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COVID-19 Update for Prospective Students and Families:

As a 100% boarding school where almost all faculty live on campus, Episcopal has a distinct advantage in mitigating the risk of Covid-19. We aim to leverage this advantage by taking measures to create a “contained campus” when necessary. A group of faculty and staff began in early May to plan for the School’s reopening. Learn More

  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Sports
    A

Applying

Application Deadline
January 15
Application Fee
$60
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
SSAT, TOEFL

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$63,200
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Boarding (Tuition + Boarding)
$60,900
Received Financial Aid
35%
Average Financial Aid
$44,000
From Episcopal High School

One can’t help but be captivated by the enthusiasm, curiosity, creativity, and genuine warmth of the very special group of adults and young people from around the world who live and learn together in this 100 percent boarding community. Episcopal is uniquely positioned to prepare our students not just to excel in outstanding colleges and universities but to take their place as caring and gifted leaders on a local and global level. For more than 175 years our students have thrived in our school’s rich array of academic offerings, embraced our commitment to personal honor, ethical leadership, and spiritual growth, and been guided and inspired by the close and caring relationships they develop with the adults here. Our school’s innovative approach to curriculum and program that dives deeply into the opportunities and global connections of Washington, D.C., sets us apart and offers our students an educational experience unlike any other.

Episcopal High School Rankings

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1340
74 responses
Average ACT
30
39 responses

The Washington Program

Students explore the Washington D.C. through four concentration areas, Cultural Awareness, Entrepreneurship, Public Policy and Sustainability, learning from and collaborating with experts from trailblazing, history-making organizations.

Culture & Safety

Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.9 responses
Poll
78%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.9 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 34 responses
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  • Finals
    24%
  • The Game
    24%
  • Seminary Hill Cup
    18%
  • Bonfire
    15%
  • Spirit Week
    6%
  • Tom DeLuca
    6%
  • Winter Carnival
    6%

    Boarding

    Students Boarding
    100%
    Boarding Days Per Week
    7-day
    Top Countries
    Canada, China, South Korea
    International Boarding Students
    11%

    Students

    Diversity
    A-
    Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
    Students
    440
    91%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.11 responses
    73%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.11 responses
    91%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.11 responses

    Teachers

    Student-Teacher Ratio
    4:1
    National
    17:1
    Poll
    100%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.13 responses
    Poll
    100%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.13 responses
    Poll
    100%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.13 responses

    Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities
    A+
    Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
    Girls Athletic Participation
    Boys Athletic Participation
    100%
    of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.4 responses
    75%
    of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.4 responses
    75%
    of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.4 responses

    Episcopal High School Reviews

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    The Episcopal High School experience changed the entire trajectory of my life. The institution boasts first-rate facilities, a rigorous academic curriculum, world-class social immersion, dedicated character development programming, highly competitive athletic opportunities, and diverse/global perspectives. I owe my service-oriented mindset and much of my success as a professional to the four years I spent as a boarding student in this experiential incubator. To this day, the bond with my EHS classmates is stronger than my connection with college classmates. Moreover, the EHS Alumni Community has selflessly aided me in invaluable ways, from mentoring me through a career-switch to advocacy during a challenging medical issue. Episcopal has given me more than I can possibly repay over the course of my lifetime. I'm proud of my association with the institution and will always seek opportunities to further the EHS mission and assist members of the EHS Community.
    -Matt Hurley (2008 Grad)
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    I must start by saying that EHS truly has incredible, committed teachers who frequently went out of their way to engage me academically and support me personally. The facilities are top-notch, the setting is beautiful, and there was no concern of theft or similar campus dangers. My door was always left unlocked. However, the social culture at EHS was another story entirely, and the general atmosphere of rampant southern elitism, out-of-control misogyny, racism, homophobia, and pressure to conform to utterly specific beauty standards was very, very damaging to my fourteen-year-old self when I arrived there. I have not encountered ANYTHING to the same degree in college or elsewhere in my post-EHS life, and I was shocked by the kindness and open-mindedness of just about everyone I encountered in comparison in the first months after leaving. It is truly beyond the pale, and my experience there left many, many emotional scars.
    I have loved my past 4 years at Episcopal. The campus feels like a home and my peers and teachers are like a family. Having access to Washington D.C. while living in a community that is still peaceful is extremely unique and invaluable. Of course there are areas in which the school could improve, but not much greater than any other private school. I would highly recommend Episcopal High School.