News & Events


The Importance of You

Our community is often recognized as one of the many special features of WES. Research shows that a strong school community can lead to increased engagement, motivation, and a sense of belonging among all students. This is why we work hard to create a school culture that sees, nurtures, and values the individual; where differences […]

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Grade 8 v. SCOTUS

On January 19, 2023, our Grade 8 Dragons had the opportunity of a lifetime visiting the Supreme Court. The students got a full tour of the Court as well as seeing the “highest court in the land.” In addition to getting a tour, the students talked with a Supreme Court Justice. The Justice not only […]

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Lessons to be Learned From a Unisaurus Rex

I walked into the gym this week to find large numbers of dinosaurs had taken over the stage, including a curious one with sequins and a satin horn. It turns out that particular glitter-loving creature was actually a dinocorn (the offspring of a unicorn and dinosaur). Grade 1 was busy rehearsing Roxy: The Last Unisaurus […]

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WES Hosts 2023 Rainbow Families Conference

Washington Episcopal School (WES) is proud to announce that it will host the 2023 Rainbow Families Conference.  WES believes that differences– whether of race, cultural heritage, gender, sexual identity, religion, or ability– enrich our community and provide valuable learning opportunities for students. We know that diversity of all kinds helps our students enter the world […]

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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! Best Lower School Best Private School with a Religious Affiliation Best Principal, Danny Vogelman Thank you for your vote! View the Results

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The Real Joy of the Holidays

I watched yesterday’s all-school chapel with a smile on my face. Of course, our children performed very well, but what really brought me so much happiness was hearing that our older students were incredibly complementary and supportive of our younger Dragons.  Kindness. Community. Joy. As we head into the holiday season, I see our values […]

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