Upcoming Events


Veteran's Day

Mrs. Virginia Cook’s Washington Center class always spends time focusing on the holidays throughout the year. Mrs. Cook’s class learned about Veteran’s Day and why we celebrate this special day. Click here to continue reading about Veteran's Day at WC

Community Based Instruction

Mrs. Susan Robison’s Washington Center class enjoys going out into the community on Community Based Instruction trips. These trips allow students to practice skills learned in the classroom and apply them in the real world setting. Click here to continue reading about Community Based Instruction

Teacher of the Year 2020-2021

Congratulations to Kim Poole, selected as Washington Center’s 2020-21 Teacher of the Year!  Mrs. Poole has taught a total of 12 years, with seven at Washington Center. Click here to read more about the WC Teacher of the Year 2020-21

Seagull Coffee Shop

Washington Center students have begun a new enterprise through the Seagull Coffee Shop.  Each Thursday, students sell and serve coffee to staff. Profits will be used for coffee shop supplies and class needs. To read more about the Seagull Coffee Shop click here

Art Swap

Washington Center Art Teacher Amanda Wakely coordinates an Art Swap to share the talents of creative students between two schools.  During November, art projects from Washington Center classes were displayed at Sterling School. Click here to continue reading about the Washington Center art swap

Around the World with Mr. Powell's Class

Mr. Powell’s Washington Center class has been going around the world studying many countries. As the students began the school year starting at the beginning of the alphabet with Australia, Argentina, and Austria as the first countries. The students hopped with the kangaroos and learned about the Aborigines and koalas. As the class moved to Argentina the importance of llamas was discussed as a working animal. With the study of Austria the class enjoyed the music from “Sound of Music”. Click here to continue reading about Mr. Powell's Class

Swimming at Furman

Mrs. Ryana Wilson’s Washington Center class is participating in swimming activities with Furman University students. Once a week, Washington Center School students travel to Furman University to work on water activities with their college assistants. The time spent with the children is a part of a college course requirements toward the Furman student’s therapy degree. Click here to continue reading about swimming at Furman

About Us

Washington Center is a separate school facility for students with severe/profound intellectual disabilities.  Students are served on a specifically designed campus where there are 18 classrooms.  Additional space includes cafeteria, student kitchen, greenhouse, gym, media center, therapy rooms, multisensory suite, adapted playground, nature trail, nurse’s station, and administrative offices.  All students are served by classroom teachers as well as by instructors in the areas of Art, Music, Physical Education, Daily Living, Library, and Environmental Science.  The staff also includes para-professionals, nurses, and therapists (occupational, physical, and speech).