Episcopal High School

1200 N. Quaker Lane
Alexandria, VA 22302
Tel: 877-933-4347
Gr: (Boarding) 9-12 | 435 students
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Founded on a tradition of honor and the pursuit of self-discovery, Episcopal High School engages students in a challenging college preparatory education.
The school fosters emphathy and responsibility for self and others through a commitment to spiritual inquiry and growth in a fully residential community.
Students are encouraged to think creatively, work collaboratively, develop individual passions, and celebrate the talents of others.
Sharing diverse life experiences, ideas, and values, students learn humility, resilience, and mutual respect.
Through access to the educational and cultural resources of the nation's capital, students are inspired to understand and embrace a changing world.
Together, faculty and students take initiative as informed citizens and environmental stewards.
Episcopal strives to prepare young people to become discerning individuals with the intellectual and moral courage to lead principled lives of leadership and service to others.

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  • Review #1 - Class of 2016Northwestern University One aspect of Episcopal that is unique is the fact that is 100% boarding. Since there is not this divide. . .
  • Review #2 - Class of 2013Duke University I think what sets Episcopal apart from other comparable boarding schools is its unique location. Situated right outside the nation's. . .
  • Review #3 - Class of 2013Rice University Episcopal is unique in the boarding school world in that 100% of the students are boarders. While the school. . .
  • Review #4 - Class of 2008Tufts University Episcopal is a really well-rounded school, and there is always something for everyone. Although you might find yourself in the. . .
  • Review #5 - Class of 2007Duke University First, Episcopal High School benefits from its location. The proximity to Washington, D.C provides it with many educational opportunities, such. . .
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Definition of Terms 
2016 School Data
Episcopal High Boarding School Avg.
School Focus College Prep College Preparatory
Grades Offered 9-12 9-12
School Type Co-ed Co-ed
Religious Affiliation Episcopal Non-denominational
Year Founded 1839 1910
Campus Size 130 acres 110 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 435 students 295 students
% Students of Color
19%
20%
% International Students
13%
20%
% Students Boarding
100%
68%
Average SAT Score n/a * National Avg. »View
SAT range (25th-75th percentile) 1710 - 2050 -
Offers Post-Grad Year No No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes No No
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(dress pants with shirt & tie for boys, pants or skirt with blouse or sweater for girls)
Casual
Average Class Size 11 students 12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio 1:5 1:7
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered 45 16
ESL Courses Offered No Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
82%
68%
Summer Program Offered Yes Yes

Finances

Endowment Size $214 million $16 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$54,250
(comprehenvise fee)
$50,475
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
n/a $28,200
% Students on Financial Aid
32%
35%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant $38,500 $22,000
Merit Scholarships Offered Yes No

Admission

Application Deadline Jan. 15 Jan. 15
Accepts Standardized Application Yes No
SSAT Required Yes Yes
Average Percentile SSAT 70 -
Acceptance Rate
40%
57%
Director of AdmissionsScott Conklin

Course Listings

List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered 45 16
CoursesArt History, Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Chinese Language, Computer Science, Engineering, English 3, English 4, Environmental Science, French Language, German, Global Energy, Government, Human Geography, Latin, Linear Algebra, Linux, Macroeconomics, Math, Microeconomics, Multivariable/Vector Calculus, Music Theory, Orchestra & Chamber Music, Physics B, Physics C, Recording, Spanish Language, Spanish Literature, Statistics, Studio Art: 2-D Design Portfolio, Studio Art: 3-D Design Portfolio, Studio Art:: Drawing Portfolio, Topics in Applied Mathematics, Topics in German, Topics in Latin 1, Topics in Latin 2, Topics in Social Studies: Energy, United States History

Sports

# Interscholastic Sports Offered 18 14
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Crew, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Kayaking, Lacrosse, Rock Climbing, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Winter Track, Wrestling

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations 46 23
ExtracurricularsA Capella, Activities Committee, Athletic Advisory Board, Book Club, Cappies, Ceridwen (Writing Club), Certamen, Chamber, Cheerleaders, Choir, Christian Fellowship Club, Chronicle (Student Newspaper), Community Council, Daemon (Literary Magazine), Disciplinary Council, Dorm Prefects, e-tech club, Environment Club, Forensics Club, Free Thinkers, Gay Straight Alliance (GSA), Girls Club, Investment Club, Italian Club, Jazz Club,

College Matriculation

Year: 10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
Link to Matriculation Data

School Notes

  • Episcopal High School is dedicated to the student's pursuit of excellence and to the joy of learning and self-discovery in a caring and supportive community. Enriched by the educational and cultural resources of the nation's capital, Episcopal's dynamic academic program encourages students to develop individual talents and prepares them to attend selective colleges and universities.
  • Students from diverse backgrounds live and learn together in a residential community based on a foundation of honor, spiritual growth, responsibility, and mutual respect. They develop enduring relationships at EHS and grow as discerning, self-reliant, creative, and compassionate individuals. The Episcopal High School community prepares young people to lead principled and fulfilling lives of leadership and service to others.
  • Founded in 1839, Episcopal High School offers dynamic and challenging academics, broad and inclusive programs in arts and athletics, and a host of extracurricular activities. The School's 435 students come from over 29 states, the District of Columbia, Puetro Rico and 19 foreign countries, bringing a rich diversity of backgrounds and experiences to the EHS community.
  • The 130-acre campus' pastoral setting is enhanced by access to all the resources of the Washington, D.C. area. The traditions of the School serve as a foundation for a progressive college preparatory learning environment with a spiritual foundation. Athletic development, community service, and creative pursuits come together to strengthen the whole student. These complementary opportunities make Episcopal one of a kind.
  • School accreditations: Virginia Association of Independent Schools (VAIS) and the Association of Southern Colleges and Schools
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