WES at a Glance
Washington Episcopal School challenges Early Childhood, Primary, Elementary, and Middle School students to embrace academic rigor in an appropriately balanced and supportive environment. We are a diverse, inclusive community that respects individual differences, develops every child’s unique talents, and fosters learning inside and outside the classroom. Here, children stand out without burning out.
Located: Bethesda, MD
Enrollment: Approximately 275 Students
70 in Nursery School, Transition, and Kindergarten
60 in Primary School (Grades 1 - 3)
55 in Elementary School (Grades 4 - 5)
90 in Middle School (Grades 6 - 8)
Average Class Size: 14
Student-To-Faculty Ratio: 7 to 1
Percentage of Faculty with Advanced Degrees: 58%
Average Faculty Teaching Experience: 18 years
Average Faculty Tenure at WES: 8.5 years
Students Receiving Financial Aid: 25%
Washington Episcopal School prepares students for top-tier secondary and collegiate schools. Click HERE for a representative list of schools accepting our graduates.
Well Rounded Experience
Under the guidance of a team of dedicated adults, our students strive for academic, artistic, and athletic excellence, create a context for moral decision-making, and develop a sense of service to a greater purpose.
We introduce students to a wide range of local, national, and international experiences in which all participate, fueling creativity, curiosity, and thirst for new challenges.
We embrace our students and their families, as a community that cares, shares, and supports.
To Know and Be Known
We are small in enrollment and class size, but large in heart, so that each student can know others and be known among peers and the school community.
Episcopal Principle of Inclusiveness
As an Episcopal school we recognize each student as a model of God’s love and grace, honor the diversity of faith traditions, and cultivate respect for self and others.
We challenge students to become active, engaged, and progressively self-motivated participants in their own education.
Learning at our school is joyful as our students celebrate daily the wonder of their educational journey.
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