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 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.
Our teachers—gleaning from their years of experience and professional training—assess each child’s current needs and then, animated by their own style, employ those techniques most likely to touch and inspire their students.
As an Episcopal school, we believe in the life-giving love of God for all creation. This kind of love transforms the world, bringing justice and peace, and invites every being to live in joyful harmony with God. We encourage all in our community to both experience that love for themselves and to share it with those around them.