The following statements outline the school’s collective aspirations for our graduates. To know these statements is to know the expectations and standards for which the whole school community collectively works.
Our Mission: Washington Episcopal School inspires academic and personal excellence within a joyful learning environment to develop students who are kind, confident, and prepared.
Our Vision: Washington Episcopal School students stride confidently into the world, delight in it, and contribute to it.
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“I never fail to be impressed with WES grads. They are articulate, poised, and comfortable speaking with adults. WES prepares them well to meet the challenges of high school. They are all-around good citizens."
— Gina Mirigliano, Parent of two WES Alums
To further these goals, we intend to nurture the physical, emotional, social, and spiritual development of the children as well as their intellectual growth. We endorse the structure and organization of traditional schools that provide a thorough grounding in the core academic subjects and augment with strong enrichment programs.
We want our students to be active learners—to engage in a lively exchange with their instructors as they pursue the concepts that comprise the curriculum—and to shoulder an increasing share of the responsibility for their learning.
We expect our teachers—gleaning from their years of experience and professional training—to assess each child’s current needs and then, animated by their own style, to employ those techniques most likely to touch and inspire their students.
Finally, we seek to further a faith in God and His immutable goodness, a goodness that transcends and ennobles human life. We believe that each of us is a child of God with gifts to offer to the others, and that the school community is enriched by the presence of children and adults from all races and many creeds.
Together we strive to create an atmosphere of love and acceptance supported by our Judaic-Christian heritage; one that warms our entire school community; and one that does not expect human frailty, but allows for it and is little daunted by it. And within this nurturing environment, we strive to enable all students to discover those unique qualities on which to build the confident self-image and character which will help them all go forth joyfully as contributors in the world.