On behalf of Washington Episcopal School, we are pleased to present our 2018-2023 Strategic Plan. We believe this plan will further solidify WES’s position as a top-tier Nursery to Grade 8 school in the DC metro area.
In the plan’s development, our goal was to be inclusive, aspirational, analytical, curious, reflective, and child-centered. We benchmarked our strengths as an academic and Episcopal institution and looked for areas in need of buttressing. We scanned the education sector for innovative practices and advancements that would enhance our children’s experience as well as to catalog and address obstacles that WES is likely to face. Overall, our plan reaffirms our commitment to help every WES student to develop his or her fullest potential in life and career.
This plan provides a clear understanding of where we are now, where we are going, and how we will get there. We are confident that the following goals and strategies will effectively guide and enrich our school while providing the needed flexibility to respond to the inevitable challenges and opportunities that emerge in the next five years.
We are appreciative of the many individuals who thoughtfully contributed to this plan, and a call for the continued engagement, communication, and feedback from all stakeholders and community members needed to make this plan a success.
Through this collaborative effort, we look forward to seeing many of the plan’s fruit coming to bear—fruit that will surely further enhance and establish WES as an education leader amongst our peers.
Head of School & Strategic Planning Co-Chair
Strategic Planning Committee Co-Chair
"It was a Saturday and my daughter in sixth-grade, who started at WES this year, remarked, 'I wish it was Monday, so I could go to school!' That's how much she loves being at WES."
— Brian Cooper, WES Parent
Washington Episcopal School (WES) inspires academic and personal excellence within a joyful learning environment. With a fresh and informed approach that blends tradition with innovation, our vibrant and close-knit community balances the pursuit of academic rigor with character building to develop students who are kind, confident, and prepared.
At WES, we are preparing our students for life. Our Nursery through Grade 8 model allows us to concentrate our resources in the early stages of our students’ development. This creates a strong foundation on which to build the rest of their lives. Moreover, our friendly atmosphere and robust relationships among the students, faculty, staff, parents, and alumni make all feel welcome.WES is in a position of strength, prosperity, and growth. The following plan is anchored by our Episcopal values, reflects our commitment to diversity, is a product of engagement with our community, and focuses our efforts in order to empower learning, elevate each child’s potential, and enrich our environment. As we realize our goals, we will ensure that our students continue to stride confidently into the world, delight in it, and contribute to it.
The Strategic Plan is organized into three themes: Empower, Elevate, and Enrich.