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 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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WES Alumnus Featured in People Magazine

WES Alumnus Alexander Berko ‘21, is featured in People magazine for his wonderful artwork of the vice president’s residence. Vice President Kamala Harris selected Alexander’s artwork for this year’s Second Family’s Holiday Card. This is not the first time Alexander’s artistic talent is being recognized. During his 6th grade year at WES, Alexander designed the […]

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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 PK3 or PK4 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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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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