Here, children stand out without burning out.
Washington Episcopal School (WES) is a co-educational, independent school in Bethesda, Maryland that challenges PK3 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.
WES is Proud to Host the 2023 Rainbow Families Conference
WES will host the 2023 Rainbow Families Conference on May 20. As the world increasingly and rightfully supports the rights of LGBTQIA+ individuals and families, WES stands alongside in welcoming and supporting the LGBTQIA+ community and their families.
WES Wins 3 Awards in 2023 Best of Bethesda Readers' Poll
We are thrilled to share that WES won 3 categories in Bethesda Magazine‘s 2023 Best of Bethesda Readers’ Poll!
WES Alumnus Featured in People Magazine
WES Alumnus Alexander Berko ‘21 was featured in People magazine for his painting that was selected for the Second Family’s Holiday Card.
STEM Teacher Recognized by Volvo for Teaching Sustainability
Congratulations to Elementary STEM Teacher Katherine Owens, who was recognized with a $10,000 grant from Volvo Cars USA for her work in teaching sustainability.
Grade 2 Teacher Recognized by the Washington Post
Congratulations to Grade 2 Teacher Amy Davies, who was selected as a finalist for the Washington Post‘s Teacher of the Year Award!
WES Students Recognized at the MAESA Scholars' Fair
The Mid-Atlantic Episcopal Schools Association Scholars’ Fair provides an opportunity for students who have excelled in science, geography, spelling, art, or multimedia to learn from their peers at other schools. WES students were recognized in several categories this year, including a clean sweep of the Grades 4-6 Science Fair!