Episcopal High School

1200 N. Quaker Lane,
Alexandria, VA 22302
Tel: 877-933-4347
Gr: (Boarding) 9-12 | 435 students
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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Definition of Terms 
2014 School Data
Episcopal High Boarding School Avg.
School Focus College Preparatory College Preparatory
Grades Offered 9-12 7-12
School Type Co-ed Co-ed
ADD/ADHD Support No No
Religious Affiliation Episcopal Non-denominational
Year Founded 1839 1909
Campus Size 130 acres acres 124 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 435 students 298 students
% Students of Color 18%% 19%
% International Students 11%% 20%
% Students Boarding 100%% 67%
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 40 15
ESL Courses Offered No Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree 86%% 66%
Summer Program Offered Yes Yes

Finances

Endowment Size $203 million $15 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$49,700
(comprehenvise fee)
$47,790
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
n/a $26,400
% Students on Financial Aid 32%% 35%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant $36,000 $20,000
Merit Scholarships Offered No No

Admission

Application Deadline Dec. 31 Jan. 15
Accepts Standardized Application Yes No
SSAT Required Yes Yes
Average Percentile SSAT 70%% -
Acceptance Rate 40%% 58%
Director of Admissions Scott Conklin  
Associate Director of Admissions Jaye G. Locke  

Course Listings

List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP/Advanced Courses Offered 40 15
Art 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 17 14
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Crew, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Rock Climbing, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Winter Track, Wrestling

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations 45 25
ExtracurricularsA Cappella Groups, Activities Committee, Athletic Advisory Board, Book Club, Cappies, Ceridwen (Writing Club), Certamen, Chamber Singers, Cheerleaders, Choir, Christian Fellowship, Chronicle (Student Newspaper), Community Council, Daemon (Literary Magazine), Discipline Committee, Dorm Council, e-tech club, Environmental Club, Forensics, Free Thinkers, Gay-Straight Alliance, Investment Club, Italian Club, Jazz Ensemble, Latham Society (writing),

College Matriculation

Year: - 10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
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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 30 states, the District of Columbia 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
  • Sample of notable school alumni/alumnae:
    • Senator John McCain '54 - Senator of Arizona, 2008 Presidential Candidate
    • Julian Robertson '51 - Financier, former CEO of Tiger Management
    • Todd Gray '82 - Chef and Owner of DC's Equinox Restaurant
    • T. Berry Brazelton '36 - Renowned Pediatrican and Author
    • Paul de Podesta '91 - Former GM, Los Angeles Dodgers
    • Gaston Caperton '59 - President of The College Board, former Governor of West Virginia
    • Lee D. Ainslie '82 - Managing Partner, Maverick Capital

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