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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A

Applying

Application Deadline
February 1
Application Fee
$100
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$37,900
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Received Financial Aid
30%
Average Financial Aid
From Washington Episcopal School

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.

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Experiential Learning

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.

School Details

Grades
PK, K-8
Students
290
Student-Teacher Ratio
4:1
National
17:1
Full-Time Teachers
59
Part-Time Teachers
12

Students

Students
290
Gender
  • Female
    49%
  • Male
    51%
Student Diversity
  • White
    59%
  • African American
    25.5%
  • Asian
    6.9%
  • Multiracial
    6.9%
  • Hispanic
    1.7%
  • Native American
    0%
  • Pacific Islander
    0%

Preschool

Annual Cost
$13,000
Cost is for the most complete schedule offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Starting Age
3
Pre-K Student-Teacher Ratio
6:1
Schedule Options
  • Offers Full Week
  • Offers Part Week
  • Offers Full Day
    Yes
  • Offers Part Day
    Yes
    Living in the Area
    1. Cost of Living
      C+
    2. Good for Families
      A+
    3. Housing
      B-
    Median Household Income
    $159,431
    National
    $55,322
    Median Rent
    $2,004
    National
    $949
    Median Home Value
    $897,400
    National
    $184,700

    Washington Episcopal School Reviews

    12 reviews
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    We have 2 boys currently attending WES. One is in his 3rd year there and a 2nd grader and the younger is 2 months into his first year (kindergarten). Both love their school and the teachers; they can't wait to go to school every single day.

    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.
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    Excellant Community & Environment for the Healthy Growth and Development of our 2 Young Children: We are delighted to have found such a great school for our young family. Wonderful community of engaged Students, Teachers, Administrators, Parents, and Alumni. Strives for continuous improvement with active engagement and feedback in their ongoing development and refinement. WES has exceeded our expectations! GO DRAGONS!
    Our family has had three children at Washington Episcopal School, from Nursery-8th grade. Our eldest is thriving in high school, our second about to graduate from WES and our third soon entering the middle school. The WES way is Kind, Confident and Prepared. We have enjoyed the experience for each of our children who are all very different; learning styles, interest, social interaction. Each one has had a wonderful experience. The school believes that learning should be joyful and is committed to every child developing his or her fullest potential in a supportive small classroom environment that nurtures young minds, bodies, and spirits. Specific programs they offer along with their core academics are STEM learning, foreign language, visual and performing arts, athletics, religion, and learning trips in the US and abroad.