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Washington Episcopal School (WES) is a co-educational, independent school that challenges Nursery (age 3) through Grade 8 students to embrace academic rigor in an appropriately balanced and supportive environment. We are a diverse, inclusive community that respects individual differences, develops every child’s unique talents, and fosters learning inside and outside the classroom. Here, children stand out without burning out.
To further these goals, we nurture the physical, emotional, social, and spiritual development of the children as well as their intellectual growth. We endorse the structure and organization of traditional schools that provide a thorough grounding in the basic academic subjects and augment them with strong enrichment programs in the arts, sciences, and physical education. Our teachers assess each child's current needs and then, animated by their own style, to employ those techniques most likely to touch and inspire their students.
We believe learning can and should be joyous, and we cultivate a sense of wonder, curiosity, and critical thinking through a hands-on curriculum. Whether it's studying math through the use of manipulatives, creating a unique invention, or examining the life cycle of a frog at a pond, a WES education brings knowledge out of books and into the world.
Washington Episcopal School Reviews
I'm always surprised at how fast they learned to read and they're now writing stories at home...for fun! The school's focus on being kind, confident, and prepared is definitely the right direction and this mentality shows in each of their students. The parents with whom we interact are also very nice and some have become good friends. The administration staff is exceptional. It shows every day in every teacher and staff member. The head of school is out there every morning welcoming kids to school, helping with drop off, and greeting everyone by name.