Traditions at WES
Traditions at Washington Episcopal School run deep. You can hear students singing the school song after each assembly, but don't be surprised if you hear an impromptu rendition of it during any gathering.
Wesley the Dragon, our school mascot, makes appearances at celebrations, games, carpool, and occasionally drops into classes -- and always brings a smile to dragons big and small. Our patron saint, St. George, would smile too.
During Spirit Days and especially on Field Day, a day set aside for friendly competition in late spring, chants of "Go Blue!" and "Go Gold!" from our blue and gold spirit teams are heard loudly and clearly. Our school colors are also featured in the banners in the school Lobby, along with a huge four-color crest that was designed by a WES student in 1986, the year of our founding.
Our motto, "Be Kind," is a guiding principle that ensures our students are good friends and classmates. From the first day of school, when eighth-graders ring the school bell to mark the beginning of the school year, to our Founders Day picnic for WES students, families, new WES families, and alums, at the close of the school year, WES traditions bring our community closer together.
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