Episcopal High School

1200 N. Quaker Lane
Alexandria, VA 22302
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 empathy 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.

Quick Stats (2023-24)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 9-12
  • Enrollment: 464 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $69,700
  • Acceptance rate: 33%
  • Average class size: 11 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 15
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Episcopal High School ranks among the top 20 boarding schools (out of 289 schools) for:

Category
Attribute
Offering Breadth

School Overview

Definition of Terms | 2023 School Data
Episcopal High School
Boarding School Avg.
School Focus
College Preparatory
College Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding)
9-12
9-12
School Type
Co-ed
Co-ed
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Supports Learning Differences (LD)
Yes
Religious Affiliation
Non-denominational
Year Founded
1839
1907
Campus Size
130 acres
130 acres

Student Body

Enrollment
464 students
314 students
% Students of Color
45%
25%
% International Students
17%
20%
% Students Boarding
100%
69%
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 Avg. »18
Student : Teacher Ratio
5:1
7:1
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered
62
17
ESL Courses Offered
No
Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
81%
71%
Summer Program Offered
Yes

Tuition Cost

Endowment Size
$300 million
$25 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$69,700
(comprehenvise fee)
$63,925
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
n/a
$35,185
% Students on Financial Aid
35%
40%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant
$51,430
$25,000
Merit Scholarships Offered
No

Acceptance Rate

Application Deadline
Jan. 15
Jan. 15
Acceptance Rate
33%
60%
Director of Admissions
Scott Conklin

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered
62
17
Courses
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

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations
47
23
Extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
3 For We, Activities Committee, Art Club, Athletic Advisory Board, Book Club, Breast Cancer Alliance, Community Council, Cultural Ambassador Committee, Debate/Spear Speaking, Disciplinary Council, Dorm Prefects, Double Ace, Drama Group, Embody Love Movement, Fashion Club, Fishing Club, Gender and Sexuality Alliance, Gospel Choir, Grill N Chill, Human Rights Advocacy Club, Lacrosse the Nations, Literary Magazine, Manga, Math Club, Mental Health Awareness Team, Mi Gente, Model UN, Music Honor Society, One Love, Outdoors Club, Peer Tutor Group, Philosophy Club, Robotics Team, Sailing Club, Senior Proctors, Songwriters Association, Spectrum, Student Investment Group, Student Wellness, Tour Guides, Yearbook (The Bayonet), Young Democrats, Young Republicans

Arts and Music Programs:
A Capella, Chamber, Choir, The Writing and Tutoring Center

College Matriculation

Year:
10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)

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 440 students come from 30 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and 20 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.
  • Episcopal High 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
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Episcopal High School cost?
Episcopal High School's tuition is approximately $69,700 for boarding students.
What is the acceptance rate of Episcopal High School?
The acceptance rate of Episcopal High School is 33%, which is lower than the boarding school average of 60%.
Who are famous alumni from Episcopal High School?
Episcopal High School famous alumni include: Senator John McCain '54, Julian Robertson '51, Todd Gray '82, T. Berry Brazelton '36, Paul de Podesta '91, Gaston Caperton '59 and Lee D. Ainslie '82.
What sports does Episcopal High School offer?
Episcopal High School offers 25 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Climbing, Crew, Cross Country, Cross Country Running, Dance, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Kayaking, Lacrosse, Rock Climbing, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Swimming, Swimming and Diving, Tennis, Track, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, Winter Track and Wrestling. Episcopal High School is ranked as one of the top boarding schools for most sports offered.
What is Episcopal High School's ranking?
When is the application deadline for Episcopal High School?
The application deadline for Episcopal High School is Jan. 15.

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Class of 2016
5.00
Northwestern University
One aspect of Episcopal that is unique is the fact that is 100% boarding. Since there is not this divide in the community, the sense of community at EHS is quite strong. Everyone is there. . .

Class of 2013
5.00
Duke University
I think what sets Episcopal apart from other comparable boarding schools is its unique location. Situated right outside the nation's capital, EHS students are constantly exposed to the world beyond just the high school. Very. . .

Class of 2013
5.00
Rice University
Episcopal is unique in the boarding school world in that 100% of the students are boarders. While the school advertises this statistic heavily, I personally do not think that it could be said too. . .
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