Not too long ago, we stopped by the Washington International School in Washington D.C. When we arrived, we found that this campus housed anything but your typical school.

This school was established in 1966 by Dorothy Goodman who realized the need for a Washington D.C. school that catered to the needs of the international as well as American families living in the area. The school started with only three preschool students learning in the basement of a house. Goodman dreamed that one day Washington International School would grow into a place where children would become multilingual while still gaining an educational foundation in math, geography, world history, and the arts.

Today, the school is her dream come to life. Now, 900 boys and girls from Pre-K all the way to Grade 12 take on an international baccalaureate program and learn to be what the school describes as “engaged global citizens.” In addition to rigorous academics, the students take on challenging sports schedules, get involved in arts programs like theater and music, and take part community service. The school even offers travel programs around the world.

Dorothy Goodman served as the school’s head mistress until 1985, at which time 530 students represented 80 different nations. We haven’t asked, but we’d guess it’s safe to say she’s pleased with the continued progress of her basement school. Despite the fact that we all graduated some time ago, we at Roll-Off Dumpster Direct found ourselves wishing we could enroll here.

For more information, check out the Washington International School website.

Hear What Our Satisfied Customers Have to Say


Dumpster Rental Blog/News

Where Does the Trash Go in Atlanta?

When you toss something in the garbage, you may never stop to wonder where it goes next. Or maybe, you join your kids’ excitement when the garbage truck comes – but never question where it goes after your neighborhood.  Atlanta produces 17.4 million tons of trash every year! That’s nearly the total weight of an […]

Continue reading →

Where Does the Trash Go in Washington, D.C.?

You may not stop to think about your trash after it makes its way to the trash can, but what exactly happens next?  The District of Washington reported that in 2018 the Department of Public Works (DPW) collected 1,139,846 tons of waste and recyclables – including tires, hazardous waste, yard trimmings, biofuel, and waste-to-energy. Waste […]

Continue reading →

Where Does the Trash Go In Philadelphia?

When you have something you never want to see again, all you need to do is throw it away, and it vanishes forever. But when we think about it, we know it has to be more complicated than that. And it is! Keep reading to learn what happens to the trash that Philadelphians throw away. Reducing […]

Continue reading →