Washington Episcopal School
Washington Episcopal School Founded in 1986, Washington Episcopal School is an independent, co-educational school that challenges Early Childhood, Elementary, and Middle School 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. We are committed to talented faculty who help children stand out without burning out. WES believes that learning should be joyful because academic excellence and happy children belong together.

Located: Bethesda, MD

Enrollment: Approximately 295 Students
- 75 in Nursery School, Transition, and Kindergarten
- 120 in Elementary School (Grades 2 - 5)
- 100 in Middle School (Grades 6 - 8)

Households/Families: 230

Average Class Size: 14

Student-To-Faculty Ratio: 7 to 1

Percentage of Faculty with Advanced Degrees: 58%

Average Faculty Teaching Experience: 18 years

Average Faculty Tenure at WES: 8.5 years

Students Receiving Financial Aid: 25%

Washington Episcopal School primarily serves families from the District of Columbia, Montgomery County, Northern Virginia, and Prince George’s County. We take pride in the rich diversity of our student body which represents a range of ethnic and racial groups, United States citizens and foreign nationals, and a cross-section of economic, religious (primarily Christian, Jewish, and Islamic), and cultural backgrounds.

Diversity at a Glance
Enrolled Students: 295
- 140 girls & 155 boys
- 230 families
- 33% students of color
- 25% of students have foreign citizenship or are first-generation US citizens

Faculty & Staff: 70 members
- 24% male, 76% female
- 22% people of color or hailing from the international community

WES Diversity Mission Statement
At WES, a diverse student body and broad-based academic excellence go hand-in-hand.
Our learning environments present students and adults with the opportunity to freely
share a range of ideas and experiences to enrich academic, social, and moral
growth. WES celebrates the differences in our ethnicities, cultures, learning styles,
physical abilities, race, religion, sexual orientation, and socio-economic status. The
contributions of each community member are encouraged and welcomed and
incorporated into the learning experience. As an Episcopal school, WES is dedicated to
the Episcopal Church’s mission of social justice and tolerance and strives to challenge
prejudice, intolerance, racism, and oppression.


Organization Name: Washington Episcopal School
Address 1: 5600 Little Falls Parkway
Address 2:
City, State, Zip: Bethesda, Maryland  20816
Type: Private
Number of Students: 300
Lowest Grade:
Highest Grade: 8


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