High School and
WES graduates are accepted, attend, and seamlessly transition to a wide variety of secondary schools. Some attend private or parochial independent schools in the Washington, DC area, some attend their local public schools, some attend special competitive public school programs such as IB or magnet schools, and others opt for boarding schools close-by or out of the area. Washington Episcopal School graduates an average of 25 students per year.
The supportive and extensive placement process at WES serves all of these options and makes it as stress-free as possible. The Head of School, Middle School Division Director, and Middle School Faculty work diligently to find the best-fit secondary school for each student. Activities include one-to-one counseling, self-evaluation forms, Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT) preparation, mock-interviews, Secondary Schools Fairs, and personal visits by the Head of School and Middle School Director on the behalf of WES students to their preferred secondary schools' admission offices. It is the WES administration's promise to personally support each student and their families in this process.
- Co-ed schools (e.g., Georgetown Day School, Maret, Bullis, and the Field School)
- Single-sex schools (e.g., Holton-Arms, St. Albans, Georgetown Prep, and Stone Ridge)
- Boarding Schools (e.g., St. James, St. Paul's, Episcopal, Deerfield, and Mercersberg)
- Public schools in DC, MD, and VA
- See below for a more extensive list
After attending top-rated secondary schools, many of Washington Episcopal School students have then matriculated to the finest colleges and universities around the nation and beyond including: Amherst College, Boston College, Brown University, Carleton College, Carnegie Mellon University, Case Western Reserve University, Cornell University, Dartmouth University, Georgetown University, Harvard University, Harvey Mudd College, Haverford College, Oberlin College, Swarthmore University, University of Michigan, University of Pennsylvania, University of Virginia, and Yale University to name just a few.