Episcopal High School
5.00 (12 reviews)
1200 N. Quaker Lane
Alexandria, VA 22302
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.
Alumni Reviews Review School
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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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2019 School Data
|Episcopal High||Boarding School Avg.|
|School Focus||College Prep||College Preparatory|
|Campus Size||130 acres||106 acres|
|Enrollment||440 students||318 students|
|% Students of Color|
|% International Students|
|% Students Boarding|
|Average SAT Score||n/a||* National Avg. »View|
|Offers Post-Grad Year||No||No|
Academics and Faculty
|Classroom Dress Code||Formal|
(dress pants with shirt & tie for boys, pants or skirt with blouse or sweater for girls)
|Average Class Size||11 students||12|
*National School Avg. » 20
|Teacher : Student Ratio||1:5||1:7|
|# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered||62||17|
|ESL Courses Offered||No||Yes|
|% Faculty with Advanced Degree|
|Summer Program Offered||Yes||Yes|
|Endowment Size||$230 million||$20 million|
|% Students on Financial Aid|
|Avg. Financial Aid Grant||$44,000||$25,000|
|Merit Scholarships Offered||Yes||No|
|Application Deadline||Jan. 15||Jan. 15|
|Accepts Standardized Application||Yes||No|
|Average Percentile SSAT||70%||-|
|Director of Admissions||Scott Conklin|
|List of Courses Offered||Link to List of Courses|
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|
|# Interscholastic Sports Offered||22||16|
|Sports||Baseball, Basketball, Climbing, Crew, Cross Country, Cross Country Running, Dance, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Kayaking, Lacrosse, Rock Climbing, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Winter Track, Wrestling|
|Total Extracurricular Organizations||50||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, Strive to Thrive, Student Investment Group, Student Wellness, Thai-ish, Tour Guides, UNICEF, Yearbook (The Bayonet), Young Democrats, Young Republicans
Arts and Music Programs:
A Capella, Chamber, Choir, The Writing and Tutoring Cente
|Year:||10 Most Popular College Choices (# Enrolled)|
|Link to Matriculation Data|
- 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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