How to Apply
Thank you for your interest in Washington Episcopal School! The application process is designed to assist you and the Admissions Committee in making the best placement decision for your child and for WES. The information below will provide a good overview of what will be required. During any part of the admission process, feel free to contact Director of Admission and Financial Aid Kim Bair (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Associate Director of Admission Nick Lellenberg (email@example.com) as they are always here to help.
Mark your calendars—key application dates:
- Application Deadline: Monday, January 23, 2017
NOTE: Please contact the Office of Admission if you would like to submit an application for the 2017-2018 school year. All applications received by January 23, 2017, will receive preference but there may be limited spaces still available after the formal admission season.
- Financial Aid Application Due to SSS by NAIS: Wednesday, February 1, 2017
- Notification of Acceptance & Financial Aid Award: Wednesday, March 3, 2017
Step one: VISIT
Come see the WES campus in action! It is important to see if WES is the right fit for your child and your family. There are many great ways to visit WES: Open Houses, private tours, and walk-in tours. On these occasions, you will see the campus, meet the faculty and students, and experience a typical day at WES. It will also give you the opportunity to ask the questions that are most important to your family.
Step two: MEET WITH US
A parent interview is required and is most often conducted in conjunction with a private tour of WES. The interview gives the WES admissions team the chance to learn more about your child and your family. This is the time to share with the admissions team your child's learning style, personality, interests, hobbies, and educational background. The best way to prepare for the parent interview is to bring a list of your aspirations for your child's education. At the end of the interview, both you and the Office of Admission should have a good idea if WES a potential fit for your child.
Not sure what to ask during the Parent Interview? Click HERE for a list of questions to help you dig a little deeper and get the information that will truly help you compare one school to another.
Step Three: APPLY ONLINE
Once you decide that WES is a good fit for your family and that you would like to be considered for admission, submit the application with a photo of your child and the application fee. The application takes about 10 minutes to complete, and you may start and save the application as needed before submitting it. Families with financial needs may request, in writing, a reduction of the application fee.
Once you complete the application there are a few additional steps that are required and based on the age of your child. Click on the link below that matches the grade your child will be applying to in order to learn more about these steps. Once you finish the online application, you will be prompted to complete the additional requirements as appropriate. Please give yourself a week to two weeks to complete the additional steps.