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High School and

College Placements

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.

A Sample of the Outstanding Secondary Schools WES Graduates Have Attended in the Past 5 Years

Barrie School
Benjamin Banneker
Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School
Bullis School
Choate Rosemary Hall (CT)
Connelly School of the Holy Child
Deerfield Academy (MA)
Edmund Burke School
Elizabeth Seton High School
Episcopal High School (VA)
The Field School
Georgetown Day School
Georgetown Preparatory School
Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School
Gonzaga College High School
The Heights School
Holton-Arms School
Landon School
The Madeira School
Maret School
Mercersburg Academy (PA)
Millbrook School (NY)
National Cathedral School
Our Lady of Good Counsel
Phillips Exeter Academy (NH)
The Potomac School
Sandy Spring Friends School (MD)
St. Albans School
St. Andrew's College (Canada)
St. Andrew’s Episcopal School
St. Anselm's Abbey
St. James School (MD)
St. John’s College High School
St. Paul's School (NH)
Sidwell Friends School
Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart
Thomas Whootton High School
Walt Whitman High School
Washington International School
Washington Latin Charter School
Winston Churchill High School
Woodrow Wilson High School

A Sample of the Top-tier Collegiate Schools WES Graduates Have Attended in the Past 5 Years

Amherst College
Auburn University
Bates College
Carleton College
Carnegie Mellon University
Case Western Reserve University
Colgate University
College of Charleston
Denison University
Durham University (UK)
Florida Atlantic University
Franklin & Marshall
Georgetown University
Harvard University
Harvey Mudd College
Hobart and William Smith Colleges        
Juniata College
Lehigh University
Loyola University New Orleans
Luther College
Macalester College
Manhattan College
McGill University
Oberlin College
Occidental College
Radford University
Santa Clara University
Spelman College
St. John's
Swarthmore University
Syracuse University
The University of East Anglia (UK)
Towson University
Trinity College (CT)
University of California, Santa Barbara
University of Maryland, College Park
University of Michigan
University of Southern California
University of Virginia
Vassar College
Virginia Tech
Washington University in St. Louis

"Each and every week, I love that Sunday evenings my children are excited for school the next day!”

Julia Diaz
WES Parent 


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