Kind. Confident. Prepared.
Washington Episcopal School (WES) is a co-educational, independent school in Bethesda, Maryland that challenges Nursery through Grade 8 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.
WES Announces Plans for the Fall
We will begin the school year learning virtually while planning to resume on-site learning as soon as we believe it is safe to do so. We will reassess the conditions in our county on Thursday, October 1, to determine if there are opportunities to transition to a hybrid model at that time. While classes will be virtual as we start the school year, we are exploring safe ways that students can be invited to campus periodically for age-appropriate activities in September.
Summer 2020 WES Magazine Has Arrived!
The latest addition of the WES magazine is in your mailbox! Read about a unique Grade 8 graduation and explore how the WES Distance Learning Plan kept the ball rolling.
WES Alumni Organize Rally in Support of Racial Justice
Roughly 250 members of our community joined us on the WES soccer field last Saturday, to march for racial justice and show support for Black lives. The demonstration was organized by local high school students, many of whom are WES alumni.
WES Community Names New Stem Lab
Earlier this year, we invited our community to help us name our new STEM space on our East Campus. We are pleased to announce that the community selected the name Dragon Innovation Lab!
Nurse Bailey Recommends Safe & Stylish Mask Sources
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has required the use of face masks for use when individuals are in indoor public spaces or using public transportation. WES Nurse Mrs. Bailey offers sources for kid- and adult-friendly masks that are both fun and CDC-compliant.
Bethesda Magazine Names WES ‘2020 Top Vote Getter’ Across Multiple Categories
WES is honored to once again be featured by Bethesda Magazine as a Top Vote Getter in their 2020 Best of Bethesda Readers’ Poll!