichment activities, and extra support and counseling for students who are struggling, whether personally, financially, or academically. The Graduate Support Program guides students as they transition to high school, college, and beyond. The only tuition-free, independent, private Catholic school for elementary and middle school girls (92% are non-Catholic) in DC, WSG’s students have a 99% graduation rate and an 80% post-secondary and college enrollment rate. This exceptional school makes a world of difference in young women’s lives.