With the close of 2017 upon us, and the promise of 2018 following closely behind, it serves as a time of reflection. This year has been a full one for the Washington Jesuit Academy.
Throughout the school year we try and provide the students with fun breaks from their routine, to build community and school spirit. One way we do this is the annual pumpkin carving contest. Each Formation receives two pumpkins and supplies for either carving or decorating their pumpkins. In the end, two winning pumpkins are chosen.
Is there anything you have ever wanted to know about the Washington Jesuit Academy’s Headmaster, Marcus Washington? That’s the question we recently posed to our students and they responded with an overwhelming yes! For the first blog post of the 2017 – 2018 academic year, we invited students to submit questions for Mr. Washington to answer. From his childhood to working at WJA, they covered a range of topics. Read below to see what our students wanted to know and how Mr. Washington answered.
"We ask a lot of our young men - and ourselves - throughout the 11 hour days for 11 months of the year and it is only with proper rest that everyone can rise to meet those expectations. "
The Washington Jesuit Academy has always been more than a school. But, I could never have imagined how our school would change and grow as we would anticipate the needs of our students, and eventually our alumni and our families.
The Washington Jesuit Academy has been selected as Stohlman Subaru of Tyson’s’ Hometown Charity, qualifying us for up to $500 in support for each Subaru sold during the year-end Share the Love event.
The Washington Jesuit Academy is proud to announce that our Founding President, Bill Whitaker, has been named as a Washingtonian of the Year by Washingtonian Magazine. He joins ten of his peers — all visionaries and leaders in their respective fields — to form the new class to earn this distinguished honor.
“I had no idea then how much we would be empowered to accomplish — and how far our students and alumni would reach — because of the loyalty of our benefactors.”