Washington Episcopal School (WES) believes that learning should be joyful, because academic excellence and happy children belong together. An independent, co-educational school for students from Nursery through Grade 8, WES is committed to helping every child develop his or her fullest potential. Our skilled, caring and attentive teachers nurture the abilities and talents of each student. The broad and enriched curriculum builds knowledge and strengthens moral awareness, self-reliance and leadership. Our supportive community — true to Episcopal tradition — welcomes and celebrates a diversity of faiths and cultures. WES graduates are accepted, attend and seamlessly transition to a wide variety of top secondary schools. Here, children stand out without burning out.
The best way for you to learn about WES is to visit and meet the students and faculty in-person. WES hosts three Open Houses in the fall and offers private tours throughout year. Call today to schedule your visit!
Total number of students: 280
Average class size: 14
Student/teacher ratio: 6:1
Religious affiliation: Episcopal
Grade foreign language first offered: Age 4
Languages offered: French, Spanish, Latin
Lowest tuition for 5-day students: $10,695
Annual tuition for Grade 8: $34,600
Students receiving financial aid: 23%
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; Mid-Atlantic Episcopal Schools Association; National Association of Episcopal Schools; National Association of Independent Schools; Independent Education; Black and Latino Student Fund.