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5600 Little Falls Parkway
Bethesda, Maryland 20815

Website: http://www.w-e-s.org
Phone: 301-652-7878

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Washington Episcopal School (WES) is committed to helping every child become kind, confident, and prepared. Our students develop a moral and ethical compass through our virtues curriculum, where they engage with topics such as courage, humility, and compassion.  They learn how to take risks and self-advocate, building grit and leadership. WES graduates also seamlessly transition to a wide variety of top secondary schools. 

We cultivate a sense of wonder, curiosity, and critical thinking through our experiential study trips. Every child studies geology in Southwest Utah in Grade 6, explores the history and culture of Italy in Grade 7, and puts their language skills to the test in France or Spain in Grade 8. 

The best way to learn more about this life-changing education is to join us at an admission event. Call today to learn more! 

Grades: Age 3 – Grade 8
Gender: Co-ed
Total number of students: 330
Average class size: 14
Student/teacher ratio: 6:1
Religious affiliation: Episcopal
Grade foreign language first offered: Age 4
Languages offered: Spanish, French, Latin
Lowest tuition for 5-day students: $15,000
Annual tuition for Grade 8: $40,000
Students receiving financial aid: 28%
Uniform: Yes
Bus transportation: No
Teacher retention rate: Average tenure of 15 years
Interscholastic Sports: Soccer, cross country, basketball, lacrosse, track and field
Number of art studios: 3
Theater productions per year: Every grade performs at least once/year for entire school
Accreditations/Affiliations: Association of Independent Maryland Schools; Association of Independent Schools of Greater Washington; Mid-Atlantic Episcopal Schools Association; National Association of Episcopal Schools; National Association of Independent Schools; Independent Education; Black and Latino Student Fund.
Founded: 1986