Episcopal High School

5.00 5 1 (12 reviews)
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.

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  • 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. . .
  • 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. . .
  • 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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Top 20 Placements

Episcopal High School is listed among the top 20 boarding schools (out of 319 schools) for:

Definition of Terms 
2018 School Data
Episcopal HighBoarding School Avg.
School FocusCollege PrepCollege Preparatory
Grades Offered9-129-12
School TypeCo-edCo-ed
Religious AffiliationEpiscopalNon-denominational
Year Founded18391909
Campus Size130 acres106 acres

Student Body

Enrollment440 students318 students
% Students of Color
% International Students
% Students Boarding
Average SAT Scoren/a* National Avg. »View
Offers Post-Grad YearNoNo

Academics and Faculty

Saturday ClassesNoNo
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(dress pants with shirt & tie for boys, pants or skirt with blouse or sweater for girls)
Average Class Size11 students12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio1:51:7
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered4517
ESL Courses OfferedNoYes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
Summer Program OfferedYesYes


Endowment Size$230 million$20 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
(comprehenvise fee)
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
% Students on Financial Aid
Avg. Financial Aid Grant$44,000$25,000
Merit Scholarships OfferedYesNo


Application DeadlineJan. 15Jan. 15
Accepts Standardized ApplicationYesNo
SSAT RequiredYesYes
Average Percentile SSAT70%-
Acceptance Rate
Director of AdmissionsScott Conklin
Associate Director of AdmissionsHelen Woolworth

Course Listings

List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered4517
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


# Interscholastic Sports Offered1815
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Crew, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Kayaking, Lacrosse, Rock Climbing, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Winter Track, Wrestling


Total Extracurricular Organizations4824
ExtracurricularsClub or Organization:
A New Media Club, Academic Bowl Team, Activities Committee, Art-Lit Magazine, Athletic Advisory Board, Book Club, Boy Scouts of America, Ceridwen (Writing Club), Certamen, Cheerleaders, Christian Fellowship Club, Chronicle (Student Newspaper), Community Council, Daemon (Literary Magazine), Debate/Spear Speaking, Disciplinary Council, Dorm Prefects, Drama Group, Gender and Sexuality Alliance, Horton Society, Intramural Tennis, Music Honor Society, National Art Honor Society, Peer Tutor Group, Reading Club, Red Shield Society (tour guides), Robotics Team, Senior Proctors, Students Against Destructive Decisions, Techno Raiders, The Edger Tones (femal a capella group), The Edgerstounian (Yearbook), The Hun Review (magazine), The Janus Players, The Mall (student newspaper), Trap and Skeet, Triple Threat Club, Work Crew, Yearbook (The Bayonet), Young Alumni Association, Young Republicans

Arts and Music Programs:
A Capella, Advanced Multimedia Club, Cappies, Chamber, Choir, Drill Team, The Writing and Tutoring Cente

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.
  • 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

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