Washington Episcopal School

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5600 Little Falls Parkway
Bethesda, Maryland 20815



Religious Affiliation

FROM THE School Guide

Washington Episcopal School (WES) believes that learning should be joyful, because academic excellence and happy children belong together. WES is committed to helping every child develop his or her fullest potential through a well-rounded, hands-on curriculum and the support of skilled and attentive faculty. Our warm and friendly community —true to the Episcopal tradition—welcomes and celebrates a diversity of faiths and cultures. WES graduates also seamlessly transition to a wide variety of top secondary schools. Here, children stand out without burning out.

The best way to learn more about our community is to experience it for yourself. Please join us for one of our three Virtual Open Houses, where you will enjoy an overview of our curriculum and educational philosophy, a Q & A panel with current parents and students, and a hands-on educational activity for your child. Call today to learn more!

Grades: Age 3 –Grade 8
Gender: Co-ed
Total number of students: 285
Average class size: 14
Student/teacher ratio: 6:1
Religious affiliation: Episcopal
Grade foreign language first offered: Age 4
Languages offered: Spanish, French, Latin
Lowest tuition for 5-day students: $13,000
Annual tuition for Grade 8: $37,900
Students receiving financial aid: 30%
Uniform: Yes
Bus transportation: No
Teacher retention rate: Average tenure of 15 years
Interscholastic Sports: Soccer, cross country, basketball, lacrosse, track, swimming
Number of art studios: 3
Theater productions per year: Every grade performs at least once/year for entire school
Accreditations/Affiliations: Association of Independent Maryland Schools; Association of Independent Schools of Greater Washington; Mid-Atlantic Episcopal Schools Association; National Association of Episcopal Schools; National Association of Independent Schools; Independent Education; Black and Latino Student Fund.
Founded: 1986