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Academics Awards

WES applauds the accomplishments of its students who won local and national awards and prizes. The following is a list of awards WES students earned in the 2016-2017 school year.  


2017 President's Award for Educational Excellence
Fourteen -- more than 35% of the Class of 2017 Grade 8 students were recognized as students who meet challenging standards of academic excellence as well as those who have overcome obstacles to their learning. This award acknowledges achievement and hard work in the classroom while encouraging students to reach even higher. 


Maryland Math League Contest
The Maryland Math League contests give students an educationally enriching opportunity to participate in an academically-oriented activity and to gain recognition for mathematical achievement. Each contest covers topics appropriate to the contest grade level. The well-written questions cover a variety of difficulty ranges and involve topics of interest to above-average students. 

Grade 4
1st: One student; 2nd: One student; 3rd: Three students
Grade 5
1st: One student; 2nd: One student; 3rd: Two students
Grade 6
1st: One student; 2nd: Two students; 3rd: Two students
Grade 7
1st: One student; 2nd: One student; 3rd: One student
Grade 8
1st: One student; 2nd: One student; 3rd: Four students

Foreign Language

Le Grand Concours 2017 (National French Contest)
The National French Contest/Le Grand Concours is an annual competition sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of FrenchStudents  of French in Grades 1-12, in all 50 states and abroad, take a written test and compete against students with similar educational background for prizes.

Gold Medal:  Two students
Silver Medal:
  10 students
Bronze Medal: Nine students

The National Spanish Exam Winners
The National Spanish Examinations are a motivational contest to recognize student achievement in the study of Spanish and to stimulate further interest in the teaching and learning of Spanish. The National Spanish Examinations are online, standardized assessment tools for Grades 6 -12, given voluntarily by about 4000 teachers throughout the United States to measure performance (interpretive communication) and achievement of students who are studying Spanish as a second language.

Silver Medal: One student
Bronze Medal: Four students

National Latin Exam
The National Latin Exam, sponsored by the American Classical League and the National Junior Classical League, is a 40-question, multiple-choice test with a time limit of 45 minutes, offered to students on seven levels. On the Introduction to Latin, Latin I, Latin II, Latin III, Latin III/IV Prose, and Latin III/IV Poetry exams, there are questions on grammar, comprehension, mythology, derivatives, literature, Roman life, history, geography, oral Latin, and Latin in use in the modern world. The Latin V-VI exam contains two Latin passages as the basis for questions on grammar, comprehension, historical background, classical literature, and literary devices. 

Latin Ribbon and Certificate for Outstanding Achievement to Latin Exam: One student

Latin Certificate for Achievement in the Introduction to Latin Exam: Four students

Mid-Atlantic Episcopal School Association (MAESA) Fair Winners:

1st Place 3-D Art: One student
1st Place 2-D Art: One student
3rd Place Spelling Bee: One student


"We are so thankful to have had WES as an option; our child LOVES school, heads out happily each morning, and buckles down to do homework right after school. As parents, we were blown away by the enthusiasm, professionalism, and intelligence of the teachers. We know our child will be well prepared for high school, whether returning to MCPS or continuing on at an independent school."

Lynn Miller
Current WES Parent




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