Washington Episcopal School

5600 Little Falls Pkwy
Bethesda, MD 20816-0208
     Tel: (301)652-7878
        
   
Grades: PK - 8 | 260 students
Centrally located in downtown Bethesda, MD, Washington Episcopal School (WES) challenges Early Childhood, Primary, Elementary, and Middle School students to embrace academic rigor in an appropriately balanced and supportive environment.
We are a diverse, inclusive community that respects individual differences, develops every child’s unique talents, and fosters learning inside and outside the classroom.
Here, children stand out without burning out.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Episcopal Schools (NAES)
National Association for the Education of Young Children
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
State or regional independent school association
Religious Affiliation Episcopal
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten - 8
Year Founded 1986

Student Body

Total Students 260 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 35%
State avg.: 34%
Students by Grade Washington Episcopal School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 50 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 5:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 53%
Average Class Size 14 students
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(Uniform)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Jan. 23
Tuition Notes Tuition varies by grade. Please refer to school website for up-to-date information.
% on Financial Aid 20%
Admissions Director Kim Bair

Sports

Total Sports Offered 6 sports
Sports Basketball, Cross Country, Lacrosse, Soccer, Swimming, Track and FieldBasketballCross Country,
LacrosseSoccer,
SwimmingTrack and Field,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 12 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Art Club, Ballet, Book Club, Chess Club, Computer Club, Cooking, Foreign Language clubs, Karate, Robotics, Science Club, Sports clubs, Study Hall Art Club, Ballet, Book Club, Chess Club, Computer Club, Cooking, Karate, Robotics, Science Club, Sports clubs, Study Hall, Foreign Language clubs,

School Notes:

Washington Episcopal School (WES) challenges students to embrace academic rigor in an appropriately balanced and supportive environment.  WES's extraordinary teachers work each day to create an atmosphere of high, positive expectations, good will, and an appreciation for discovery and learning. They not only teach, they coach, sponsor, chaperone, and counsel. Faculty members and directors meet regularly to incorporate best practices and share innovations, and they are supported by the WES Professional Development Program, ensuring that each teacher has access to the academic and technological training and tools they need. Here, supported by faculty and staff, children stand out without burning out.  Students challenge themselves academically, physically, and spiritualy, and broaden their world view.  Life at WES is a constant adventure.

Profile last updated: 07/17/2014

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Washington Waldorf School (1.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Little Flower School (0.7 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Little Flower School (0.7 miles away)
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School Reviews

9 months ago
This fall will be our 7th year at Washington Episcopal School. We started in Transition (pre-K) having looked at a variety of private school options in the greater Washington area. What drew us to WES, and what has held true, is that the kids are happy. For us, the line in the WES Mission Statement that "...learning should be joyful, because academic excellence and happy children belong together" sums up the WES experience. My children have been challenged academically, but in a way that enriches their learning. We have been fortunate to have so many kind, excellent WES teachers in our children''s lives, from the first grade teacher who took the time to proof a story my daughter wrote outside school to the teacher who help transform my child''s reading.
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