Christ Episcopal School

  • CES has been known throughout its history for providing an outstanding private school education at an affordable price.
  • CES provides a 21st century education with emphasis on language arts, math and team-based preparation for STEM-related fields of study.
  • Students are accepted into top area high schools and recognized for their excellent academic foundation and strong character.
  • In addition to the very strong academic program, CES emphasizes its Cardinal Character Program and service learning program and is very proud to have a school community whose diverse members represent the world outside the campus.
  • Also unique to the CES program are daily Chapel and daily PE.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Episcopal Schools (NAES)
Educational Records Bureau
Association of Independent Maryland And DC Schools (JAIMS)
Religious AffiliationEpiscopal
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-8
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Year Founded1966
Summer School OfferedYes
Summer Program Cost$245
Summer Program Cost Notes$245 per weekly session - ages 2.5-5 $210 per weekly session - ages 6-10discount available for CES students - before care and after care also available
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students140 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 30%
Students by Grade Christ Episcopal School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers35 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio4:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size12 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeFormal

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$19,706
Tuition NotesPreschool: 4854-17724 K-8 $17165
% on Financial Aid
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorJanet Gerber


Total Sports Offered4 sports
SportsBasketball, Soccer, Swimming, Track and FieldBasketballSoccer,
SwimmingTrack and Field,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.3 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:

Arts and Music Programs:

Recreational Athletic Programs:

School Notes

  • LIFT: Learning Integration For Tomorrow: 
  • Students from age two through the eighth grade will learn foundational academic skills in an environment that is engaging and collaborative.  They will demonstrate mastery of grade-appropriate content, and together with their teachers, learn how to work in teams effectively, become creative problem solvers, know and apply national technology standards ( and conduct their lives with integrity, honor and empathy.  Christ Episcopal School (CES) and The Johns Hopkins University`s Center for Technology in Education (JHU/CTE) present LIFT: Learning Integration For Tomorrow, a curriculum delivery model that represents what the best of educational research indicates is the effective model for 21st century teaching and learning.  This collaborative project focuses on in-depth training of all CES faculty so that every child in every classroom is receiving the benefits of teachers who know and use research-supported best practices.  The goal for LIFT is to improve student achievement for all CES students and to prepare them to thrive beyond the CES experience:  in their families, in their community, and in their next educational environment including secondary and post-secondary programs. LIFT focuses on the traditional 3R`s (reading, writing and math) in tandem with four critically important skills today`s children will need for their future success. These four skills are described as The Four C`s and include the ability to think critically, be creative, communicate effectively and collaborate with a team. Firmly grounded in the Episcopal school tradition, CES adds an important fifth C to the Four C`s.  The fifth C is character.  In all that it tries to accomplish, Christ Episcopal School never forgets it commitment to maintaining focus on the global community in which we live and assisting its children in developing a heart for others and a desire to serve.

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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (10 reviews)
Amazing school! Our two children attended CES preschool through 8th grade and both were completely ready for high school. On high school placements test, they tested higher than grade level. The rigorous academics and small class sizes were perfect for both of our children and prepared them well for private high school.
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Great school. All my children showed tremendous growth academically and socially.
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Not just strong on academics, but also on developing the softer skills--confidence, independence, initiative, communication, and social skills. Graduates are not just ready for high school academics, but have the foundation to advocate for themselves, communicate easily with peers and teachers, take initiative, and demonstrate self-reliance in their school work and and other activities.
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CES is a school with a nurturing community of students, teachers, and parents. The head of school and teachers know all of the students and parents personally. The academics are strong and the class sizes are small, allowing individual attention. Music, art, and performing arts programs are very strong. PE is every day and the PE teacher is great at creating fun instruction. The middle school students often travel for PE to take advantage of the wide variety of surrounding facilities for a broad exposure to physical activity, for example, swimming, gymnastics, weight lifting.
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Can's say enough about Christ Episcopal School! It is the perfect balance of challenging academics in a supportive and nurturing school environment. The teachers and faculty at Christ Episcopal care deeply about their students both academically and emotionally and the students absolutely love going to school there!
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A great school for bright and eager to learn students. The rigorous program more than adequately prepares the kids to move on to HS. Most important though are the parents. It's not your snobby DC environment, everyone is down to earth and kind - a great place for kids and parents to make friends:).
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A small school with big advantages, Christ Episcopal School has been a great experience since we started in pre-k. The academics are strong but the character building and supportive community of facility, administration and families is what makes the school special for us. Anyone in Montgomery County thinking about private school should check out CES.
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Christ Episcopal School is a gem! The academic rigor and focus on building children of exceptional character is validated every time I step foot on campus. The entire community - parents, teachers and administration - is a caring and dedicated team. My 5th grader has attended CES since Pre-K and we grow more fond of the school each year!
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Amazing families, incredible friendships with the kids and the parents, unique off campus experiences and the music/arts programs are some of the fantastic attributes of CES! This is on top of the challenging yet encouraging education provided by dedicated and caring teachers. We love it here.
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If you have a bright and talented child, Christ Episcopal School is the ideal place for them! They''ll be challenged to push their boundaries and will learn so much! Our three children get so much from this school!
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