Volvo Car USA selects WES STEM teacher and student as winners of ‘EV as ABC’ Twitter contest

Volvo Car USA has selected Katherine Owens and her fourth-grade student, Avery Irwin, from Washington Episcopal School in Bethesda, Maryland as winners of its national ‘EV as ABC’ public service campaign.  The Volvo ‘EV as ABC’ interactive Twitter campaign featured short videos of school kids explaining the ABCs of electric vehicles to consumers – one for each letter […]

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Play It Forward

Our inspired coaches know that playing sports confers benefits well beyond those of fitness and competitiveness. With a wide range of personal athletic experiences, from childhood to college to the professional level, they tell us about the lessons they learned along the way and how their roles at WES allow them to pass along this […]

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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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Our Annual Fund 2021-2022 Campaign is Underway!

Like most independent schools, WES relies on the generosity of the entire community (parents, faculty, grandparents, past parents/faculty, and friends) to make tax-deductible contributions each year to the Annual Fund, the school’s top fundraising priority. These gifts ensure that our mission is being carried out, and provide immediate, tangible support to enhance the operating budget […]

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WES Faculty Engage in Summer Professional Development

Every summer, our faculty engage in professional development (PD) to ensure our teaching methods reflect best practices in educational research. This year, our team participated in PD around the topics of Responsive Classroom® techniques, diversity, our new Bridges in Mathematics curriculum, reading, writing, STEM, and the Zones of Regulation.  Responsive Classroom® Elementary School teachers participated […]

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Campus Improvements During the Summer

Our Facilities team has been incredibly busy this summer, and the WES campus is getting a few new additions! We are expanding our Ceramics Studio on the second floor of the building, and the formerly unfinished space next to our new Dragon Innovation Lab will be a new Science Lab. Thanks to the generosity of […]

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