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Author Christina Soontornvat Discusses the Thai Cave Rescue

Award-winning author Christina Soontornvat, whose works range from fantasy to narrative nonfiction, held three talks with students yesterday as part of our Virtual Book Fair. With Grades 2 and 3, she discussed the writing process and how she develops her ideas.  With Grades 4-8, Christina captivated the students while discussing her latest book,  All Thirteen: […]

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Why Math Matters in Early Childhood Education

Sorting objects. Building with blocks. Playing with different types of shapes. If you wander into a WES Nursery or Pre-K room on any given day, you’ll see lots of these types of activities. It may look like play (and it is) but it’s also laying the foundation for algebraic thinking. Research shows that early math […]

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WES Wins Top Honors in Best of Bethesda

Bethesda Magazine‘s annual Readers’ Poll honors the organizations that have served our community well. We are humbled to have earned recognition in three categories in 2021: Readers’ Pick: Private School that did the Best Job with Distance Learning A Top Vote Getter: Best Private School for Academics A Top Vote Getter: Best Private School for […]

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Davidson ’27 Raises Support for the National Kidney Foundation

After his recent transplant surgery, Davidson ’27 has been busy raising funds for the National Kidney Foundation. You can learn more in this story from NBC Washington.  

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WES Releases New Video

To learn more about what WES has been up to for the 20-21 school year, please watch the video below.

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Reflecting on Holiday Memories

Many families have a tradition of exchanging a few gifts on Christmas Eve – kind of like an appetizer before the big day. My family did not follow this tradition. All gifts were saved for Christmas Day – except one year. One particular Christmas Eve, after we returned from midnight mass, my mom handed me […]

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